Kaspar Thormod Nielsen
Head of Communication, Arla Foods Deutschland GmbH
Kasper Thormod Nielsen, Head of Communication & Public Affairs Germany and European Public Affairs at the farmer owned dairy cooperative Arla Foods.
Kasper has worked at Arla since September 2011. Until August 2017 he was responsible for global trade policy and food regulatory affairs supporting the various business groups within Arla to create sustainable business growth, to get access to market and to ensure compliance with food regulatory affairs, globally. He was one of the architects behind the China-Denmark Milk Technology Cooperation Centre established as an integrated part of the commercial agreement between COFCO, Mengniu and Arla in 2012. Lately, he has been involve in the establishment of the MIKY WAY TO DEVELOPMENT partnership in West Africa. The common ambition of the partners in the alliance is to develop a socially, environmentally and economically sustainable market for milk in West Africa that allows both small farmers and large companies to produce and deliver their products to the market. Since August 2017 he is responsible for Communication & Public Affairs in Germany as well as European Public Affairs. He has since the beginning worked as a strategic adviser for the executive management team. He has a background in law and later he did an MBA. He has worked intensively with food and agricultural law and policy since he graduated in 2000. First, in the Danish Agricultural Ministry, later in Brussels as consultant for the Dairy sector and now in Arla Foods.