Mycorena Hires Quorn Commercial Director to Drive Growth

Swedish foodtech company Mycorena onboards Bernhard Ilerup as Head of Commercial Growth to support the company’s ongoing growth process.

“Mycorena has a very promising future ahead of it and is developing at an incredible pace”

Bernhard Ilerup comes directly from a management position at Quorn Foods, a long-time market leader in mycoproteins. In his new role as Head of Commercial Growth at Mycorena, Ilerup is tasked with taking the company to a new level on the commercial side.

With the goal of becoming the market leader in mycoproteins, the company is nearing the start of commercial production at the new Promyc production plant 3P, scheduled for 2023.

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Recently, there have been reports of a decline in the market for plant-based products, however, the market for mycoprotein is still on the upswing and is expected to continue to increase due to its excellent texture and the versatile applications. In response to demand, Mycorena is planning a large-scale expansion; the intensive expansion of the company also increases the need for marketing know-how, which Bernhard Ilerup is expected to contribute in his new role.

“I am very excited to join the team on this exciting journey. Mycorena has a very promising future ahead of it and is developing at an incredible pace. Their innovation and technology has the potential to change the entire industry and joining the company at this time is a fantastic opportunity. I am very much looking forward to taking the next steps together to drive growth,” says Ilerup.

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