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Chr Hansen Holding A/S (CHRH.CO)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Ole Andersen

62 2010 Independent Chairman of the Board

Mauricio Graber

55 2018 President, Chief Executive Officer, Member of the Executive Board

Dominique Reiniche

63 2015 Independent Vice Chairman of the Board

Soeren Lonning

41 2015 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Member of the Executive Board

Torsten Steenholt

49 2017 Executive Vice President, Global Operations

Thomas Schaefer

55 2017 Executive Vice President, Chief Scientific Officer, Research & Development, Member of the Executive Board

Christoffer Lorenzen

42 2018 Executive Vice President, Food Cultures & Enzymes; Member of the Executive Board

Christian Barker

48 2013 Executive Vice President, Health & Nutrition

Klaus Bjerrum

50 2018 Executive Vice President of the Natural Colors Division

Sten Estrup

49 2016 Executive Vice President of the Asia-Pacific and Latin American regions

Jacob Vishof Paulsen

42 2016 Executive Vice President of the European, Middle Eastern, African & North American regions

Winnie Bugel

53 2016 Corporate Vice President, Compliance, Corporate Communications & Sustainability

Alice Larsen

50 2016 Corporate Vice President, Human Resources

Anne Reker Cordt

38 2018 Corporate Vice President, Strategy & Business Development

Lisbeth Grubov

63 2017 Director, Employee Representative

Charlotte Hemmingsen

54 2017 Director, Employee Representative

Per Poulsen

52 2013 Director, Employee Representative

Kim Soerensen

55 2017 Director, Employee Representative

Jesper Brandgaard

55 2017 Independent Director

Luis Cantarell

66 2016 Independent Director

Heidi Kleinbach-Sauter

62 2017 Independent Director

Kristian Villumsen

48 2014 Independent Director

Mark Wilson

66 2010 Independent Director

Martin Riise

2017 Head of Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Ole Andersen

Mr. Ole Andersen no longer serves as Independent Chairman of the Board of Directors at Chr. Hansen Holding A/S, effective as of November 29, 2018. He has held the position since February 2010. He has been Chairman of the Company's Remuneration and Nomination Committees, and Member of the Company's Audit Committee. He is also Chairman of the Board of Directors at Danske Bank A/S and Bang & Olufsen A/S, as well as Member of DenmarkBridge, Human Practice Foundation, the Nomination Committee of NASDAQ Nordic Ltd. and the Danish Committee on Corporate Governance. He also serves as Adjunct Professor at Copenhagen Business School. He has experience in managing and developing international companies. He is experienced within financial and accounting matters. Previously, he also served as Chairman of the Board of Directors at Thava-Hamlet Billed-Diagnostisk Center A/S, EQT Investors Holding A/S (company dissolved by merger), EQT Investors I A/S (company dissolved by merger), Contex A/S, Thava-Hamlet-Scanray A/S, Privathospitalet Hamlet A/S and Hamlet Trading ApS; as Member of the Board of Directors at Koebenhavns Lufthavne A/S, DAKO Denmark A/S, DAKO A/S, ISS Management A/S (company dissolved by merger), ISS Global A/S, ISS Holding France A/S, BTX Group A/S, EQT Partners A/S, Holdingselskabet af 24. februar 2006 A/S, Aleris AB, BCT Holding Corp., Georg Jensen A/S and Contex Holding A/S (company dissolved by merger), and he has been Managing Director of CBTJ ApS. He has also held managerial positions at EQT Partners A/S. He holds a Master of Science degree in Business Economics and Auditing.

Mauricio Graber

Mr. Mauricio Graber has been appointed President, Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Executive Board at CHR. HANSEN HOLDING A/S, effective as of June 1, 2018. He has recently been President of the Flavors Division of Givaudan S.A. and a member of Givaudan’s Executive Committee since 2006. Mauricio Graber holds a B.Sc. in Electronic Engineering from Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana in Mexico, and a Master of Business Administration from the JL Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University, USA. His professional career started in 1989 with The Nutrasweet Company in the USA as Business Development Manager. After two years in the role, he returned to Mexico in 1991 to become Regional Head of North Latin America. In 1995, he joined the US-based flavor company Tastemaker as Regional President of Latin America. In 1997, Tastemaker was acquired by the industry leader Givaudan, and subsequently Mauricio was appointed Regional President of Latin America of the combined regional business. From his new base in Brazil, he continued in that role until 2006 when he was appointed President of the Flavors division based in Switzerland.

