Oct 23, 2023
Montreal, Canada, October 23rd, 2023 – As of 1 February 2024, Nicolai Jensen will succeed Gert Steenkamp as President & General Manager of Lallemand’s EMEA Baking Business servicing the Baking Industry throughout EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa). Nicolai graduated from the AVT Business School in Copenhagen, Denmark. He joined Lallemand in 2001 in the Human Nutrition business before moving to the Baking business (baker’s yeast and ingredients) as Sales Director for the Nordic region in 2011. In 2020 Nicolai was appointed Commercial Director for Europe.
Committed to ensure a seamless transition of a business he has led with success since 2013, Gert Steenkamp will take on the role of Senior Vice President & Special Advisor at the Lallemand Group level, whilst also supporting the EMEA Baking management team and leadership transition until his planned retirement in May 2025.
“In addition to his commercial roles, Nicolai has also held the position of General Manager of our Danish Companies for 12 years and spent several years in North America on assignment. We are fortunate to have a leader of his calibre to succeed Gert Steenkamp in this important role. His product management and commercial experience make him an excellent choice to build on the success Gert has achieved over the past decade, leading the EMEA Baking team” said Bill Nankervis, Executive VP and COO of the Lallemand Group. “I’m looking forward to continuing to work closely with Gert in his new capacity”.
Nicolai Jensen adds, “I am humbled and proud to succeed Gert. With the support of our strong teams across regions, we will build on our achievements of recent years. I am confident that we will continue to strengthen our position as an innovative partner of fermentation-based bakery ingredients and solutions.”