As of May 1, DLF Seeds has closed the transaction to acquire PGG Wrightson’s seeds business and two new executive board members has been appointed.

A new organisational setup has been set up to leverage on DLFs global footprint, and the therefore the DLF Management has decided to further strengthen the Executive Management Board by appointing John McKenzie, PGG Wrightson Seeds, New Zealand and Robert Clarck, DLF Pickseed, Canada.

As of today, the EMB is composed by: Truels Damsgaard (CEO), Morten Andersen (CFO), Søren Halbye (Greater Europe), Klaus K. Nielsen (R&D), John McKenzie (Oceania), Niels Mikkelsen (MariboHilleshög), Rob Clark (North America) and Søren Ustrup (South America).

Truels Damsgaard, CEO, has officially welcomed the new colleagues in the PGG Wrightson Seeds teams in New Zealand, Australia, Uruguay, Argentina and Brazil to the DLF family.

“PGG Wrightson Seeds is an outstanding brand with a high quality product portfolio. By combining our two businesses, we increase our global reach and enhance our product offering towards our customers. Together, we build a new global R&D platform to focus on strengthening our resources and capabilities, especially within the biotech space. The finalisation of this deal brings together two leading forage and turf seed companies forming one undisputed leader in our niche,” says Damsgaard.