Juhayna Food Industries announced on Monday that it is appointing Niels Thomsen as the Group CEO.
Thomsen brings over 30 years of accumulated experience across a variety of manufacturing and supply chain managerial roles in the food and beverages industry.
The newly appointed CEO started his career in Denmark, after which he diversified into senior production and managerial positions in Saudi Arabia, Denmark, Hungary, and Egypt until 2013.
He then founded and led his own company in Denmark and later returned to China as a Director of Production at Danish Crown — a global leading F&B company — demonstrating skills in strategic planning that resulted in solid growth and results throughout his career.
Ahmed Al-Wakil, Juhayna’s Chairperson of the Board of Directors, expressed his immense pleasure with the appointment of Thomsen as the Group CEO, drawing attention to his successful period at Juhayna between 2006 and 2013 as the Group’s Factories Director and to his impeccable manufacturing credentials and leadership expertise in the food and beverages industry that qualify him to contribute to the company’s long term strategic growth plans.