The Carlsberg Group has now named a successor of CFO Heine Dalsgaard who decided in June to resign effective 31 December 2022 to take up the CFO position in a private equity-backed company in a different industry. (inside.beer, 22.6.2022)
Ulrica Fearn will join the Carlsberg Group as new Chief Financial Officer and member of the Executive Board on 1 January 2023. According to a press release, Ulrica Fearn is a Swedish national who brings strong international financial experience from multiple senior positions in global companies and industries.
She is a seasoned international finance executive who, since 2021, has served as CFO of Equinor, Norway. Equinor, operating in more than 30 countries, is the leading Norwegian energy company with revenue of approximately USD 88bn, more than 21,000 employees and a market value of more than USD 100bn. Before joining Equinor, Ms Fearn was Director, Group Finance at British telecommunications company BT. She began her career at Diageo, where she spent almost 20 years in various senior finance and other management roles across Europe, APAC and the USA.
“I'm very pleased to welcome Ulrica Fearn to Carlsberg. She comes with a strong track record and extensive financial experience from leading global companies, including within the beverage category. Ulrica will bring to Carlsberg a combination of stellar commercial credentials and a people-centric leadership style. She's the right person to continue our disciplined performance management culture,” says CEO Cees ‘t Hart.
Ulrica Fearn is looking forward to joining Carlsberg Group:
“Carlsberg is a truly iconic multinational company with a strong purpose. The company has a proud history and heritage, together with the values of giving back to society through the Carlsberg Foundation. These things, combined with a strong position and opportunities for the future, make it a truly exciting time to join Carlsberg.
“Carlsberg has delivered strong financial results and shown impressive resilience. I'm looking forward to working together with the team to continue and further strengthen and develop the company in line with the new ambitious SAIL’27 strategy,” says Ulrica Fearn.