Dominique Reiniche

Ms. Dominique Reinche has been Independent Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Chr. Hansen Holding A/S since 2015. She has been Independent Director of the Company since November 26, 2013. She is Member of the Nomination, Remuneration and Scientific Committees of the Company. She serves on the Board of Directors of PayPal Luxembourg and is Chairman of its Remuneration Committee and Member of the Audit Committee. She also serves at Mondi plc and as member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committees and Chairman of the Sustainability Committee and Severn Trent plc as member of the Sustainability and Nomination Committees. Since 1978, Ms. Reiniche has held positions in the food, beverages and hygiene/beauty care industries in among others Procter & Gamble and Jacobs-Suchard. From 1992 and onwards, Ms. Reiniche has held senior leadership positions within The Coca-Cola Company for 22 years, including CEO position within Coca-Cola Enterprises and The Coca-Cola Company. Ms. Reiniche holds a Master of Business Administration degree from ESSEC Business School, Paris, France.

Soeren Lonning

Mr. Soeren Westh Lonning has been appointed Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President and Member of the Executive Board of Chr. Hansen Holdings A/S, effective as of August 1, 2015. He has served as Managing Director with responsibility for South West Europe and Vice President Finance for the EMEA region at Chr. Hansen. In the period 2007-2013, he held positions as Vice President for Business Finance and Sourcing, Finance Director for the Cultures & Enzymes and Health & Nutrition Divisions, and Director of Corporate Development at Chr. Hansen. Before joining Chr. Hansen in October 2007, he was Investment Manager at Axcel Private Equity and, prior to that, an Associate at McKinsey & Co. He is CEO and sole shareholder of MNGT4 SWL ApS. He holds a Master of Science in Finance and Accounting (cand.merc.fir.) from Copenhagen Business School (2002).

Torsten Steenholt

Mr. Torsten Steenholt has been Executive Vice President, Global Operations at Chr. Hansen Holding A/S since March 2017. Torsten Steenholt joined Chr. Hansen October 2012 as SVP for Product Supply. Prior to joining Chr. Hansen, he was VP Production for Carlsberg Denmark A/S where he served for 3 years. Before this he worked 3 years in Portugal as COO for Unicer SGPS, Portugal beverage company. From 2003-2007 he worked in Northampton, UK, as head of Production for Carlsberg UK Ltd. He holds M.Sc. in Pharmacy from the Royal Danish School of Pharmacy (now Copenhagen University); M.Sc. in Chemical Research from University College London and Diploma Master Brewer from the Scandinavian School of Brewing.

Thomas Schaefer

Mr. Thomas Schaefer has been Executive Vice President, Chief Scientific Officer, Research & Development and Member of the Executive Board at Chr. Hansen Holding A/S since November 1, 2017. He holds Ph.D. in Microbiology from Freie Universitaet Berlin, Germany. He has 23 years of experience from Novozymes. As a German national, Thomas Schaefer’s professional career started in 1994 where he joined the enzyme division of Novo Nordisk (in 2000 split into Novozymes) in Microbial Screening as a PostDoc. Throughout his years in Novozymes, he has held various senior positions primarily within R&D and Business Development. In 2013 Thomas Schaefer played a key role in making the BioAg Alliance with Monsanto a reality. This led to three years of expatriation in North Carolina, US, where he established Novozymes’ BioAg Application Research unit in RTP. Thomas Schaefer’s experience spans across both bacteria and enzymes under the umbrella of which he is further the co-inventor on a number of patents as well as publisher of several scientific papers and publications with WWF, WEF and the German Bioeconomy council. He is Member of the Board of the BioInnovation Institute and the Advisory Board for DTU Bioengineering.

Christoffer Lorenzen

Mr. Christoffer Lorenzen has been Executive Vice President, Food Cultures & Enzymes at CHR. HANSEN HOLDING A/S since 2016 and has been Member of the Executive Board since January 29, 2018. He holds Master of Science in Business (Marketing), 2002 from the Copenhagen Business School. Christoffer Lorenzen joined Chr. Hansen in March 2008 and has held various positions in Sales and Marketing, including Director and Head of Marketing in Animal Health & Nutrition Business, and VP and Head of Central & Eastern Europe. In 2013 Mr. Lorenzen was appointed SVP and Head of Commercial Development in the Cultures and Enzymes Division and in 2016 he was appointed EVP and Head of the Food Cultures and Enzymes Business Unit. Prior to joining Chr. Hansen, Mr. Lorenzen was employed at H. Lundbeck A/S, a global specialty pharmaceutical company, where he served as Head of Corporate Strategy and M&A as well as Corporate Secretary. He is Vice chairman of the Board of Directors of EFFCA (European Food & Feed Cultures Association), Board member of Hamlet Protein A/S and two parent companies, as well as J.H. Schultz-Fonden.

