Horsens / DK. (lu) After 26 years in charge of international bakery group Lantmannen Unibake, CEO Bent Pultz Larsen retires. As of January 01, 2012, Jan Klarskov Henriksen (46) is appointed new CEO of Lantmännen Unibake. Klarskov Henriksen is currently CEO of Lantmännen Danpo.
«In his 26 years at Lantmännen Unibake Bent Pultz Larsen has taken the company from a small player to one of Europe´s biggest bakery groups. Bent has been a hugely popular leader and a great asset for Lantmännen as well as the entire industry. Now that the time has come for him to retire we are very pleased to present a strong profile from our own ranks. Jan Klarskov Henriksen has achieved impressive results with Lantmännen´s chicken business, and I have no doubt that he will prove to be a very worthy successor to Bent», says Johan Karlström, director of Lantmännen´s food division.
In his three years as Lantmännen Danpo and Kronfågel CEO Jan Klarskov Henriksen managed to turn deficit into profit. Today Danpo and Kronfågel are profitable businesses with an annual turnover of more than 332 million EUR. He has implemented major structural changes in both the Danish and Swedish business to increase competitiveness in the global chicken market.