Press Release | Jul 01. 2024 - 8:36AM

Key Leadership Announcements at Oterra

We are delighted to announce two significant additions to our leadership team at Oterra, effective today, July 1st, 2024.

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Vibeke Haislund

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René Schou Appointed as Chief Commercial Officer

We are pleased to welcome René Schou as our new Chief Commercial Officer. René brings a wealth of experience to Oterra, having held key leadership roles at AAK, including EVP, President Global Industries, EVP, President Food Service Europe, and President Technical Products and Feed. During his tenure, he played a pivotal role in the company's significant and successful transformation over the last decade. Prior to AAK, René held positions as Global Business Director and Regional Sales Director at Danisco.

Upon stepping into his new role, René shared his enthusiasm: "I am excited for the opportunity to join Oterra. I look forward to building on Oterra's journey and continuing to deliver value for our customers, shareholders, employees, and the community. I believe Oterra has a lot of potential to unleash and unfold."

We are confident that René's extensive experience and leadership will be instrumental in advancing Oterra's mission to promote the adoption of natural colors worldwide and further integrate natural colors across various food and beverage categories.

Jan Fledelius Appointed as Chief People & Culture Officer

Oterra is also excited to announce the appointment of Jan Fledelius as our new Chief People & Culture Officer. With a distinguished career in global leadership, Jan brings a wealth of experience and expertise to our team, enhancing our commitment to fostering a supportive and innovative workplace culture.

Jan joins Oterra from Ellab A/S, a Novo Holdings company, where he served as Chief People Officer, overseeing global people, organization, and communications efforts. His extensive background includes senior leadership roles at LEO Pharma, Scandinavian Tobacco Group, and Novo Nordisk, with experience in both Danish and international markets.

Jan’s enthusiasm for joining Oterra is palpable. "Oterra's mission to harness the power of nature’s true colors and provide sustainable, natural food solutions deeply resonates with me," says Jan. "I’m excited to work with a team that shares my passion for creating vibrant, healthy products and fostering a supportive, developing, and innovative workplace. This role is about more than just a job — it’s a chance to contribute to a company with a strong purpose, great innovative people, and leading market offerings. I can’t wait to collaborate with everyone at Oterra to drive initiatives that promote growth and unleash great potential."

At Oterra, we believe that our people are our greatest asset. Jan's appointment underscores our commitment to nurturing a vibrant, innovative, and collaborative work environment. We look forward to the positive impact Jan will bring to our organization and the exciting future we will build together. Please join us in welcoming René Schou and Jan Fledelius to the Oterra family. We are confident that their leadership will greatly contribute to our continued success and growth.