Ulf Jahnsson (Agrolog, eMBA) has been appointed Valio’s VP, Primary Production and Milk Procurement, effective 1 August 2023. He will report to Valio Executive Board Member Elli Siltala, who is responsible for Valio's core businesses and brand.
Ulf Jahnsson previously worked at HKScan as a director responsible for strategic development and sustainability and climate work. He has extensive experience and expertise in various aspects of agribusiness and has held management positions in primary production, including agricultural trade, the feed industry and meat procurement Cultor and Suomen Rehu. In his previous positions he has been responsible for production process optimisation, quality assurance and primary production. He has worked closely with producers in Finland and other Baltic countries.
”Valio together with its owner-entrepreneurs is undoubtedly the most respected company in our food industry both for its brand and its commitment to sustainability. I will start in my new role at the beginning of August with a great sense of intrigue and enthusiasm. The primary production sector has immense potential to develop, and I will use my skills and experience to maximise this potential,” says Ulf Jahnsson.
”We warmly welcome Ulf Jahnsson to Valio. His valuable and wide-ranging expertise will help us to further strengthen our primary production so that we can continue to meet the needs of our owner-entrepreneurs even more effectively and efficiently. With this appointment we ensure that our primary production remains the leader in the industry,” says Elli Siltala, Executive Vice President, Core Businesses and brand.
”I look forward to meeting with producers this coming autumn!” notes Ulf Jahnsson.