Maria Kofod Larsen
Group Vice President
Maria Kofod Larsen is Group Vice President with responsibility for Organisation & Strategy, encompassing HR Development, HR Administration, Communications, Marketing and the Executive Management Secretariat.
Maria Kofod Larsen has an MA in political science from 2005 and has had a meteoric career in the group. She started at DLG in 2000 and became a marketing and CRM consultant in 2006. Maria Kofod Larsen was executive management assistant for the Executive Management Board for four years and after a single year with the Danish Agriculture and Food Council, she returned to DLG as HR Development Manager in 2012 and was appointed Group Executive Vice President in 2013.
In a short span of time, Maria Kofod has managed to build an international organisation for Organisation & Strategy.
Maria focuses on reaping group synergies, and one of her achievements is the building up of an international Group HR function to ensure that HR initiatives contribute to the continued development of the group and the 6,500 employees. During Marias management, the five departments within Organisation & Strategy have launched a new strategy process and a new strategy "DLG - Leading the way 2021", framed the story of DLG, our Employer Value Proposition, and our three new core Group values, and built a new management model and a new HR system.