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Troels Nørgaard Laursen, Senior manager, Health & Performance Nutrition

troelsOpportunities for personal development, a great culture for cooperation and good colleagues give Troels Nørgaard Laursen many reasons to be satisfied with working life at Arla Foods Ingredients.

The company has lived up to all expectations, since he was appointed Health & Performance business development manager for Europe in 2009. In the summer of 2011, he was promoted to a global role as senior manager for Health & Performance, covering whey protein solutions for sports and clinical nutrition and functional food.

My ideal job
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I had defined my ideal job, and, when I saw the ad for the position as business development manager, it came very close to it,” says Troels, who had previously spent more than five years working in a variety of roles for a multinational medical care company.

”After working in global marketing for three years, I wished to gain a broader business responsibility. Arla Foods Ingredients has given me that.”

Plenty to learn
With a Master in Biomedical Technology under his belt, the Arla Group was not a company on Troels’ immediate radar. In fact, before joining Arla Foods Ingredients, he had no knowledge of the company’s expertise in nutritional whey proteins.

”Of course, there were a lot of things I didn’t know when I started here. I have learned very much, gained a broader network and had the opportunity to work closely with areas such as production and innovation. It is very motivating to be part of driving business in this interesting growth area. Now I’m a whey protein nerd,” Troels laughs.

Friendly and inspiring
Supportive colleagues helped him off to a good start and continue to contribute to the friendly, relaxed and highly inspiring atmosphere. Outside working hours, his colleagues keep him on his toes when they regularly meet up for a fast-paced game of squash.

Troels continues, ”My job is an exciting combination of business and nutrition, which is something that interests all of us every day. Closer to Nature is also a strategy that we can easily relate to as employees.

”Looking to his future career possibilities, he can easily see himself at Arla Foods Ingredients for quite some time to come.