ASKER, NORWAY — Tove Andersen will succeed Stefan Ranstrand as chief executive officer of TOMRA Group, effective Nov. 1, 2021. Ranstrand has led the company since 2009.

Andersen comes to TOMRA from YARA International, where she currently serves as executive vice president of the agricultural and environmental protection company’s Europe division. YARA International, also based in Norway, operates in more than 60 countries, employs roughly 16,000 people, and reported $11.6 billion in revenue in 2020.

"I've seen the great work that TOMRA is doing to enable the circular economy while also ensuring resource responsibility and minimizing waste across the food, recycling and mining industries,” Andersen said. “It is really motivating to be joining TOMRA to lead the resource revolution. I’m very excited to take on the role as the new CEO of TOMRA. I’ve seen the impact TOMRA is making and to join this company with sustainability at the core of its strategy is a privilege.”

TOMRA, a sustainable technology solutions company founded in 1972, serves customers in more than 80 global markets, employs approximately 4,300 people and reported total revenues of roughly €990 million ($1.21 billion USD) in 2020.

“I am thrilled to welcome Tove Andersen as the new CEO of TOMRA,” Ranstrand commented. “Tove has vast international experience working for YARA, a company like TOMRA that has sustainability at the core of its strategy. I look forward to seeing the impact Tove will make in leading the resource revolution.

“The people of TOMRA are what make this company achieve great things for our planet,” he added. “Tove shares our values of passion, innovation and responsibility. She will be a great leader to take TOMRA into the future. I am pleased to be able to personally welcome Tove to TOMRA and look forward to working alongside her during the transition.”

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