PR - Jens Holstborg new Managing Director in Danespo

Jens Holstborg will be the new Managing Director in Danespo

The name of the new Managing Director in Danespo is Jens Holstborg, currently employed as Managing Director for DSV Seed Denmark, a part of the Deutsche Saatveredelung (DSV) -Group. Jens Holstborg is the successor of Steen Bitsch, who is taking up a new position as CEO in Vestjyllands Andel.

- I am pleased to announce that we have a new management team in Danespo, says Truels Damsgaard, Chairman of the Board of Danespo. – By employing Jens Holstborg Danespo will get a new strong managing director with huge experience in the fields of plant breeding, business development and working in global organisations. Danespo is a solid organisation, and I am confident, that the company will continue the positive development with Jens Holstborg as Managing Director.

Jens Holstborg is 47 years old and has a Master in Dairy Science and Technology from the Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University in Copenhagen. After graduation in 1995 Jens was employed in Danisco, and at his resignation in 2008 he was Director for Business Development and Marketing in the Gums and Systems Division. In 2008 Jens Holstborg was employed as Managing Director of Hunsballe Frø, which changed name to DSV Frø Denmark in 2013 due to DSV’s acquisition. Since 2015 Jens has as well been the Division Director for DSV’s international divison for Grasses and Cover Crops. In private life Jens Holstborg is married to Rikke and has 2 children, a daughter of 12 years and a son of 8 years. The family is living in Aarhus.

- Jens Holstborg is taking up the position as Managing Director in Danespo when he has settled his current employment, says Truels Damsgaard adding that there will be a joint reception at Hotel Legoland on Friday, 21. April 2017 at 13.00 p.m., an opportunity to welcome Jens Holstborg and thank Steen Bitsch for his efforts.


For further information:

Managing Director Jens Holstborg, mobile +45 4044 0747.

Chairman of the Board, Truels Damsgaard, DLF, mobile +45 4013 3465.


Danespo is breeding, producing and trading seed and ware potatoes. 80% of the seed potatoes are exported whereas the ware potatoes are sold to the home market and the other Scandinavian countries under the brand of Danespo food. Danespo is owned equally by DLF and Florimond Desprez, each with 49 percent. The last two percent are owned by growers and employees.

   PR - Jens Holstborg new Managing Director in Danespo