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17 December 2020

News from DanHatch

New CEO of DanHatch Denmark

With effect from 1 January 2021, Søren Villumsen has been appointed CEO with responsibility for the operation and development of DanHatch Denmark A/S which is part of the international hatchery group DanHatch Group.

In connection with his appointment as CEO of DanHatch Denmark A/S, Søren Villumsen will also be part of the DanHatch Group management where he will play a part in the strategic work on developing the group.

Søren Villumsen comes from a position as Director of Price, Risk and Marketing in the agricultural company DLG where he has held various senior positions in the past 30 years, including Head of DLG's poultry division. Thus, he has extensive experience of the industry and also possesses strong commercial competences.

Kristian Kristensen, CEO of DanHatch Group looks forward to collaborating:

With Søren Villumsen at the helm of our Danish activities, we get a strong management profile who will help drive DanHatch Denmark forward and create development with a primary focus on the commercial aspects of the business. Søren Villumsen's long career at DLG which owns DanHatch Group together with Danish Agro means that he knows the poultry industry very well and, combined with his managerial and commercial experience, he has just the right profile for the position of CEO.

Søren Villumsen says about his new position:

For several years now, the DanHatch Group has been on an exciting journey, both nationally and internationally. I look forward to contributing to the future development of DanHatch Denmark in collaboration with the company's employees and management team for the benefit of our Danish customers and suppliers. A collaboration based on trust and dedication.

Søren Villumsen will take over the position of CEO from Kristian Kristensen who, since September 2020, has served as interim CEO of DanHatch Denmark in parallel with his position as CEO of DanHatch Group.

Søren Villumsen is 61 years old, married with three grown children.