September 20/Stockholm/Business Wire -- AarhusKarlshamn (AAK) announced that Anne Mette Olesen has been hired as vice president for HR and Communication in AAK

Anne Mette Olesen comes from a position as globally responsible for HR in Coloplast A/S in Denmark. Over the past nearly 20 years, she has had different international managerial positions in Coloplast A/S, Chr. Hansen A/S and Danisco Ingredients A/S, both on the commercial and the development side. She has educational background as Chemical Engineer and an MBA as well.

"I look forward to welcome Anne Mette Olesen as our first globally responsible for HR and Communication in AAK. Both functions are very important to the AAK future development," said Arne Frank, CEO of AAK.

"I look very much forward to start working for AKK, as I know AAK from my time in the food ingrediencies business, as a very strong player in the vegetable oils market and as a company with very high ambitions for the future. Heading up and leading HR and Communication I will do my best together with my teams to support delivering on these ambitions" said Olesen.

Olesen will start on October 1, 2010 and will be based in Malmö, Sweden.

From the October 4, 2010, Prepared Foods E-dition