Thomas Holst, 44, takes over the responsibility of managing director at Anhydro on 1 September 2008. He holds an MSc in mechanical engineering, as well as a Diploma in engineer economics.
Thomas Holst comes from a long career in Alfa Laval in Germany, Sweden and UK, and started in Anhydro Group in 2004 as managing director of Anhydro GmbH. In 2006, he was promoted to vice-president of starch and ethanol, Europe.
At the same time, he is taking over the responsibility of the Anhydro EMEA region. This is part of the new organisational structure in Anhydro: one global company in four regions. This also gives Thomas Holst the responsibility of the Anhydro companies in Kassel, Germany; Paris, France; and Tonbridge, UK. Along with the EMEA region, he will be in charge of the two representation offices in Moscow, Russia and Warsaw, Poland, and the agents in the region.
“I look forward to taking on the challenges in Anhydro and the EMEA region,” said Thomas Holst, on the occasion of his appointment. “Together with Søren Sten Rasmussen and the team in Søborg, we will continue to strengthen the Danish part of the Anhydro Group, in combination with the other companies in the EMEA region.”
Søren Sten Rasmussen will assume the task of executive vice president, sales in Anhydro and the EMEA region, and together with Thomas Holst, will assume the executive management of Anhydro.
Søren Sten Rasmussen started in Anhydro in 1993 and since 2006, has been the vice president of industrial and pharma. His career in Anhydro has also included industrial and after sales.
Thomas Holst takes on these responsibilities after Allan Jørgensen, who will now focus on his role as CEO of the Anhydro Group. Until now, Allan Jørgensen has had this position, as well as that of the managing director of Anhydro. With the new management structure, Allan Jørgensen will focus on the future development of the group and, in particular, implementing the new global strategy.