Danish Crown’s Board of Directors has appointed pig producer Erik Bredholt, 45, as new chairman of the board.
Erik Bredholt has been a member of the Board of Directors for ten years, for the past five years as deputy chairman.
“I am both proud and pleased to have the support of the Board. At the same time, I am in no doubt that it is an important post to be taking over, and one which carries immense responsibilities,” said Bredholt.
New deputy chairman will be pig producer Asger Krogsgaard (45). Krogsgaard is already Chairman of the Company Board of the Danish Agriculture and Food Council and has been a member of Danish Crown’s Board since 2003.
Erik Bredholt has been a member of Danish Crown’s Board since 2001. He has a farm in Lindå near Mejlby in East Jutland with 550 sows and an annual production of about. 14,500 pigs for slaughter and about 1,500 weaners.
Erik Bredholt is a member of the General Council of the Confederation of Danish Industry, of the Company Board of the Danish Agriculture and Food Council and of the boards of the Confederation of Danish Employers (DA) and the life insurance company Industriens Pension. He is also a member of the boards of Danish Crown’s subsidiaries Tulip, Plumrose USA and Friland.
Bredholt succeeds Niels Mikkelsen, who stopped in November after 25 years.
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