On September 1, 46-year-old Camilla Blicher Simonsen will take over as Vice President for Sales and Customer Relations at DLG Denmark and at the same time join the DLG’s Group Management. She has more than 20 years of commercial experience and comes from a position as Senior Sales Director at Arla Foods, where she is responsible for sales and marketing for the foodservice segment in Denmark.
As Deputy Executive Vice President, Camilla Blicher Simonsen will be in charge of DLG's Danish sales organization, which over the past year has undergone a major transformation with the aim of strengthening the relationship with customers and improving the customer experience.
Jesper Pagh, COO and member of DLG Group’s Executive Board, looks forward to welcoming Camilla Blicher Simonsen to DLG:
“We have set an ambitious, strategic course for our Danish business, and I am pleased to have Camilla on board to continue the positive development we have set in motion in a market that is constantly changing. She brings extensive experience from commercial leadership positions and has for many years worked with clients with diverse needs and shown that she can create strong results in a complex organization with many stakeholders. At the same time, she is passionate about motivating and developing her employees and the organization,” says Jesper Pagh and continues:
“Sustainability is high on the agenda at DLG, and we see it as an exciting commercial opportunity. With her experience in sustainability in a commercial perspective, Camilla will be able to contribute with valuable insight and inspiration, which can bring DLG to an even stronger position in the coming years. I am very much looking forward to working closely with her and the rest of our skilled sales organization on the continued development of our Danish business.”
Camilla Blicher Simonsen holds a master's degree from Aarhus School of Business and started her career in Procter & Gamble Denmark. In 2006, she joined Arla, where she has held various roles in sales and marketing, including as Marketing Director and since 2019 as Senior Sales Director for Foodservice in Denmark.
“I am very happy that I have been given this opportunity in one of Denmark's most interesting companies, which has strong values and is on an exciting journey of change, which I look forward to being a part of together with my team of committed and very skilled colleagues. It is a role where I can combine my experience in sales and marketing with my passion for management, digitalisation and sustainability, and at the same time it is very important to me that DLG is a cooperative and that I and my team get the opportunity to get close to both customers and owners. The agribusiness industry is new territory for me, so I am committed to the task and look forward to listening, learning and contributing - in the order mentioned," says Camilla Blicher Simonsen.
Camilla Blicher Simonsen lives in Stilling near Skanderborg with her husband and their two children.