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Retired Chief Executive Officer, Carlsberg Group

Mr. ‘t Hart served as Chief Executive Officer of Carlsberg Group, a brewing company, from 2015 to August 2023. Prior to joining Carlsberg, Mr. ‘t Hart was CEO of the Dutch dairy company Royal FrieslandCampina, a position which he had held since 2008. Prior to Royal FrieslandCampina, he spent 25 years with Unilever, holding positions across Eastern and Western Europe, and Asia. His last position at Unilever was as a member of the Europe Executive Board. Mr. ‘t Hart is Chairman of the Supervisory Board of KLM and member of the Board of AFKLM.


  • During his 38-year career, Mr. ’t Hart gained valuable experience in executive leadership, operations management, cost management and strategic planning.
  • Mr. ‘t Hart was the main architect behind Carlsberg's strategic move into Asian markets, the prioritizing price over volume initiative and the restoration of robust sales in its Eastern Europe brewing business.
  • Mr. ‘t Hart has extensive public company board and global corporate governance experience. He is chairman of the Supervisory Board of KLM and a member of the Board of AFKLM.