Management & Board of Directors

Senior Management

350X450px Anita Johansen Probi

Anita Johansen

CEO

Birth year: 1972

 

Education: M. Sc. Pharmacy, PhD Pharmaceutical Technology from University of Copenhagen, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences

 

Share holdings: 15

 

Anita joined Probi in April 2022 as the Vice President of R&D, and since April 2023 has been the CEO of Probi.
Anita is also serving as director of the board of Blis Technologies Ltd, where Probi is a substantial product holder, and she is an elected board member of International Association of Probiotics (IPA) and on the board of IPA Europe.
Throughout her career Anita has been working with product development and held leadership positions in global consumer healthcare companies, such as Ferrosan, Pfizer Consumer Healthcare, Novozymes, and USP Zdrowie.
Anita is passionate about promoting the advantages of good bacteria by delivering customer relevant innovations supported by science.

Anita Johansen

CEO

300X450px Per Lindblad Probi

Per Lindblad

CFO

Birth year: 1966

 

Education: M.Sc. Economics & Business Administration, Copenhagen Business School

 

Share holdings: 191

 

Per joined Probi in November 2023 from ABF Ingredients (A division of Associated British Food) where he served as CFO. Previous to ABF Ingredients, Per had senior leadership roles in Finance, IT and Supply Chain in Chr. Hansen and CP Kelco. Throughout his career, he has demonstrated value driven leadership skills and a deep understanding of financial management, business development & M&A.

Per Lindblad

CFO

350X450px Bashuda Bhattari Johansson Probi

Basudha Bhattarai-Johansson

VP HR & Sustainability

Birth year: 1983

 

Education: Bachelor's degree in Psychology and minor in Management, Hood College Maryland

 

Share holdings: 0

 

Basudha Bhattarai-Johansson joined Probi as Vice President HR in January 2020. Prior to Probi, Basudha worked for Bristol-Myers Squibb as Head of HR for Nordics. Before Bristol-Myers Squibb, Basudha has held Northern European HR roles in IQVIA (previously IMS Health). Basudha brings with her in depth experience in strategic HRM, M&As and change management.

Basudha Bhattarai-Johansson

VP HR & Sustainability

Board of Directors

Jean Yves Parisot

Jean-Yves Parisot

Chairman of the board

Birth year: 1964


Education: Bachelor of Economics, HEC Paris, and Veterinary Science, VetAgro Sup.


Share holdings: 0

Chairman of the Board since 2015. President Taste, Nutrition and Health, a division of Symrise. Previous leadership roles at Air Liquide, Danisco, Rhodia, Rhône-Poulenc, Mérial and Pfizer. 

 

  • Other board assignments: Chairman of the board of VetAgroSup.
  • Independent in relation to the company: Yes
  • Independent in relation to major shareholders: No

 

Jean-Yves Parisot

Chairman of the board

Irène Corthésy Malnoë

Irène Corthésy Malnoë

Board member

Birth year: 1958

 

Education: Doctor of Molecular Biology, University of Lausanne, and Master of Technology Enterprise, IMD
Business School.

 

Share holdings: 0

 

Board member since 2018. Former Chief Scientific Officer and member of the board of Nestlé Health Science, leadership roles with Nestlé Research Center and the Division of Gastroenterology, Lausanne University Hospital.

 

  • Other board assignments: Mirai Foods.
  • Independent in relation to the company: Yes
  • Independent in relation to major shareholders: Yes

Irène Corthésy Malnoë

Board member

Charlotte Hansson

Charlotte Hansson

Board member

Birth year: 1962

Education: M.Sc. in Biochemistry, Copenhagen University and Marketing Economist diploma from IHM. 

Share holdings: 500

Board member since 2017. Owner of Scandinavian Insight Consulting AB. Former CEO of MorgonTidig Distribution KB and Jetpak. Has previously served in leadership roles at Danzas ASG Eurocargo AB, Carl Zeiss AB and Beckman Coulter AB.

 

  • Chairman of the board of Link Top Holding A/S and and vChain AB, member of the boards of Bergman & Beving AB, DistIT AB, Green Cargo AB, Senerg
  • Independent in relation to the company: Yes
  • Independent in relation to major shareholders: Yes

Charlotte Hansson

Board member

Jörn Andreas

Jörn Andreas

Board member

Birth year: 1980

Education: PhD in economics, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Karlsruhe.

Share holdings: 0

Board member since 2019. President Scent & Care and Executive Board member Symrise AG. Jörn has experience from both a previous assignment as board member (2014-2016) at Probi and his position as CFO of the company (2017-2018). He has also worked for The Boston Consulting Group, Hamburg and Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany.

  • Other board assignments: Blis Technologies
  • Independent in relation to the company: Yes
  • Independent in relation to major shareholders: No

Jörn Andreas

Board member

Malin Ruijsenaars

Malin Ruijsenaars

Board member

Birth year: 1971

 

Education: Bachelor of Human Resources from Lund University, Business Administration & Sociology from
UC Berkeley (University of California), Master of European Studies from Brygge.

 

Share holdings: 0

 

Board member since 2020. Head of talent management and company development at Grenspecialisten AB. More than 20 years of international experience in HR, business management, corporate governance, growth, strategy, CSR, establishment in new markets and communication

 

  • Other board assignments: Vitec Software Group
  • Independent in relation to the company: Yes
  • Independent in relation to major shareholders: Yes

Malin Ruijsenaars

Board member