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Executive Board

The Executive Board manages the Nordzucker Group

With a combination of expertise and long-standing experience, the Executive Board manages Nordzucker AG, including its subsidiaries, with a division comprising CEO and Agriculture, Production, Marketing and Sales, and Finance and IT.

Dr. Lars Gorissen (1972), Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

  • Chief Executive Officer of the Nordzucker AG since 16. August 2018
  • Areas of responsibility: Agri Analysis, Agri Consulting & Shared Agri Services, Business Unit Cane Sugar, Communications, Group strategy, Human Resources, Legal & Governance, Public Affairs, Sustainability


  • March 2018 – August 2018
    Speaker of the Nordzucker AG Executive Board 
  • March 2014 – February 2018
    Head of Agriculture and Raw Material Procurement at Nordzucker 
  • October 2013 – February 2014
    Head of Agriculture and Raw Material Procurement at Nordzucker
  • 2009 – 2013
    Head of Legal including managing the Supervisory board of Nordzucker AG and the holding companies of Nordzucker
  • 2008 – 2009
    Manager Executive and Supervisory Board Nordzucker AG 
  • 2000 – 2008
    Various positions in the legal department Siemens AG Erlangen, at last Munich

Alexander Bott (1974), Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

  • Member of the Nordzucker AG Executive Board since 27 August 2018 
  • Areas of responsibility: Accounting & Financial Controlling, Corporate Finance, IT, Procurement, Sales & Operations Controlling, Tax


  • 2010–2018
    Member of the Executive Board of Lieken AG/CFO Lieken AG, Düsseldorf
  • 2008–2010
    Director of Finance/Managing Director, Lieken Brot und Backwaren GmbH
  • 2004–2008
    Various management positions at Kamps AG, Düsseldorf and Barilla Holding S.p.A, Parma (Italy)
  • 2001–2004
    Consultant, KPMG Consulting GmbH, Frankfurt am Main

Alexander Godow (1966), Chief Operating Officer (COO)

  • Member of the Nordzucker AG Executive Board since 1 January 2022
  • Areas of responsibility: Digitalization & Technology Service, GoGreen, Operations, Product & Quality Management, Sales and Marketing, Supply Chain Management


  • COO for the Business Unit Industry at DMK Deutsches Milchkontor in Zeven for several years
  • positions including sales director at several internationally active companies in the food industry and in plant engineering

Responsibility, Courage, Dedication and Appreciation - our Code of Conduct is the guideline for business.

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