Toennies: Group expands the Group Executive B...

Group expands the Group Executive Board

Georg Lukas
Steen Sönnichsen joins the Tönnies Board of Management.
Steen Sönnichsen joins the Tönnies Board of Management.

GERMANY, Rheda-Wiedenbrück. The Tönnies Group is spreading the management of two divisions over several shoulders. The Board of Management is being expanded to include a member who will be responsible for the International Division in the future. An experienced manager from Denmark has been recruited for this purpose.

The Tönnies Group is expanding its Board of Management. According to the company, this is happening "at the express request of Frank Duffe, Managing Director of the Pork, International and Ingredients divisions." Duffe reportedly suggested this expansion weeks ago "in order to be able to fully concentrate on the change process in the industry and in our company."

The company's management then succeeded in gaining Steen Sönnichsen, "a very accomplished industry expert for Tönnies," according to Tönnies. The 54-year-old native of Denmark has held management positions in the industry for decades. He had joined Westfleisch as a board member in December 2017, and the manager and the company parted ways last year.

Sönnichsen will contribute his expertise as head of the International division from August 1, 2022, the manufacturer writes. The new board member is to look after the sites in Denmark, Poland, Spain and the United Kingdom in particular.

This relief will enable Frank Duffe to "drive the change process in the Pork division in Germany even more intensively." The move is also a clear commitment to Germany as a business location. Clemens Tönnies, Managing Partner of the Group, comments: "Frank Duffe and I have been a team for 36 years and continue to tackle the transformation together. We agree that the generational change in the company's management that has been initiated is also an important factor in this. We want to implement this consistently in the coming years." (ach)

Source:, / dfv Mediengruppe


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