Chr. Hansen Holding A/S has appointed Lise Skaarup Mortensen as new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). She is an experienced international leader with a strong track-record and a passion for leadership who joins from a position as CFO at Microsoft Germany.
Lise Skaarup Mortensen (52) has a strong financial background with many years of experience in large international companies and has for the past eight years been with Microsoft in international senior leadership positions in India and Germany. Prior to joining Microsoft, she has held senior level positions within the fields of finance and strategy at IBM, AP Moller-Maersk and BG Bank.
Lise Skaarup Mortensen will start at Chr. Hansen on October 1, 2020, after which there will be a short transition period until current CFO Søren Westh Lonning leaves, expected by the end of October. She will also join the Executive Board after the transition period is completed.
Lise Skaarup Mortensen is a Danish national, currently living in Munich. She will relocate back to Denmark to take up this position. She holds a master’s degree in Business Administration & Economics from the University of Aarhus/Denmark.