Christian Barker

Mr. Christian Barker has served as Executive Vice President, Health & Nutrition at CHR. HANSEN HOLDING A/S since August 2013. He joined Chr. Hansen on May 2, 2012, as head of a Corporate Strategic Development function reporting to the CEO. Prior to joining Chr. Hansen, Mr. Barker was a partner at McKinsey & Company, where he spent 15 years serving global clients on a range of topics including growth strategy, M&A, business building, and restructuring. Mr. Barker joined McKinsey in Copenhagen in 1996, worked for McKinsey in London and Buenos Aires, and was based in New York/New Jersey from 1999 to 2010 before returning to Copenhagen. Mr. Barker holds a Master of Science in Economics and Business Administration from Copenhagen Business School (1996).

Klaus Bjerrum

Mr. Klaus Stegler Bjerrum has been appointed Executive Vice President of the Natural Colors Division at CHR. HANSEN HOLDING A/S effective as of August 1, 2018. Prior to this Mr. Bjerrum was until July 31, 2018 Sr. VP Operations of CP Kelco with global responsibility for all plants and supply chain, QA and customer service with a footprint of 7 plants in Americas, Europe and Asia. Mr. Bjerrum’s professional career started in 1994 in CP Kelco as a Research Chemist in Pectin R&D. After a shorter period as Area Sales Manager at Alfa-Laval Scandi-Brew Mr. Bjerrum returned to CP Kelco and here his career took off with positions starting from 1999 as Process Engineer, in the year 2000 Supply Chain Manager of Pectin and Carrageenan, 2002 he was appointed Director of Technology leading the R&D and Technical customer support function with +40 employees. In 2008 he was promoted to Plant Manager for a Manufacturing plant with +300 employees. He continued in the role until 2009 when he was appointed Business Director with a global responsibility. In 2013 Sales Director of Europe, 2014 VP EMEA Region of Sales & Marketing, 2015 Sr. VP Growth & Innovation with global responsibility for Application laboratories, R&D and Process R&D. And latest in 2017 Sr. VP Operations accountable for cost, supply performance, ES&H and food safety/GMP compliance where he stayed until joining Chr. Hansen. He is educated in Food Science and Technology from Copenhagen University, Graduate in International Business Administration from Copenhagen Business School, Master Brewer (Carlsberg) Scandinavian School of Brewing, Kellogg School of Management in Business Marketing Strategy.

Sten Estrup

Mr. Sten Estrup has served as Executive Vice President of the Asia-Pacific and Latin American regions at Chr. Hansen Holding A/S since April 2016. He has previously been Group Vice President APAC at the Company since July 2013. Sten Estrup joined Chr. Hansen on January 1, 2002 as International Sales Manager, South America. He spent the next eight years in managerial positions in South and Central America latest as Regional Vice President, South America. In 2010 he returned to Denmark to take up the position as Senior Vice President Commercial Development, Cultures & Enzymes Division. Sten Estrup holds Master of Science in Dairy Science & Technology and MBA in General Management from Henley Business School (University of Reading).

Jacob Vishof Paulsen

Mr. Jacob Vishof Paulsen has served as Executive Vice President of the European, Middle Eastern, African & North American regions at Chr. Hansen Holding A/S since 2016. He has previously been Group Vice President EMEA at the Company since 2013. Jacob Vishof Paulsen joined Chr. Hansen on October 1, 2006 as Sales & Business Development Director in Global Sales. He was later appointed Area Country Manager for Central East Europe and also spent one year at the Chr. Hansen office in Parma, Italy. From April 2011 he was the Regional Vice President for Europe. He holds a Master of Science in Applied Economics and Finance from Copenhagen Business School.

Winnie Bugel

Ms. Winnie Bugel has served as Corporate Vice President, Compliance, Corporate Communications & Sustainability at Chr. Hansen Holding A/S since June 2016. Before that, she has been General Counsel, Corporate Vice President of Compliance and Quality Assurance at the Company since 2015. She has previously been General Counsel and Corporate Vice President of Compliance at Chr Hansen Holding A/S since 2005. She was Director of Legal and Regulatory Affairs at the Company from 2002 until 2005, and Manager of Legal and Regulatory Affairs between 2000 and 2002. She was also Company Secretary to the Board and Personal Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer at Carl Bro Group A/S, from 1998 to 2000. From 1996 to 1998, she worked for Carl Bro Group A/S as Marketing Manager, and between 1990 and 1996, she was employed by DanRail Consult A/S as Project Coordinator and Marketing Manager. She holds a Master of Arts degree in Law from the University of Copenhagen, and a Bachelor's degree in Commerce and International Trade degree from the Copenhagen Business School.

Alice Larsen

Mrs. Alice Larsen has been Corporate Vice President, Human Resources at Chr. Hansen Holding A/S since 2016. Prior to joining Chr. Hansen, she was the founder and owner of the New Day Company – a consulting firm located in Zurich and Copenhagen focusing on organizational transformation and development. Before founding New Day Company, Mrs. Larsen spent 4 years with Barry Callebaut AG as Head of Global Human Resources in Zuerich, Switzerland. Prior to that Mrs. Larsen spent 6 years with Novo Nordisk as Vice President Human Resources Region Europe, Brussels, Belgium/Zuerich, Switzerland and Int’l Human Resource Consultant, Copenhagen, Denmark. She holds Master of Science - Copenhagen Business School and Int’l Business Admin. & Modern Languages; English & Japanese with Major: Intercultural Business Mgt. (1997).

