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New CEO for Orkla Confectionery & Snacks

Christer B. Åberg (46) has been appointed CEO of the Orkla Confectionery & Snacks business area.

Christer B. Åberg has been CEO of Arla Foods AB Sverige and Finland since 2009. He previously held the post of Managing Director of Atria Scandinavia and several management positions at Unilever. From 2004-2005 he was Managing Director of Unilever Nordic Home & Personal Care. Mr. Åberg is an economist and has degrees in business management and finance from IHM Business School in Stockholm.

Christer B. Åberg will take up his new position by 1 August 2013 at the latest. He will be a member of Orkla’s Group Executive Board and will report to Orkla President and CEO Åge Korsvold.

“We are pleased that Christer B. Åberg has accepted the position of CEO of Orkla Confectionery & Snacks. With his long experience of the Nordic and international branded consumer goods business, he has a great deal to offer Orkla,” says President and CEO Åge Korsvold.

Orkla announced its new corporate structure on 9 January 2013 and established Orkla Confectionery & Snacks as a new business area. 

Orkla Confectionery & Snacks is one of five business areas in Orkla. In 2012, the business area had a turnover of around NOK 4.8 billion and employed a workforce equivalent to 2,231 man-years at year end. The companies in Orkla Confectionery & Snacks are KiMs Norge, Sætre and Nidar in Norway, OLW and Göteborgs Kex in Sweden, Panda and Chips in Finland, Latfood in Latvia and KiMs in Denmark. Orkla’s turnover totalled approximately NOK 30 billion in 2012. At year end, the company had 28,000 employees, about half of whom work in the branded consumer goods business.
Orkla ASA
Oslo, 8 April 2013

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Incoming CEO Orkla Confectionery & Snacks
Christer B. Åberg
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EVP Corporate Communications and Corporate Affairs
Håkon Mageli
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