Joined the Board in April 2016. Lars was CEO of Chr. Hansen Holding A/S from 2005 until his retirement in March 2013, leading a transformation of the business and a successful listing on the Copenhagen stock exchange during that period. As the former CEO of a global speciality food ingredients business, Lars brings operational expertise and insights and an understanding of how to attract and retain talent in a global business. Prior to his appointment as CEO, Lars held various management positions at Chr. Hansen, including Executive Vice President, International Operations; Executive Vice President, Bio Ingredients Division; and Executive Vice President, Dairy Ingredients Division. He has a portfolio of directorships, including serving as Chairman of Matas A/S, Chairman of Atos Medical AB, non-executive director of Falck A/S, Chairman of the Danish Committee for Good Corporate Governance, and Chairman of the Hedorf Foundation.
Member of the Remuneration and Nominations Committees.