Thomas Isaksson was appointed as the new Executive Vice President and Head of Lantmännen Cerealia starting March 1, 2023. He succeeds Magnus Kagevik, who has held the position in an acting role since August 2022. He is currently the Managing Director of Vaasan Oy and Head of Lantmännen Unibake’s Fresh Bakery business area.
In his new role, Isaksson will be part of Lantmännen’s Group Management Team and report to Magnus Kagevik. He has been with Lantmännen since the Vaasan acquisition in 2015 – originally as MD of Vaasan, and later as Business Area Manager for Lantmännen’s fresh bread business.
“I’m happy to announce that Thomas Isaksson is entering the role Head of Lantmännen Cerealia. During the past several years, Thomas has done an excellent job within Unibake and Vaasan, and I am convinced that he – with his good leadership and solid experience from both Lantmännen and other parts of the food industry – is the right person to lead Cerealia going forward. It is also positive that we once again are able to fill a leading position with an internal candidate,” said Magnus Kagevik, Group President and CEO of Lantmännen.
”I’m grateful for the trust placed in me to lead Cerealia, and I look forward to continuing to develop the business together with all my fellow colleagues and co-workers. Cerealia has several strong products and brands, and I see great opportunities on the road ahead. I would also like to thank all my colleagues within Vaasan and Unibake for their good cooperation these past seven years. It’s been a fantastic journey, and I now feel comfortable with passing the torch,” commented Thomas Isaksson.