Palsgaard announces Michael Skriver as new global CCO.

Press release

Emulsifier manufacturer Palsgaard A/S has announced that Michael Skriver has joined the company as Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) from 1st May 2021, reporting to CEO Jakob Thøisen.

Michael joins Palsgaard after a distinguished international career, most recently as CCO of AAK Asia.

He will be responsible for the further development of the company’s Sales, Application, Marketing and Product Management functions.

Palsgaard CEO, Jakob Thøisen comments, “Michael brings a wealth of experience in strategic commercial development and international team-building. I am excited to have him on board to help drive our future global growth.”

Michael notes, “I am delighted to be able to join Palsgaard at such an exciting time in their 100-year history. The company is committed to doubling production capacity to service the global emulsifier and stabiliser market, whilst maintaining its carbon-neutral production status. It is this commitment to growing the business through sustainable and responsible actions which most attracted me to accepting the challenging role of CCO.”

Michael will be based at Palsgaard’s global head office in Juelsminde, Denmark.


Michael Skriver has joined Palsgaard as new CCO effective 1 May 2021.
About Palsgaard

Emulsifier specialist Palsgaard helps the global food industry make the most of the ability to mix oil and water.

Thanks to the company’s specialised emulsifiers (and emulsifier/stabiliser systems), bakery, confectionery, condiments, dairy, ice cream, margarine and meat producers can improve the quality and extend the shelf-life of their products. Just as importantly, they can produce better-for-you products with improved taste, mouthfeel and texture while using fewer resources.

Since its founder Einar Viggo Schou invented the modern plant-based food emulsifier in 1917, Palsgaard has offered the industry know-how and innovation. From its six application centres around the world, Palsgaard’s experienced food technologists help manufacturers optimise existing recipes and develop delicious products with better nutritional profiles.

Palsgaard helps manufacturers meet consumer and regulatory demands for greater responsibility, helping them grow and protect their brands.

It is currently the world’s only commercial source of fully sustainable, emulsifiers based on RSPO SG-certified palm oil and produced by CO2-neutral factories in Denmark, the Netherlands, Mexico, Brazil, China and Malaysia. The company’s products are non-GMO and meet halal and kosher requirements.

In addition to its food emulsifiers, Palsgaard supplies the polymers industry with a series of plant-based polymer additives, which are particularly suited for preventing fogging and dust on plastic packaging. 

Palsgaard is owned by the Schou Foundation and has 589 employees across 17 countries. Its turnover in 2020 was 245 million USD (1.5 billion DKK) with products sold to more than 120 countries.

For more information please contact:

Mette Dal Steffensen, Senior Marketing Specialist, Palsgaard A/S
[email protected] | +45 2073 4534