17 Aug 2017 - IDH is delighted to welcome Lasse Bolander, chairman of the Danish Coop group, the leading Danish grocery retailer with 7.000 M USD in turnover, owned by 1.7m consumers, to the Supervisory Board of IDH. We are convinced that Lasse will bring valuable skills and experience to the IDH SB in the field of industry leadership in fast moving consumer goods.
Next to that he brings experience in executive business leadership, driving large organizations and a huge high level network of public and private partners, especially in Denmark.
Before joining COOP, Lasse Bolander had a long career in the media Industry and food processing. He holds a Master of Business Economics.
Lasse Bolander: ‘I am very passionate about making markets work for development. IDH seems to have found a way to do this at scale in public private partnerships. I am eager to support the Supervisory Board and Executive Board in the areas of sustainable market drive, scalability, retail, local value addition and internationalization. I look forward to support IDH its outreach to public partners and to business leaders in other countries– with a focus on Denmark and the Nordics’.
Andre Veneman, chair of the Supervisory Board of IDH: ‘Lasse Bolander will help IDH further grow and internationalize. His executive experience, leading large companies and his extensive network are invaluable. Moreover, his drive to move the large retailer COOP into mainstream sustainable sourcing, makes him a very credible ambassador for the mission of IDH’.