After 26 years in charge of international bakery group Lantmännen Unibake, CEO Bent Pultz Larsen retires. As of January 1, Jan Klarskov Henriksen (46) is appointed new CEO of Lantmännen Unibake. Jan Klarskov Henriksen is currently CEO of Lantmännen Danpo.
- In his 26 years at Lantmännen Unibake Bent Pultz Larsen has taken the company from a small player to one of Europe's biggest bakery groups. Bent has been a hugely popular leader and a great asset for Lantmännen as well as the entire industry. Now that the time has come for him to retire we are very pleased to present a strong profile from our own ranks. Jan Klarskov Henriksen has achieved impressive results with Lantmännen’s chicken business, and I have no doubt that he will prove to be a very worthy successor to Bent, says Johan Karlström, director of Lantmännen's food division.
In his three years as Lantmännen Danpo and Kronfågel CEO Jan Klarskov Henriksen managed to turn deficit into profit. Today Danpo and Kronfågel are profitable businesses with an annual turnover of more than 332 million Euros. He has implemented major structural changes in both the Danish and Swedish business to increase competitiveness in the global chicken market.
- I am really looking forward to my new role and new challenges in ensuring that Lantmännen Unibake remains competitive and attractive to the market. Lantmännen Unibake has a very exciting product range with great potential and I look forward to contributing to bringing our international bakery forward, says Jan Klarskov Henriksen.
Prior to his carreer in Lantmännen, Jan Klarskov Henriksen worked as CEO of the DANÆG group, Sales and Marketing Director at Tholstrup Cheese A / S as well as Sales Director at Tulip Food Company. He also has a background as CFO.
Reinhold Svensson, who is currently vice director at Lantmännen Kronfågel is appointed temporary CEO of Lantmännen Kronfågel and Danpo.
For further information contact:
Johan Karlström, Director of Lantmännen's food division. +46 705-408435
Jesper Skovlund, Corporate Communications Manager at Lantmännen Unibake, + 45 23 68 51 48