HaGe announces Bent Nissen as new CEO

Bent Nissen promoted to CEO at HaGe

Been with company over 30 years

Bent Nissen holds a degree in business administration as well as a graduate diploma in accounting and financial management. He started as a trainee in DLG’s seed department in 1990, and during his 32 years in the group he has delivered impressive results in the field of crop cultivation, where he quickly advanced to deputy director and later became vice president. In 2017, he was appointed executive vice president with responsibility for the crop cultivation activities in the group’s, ie. seeds, plant protection products, fertilizers and plant breeding.

In recent years, he has divided his time between the DLG Group’s head office in Denmark and HaGe’s ditto in Kiel, Germany. Here he has been at the forefront of a transformation of the plant breeding area in HaGe, which has brought the company to a position as one of Germany’s leading companies within crop cultivation.

Bent Nissen is chairman of the board of Sejet Planteforædling, Dangødning, Dankalk and Scandagra Polska, as well as a board member of Scandagra Baltikum.

“During our many years of collaboration, I have time and time again seen how Bent, with his strategic sense and strong business understanding, has set the direction and created results. At the same time, he is a well-liked and respected leader who manages to get an organization to work together towards a common goal. That is why Bent is the right person to strengthen HaGe’s business and take it to the next level,” says Kristian Hundebøll, Group CEO of DLG.

“The German market is characterized by strong competition and it is important that we run a streamlined and profitable business. It is a big and exciting task that awaits, which I look very much forward to. During the time I have been responsible for the crop cultivation area in HaGe I have gained a extensive knowledge of both the company and gotten to know my colleagues very well. Now I look forward to working even closer together with them,” says Bent Nissen.

Bent Nissen takes over the job as CEO from Henrik Madsen who has decided to leave HaGe for personal reasons. Henrik Madsen has been a member of the Executive Board of HaGe since 2015, since 2019 as CEO.

“I would like to thank Henrik for the cooperation and the results he has created during his time at HaGe, where he, among other things. has helped set in motion a transformation of the business. I understand his decision and wish him all the best for the future,” says Kristian Hundebøll.

Merger with Team

At a general meeting on 29 June 2022, it was decided that HaGe will be merged with the DLG Group’s other large German subsidiary, Team, and thus become part of the Team group. The merger is expected to officially take effect in early September.


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