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New SVP Investor Relations at Orkla

Press release   •   Mar 26, 2020 08:05 CET

Kari Lindtvedt has been appointed as SVP Investor Relations at Orkla ASA. She will succeed Thomas Ljungqvist, who is to become CFO of Orkla Consumer & Financial Investments.

Kari Lindtvedt (43) has worked at Orkla since 2006 and has held several senior management positions in finance and business development, both at company level and in Orkla ASA. She has worked as advisor to the CEO for two periods, her present position being that of Senior Vice President and Business Advisor to the CEO. She also has experience from Financial Advisory Services in KPMG. Ms Lindtvedt has a M.Sc. in International Business from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology.

“Having worked in a variety of positions in the Group, Kari knows Orkla well and can point to solid achievements. We are therefore glad that she has accepted the position as future head of Investor Relations. We also want to thank Thomas Ljungqvist for the excellent job he has done as SVP Investor Relations in the past two years, and are delighted that he is taking up another important role in the Group. We wish both Kari and Thomas success with their new responsibilities,” says Jaan Ivar Semlitsch, President and CEO of Orkla ASA.

Kari Lindtvedt will begin in her new position by 15 July 2020.

Orkla is a leading supplier of branded consumer goods and concept solutions to the consumer, out-of-home and bakery markets in the Nordics, Baltics and selected markets in Central Europe and India. Orkla is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange and its headquarters is in Oslo. In 2018, the Group had a turnover of NOK 41 billion, and approximately 18,500 employees as of 31 December 2018.