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THOMAS MAGNUSSON

President

EUROPEAN AGRI-COOPERATIVES

Thomas Magnusson is President of Cogeca, the voice of European Agri-Cooperatives.

He farms a mixed dairy farm with forestry outside the city of Växjö in south-central Sweden together with his son. He is Board member of the Lantmännen group since 2005 and previously was first vice president of the Federation of Swedish Farmers (LRF). In his role of President of Cogeca, he represents the interest of 22.000 agricultural and forestry cooperatives that employ over 600.000 peoples. Cogeca aims to ensure that the EU agriculture and agri-food sector is sustainable, market oriented, innovative and competitive so that agri-cooperatives can provide over half a billion people with quality food supplies at reasonable prices.