Benny D. Loft is appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Novozymes

We are pleased to announce that the Board of Directors has approved the appointment of Benny D. Loft as the new Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Novozymes, replacing Per Månsson, who died on November 17.

Benny D. Loft (41) will be responsible for Finance, Investor relations, IT and Legal Affairs.

Benny D. Loft holds a master’s degree in accounting, tax and auditing from Copenhagen Business School and became State-Authorised Public Accountant in 1996. Prior to joining Novo Nordisk in 1998, Benny D. Loft spent a decade with Price Waterhouse, where he served as accountant and consultant. In 1998 he joined Novo Nordisk as Director for Consolidated Accounts, Group Taxation & Tax Planning, and Stocks & Production Economy.

Benny was actively involved in the demerger of Novo Nordisk and Novozymes, participating in demerger steering committee meetings, and was, among other things, responsible for the division of the two companies’ consolidated accounts and corporate tax. During the same period, he was responsible for building Novozymes’ finance department.

Since Novozymes’ launch in 2000, Benny has served not only as Vice President for Finance, but also worked on acquisitions and negotiations, and as part of several key steering groups dealing with ethics, sustainability and business development.

The appointment takes effect immediately.