Following previous MD Malin Andersson´s promotion to the VP Sales for Viking Malt Group, we are happy to announce the appointment of
Jirapha Liangsiri as the MD of Sweden and Site Manager for the Halmstad plant starting January 2022.
Jirapha Liangsiri has previously worked as Senior Supply Chain Director for Region North West Europe at Novo Nordisk. Before that she has worked in several managerial supply chain positions at Carlsberg. She has Master´s degree in Manufacturing Management from Linköping University, Doctorate degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Technical University of Dortmund in addition to be a certified brew master from VLB (Versuchs- und Lehranstalt für Brauerei) from Berlin. She will relocate from Denmark to Sweden with her family.
Jirapha Liangsiri will drive further development of the Swedish entity with the focus on customers as well as employee engagement and quality across all functions. She will also contribute to the strategic development on the Group level. With her solid academic background and strong industry knowledge, she will be a very valuable addition to the Viking Malt Team. We warmly welcome Jirapha Liangsiri and wish her success in the role.
Viking Malt Group has production in 5 countries: Finland in Sweden, Denmark, Lithuania as well as two plants in Poland. The production capacity is 600 000 t/a and the turnover of the group is appr. 250 million euros and the company employ appr. 260 employees. Viking Malt is the largest malting company in Scandinavia, 5th largest in Europe and 9th in the world. It is the leading company in specialty malts in the global market. Viking Malt Group is owned by Polttimo (62,5 %) and Svenska Lantmännen (37,5 %).
Viking Malt Sweden is located in Halmstad´s port and it has production capacity of 200 000 tons / year being biggest of the Viking Malt entities. It produces Pilsner, Distilling and Organic malt and a major part of the production is exported to both Europe and other continents.
Malin Andersson, VP Sales Viking Malt Group +46 70 819 38 92
Kasper Madsen, CEO Viking Malt Group, +45 22 14 20 10
Pia Valve, VP HR and Communications Viking Malt Group +358 40 7700090
More info about the company and products: www.vikingmalt.com.