Board and management

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


Helle Petersen, Chairman of the Board

Helle Petersen is the Managing Director of Arla’s Danish business and responsible of Arla’s social responsibility and contribution to society in the Danish market. She holds a Master’s degree in Economics and Business Administration from Odense University and has great experience working with innovation, partnerships and responsibility both in and outside of Denmark.


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 is a senior manager in Arla and responsible for the company’s external contact and national CSR-projects. Maja is educated within nutrition, health and communication and is one of the pioneers behind the development of Arlas extensive consumer dialogue and dissemination of Arla’s initiatives in relation to sustainability and health promotion to professional stakeholders and collaborators.


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.



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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