Helle Müller Petersen will join Palsgaard as Chief Executive Officer, starting from January 9, 2023. She will succeed Jakob Thøisen, who will join the Board of Directors of the Schou Foundation.
Before her new role with Palsgaard, Petersen was Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Denmark for Arla Foods. Her career includes 25 years with Carlsberg Group within sales and marketing and includes management positions in Nepal, Croatia, China and Malaysia. “I see a strong fit between Palsgaard’s corporate values and focus on ESG and my personal values. Furthermore, I appreciate that I will be joining a company that is owned by a foundation and therefore has a long-term view on how to strengthen and grow a business. I look forward to joining Palsgaard’s leadership team and building on the great foundation and growth potential in the business,” Petersen said.
“I am excited to welcome Helle to the Palsgaard family,” said Anders Brix (CEO of the Schou Foundation, which owns Palsgaard, and chairman of Palsgaard A/S). “Her track record, depth of international experience and fit to our corporate culture makes her an ideal leader to build on the great work of Jakob and the rest of our heart working people.”
In other recent developments, Palsgaard opened a new office and application center in Istanbul, less than three years after acquiring its local food ingredient distributor, Teknorama.