Bent Nissen will head up the DLG group's German agricultural company, HaGe. He takes over the job from Henrik Madsen, who has decided to leave the company for personal reasons.
Nissen is a civil economist with a background in accounting and financial management. He started as a trainee in DLG's seed department in 1990, and during his 32 years in the group, he quickly advanced to deputy director and later to deputy group director. In 2017, he was appointed group director with responsibility for all the group's activities within plant breeding, i.e. seeds, plant protection, fertilizers and plant breeding.
"During our many years of collaboration, I have seen time and time again how Bent, with his strategic sense and strong business understanding, has set direction and created results.
“At the same time, he is a well-liked and respected leader who manages to get an organization to work together towards a common goal. Therefore, Bent is the right person to strengthen HaGe's business and take it to the next level," says Kristian Hundebøll, CEO of the DLG group.
HaGe is one of the largest agricultural companies in Germany with a revenue of €2.2bn in 2020 and about 1,400 employees. It sells agricultural products directly to and, in wholesale, HaGe serves the entire German market with fertilizers, plant protection products and seeds. It sold a total of 4.7m tons of grain and rapeseed in 2020 and delivers to the processing industry in Germany and Europe as well as to wider markets via its own port facilities in Hamburg, Rostock and Kiel.