Tove brings extensive international industrial experience. During her 24 years, she held several positions in Yara International spanning operational and strategic responsibilities of increasing scope.
She has been Executive Vice President, Production, Executive Vice President, Supply Chain and has had several management roles within Yara and Norsk Hydro/Yara. She started in Norsk Hydro in 1997.
Tove holds a master’s degree in Business Administration from BI Norwegian Business School and a master’s degree in physics and mathematics from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).
"I've seen the great work that TOMRA is doing to enable the circular economy while also ensuring resource responsibility and minimizing waste across the food, recycling and mining industries. It is really motivating to be joining TOMRA to lead the resource revolution."
"I’m very excited to take on the role as the new CEO of TOMRA. I’ve seen the impact TOMRA is making and to join this company with sustainability at the core of its strategy is a privilege."
TOMRA was founded on an innovation in 1972 that began with the design, manufacturing and sale of reverse vending machines (RVMs) for automated collection of used beverage containers. Today TOMRA provides technology-led solutions that enable the circular economy with advanced collection and sorting systems that optimize resource recovery and minimize waste in the food, recycling and, mining industries and is committed to building a more sustainable future.
Stefan Ranstrand, who has been TOMRA’s president and CEO since 2009:
"I am thrilled to welcome Tove Andersen as the new CEO of TOMRA."
"Tove has vast international experience working for Yara, a company like TOMRA that has sustainability at the core of its strategy. I look forward to seeing the impact Tove will make in leading the resource revolution."
"The people of TOMRA are what make this company achieve great things for our planet. Tove shares our values of passion, innovation and responsibility. She will be a great leader to take TOMRA into the future."
"I am pleased to be able to personally welcome Tove to TOMRA and look forward to working alongside her during the transition."
Stefan Ranstrand, announced in October 2020 his desire to step down during 2021. As requested by the Board, he will continue as President and CEO until Tove takes over. Tove will take over at the latest 1st November 2021.