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New Chief For Danish Crown

New Chief For Danish Crown
October 02
10:11 2015

Kjeld Johannesen (pictured right), group chief executive of Danish Crown, the Danish meat processing company, for the past 27 years, has decided to step down on 1 April 2016. To ensure the smoothest possible transition, Kjeld Johannesen’s successor, Jais Valeur, currently executive vice president of global dairy group Arla Foods, will take up the position of group CEO by mid-November this year.

Kjeld Johannesen announced more than a year ago that he was planning to retire in spring 2016 after 45 years in the business. He has been employed in the slaughterhouse industry since starting out as a trainee clerk at the slaughterhouse in Hurup in northern Jutland at the age of 18.

In 1988, Kjeld Johannesen took over as CEO of the slaughterhouse business Wenbo in northern Jutland, and in 1990 the establishment of Danish Crown marked the start of the consolidation of the Danish slaughterhouse industry. The mergers between Danish Crown and Vestjyske in 1998 and with Steff Houlberg in 2001 cemented Danish Crown’s role as a leading European food company.

Jais Valeur.

Jais Valeur.

For the past 15 years, Kjeld Johannesen’s particular focus has been on the international development of the group. Following strategic acquisitions in a large number of countries, Danish Crown is now a significant global player.

When he steps down at the beginning of the new year, Kjeld Johannesen will be handing over the reins of an international group which has for a number of years been the second-largest in its line of business, and which is today the world’s largest pork export business.
After thorough searches, the board of directors decided to appoint Jais Valeur as new group CEO of Danish Crown.

Except for a couple of stints with Royal Unibrew and the New Zealand Dairy Board, Jais Valeur has been with Arla Foods since 1986.

Jais Valeur joins Danish Crown in mid-November and, following a brief introductory period, he will assume full responsibility as group CEO from the beginning of 2016.

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