Anne Reker Cordt

Ms. Anne Reker Cordt has been Corporate Vice President, Strategy & Business Development at CHR. HANSEN HOLDING A/S since April 2018. She holds MSc in Applied Economics and Finance from Copenhagen Business School. Prior to joining Chr. Hansen, Ms. Cordt was Vice President of Corporate Strategy for Novo Nordisk A/S and in her 10 years with Novo Nordisk A/S she was leading multiple functions spanning from Life Cycle Management to Production of finished products and Supply Chain Development. Ms. Cordt further has a background as Engagement Manager with McKinsey & Company.

Lisbeth Grubov

Ms. Lisbeth Grubov has been Director, Employee Representative at CHR. HANSEN HOLDING A/S since November 28, 2017. She is Project Manager in Production IT, Chr. Hansen A/S.

Charlotte Hemmingsen

Ms. Charlotte Hemmingsen has been Director, Employee Representative at CHR. HANSEN HOLDING A/S since November 28, 2017. She is Senior Regulatory Manager within Human Health, Chr. Hansen A/S.

Per Poulsen

Mr. Per Poulsen has served as Employee Representative on the Board of Directors of Chr. Hansen Holding A/S since November 26, 2013. He serves as Senior Technology Specialist at Chr. Hansen A/S.

Kim Soerensen

Mr. Kim Ib Soerensen has been Director, Employee Representative at CHR. HANSEN HOLDING A/S since November 28, 2017. He is Senior Principal Scientist with responsibilities within bacterial strain development and acquisition, Chr. Hansen A/S.

Jesper Brandgaard

Mr. Jesper Brandgaard has been Independent Director at CHR. HANSEN HOLDING A/S since November 28, 2017. He is Executive Vice President of Biopharm and Legal Affairs at Novo Nordisk A/S. He also serves as Chairman of SimCorp A/S and Member of Novo Nordisk Hemophilia Foundation Council. He has experience from group management in a multinational pharmaceutical company, including responsibility for strategy development and implementation, legal affairs and patents, information technology and investor relations. He has board and executive experience with financial reporting and capital markets.

Luis Cantarell

Mr. Luis Cantarell has been Independent Director at Chr. Hansen Holding A/S since November 29, 2016. He is Chairman of the Scientific Committee. Luis Cantarell serves as Chairman of Froneri Ltd (UK). He is also Board member of Grupo URIACH SL and Kintai Therapeutics, Inc. He has professional global experience within the food and beverage industry and board experience and over 10 years of executive leadership experience within the Nestle Group. Mr. Cantarell is a graduate of Universitat de Barcelona, Spain, in Economic Sciences and a graduate of the Program for Executive Development from IMD Switzerland.

Heidi Kleinbach-Sauter

Ms. Heidi Kleinbach-Sauter has been Independent Director at CHR. HANSEN HOLDING A/S since November 2017. She is Member of the Scientific Committee.

Kristian Villumsen

Mr. Kristian Villumsen has been Independent Director at Chr. Hansen Holding A/S since November 27, 2014. He is Member of the Audit and Nomination Committees. Since July 1, 2014, Kristian Villumsen has served as Executive Vice President of Chronic Care at Coloplast A/S, where from 2008 he held senior leadership positions within Global Marketing and Commercial Excellence, Region Europe, and Emerging Markets. He is member of the boards in six subsidiaries wholly owned by Coloplast A/S. He has knowledge of the medico and life science industry as well as solid international and managerial experience of both European and emerging markets. Mr. Villumsen holds a Master of Arts in Political Science from Aarhus University, Denmark, and a Master’s in Public Policy from Harvard University, USA.

Mark Wilson

Mr. Mark A. Wilson has served as Independent Member of the Board of Directors at Chr. Hansen Holding A/S since October 2010. He is Member of the Company’s Remuneration Committee and Chairman of the Audit Committee. He has experience as international Chief Executive Officer/MD with over 40 years in consumer goods companies and service/B2B industries in Asian, South American, United Kingdom, Irish and international markets. Previously, he worked for Numico Asia Pacific and East Asiatic Co. (EAC), including eight years as President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) based in Singapore. He has also held various senior positions within SmithKline Beecham Consumer Healthcare, his last as President, Representative Director and Board Member of Consumer Healthcare in Japan. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Food and Management Science from the University of London, a Diploma in Marketing and he is Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing in the United Kingdom.

Martin Riise