Arla Foods appoints new VP for Sustainability and Agriculture Center of Excellence

Ejnar Schultz will fill the role
calendar icon 23 January 2023
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Ejnar Schultz will join Arla Foods as vice president heading up Sustainability & Agriculture Center of Excellence. He is currently CEO in the Danish private research and development organisation SEGES Innovation working within the field of agriculture and sustainability. 

In his new role, Schultz will help Arla achieve its ambitious sustainability targets globally and continue the ongoing work within animal welfare and milk quality, Arla said in a press release.

With the appointment of such a recognized profile holding decades of experience within agricultural research and innovation, Arla Foods emphasizes the importance of the area and aims to build on the results already achieved by the dairy cooperative.

“Ejnar brings a level of knowledge and expertise within sustainability and agriculture that will significantly step-change our ability to lead the development and implementation of the full Stronger Planet, Stronger People agenda in Arla and in the dairy industry.," said EVP and head of Agriculture, Sustainability and Communications Hanne Søndergaard. "Ejnar is well-known in the Danish agriculture sector for his leadership, strong passion as well as technical understanding of sustainability and agriculture, and I am confident that he will help us reach for and achieve results unseen in the past."

Schultz comes from a position as CEO of SEGES Innovation which is the leading agricultural knowledge and innovation centre in Denmark. For several decades, he has worked with the development and innovation agenda in Denmark's agricultural sector and food industry. 

“I am happy and proud to be joining Arla and working with sustainability," Schultz said. "It’s an amazing company and the organisation has a dedicated and professional approach to leading the development of a continuous more sustainable production. I look forward to be a part of that."

Schultz will continue as CEO of SEGES Innovation until end of April and starts in his new role on May 1st 2023.

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