Scandi Standard has appointed Julia Lagerqvist to become the Scandinavian poultry company’s next chief financial officer (CFO).

Lagerqvist has been selected to succeed Anders Hägg, who has chosen to pursue an opportunity outside of the company. Her appointment will become effective in May.

Lagerqvist is currently CFO of Scandi Standard’s operations in Sweden. Prior to joining Scandi Standard in 2018, Lagerqvist worked for Procter & Gamble, Barilla and SverigesEnergi. She holds a Msc. degree from Stockholm School of Economics.

“I am pleased by the appointment of Julia as CFO. I have been impressed by her skills and I am confident she is the right person to further strengthen the CFO function during an exciting period for the group,” said Leif Bergvall Hansen, chief executive officer of Scandi Standard. At the same time, I wish to thank Anders for his valuable contribution and wish him the best of luck.

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Other management changes

Samuli Eskola was appointed country manager in Finland in 2018 and will become a member of Group Management with immediate effect. Prior to joining Scandi Standard, Eskola came from Polarica Group as CEO. He also has extensive experience from HKScan and Atria and holds a Msc. degree from Swedish School of Economics and Business Administration.

In connection with the acquisition of Manor Farm in 2017, Vincent Carton agreed to stay on as Country Manager throughout 2019 in parallel with his role as non-executive director of the group. In order to secure a coordinated handover process within this time frame, a process to fill this important role has been initiated. The Carton family holds about 9 percent of the capital in Scandi Standard and Carton will continue to serve as non-executive director and be available to the group on special projects following the planned succession in Ireland.

Scandi Standard, according to the WATTAgNet Top Poultry Companies Database, is the Nordic region's leading poultry producer, with brands Kronfågel in Sweden, Danpo in Denmark, and Jæren in Norway.