Chr. Hansen Names New Leadership
Klaus Bjerrum to take up the position as executive vice president of Natural Colors Division
Klaus Bjerrum, currently employed as senior vice president, Operations, at CP Kelco, and will join Chr. Hansen as Executive Vice President of Natural Colors Division on Aug. 1, 2018.
Bjerrum has been with CP Kelco for the past 19 years where he has been in global and regional roles within several functions (operations, r&d, business management and sales). Since 2015 he has been part of the executive leadership team, reporting to the CEO.
Bjerrum holds an MSc in Foods Science & Technology from The Royal Danish Veterinary & Agricultural University, and a Graduate Diploma in Business Administration, International Trade, Copenhagen Business School. In addition, Klaus is educated Diploma Master Brewer from the Scandinavian School of Brewing.
“I am delighted to announce Klaus as new EVP of our Natural Colors Division. Klaus has a strong business-focus and is a committed people leader with international experience. The Natural Colors Division is strongly positioned in the attractive market for natural solutions to the food industry and the goal for Klaus is to ensure that Chr. Hansen continues to capture the attractive growth potential from conversion and coloring foodstuff in this market”, says CEO Cees de Jong.