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Arla Appoints Lisa Ehde as Global Head of Agriculture

Source: The DairyNews
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In a strategic move to reinforce its commitment to global agriculture and member affairs, Arla announces the appointment of Lisa Ehde as the new leader of its global agriculture department. Set to officially assume her role on March 1, 2024, Ehde succeeds Graham Wilkinson, who departs Arla to take on the role of CEO at the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) in the UK.
Arla Appoints Lisa Ehde as Global Head of Agriculture
Ehde, formerly at the helm of Arla's agriculture and member affairs division in Sweden, brings a wealth of experience and expertise to her new global position. Her impressive career includes leadership roles at the Swedish Farmers’ Association (LRF) and various government offices, showcasing a deep understanding of agricultural dynamics and member engagement.

Hanne Søndergaard, Executive Vice President of Agriculture, Sustainability & Communication at Arla globally, commends Ehde's track record, stating, "Lisa has an impressive track record and has already made significant contributions to our owners and had a major impact on the agricultural agenda during her time at Arla. She is a strong leader with the breadth and experience to step into this key role in the company."

Expressing her sentiments about the new opportunity, Ehde acknowledges her departure from the role of head of agriculture and member affairs in Arla Sweden with mixed feelings. She expresses gratitude for the collaborative work with Swedish owners over the past three years and enthusiasm for the global prospects that lie ahead. Ehde emphasizes her passion for addressing agricultural challenges on a global scale.

The appointment of Lisa Ehde signifies Arla's strategic focus on sustainable farming practices and aligns with the company's dedication to fostering a global agricultural community. As Arla's new global agricultural chief, Ehde is poised to lead the company's efforts towards a more sustainable and impactful future in the agricultural sector.
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