|22 September 2009||
KMC has appointed a new CEO, Michael Jensen, to succeed current CEO, Uffe Andreasen who announced his plans to retire the post earlier this year.
Michael Jensen takes over the position starting September 21. Uffe Andreasen will remain at KMC in an advisory position till the end of 2009.
KMC welcomes Michael Jensen as CEO and the staff at KMC looks forward to provide him the support necessary to take up the baton after Uffe Andreasen.
A tall order to follow, but one for which Michael Jensen is highly qualified. He is eager to take on the challenge of guiding KMC not only through the current global recession, but even more so through the challenging situation in the international starch markets.
Michael Jensen brings a very strong background to the CEO position. Michael holds a PhD. in biochemistry/molecular biology, an MBA in change management and business administration, a M.Sc. in physics/chemistry as well as a B. com (International trade). In addition Michael has 20 years’ experience with complex project solutions for Danish and international businesses.
Michael Jensen’s professional experience covers a wide field within protein and biochemical basic research, sales and marketing, key account management, competency development and top management from a number of chief executive positions.
During Uffe Andreasen’s 17 years of inspiring leadership he transformed KMC from raw material supplier to the food industry to dedicated partner and supplier of functional solutions to leading food producers in more than 72 countries. Uffe Andreasen also embraced the global future with start up of production in China and Vietnam as well as representative offices in Russia, China, England, and Germany. This leaves KMC in a strong position to face the political and market related challenges ahead.
Personally Uffe Andreasen has enjoyed having the world as his workplace and his cheerful and positive manners have helped put KMC on the map and made it an attractive cooperative partner for farmers, customers, and associates.
As much respected Boss Uffe Andreasen made KMC the family we all protect and the goal for his staff has always been the best possible result for KMC and not for one self. We owe the very special KMC spirit to Uffe.
KMC Chairman Martin Arvad expresses that “Michael Jensen is the exact combination of seasoned technology executive and savvy leader that the board was looking for” and adds that he is confident that Michael Jensen will continue to cement KMC’s status as market leading supplier of high value starch products.
CEO Michael Jensen and retiring CEO Uffe Andreasen
Chairman of the Board, Martin Arvad and CEO Michael Jensen
Uffe Andreasen introduces the staff to Michael Jensen