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New Chairman of Arla Foods Named

New Chairman of Arla Foods Named
May 30
09:42 2018

Arla Foods, the international dairy co-operative, has appointed Jan Toft Nørgaard (pictured) from Skærbæk, Denmark to succeed Åke Hantoft as chairman, when he steps down on July 2, after seven years in the role. The new chairman has been a dairy farmer since 1982 and an elected representative in the co-operative since 1996. In 1998 he became a member of the board of directors at MD Foods and since 2000 he has been a member of the Arla Foods board of directors. In 2011 he was appointed vice-chairman of Arla Foods.

Commenting on the appointment, Jan Toft Nørgaard says: “I am humble about the task I take on as chairman and I look forward to working closely with the board and the management of the company on continuing the development of the Arla Foods.”

Jan Toft Nørgaard will take over the position as Chairman on July 2, 2018 continuing the focused work for the company on growing the global dairy category and its strong portfolio of global brands, which are integral to Arla’s Good Growth 2020 strategy, for the benefit of its 11,200 farmer owners and the company’s customers and consumers.

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