After seven years as head of Stabburet/Orkla Foods Norge (OFN), Bente Brevik will now take up the position of Business Development Director at Orkla Foods.
Atle Vidar Nagel-Johansen, CEO of Orkla Foods, will take over operational responsibility for Orkla Foods Norge for an interim period.
“Bente has led Stabburet first through a period of good growth and then during the merger with Rieber & Søn Norge. This integration process has now been completed, and it is a natural point in time for Bente to take on new responsibilities in Orkla,” says Atle Vidar Nagel-Johansen.
In her new post, Bente Brevik will ramp up efforts to generate organic growth in Orkla Foods, among other things through sales area development, acquisitions for growth, new sales channels, new product categories and other new growth initiatives.
Bente Brevik came to Stabburet in 2008 from the position of Managing Director of Nidar. Nidar too saw substantial growth in turnover and profit under Bente’s leadership.
“During her many years at Orkla, Bente has shown a strong ability to create growth, and we therefore want to apply her commercial expertise more broadly within the Group,” says Mr Nagel-Johansen.
The formal change will take place on 1 October.
Work has now begun on the process of finding her successor, and both internal and external candidates will be considered.
Orkla ASAOslo, 25 September 2014
Group Director Corporate Communications and Corporate Affairs
Håkon MageliTel.: +47 928 45 828