New CEO of Kopenhagen Fur

Mr. Jesper Uggerhøj, CEO of Irma, joins Kopenhagen Fur as new CEO on 1 April 2016.


Mr. Torben Nielsen retires after 24 years as CEO of Kopenhagen Fur. He will be succeeded by Jesper Uggerhøj who comes from a position as CEO of Irma. Jesper Uggerhøj has extensive experience in the management of companies with a focus on sale, retail as well as concept and business development in Denmark and abroad. He was previously CEO of Premier Is - Mejerigaarden A/S and Løgismose A/S. His CV also includes senior positions in Toms Group and Arla Foods.

- We are very pleased to announce that Jesper Uggerhøj takes over the reins of leadership of Kopenhagen Fur. We are a company with very large span from primary production on the fur farms, over the very large joint company with auction house, consultancy, laboratory, public affairs to the international catwalks in for example Shanghai and Milan. Jesper has extensive experience in international sales and with many years of service in Arla Foods, he has also previously been working in a farmer-owned cooperative. We look forward to the collaboration, says Tage Pedersen, chairman of Kopenhagen Fur's board of directors.

- I see it as a very big and exciting challenge to take over the position as CEO of Kopenhagen Fur. The company has - in close cooperation with the Danish fur farmers - created impressive results on the international markets in recent years and enjoys global leadership. I look forward to continuing to develop this position in close cooperation with the fur farmers and the many talented employees of Kopenhagen Fur, says Jesper Uggerhøj.

A reception will be held for Jesper Uggerhøj and Torben Nielsen in connection with Kopenhagen Fur's auction April 13, 15-17.

Facts about Kopenhagen Fur

Kopenhagen is the world's largest fur auction house and co-operatively owned by the Danish fur breeders.

Kopenhagen Fur's turnover in 2014/15 was 10.9 billion DKK.

Denmark is one of the largest fur producing countries in the world with an output of 18.6 million mink skins in 2015.

Mink skins account for approx. one third of Danish exports to China/Hong Kong.

In Denmark, 6.000 people are employed in the fur sector.