Cimbria appoints new managing director in East Africa

by Holly Demaree
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Steen Andersen
NAIROBI, KENYA – Steen Andersen has joined Cimbria’s team in Kenya, as business unit lead and managing director of Cimbria East Africa. He began his new role on July 1.

Andersen succeeds Joergen T. Nielsen who started the Cimbria activities in Kenya in 1979 and has over the years built the Cimbria East Africa business. Nielsen will continue his work in Cimbria where he will exploit his experience and many years in Africa as part of the sales team, with a clear focus to lead our commercial activities reporting to Steen Andersen. 

In his recent role, Steen Andersen has been responsible for DLF in Russia and Czech Republic as chief executive officer of DLF Seeds SRO. Steen has in this role developed the business and organization in Russia and Czech Republic to be an important part of DLF’s growth, the company said. Steen also has experience from companies as Skiold A/S, and has a background in agricultural studies from the Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University in Copenhagen. 

Cimbria East Africa continues to be a part of Cimbria’s African strategy. Cimbria said its current operations and the appointment is part of a succession plan to ensure the mid- and long-term management of Cimbria East Africa.
 
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