Chr. Hansen’s board of directors has appointed Mauricio Graber as CEO, and he will take over the role from current CEO Cees de Jong on 1 June 2018.
Graber is currently president of the Flavours Division of Givaudan S.A, and has been in the role since 2006.
Graber previously acted as the regional president of Latin America for the company.
Chr. Hansen’s current CEO Cees de Jong will remain in the role until Graber takes over.
de Jong resigned from the role in November, after five years at the helm of the company.
Graber said: “I am very excited to relocate to Copenhagen and join the Company. I really look forward to meeting and beginning to work with the Company’s leadership team and its many committed employees.
“I have followed Chr. Hansen for many years and am very impressed with its unique position and the strong results continuously being delivered.”
Ole Andersen, Chairman of the Board of Directors added: “I am delighted to announce Mauricio Graber as new CEO of Chr. Hansen as of 1 June 2018.
“With over 20 years of experience in the global ingredients industry, he is a truly international executive. Mauricio brings a strong track record and extensive global leadership experience from his current position.
“I am excited that Mauricio will take over as new CEO of Chr. Hansen and am convinced he is well suited to contribute to the continued strong performance and growth in Chr. Hansen”.
© FoodBev Media Ltd 2021
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