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Executive Committee

Get to know who is in AAK’s Executive Committee. What are the members’ current positions and qualifications? When did they start to work at AAK? How many holdings in AAK do they have?

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Johan Westman

CEO and President

Born: 1973
Employed: 2018
Nationality: Swedish
Qualifications: MSc. Industrial Engineering and Management
Holdings: 105,000 stock options*
Fredrik Nilsson - Media - AAK

Fredrik Nilsson

CFO (Chief Financial Officer), Head of Corporate Communications and HR. Vice President AAK AB

Born: 1977
Employed: 2007
Nationality: Swedish
Qualifications: MSc. Business Administration
Holdings: 90,000 shares and 25,000 stock options*
Jan Lenferink - Media - AAK

Jan Lenferink

President AAK Europe. Vice President AAK AB

Born: 1963
Employed: 2015
Nationality: Dutch
Qualifications: Food Technology
Holdings: 35,000 stock options*
David Smith - Media - AAK

David Smith

President European Supply Chain. Vice President AAK AB

Born: 1960
Employed: 2001
Nationality: British
Qualifications: MBA, Graduate Diploma in Business Management
Holdings: 40,000 stock options*
Torben Friis Lange - Media - AAK

Torben Friis Lange

President Asia. Chairman Global Sourcing and Trading. Vice President AAK AB

Born: 1963
Employed: 2010
Nationality: Danish
Qualifications: BSc. Dairy Technology, Graduate Diploma in Business Administration
Holdings: 90,000 shares and 50,000 stock options*
Octavio Diaz de Leon - Media - AAK

Octavio Diaz de Leon

President AAK USA and North Latin America. Vice President AAK AB

Born: 1967
Employed: 2007
Nationality: Mexican
Qualifications: MBA, BSc. Mechanical & Electrical Engineering
Holdings: 240,000 shares and 10,000 stock options*
Gerardo Garza Lopez de Hereida - Media - AAK

Gerardo Garza Lopez de Heredia

President AAK South Latin America. Vice President AAK AB

Born: 1961
Employed: 2014
Nationality: Mexican
Qualifications: Graduate Diploma in Business Administration, Food Engineering
Holdings: 18,000 stock options*
Renald Mackintosh - Media - AAK

Renald Mackintosh

Chairman Special Nutrition. Vice President AAK AB

Born: 1951
Employed: 2002
Nationality: Dutch
Qualifications: MSc. Food Technology
Holdings: 175,000 shares and 25,000 stock options*
Karsten Nielsen - Media - AAK

Karsten Nielsen

CTO (Chief Technology Officer). Vice President AAK AB

Born: 1963
Employed: 1988
Nationality: Danish
Qualifications: Graduate Diploma in Food Technology
Holdings: 45,400 shares and 50,000 stock options*
Anne Mette Olesen - Media - AAK

Anne Mette Olesen

CMO (Chief Marketing Officer) including CSR. Vice President AAK AB

Born: 1964
Employed: 2010
Nationality: Danish
Qualifications: MBA, BSc. Chemical Engineering
Holdings: 180,000 shares and 50,000 stock options*
Rene Schou - Media - AAK

René Schou

President Foodservice Europe and Technical Products & Feed. Vice President AAK AB

Born: 1969
Employed: 2011
Nationality: Danish
Qualifications: MBA, and Food Technologist
Holdings: 10,000 stock options*

*Holdings as of October 31, 2018. Each stock option entitles the option holder to buy 6 shares.