Board of Directors

Chairman of the Board

Kenneth Eskildsen
Currently CEO at Givesco. Special expertise in international business relations, financial reporting and finance, and sales and production, including in particular foods.
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Member of the Board

Jørn B. Jensen
Besides the assignment with SiccaDania A/S, Chairman UNIK System Design A/S, Chairman The association Aarhus Science Park and Chairman Danish Bottling Company A/S.
Previous assignments; Honorary Consul for The Republic of Korea, Deputy Chairman for MD Foods International A/S (ARLA), Partner Scandiaconsult A/B, Sweden (now RAMBOLL), Board Member APV Plc., London, Board Member Industry Council for Development, New York (attached to UNDP), Board Member IFU & IØ (Investment Funds for developing countries and Eastern Europe), Founder and CEO Danish Turnkey Dairies A/S, Managing Director for Danish Kuwaiti Dairy Company Ltd. (Danish Dairy Board).
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Member of the Board

Martin Lavesen
Besides his appointment with SiccaDania A/S, he is Country Managing Partner in the major Danish law firm DLA Piper advising on commercial law. He has special knowledge of and experience in advising private companies on partnerships, corporate structures, and private placements. Previously he has been associated with Locke Lord Edwards in Boston and has been CEO of Exiqon, a listed Danish biotech company. He is a frequently used arbitrator and is also an experienced advocate appearing before the Danish Supreme Court. He holds and has held several executive positions with innovation-based enterprises.
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Member of the Board

René Hansen
Before becoming part of the SiccaDania Group Board of Directors, René Hansen functioned as Group Vice President for our German colleagues and aftermarket teams. Before joining the SiccaDania Group in 2014, Mr Hansen spent 15 years with ACO-Service A/S latest as Managing Director for 13 years and ATHCO-Engineering A/S. ACO-Service is now also part of the SiccaDania Group. Earlier he worked several years for GEA-Niro.
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Member of the Board

Jes Jensen
Besides his appointment with SiccaDania A/S, Mr Jensen has 30 years of management experience from a wide range of international companies and industries. In addition, Mr Jensen, who has a degree in economics, has extensive experience as a board member in various industries.
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Group Management

CEO

Jes Jensen
As CEO of SiccaDania, Jes Jensen is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the organization, as well as developing and implementing strategies to ensure our success. Mr Jensen has 30 years of management experience from a wide range of international companies and industries. In addition, Mr Jensen, who has a degree in economics, has extensive experience as a board member in various industries.
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COO | Managing Director, China & Brazil

Michael Oesterle
As COO of SiccaDania, Michael Oesterle is providing leadership and guidance to the group operations.
Before joining SiccaDania, Mr Oesterle worked for more than 10 years in Anhydro in Denmark in different functions in engineering, sales, and general management. In 2006 Mr Oesterle moved to China to establish and manage the Asian organisation of Anhydro in a position as President for Anhydro Asia.
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CAO | Group Vice President, Legal

Lone Thiel Høgholt
Before joining SiccaDania, Mrs Høgholt worked as a Legal office and counsel for a variety of companies, including Multicut A/S, Uhrenholt A/S and DLA Piper.
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TBD

Søren Sten Rasmussen
Søren Rasmussen acts as a sparring partner for sales.
Before establishing SiccaDania A/S in 2014, Mr Rasmussen worked as Managing Director for SPX Flow Technology Denmark A/S and SPX Flow Technology Hanse GmbH. Earlier, he worked as Vice President within the Anhydro Group, Department Manager for Carlisle Process Systems, and various management positions at APV Anhydro.
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Group Vice President, PMO

Jørgen Ohrt
Jørgen Ohrt ensures a swift and capable engineering process with a dedicated team of engineers in the Project Management Office.
Before joining the SiccaDania A/S journey in 2015, Mr Ohrt worked as Engineering Director for SPX in Asia. He started at Anhydro AS in 1992 first as Project Engineer then as a Project Manager, and lastly as Global Engineering Manager Dairy & Food Dryers. Furthermore, Jørgen worked as Engineering Director for Anhydro China.
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Managers for group entities

SiccaDania Freeze Drying

Jes Jensen
As CEO of SiccaDania Freeze Drying, Jes Jensen is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the organization, as well as developing and implementing strategies to ensure our success. Mr Jensen has 30 years of management experience from a wide range of international companies and industries. In addition, Mr Jensen, who has a degree in economics, has extensive experience as a board member in various industries.
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SiccaDania Filtration

Lars Bo Fredsted
Lars Bo Fredsted is heading our filtration department and works towards creating technologies and unit systems for value-added processing and filling. Mr Fredsted has more than 30 years of experience within the Dairy & Food Industry.
Prior to joining SiccaDania in 2018, Mr Fredsted worked as Managing Director and later Executive Vice President for the GEA Group. Before that he worked as Managing Director at APV Middle East and Systems Manager at Elopak.
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SiccaDania Germany

Thomas Hansen
Thomas Hansen’s aftermarket experience in the industry adds great value to SiccaDania Group, bringing it to a new level in the aftermarket business.
Before joining the company, Mr Hansen spent 13 years with ACO-Service A/S, now part of SiccaDania Group, his latest position being the Technical Director and one of the shareholders. Mr Hansen has been working in the aftermarket business for more than 10 years “rebuilding spray dryer plants” which became one of his core competencies.
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SiccaDania Netherlands

Arend Jan van Gelder
Arend Jan Gelder is tasked with leading our team of experts in the Netherlands – within Starch, Dairy and Food. His interest and knowledge of strategy and general management bring a great effort to the SiccaDania Group.
Before joining SiccaDania A/S in 2018, he worked as Sales Manager Projects at GEA Process Engineering. Mr van Gelder brings vast experience in the field of technology, sales, and key account management with more than 14 years within the industry.
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SiccaDania France

Romain Cailleaux
Romain Cailleaux is Managing Director for our office in France, where he and our team of specialists are ready to provide our French customers with local support.
Before joining SiccaDania A/S, he worked as an Engineering Manager for SPX Anhydro in France. Mr Cailleaux started his career as an after-market and spare parts engineer, he then continued being a Project Manager for the spray drying and evaporation processes.
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SiccaDania Poland

Michal Miczka
Michal Miczka has taken control of our workshop in Poland and will continue to exceed our customers' expectations for SiccaDania manufacturing. Michał already has more than 8 years in the ACO production workshop in Kędzierzyn-Koźle and has experience in the fabrication industry for more than 15 years. Before joining ACO SiccaDania, Michał worked for GEA where he got an experience in pressure equipment fabrication and installation.
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SiccaDania Singapore

Mikael Warren Larsen
Mikael Warren Larsen has been instrumental in developing the project and installation business and managing large strategic customers across South East Asia and the Asia Pacific.
Mr Warren Larsen has had an International career spanning 30 years within Niro A/S and GEA Process Engineering. Mr Warren Larsen has spent the last 23 years in managerial positions, latest as Business Unit Manager in the Asia Pacific and has also been posted to the USA, South America, and Continental Europe.
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SiccaDania Canada

Suresh Sundararaj
Suresh Sundararaj is leading the venture into plant protein in Canada. With a specialised team and a great work ethic, Mr Sundararaj will be helping all customers regarding plant proteins.
Before joining SiccaDania in 2019, Mr Sundararaj worked for Anhydro A/S, GEA Pte Singapore, Alfa Laval India and Dedert Corporation.
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Group Functions

Marketing & HR Director

Mie Toft Uagboe

Finance Director

Marianne Thomsen