Board and management

The board of Arla Fonden is widely composed of leading experts from the Danish business life. 


Jakob Knudsen, Chairman of the Board

Jakob Knudsen is the Managing Director of Arla’s Danish business. In addition, Jakob is responsible of Arla’s social responsibility and contribution to society in the Danish market.


Ida Husby, Vice Chairman

Ida Husby has a Master of Public Health and a Ph.D. in Health Sciences. Ida has conducted research in the possibilities of promoting health through the eating habits of children, and among others, she has been employed by the Danish Health Authority, FDB, and as Education Manager at Nutrition and Health Ankerhus, UCSJ. Today, she works as Press Secretary at the Danish Health Authority


Peter Albæk

Peter Albæk is a cand.scient.pol from University of Copenhagen. He has been employed by the Danish Ministry of Health, and today, he acts as partner and CEO in LEAD Agency with a particular focus on social and health topics. Peter has previously acted as Chairman of the Board at Børns Vilkår, and still today, he holds a number of other board positions within the topic of children and the young.


Hanne Søndergaard

Hanne Søndergaard is responsible for Arla’s global categories and brands, including the Arla brand. Hanne’s responsibilities include global strategies, innovation and development of consumer communications.


Maja Møller

Maja Møller works in Arla’s Danish business where she coordinates CSR projects and contact to Arla’s external stakeholders. Maja is educated in nutrition, health and communication, and for many years, she has managed Arla’s consumer communication in Denmark along with Arla’s general initiatives in regards to health promotion.


Jan Henriksen

Jan works for the National Association of Local Authorities in Denmark, where he counsels muncipalities on development initiatives within the school area, among others. He has a background as teacher and a Master of Science. Since then, he has specialised in public management with a special focus on children and young people and how to combine learning, didactics and management.


Randi Wahlsten

Randi is a Cand.scient.pol. from University of Copenhagen. Today, she acts as Marketing Director of Arla and is responsible for the milk, yoghurt and baby food business areas. Randi is also responsible for the Arla brand along with Arla’s activities concerning better food habits and sustainability.


Christina Bilde

Christina is a Cand.mag. in Modern Culture and Cultural Dissemination from University of Copenhagen. Today, she acts as spokesperson and head of strategic communication at the Roskilde Festival group, while also being responsible for Roskilde Festival’s donation and sustainability efforts.


Sanne Vinther, Managing Director

Sanne Vinther is the CEO of Arla Fonden. Sanne has great experience with responsibility, societal challenges and communication from her former positions within Arla Foods – most recently as Stakeholder Relations Manager and Internal CSR Advisor.

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