Meet the Employees
Meet some of our employees from our in-market sales and corporate functions.
Area Sales Manager
Anshul Thawani works in our MEA office in Dubai with responsibility for our export markets in the region including Central Africa and several islands in the Indian Ocean. Anshul is tasked with growing new markets, precisely because of his alluring personality. He is professional and canny, known for his perseverance in challenging situations. His boss, SVP Nils Sehested, commends Anshul on his fantastic approach to people and projects – he gets the job done!
Vibeke Schmidt Jessen
Global Product Manager
Global Product Manager, Vibeke Schmidt Jessen, expertly steers the process of product development from idea to final launch. Her negotiation and planning skills are put to the test with the involvement of numerous departments and stakeholders. Vibeke finds it unique that at Uhrenholt in-market sales leaders have great influence on product development, which is a true testament to our driving force “Market-driven food solutions”. She likes the challenges that this implies and openly says: the more complex, the more exciting!
Global Marketing Director
Over the past decade, Uhrenholt has been through a major transition from trading to branding organisation. Marketing has played a vital role in terms of defining brand DNA, channel strategies, packaging design, consumer communication and more. Says Global Marketing Director, Malene Kjær: “I have had the privilege of being part of an amazing journey that many marketers dream of and only few get to experience. At Uhrenholt, the decision-making process is short if you are well-prepared and have your documentation in order! This makes us dynamic and agile – and therefore an extremely exciting place to work”.
Jørgen Jeppe Hansen
Director, Logistics and Transportation
Jørgen says his career path happened by chance, beginning as an office assistant in a freight forwarding company, moving on to shipping at Maersk and now in-house in charge of global logistics at Uhrenholt. Connections are key, which is why he was brought to Uhrenholt 10 years ago to take charge of sea freight negotiations and planning. Sea freight is his passion, because of the complexity as a result of the many freight corridors employed in order to deliver goods to over 120 markets globally where Uhrenholt is represented.
Master Data Administrator
After 20 years in the company, Mette Birkholm has landed in her favourite role as a business systems specialist. Because of her valuable background in several different departments in the company, she understands the business processes and can share her knowledge and know-how with colleagues to improve workflows. Her passion is Master Data and she drives the discipline needed to ensure that our transactional data and procedures are consistent and up-to-date. Not an easy task in a complex and global company as Uhrenholt.
Kate Bonne Larsen
Kate Bonne Larsen is our frontline figure in HR. It is Kate you will meet at job interviews for positions at HQ and Region Europe. In collaboration with employing managers, Kate assists with interviews, conducts profile testing, prepares contracts and ensures smooth on-boarding and follow-up. Kate is passionate about recruiting talented people and seeing them thrive at Uhrenholt. With increased digitization and demanding work lives, Kate hopes she can play her part in priming employees for the future.
Klaus Ravnborg Rask
Sales Manager, Industrial Cheese
Klaus is a Sales Manager in our Industrial Cheese department where he buys and sells dairy products for use in the food industry, from which he has years of valuable knowledge and experience. Klaus enjoys building partnerships with both suppliers and customers. He puts great value on strengthening relations and spends ample time on meetings and field trips in order to better understand needs and opportunities. Klaus is keen to explore new product applications in the continued pursuit of delivering on market-driven food solutions.
Søren Holm Lucassen
Area Sales Manager, Global Cheese Trading
Søren Holm Lucassen is our man on a mission to spread the organic message. He is passionate about this business area and sees great potential for all parties. Says Søren “The organic market is attractive, not only in support of sustainability, but because customers are less price sensitive. It is also a pleasure working with organic suppliers, who are extremely ideological and have a different approach to things”.
Sales Manager, Global Commodities
Diversity is an important trademark of Uhrenholt. With over 20 nationalities employed, we value what a multi-cultural environment brings to the business of understanding the needs of our customers. Sasa Milavic is a prime example hereof. With a Bosnian back-ground, he understands the ingrained social and value systems that characterise many Eastern European and Asian countries. He navigates subtle cultural differences and socializes like a local. Sasa especially enjoys doing business in China, where his skill set is put to the test.
