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Chr. Hansen’s CEO steps down

Chr. Hansen has announced that Cees de Jong will be leaving the company after almost five years as CEO.

Ole Andersen, chairman of the company’s board of directors, says, Cees has done a tremendous job for Chr. Hansen and its shareholders, employees and other stakeholders.

“Together with the Corporate Leadership Team, Cees has steered the company while delivering in accordance with our financial goals, helped develop an ambitious strategy and been a driving force behind our initiatives to pursue new growth opportunities.”

Cees de Jong adds, “Chr. Hansen has a unique competence base and strong growth prospects, and it is, and has been, a privilege to be the CEO since 2013. The company and its employees have been creating excellent results and are continuing to deliver on the “Nature’s No. 1” strategy, turning Chr. Hansen into a true global microbial solutions company.”

The company has initiated a process to find his replacement, and until then Cees de Jong will continue as CEO of Chr. Hansen.

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