Chr. Hansen Holding A/S

Chr. Hansen Holding A/S

Chr. Hansen Holding A/S

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Bøge Allé 10-12,Hørsholm, Capital Region 2970

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Company Description

Chr. Hansen Holding A/S is a bioscience company, which engages in the development of natural solutions for the food, nutritional, pharmaceutical, and agricultural industries. It operates through the following segments: Food Cultures and Enzymes; Health and Nutrition; and Natural Colors. The Food Cultures and Enzymes segment produces and sells cultures, enzymes, and probiotic products that help determine the taste, flavor, texture, shelf life, nutritional value, and health benefits of consumer products in the food industry. The Health and Nutrition segment manufactures and distributes products for the dietary supplement, over-the-counter pharmaceutical, infant formula, animal feed, and plant protection industries. The Natural Colors segment caters to the food and beverage industry. The company was founded by Christian Ditlev Ammentorp Hansen in 1874 and is headquartered in Hørsholm, Denmark.

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Executives & Employees

President & Chief Executive Officer

Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President

Executive Vice President

Executive Vice President, Food Cultures & Enzymes

Executive Vice President of the Natural Colors Division

Executive Vice President, Global Operations

Executive Vice President & CSO

Executive Vice President, Health & Nutrition

Group Vice President, Americas

Corporate Vice President Compliance & Corporate Affairs

Board of Directors

Vice Chairman at FoodDrinkEurope

Former Executive Vice President & Head of BioPharm & Global Legal & Patents at Novo Nordisk A/S

Former Senior Vice President-Global Foods Research & Development at PepsiCo, Inc.

President & Chief Executive Officer at Coloplast A/S

Former Executive Vice President & Head of Zone EMENA at Nestlé SA

Former Managing Director-Asia, Africa & Middle East at Fonterra Co-operative Group Ltd.

Global Freeze Drying Technology Coordinator at Chr. Hansen Holding A/S

Deputy Chief Executive Officer at Novo Nordisk Fonden

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Chr. Hansen Holding A/S purchases UAS Laboratories LLC from Greyrock Capital Group LLC, Lakeview Equity Partners LLC

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Chr. Hansen Holding A/S purchases Österreichische Laberzeugung Hundsbichler GmbH

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Chr. Hansen Holding A/S purchases Valio Oy /LGG Business from Valio Oy

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