Kodden joins from the Dutch food company FrieslandCampina, where he served as a member of the Executive Leadership Team. In his most recent position as Chief Sustainability Officer, he was responsible for the sustainability strategy of the group with its 65 production sites worldwide, around 23,000 employees and activities in around 100 markets. Prior to that, he was President of the Specialised Nutrition business unit, which employs 2,300 people and generates sales of around 1.5 billion euros. During his career spanning over two decades at the company, the Dutchman spent ten years living and working in Asia, including in Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore.
The Chairman of the Supervisory Board and majority shareholder Florian Rehm expressed deep gratitude and appreciation to the outgoing Denis Schrey. He said, “For over a decade, Denis Schrey played a pivotal role in driving the dynamic international expansion of our business and the incredibly successful growth of the company. We thank him very much for his unwavering dedication, valuable strategic and operational contributions, and the trustful collaboration. We wish him the very best for the future.”
Schrey will hand over responsibility for the international business to Kodden from November until he leaves the company. In the future, he intends to concentrate on his tasks in various supervisory and advisory boards. In this context, he will continue to work for the Mast family – apart from Mast- Jägermeister SE.
A replacement for Kodden’s seat on the Supervisory Board of Mast-Jägermeister SE will be appointed shortly.