New CEO at Orkla Confectionery & Snacks Norge

Jeanette Hauan Fladby (47) has been appointed new CEO of Orkla Confectionery & Snacks Norge.

Ms Hauan Fladby will take up her post on 1 September 2015. She will be taking over after Ann-Beth Freuchen, who will become Orkla Executive Vice President and CEO of the Orkla Confectionery & Snacks business area on 1 July 2015. Ms Hauan Fladby will report to Ms Freuchen and will be a member of the business area's management team.

Ms Hauan Fladby has been CEO of Pierre Robert Group since 2010. She joined Orkla in 1995 and has held several different management positions in the Group, including Marketing Director and Category Director at former Stabburet. She has a Master of Business and Marketing from BI Norwegian Business School.

"I am very glad that Jeanette has accepted the position as head of Orkla Confectionery & Snacks Norge. She has strong professional qualifications and extensive branded consumer goods expertise, and has achieved solid results during her career at Orkla," says Ann-Beth Freuchen, incoming Orkla Executive Vice President and CEO of Orkla Confectionery & Snacks.

Work has begun on the process of finding Jeanette Hauan Fladby's successor as CEO of Pierre Robert Group.

Orkla is a leading supplier of branded consumer goods and concept solutions to the grocery sector, out-of-home sector and bakeries with its main markets in the Nordics and the Baltics. The Group also holds good positions in selected product categories in Central Europe and India. Orkla is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange and its headquarters are in Oslo, Norway. As of 31 December 2014, the Group had a turnover of NOK 30 billion and 13,000 employees.

Orkla ASA
Oslo, 9 June 2015

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Håkon Mageli
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