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27 Jul 2022 - Assentoft, Denmark

New CEO at VikingGenetics

Louise Helmer is appointed new CEO

Louise Helmer (49) is educated as Cand.agro. from Copenhagen University, holds a Graduate Diploma in Organization and Management and a Master of Business Development. She has over 15 years of top-level management experience in the agricultural and food industry. She lives with her family in Fredericia, Denmark, and starts in VikingGenetics on August 1st 2022.

Louise Helmer comes to VikingGenetics from a position as an independent consultant within Strategy, ESG, and development at Hald & Lie, and was before this the Managing Director of the consulting company Centrovice, where she also previously held several leading positions.

About the election of Louise Helmer as the new CEO, VikingGenetics' Chairman of the Board, Per-Johan Svensson, says:

- We are looking forward to welcoming Louise Helmer to VikingGenetics. Louise has proven to be an engaging and skilled leader capable of creating results, and we look forward to having a capacity with her experience and knowledge to join the team. In addition to the strong leadership skills and a set of values ​​in line with our special spirit at VikingGenetics, Louise's background as a top manager in farmer-owned companies, her industry experience, and strong strategy, leadership, and people development skills have helped to make her the right candidate for the position as CEO, says Per-Johan Svensson.

Value for the Nordic farmer
The new CEO of VikingGenetics, Louise Helmer, is also looking forward to taking on the challenge:

- I am looking forward to joining an innovative company with strong values and capabilities, which has built up a strong market position and a unique knowledge in genetics. I am looking forward to becoming part of the management and team at VikingGenetics, cooperation with both internal and external stakeholders, and helping to create value for the Nordic farmers and positive development in the company, says Louise Helmer. 

For further information:

Per-Johan Svensson,,  mobile: +46 (0)70-551 52 87