Orkla announces resignation of EVP HR

Orkla ASA, a provider of home & personal, confectionery & Snacks, has announced that EVP HR Karin Aslaksen is leaving the company with effect from February 1, 2013.

Aslaksen started in Elkem in 1996 with responsibility for the organization and implementation of Lean Operations. Aslaksen joined the executive management of Elkem in 2003 with responsibility for strategic HR/HSE/Lean. She has been a member of the Group Executive Board of Orkla since 2010 and has extensive experience with change processes related to start-ups, integration, mergers and acquisitions.

"I entered into the HR position to contribute to the transformation of the industrial Group of Orkla. This phase is now over, and the future is focused on branding. I have had the pleasure of working with many talented people in various parts of the Group. I wish you all the best for the future," says Karin Aslaksen.

"Karin Aslaksen has done a lot of important work in connection with the many major change processes in the company. We thank Karin Aslaksen for her contribution to the Group and wish her luck with the new challenges outside the Group," says Orkla President and CEO Age Korsvold.