No longer a Swede in the top of Arla’s chairman-ship

Arla’s Board of Directors appoints Manfred Graff from Germany as Arla’s new vice chairman, succeeding Heléne Gunnarson, who as previously announced has decided to step down from the Board of Directors to prioritise her farm and family.

With the appointment of Manfred Graff as vice chairman and the recent appointment of the new Swedish bord members – Marita Wolf and Gustav Kämpe – the board is now in place in time for the new strategy period to begin. Manfred Graff will commence as vice chairman once the Board of Representatives meeting ends on 27 October. So Arla statets in a press realease.

Manfred Graff is 62 years old and has a conventional farm with 206 cows in Simmerath, West Germany. He has been a member of Arla since 1992 and an elected representative since 1998. He has been a board member as well as chaired the Area Council in Central Europe since 2012. In addition, he has been chairman of the Area Council Chairman Group for the last four years.

It is the first time in the history that a Central European board member is part of the chairman-ship and chairman. And the first time, that neither the chairman nor the vice chairman I Arla has not been Swedish.

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