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Haldor Topsoe appoints new chief human resources officer

Peter Kirkegaard

Peter Kirkegaard has been appointed chief human resources officer (CHRO) of Haldor Topsoe, effective January 1, 2021.

Since 2016, Peter Kirkegaard has served as executive vice president, chief people & culture officer, with Hempel A/S, which he joined in 2007 as vice president. Before that, Peter Kirkegaard had a 15-year career with Accenture, where he was partner leading the Human Performance and Finance & Performance Management service lines.

“Peter has shown that he can drive large-scale transformation projects with great results and buy-in from the organisation. I am convinced that his strategic mindset, cultural sensitivity and collaborative approach will bring exceptional value to our company, and that Peter will take an important role in securing Haldor Topsoe’s success,” says Roeland Baan, CEO of Haldor Topsoe.

“I really look forward to be part of the ambitious transformation that Haldor Topsoe has just begun. The vision to become recognised as the global leader in carbon emission reduction technologies by 2024 truly inspires me. Haldor Topsoe – and its employees – has the potential to do a remarkable positive difference on a global scale, and I am proud that I can be part of that,” says Kirkegaard.