RANDERS, Denmark – Danish Crown appointed Jesper Friis the new division director of the company’s Pork Division.

The pork division is the company’s largest with revenues of more than DKK 30 billion ($5.2 billion). Friis takes responsibility for the division from Kjeld Johannesen, chief executive officer.

“Jesper will bring exactly the international experience we have been looking for, and he has also delivered some excellent results in his current job,"Johannesen said.

Friis comes to Danish Crown from Carlsberg, where he was senior vice president, Western Europe. He has worked for Carlsberg since 2005. In addition to regional responsibilities, he has also been sales director in Denmark and CEO of Carlsberg's subsidiary in Norway.