Regional Foodservice Director
Michael Tuxen is Uhrenholt’s “Mr. Foodservice”. As Regional Foodservice Director, he oversees the business in Asia, but also consults colleagues in other regions. Selling to foodservice is an art and differs to retail through service and solutions. It is important to understand customer needs and offer solutions to their challenges be it related to product properties, application or recipe inspiration, minimum order quantities and more. Foodservice is a complicated, but fruitful playing field. Learn more at EmborgProfessional.com
Sabine Behrendt Larsen
Head of Sales Coordinators, Aalborg office
Sabine has been with the company for 14 years. Supply chain is her field and she is hard core at Excel and Axapta. She aspires for her sales coordinators to excel at their work and perform at their very best. Therefore, her main priority is to ensure that processes are streamlined and free from unnecessary complexity and duplication. Sabine has full confidence in her team, because she says “they are the experts”. Teamwork and communication is essential when you have work to do and deadlines to meet.
Our in-house accountant Louise Olsbæk is one of our VAT specialists - she revels in numbers and VAT rules! Louise never declines a challenge, which is why she was given the task of VAT reporting. She prepares VAT documents for subsidiaries in over 8 countries. Local rules and regulations are demanding, not least language barriers when submitting online. Louise finds a way around difficulties, whether obtaining help from experts or befriending local tax authorities.
Sussi Klitgaard Blicher
Advisor, Group Quality Assurance
"No two days are the same in Group Quality Assurance, where we assist with approval of products and suppliers, registration of our products in the various markets, handling of claims and much more. We have many contact points covering customers, suppliers, legislative authorities, certifying agencies, interest groups, etc. As such we influence many aspects of the Uhrenholt business and I enjoy contributing to the process – especially when we are able to find solutions to problems for the good of both customers, suppliers and Uhrenholt".
Stefano Vitale Hansen,
Commercial Manager, Nordics and Americas
"Working as a Sales Manager at Uhrenholt is a dynamic job with lots of challenges and a high degree of freedom. It is highly motivating to travel and explore new business opportunities for the company and work together with many interesting people in different cultures. By working at Uhrenholt, I am continuously developing both my working and personal competences, and I am always challenged in a good way. Apart from this, Uhrenholt is a company with many great colleagues, who all have a very professional approach to their work."
Nils Jørgen Sehested,
Senior Vice President, Middle East & Africa
"If you do not have passion and a burning desire to win, you can be sure somebody will get there before you… In Uhrenholt, we have the freedom to deliver on namely this – so therefore we get there before most."
Head of Sales Coordinators, Region Europe
As Head of Sales Coordinators it is my role to ensure that our sales processing runs smoothly and that the workload is evenly distributed among sales coordinators. I assist where needed and help implement new and more efficient ways of working in order to maintain speed and flexibility – and keep everyone happy! I am constantly challenged and able to develop my leadership skills. But for me the most gratifying part of my job is collaboration and contact to the many different parts of this extensive and versatile organisation.
Camilla Bøving Hansen
Sales Manager, Nordics
"I started out at Uhrenholt as a Sales Trainee and have progressed to my current role as Area Sales Manager responsible for selected European markets. As I have got the chance to study on the side, it is a great combination of schooling and practical assignments that has and still develops me as a sales person. As Sales Manager we have a very wide exposure to everything from procurement, quality, marketing and sales development, which provides a very varied work day with many different tasks, all in close cooperation with colleagues and clients. We also collaborate cross-markets and there is a great sense of teamwork and knowledge-sharing all around - Uhrenholt is a truly global company with an exciting mix of people and cultures".
Area Sales Manager, Americas
“I have had the privilege of developing my career at Uhrenholt by initially attending the trainee programme and continuing on as a Junior Area Sales Manager. In general, there is a very hands-on approach and valuable “learning by doing” experiences. I appreciate a good balance between working independently and being part of a team of experienced colleagues from whom I can learn. My assignments are varied and I enjoy having contact to business partners around the world as well as the occasional business trip.”