Coming from a consulting background, Mr. Bechsgaard has held several management positions in Novozymes, primarily working with strategy, marketing and business development. Since 2011, Mr. Bechsgaard has been globally responsible for all sourcing and operational procurement activities in Novozymes.
Novozymes is a fast growing biotech company and as such is heavily exposed to commodity markets to produce fermented products. Novozymes also invests many resources in optimizing factories and building new capacity. Since 2011, Novozymes has run an ambitious transformation program with the aim of strengthening global sourcing, improving organizational capabilities, and ultimately delivering higher value add.