Corporate information

Food Union is one of the largest dairy and ice cream producing companies in Europe. 

Food Union unites major dairy and ice cream companies and representation offices in Northern and Central Eastern Europe: Rīgas piena kombināts, Valmieras piens, Rīgas Piensaimnieks, Premia, Premier Is, Isbjorn Is, Alpin57Lux, Hladokombinat No.1, Ingman Ice Cream Belarus. Food Union focus on providing high added value fresh dairy and ice cream products for end consumers, HoReCa and industrial customers.

By 2016 Food Union is:
The leading milk processing company in Latvia. 
The largest ice cream manufacturer in the Baltics and Denmark. 
The leading food and beverage producer in Latvia.

Currently Food Union exports to 25+ countries all over the world, with the main markets being Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Poland, the Netherlands, Great Britain, Azerbaijan, Russia and China. In 2015, Food Union was first dairy company in Baltics to expand in the Chinese market.

Food Union suppliers include hundreds of the best farms in Europe. More than 1,000 tonnes of milk are daily processed by Food Union production plants. Food Union currently employs more than 2,500 people. 

The operations of Food Union meet the highest food safety and quality standards. The company’s production facilities have received the ISO 9001, ISO 14000, ISO 22000, FSSC 22000, and China’s food safety HACCP certificates.

Management

Food Union is run by a diverse team of international professionals. The company management includes international scale experts in dairy and ice cream production, research and development, logistics, and marketing.

  • Andrey Beskhmelnitsky
    Founding Shareholder, Food Union Group
  • Bernard Hours
    Group Chairman
  • Sergey Beskhmelnitsky
    Chairman of the Board, Food Union Group
  • Normunds Staņevičs
    Chairman of the Board at Rīgas piena kombināts (Food Union Group)
  • Chopin Zhang
    CEO of Food Union China
  • Oleg Beriev
    Strategic Marketing EU & Asia
  • Roman Glebov
    Head of R&D, QFS and Technology
  • Kim Gade Pedersen
    Chief Financial Officer, Premier Is
  • Christian Brink
    Chief Commercial Officer, Premier Is
Contacts for media
Linda Mežgaile

Head of PR
Food Union Group