Danish food ingredients firm Danisco has announced the appointment of Martin Klaus Nielsen as president of Danisco Emulsifiers.

The appointment follows the promotion of former president of the unit, Torben Svejgard, to chief operating officer earlier this year.

Nielsen, who will be based in Brabrand, Denmark, worked for Danisco for 13 years and has held various positions within application, sales, business development and product management. For the past two years, he has been president of Cadbury and Gumlink’s shared R&D company in Denmark (Chew Tech). Nielsen will join Danisco on 1 March 2005.