Jonas Nordquist (42) has resigned his position as CEO of Orkla Confectionery & Snacks Sverige to pursue new challenges outside the Group. Henrik Julin has been appointed new CEO with effect from 1 July 2014.
Mr Julin comes from the position of Sales Director at Orkla Foods Sverige where he has been a member of the company’s management team. Henrik Julin began his career at Ekströms/Önos in 1992, since which he has held several different roles, such as sales representative, sales and marketing coordinator, Key Account Manager and Business Manager. In 2009, he became Sales Director at the former Procordia Retail. In his position as the new CEO of Orkla Confectionery & Snacks Sverige, Mr Julin will report to Christer B. Åberg, Orkla Executive VP and CEO of Orkla Confectionery & Snacks.
Due to a difficult market situation and supply chain challenges at Orkla Confectionery & Snacks Sverige, it has been decided to make structural changes in the company’s management. As from October 2014, the supply chain staff at Orkla Confectionery & Snacks Sverige will report to the Orkla Confectionery & Snacks business area’s central supply chain function. As a result of this change, the role of CEO of the Swedish company will be more oriented towards the commercial side of the business. This is also the reason for Jonas Nordquist’s decision to resign his position.
Until the structural change takes effect in October, the supply chain staff at Orkla Confectionery & Snacks Sverige will report to CEO Henrik Julin.
“I am very glad that Henrik has accepted the position as head of Orkla Confectionery & Snacks Sverige. Given his leadership skills and commercial experience, he has all the qualifications necessary to build a strong, competitive company with the support of the rest of the organisation,” says Christer B. Åberg.
“I would also like to thank Jonas for his efforts on behalf of Orkla Confectionery & Snacks Sverige during a period of challenging restructuring for the company, and to wish him every success for the future,” says Mr Åberg.
Orkla ASAOslo, 30 June 2014
Orkla Executive VP and CEO of Orkla Confectionery & Snacks
Christer B. ÅbergMob.: +47 907 10 709