New CEO of Pierre Robert Group

Hege Holter Brekke (46) has been appointed new CEO of Pierre Robert Group.

Ms Holter Brekke will take up her position on 1 September 2015. She is taking over after Jeanette Hauan Fladby, who has been appointed CEO of Orkla Confectionery & Snacks Norge.

Since 2014, Ms Holter Brekke has been Marketing and Innovation Director in the Orkla Foods business area. From 2007 to 2014, she was Senior Vice President, Marketing, at TINE. Prior to that, she held the post of Senior Vice President, Concept and Marketing at Plantasjen, in addition to which she has experience from McKinsey. Ms Holter Brekke was also employed at Orkla from 1996 to 2004, and held various management positions at Nidar and Orkla ASA. She has an MBA from BI Norwegian Business School.

"Hege Holter Brekke has strong brand expertise and broad-based management experience, and has achieved solid results in the course of her career. I am very glad that she has accepted the post as head of Pierre Robert Group," says Stig Ebert Nilssen, Executive Vice President and CEO of the Orkla Home & Personal business area. 

Ms Holter Brekke will be a member of the business area's management team and will report to Stig Ebert Nilssen.

Orkla is a leading supplier of branded consumer goods and concept solutions to the grocery, out-of-home and bakery markets in the Nordic and Baltic regions and selected markets in central Europe and India. Orkla is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange and its head office is in Oslo. In 2014, the Group had a turnover of around NOK 30 billion, and at year end had about 13,000 employees.

Orkla ASA
Oslo, 25 June 2015

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