Arla Foods announces appointment of new Chief Supply Chain Officer
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- 25 August 2020
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Arla Foods amba announces the appointment of David Boulanger as its new Executive Vice President, Chief Supply Chain Officer, who joins the European farmer owned dairy co-operative from Danone where he is currently SVP Operations for Danone Specialized Nutrition.
A highly experienced global leader, David, a French national, has spent his whole career in the food industry, working first for Masterfoods before a 17 year career for the French multinational, Danone, where he has held a number of leadership roles in Supply Chain.
He will be responsible for Arla Foods’ global supply chain organisation, which includes all manufacturing, logistics and procurement, with extensive operations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, North America, China and South East Asia.
Commenting on the appointment, Arla Foods CEO, Peder Tuborgh, said:
“I am delighted that David is joining our Company and my Executive Management Team. The importance of the need for resilient and agile supply chains in the global food industry, has never been better understood than it is right now. In David we have an accomplished and experienced leader who brings both the strong customer and people orientation that we need to navigate through the challenges of COVID-19 along with the vision and strategic capability to help us to continue to grow our business over the longer term.”
David Boulanger said:
“I am very much looking forward to joining Arla Foods and contributing to creating value for its farmer owners. It is a dynamic global business with a strong track record of superior product quality and innovation. It has an exciting stable of brands which are growing in both its International and European markets. Being passionate about nature and the responsibility of the food industry on climate change, I am also highly motivated by its commitment to sustainability across its end to end value chain, particularly the ambitious targets set by its farmer owners to continue the transition to sustainable dairy production to meet the evolving needs of their consumers, customers and broader stakeholders across society.”
David is married with three children and lives in The Netherlands. He holds a Diploma in Engineering from Ingénier Civil des Mines de Paris and will join Arla Foods on 1st October 2020.
Arla Foods is an international dairy company owned by 9,700 farmers from Denmark, Sweden, the UK, Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. Arla Foods is one of the leading players in the international dairy arena with well-known brands like Arla®, Lurpak®, Puck® and Castello®. Arla Foods is focused on providing good dairy nourishment from sustainable farming and operations and is also the world's largest manufacturer of organic dairy products.