New managing director at Nidar

Executive Vice President Inger Johanne Solhaug, 38, has been appointed Managing Director of Nidar.

Inger Johanne Solhaug is currently Executive Vice President in charge of Orkla's Corporate Development Marketing and Sales function.
 
Inger Johanne has played a key role in building up this function. The Corporate Development Marketing and Sales function has contributed to good value creation in Orkla businesses, and the function will be maintained at full strength in the new Orkla Brands (formerly Orkla Branded Consumer Goods). The Corporate Development Marketing and Sales function will be headed by Jan Ove Rivenes, who will be the new Managing Director of Orkla Brands Nordic. The change will take effect on 18 February 2008.
 
Inger Johanne has a degree in Business Economics from the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration and, since starting out at Lilleborg in 1993, has held a variety of management positions at both Orkla Foods and Orkla Brands.
 
In order to ensure that Orkla continues to benefit broadly from Inger Johanne's expertise, she will also be a member of Orkla's Group Management Team.