Susanne Taulbæk has been named human resources (HR) director for Danish poultry and animal feed company DLG Group.

Her appointment, which also includes becoming part of DLG Group Management, is effective October 21.

Taulbæk comes from a position as regional HR business partner in the family-owned Belgian company, Etex Group. She is educated in the Danish Defence, holds a Master of Public Administration from Copenhagen Business School and comes with more than 20 years of experience with HR and management from the Danish Defence, Lego Group and Coop Denmark, among others.

DLG is one of Denmark's largest companies, and is also the country’s largest animal feed company, according to the Feed Strategy Top Companies rankings. In addition, DLG subsidiary DanHatch is one of Europe's largest suppliers of day-old chicks.

DLG is in the middle of a major transformation process. Along with her team, Taulbæk will play a key role in contributing to the transformation and at the same time support the continued commercial development of the DLG Group in line with its 2021 strategy.

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COO Niels Søren Rasmussen looks forward to Taulbæk joining the team.

“HR plays an important role in the transformation that we are undergoing, and we are therefore pleased to welcome Susanne, who with her extensive leadership experience has the prerequisites to lead HR through this process. Susanne has a strong profile and she has held both commercial and HR roles previously. That is a good match for DLG, because our focus is on developing our business and delivering on our ambitious group strategy, Leading the Way 2021,” says Niels Søren Rasmussen.

Taulbæk is eager to work with leaders and colleagues in DLG:

“The job as HR director at DLG is an exciting opportunity for me, and I look forward to becoming part of a group that is not only a market leader in Denmark, but also one of Europe's leading agricultural companies. I join the business at a crucial time in the transformation process, which is a large and exciting professional task. DLG is an international business that sets the direction in the industry, and I look forward to working with my team on the continued development of HR department,” said Taulbæk.

When Taulbæk joins the company, DLG Vice President of Organization and Strategy Maria Kofod Larsen will transfer to a position as project director. In this role, she will assist DLG's executive management in the project management of DLG's transformation until June 30, 2020, when she will leave DLG.