SAS Group Management

SAS Group Management

SAS Group Management

Group Management is responsible for the company’s business management, financial reporting, acquisitions /disposals, financing and communication and other corporate matters.

The members of the Group Management are appointed by the President in consultation with the Board of Directors. Only the President reports to the Board, although the other members of Group Management reports to the President.

Group Management’s responsibilities are divided among its members with regard to managing the company’s business affairs, and minuted meetings are normally held every second week.

Rickard Gustafson, born 1964

President and CEO. Member of SAS Group Management from February 1, 2011.

Previously, various executive positions in GE Capital, both in Europe and the US, and President of Codan/Trygg-Hansa from 2006–2011.

External directorships: Chairman of Aleris and board member of FAM AB.

Education: Master of Science, Industrial Economics.

Shareholding: 40,000 common shares. A close relative to Rickard Gustafson holds 5 common shares.

Mattias Forsberg, born 1972

Executive Vice President and CIO. Member of SAS Group Management since 1 January 2016.

Previously: CIO at Systembolaget 2011-2015 and before that CIO B&B Tools and strategy/management Consultant at Accenture with experience from Swedish and international businesses.

Externa directorships: None.

Education: Master Degree in Engineering Physics and a Bachelor Degree in Economics at Uppsala University.

Shareholding: No present shareholding in SAS.

Göran Jansson, born 1958

CFO and Deputy President. Member of SAS Group Management since 2011.

Previously CFO and Deputy CEO of Assa Abloy.

External directorships: Board member of SPP.

Education: Graduate in Business Administration from Stockholm University.

Shareholding: 1,330 preference shares.

Carina Malmgren Heander, born 1959

Executive Vice President and Chief of Staff. Member  of SAS Group Management since January 1, 2015

Previously: Senior Vice President AB Electrolux and a number of leading positions in HR and operations at Electrolux, Sandvik and ABB.

External directorships: Svedbergs AB and Scandinavian Track Group AB.

Education: MBA, Linköping University.

Shareholding: 0


Eivind Roald, born 1966

Executive Vice President Commercial. Member of SAS Group Management since April 1, 2012.

Eivind Roald joined SAS after seven years as the President of Hewlett Packard in Norway. He also has 16 years’ experience from such companies as Accenture and Willi Railo Consulting, where he focused on the restructuring of sales and marketing functions.

External directorships: Crayon Group AS.

Education: Bachelor’s degree from the Norwegian Management School (BI).

Shareholding: 84,000 common shares.

Lars Sandahl Sørensen, born 1963

Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer. Member of SAS Group Management since 1 May 2015.

Previously: Lars Sandahl Sørensen has an international background from senior executive roles in ISS World (Group CCO), SAS Group (Grou CCO & CEO of SAS International), Visit Denmark (CEO), Confederation of Danish Industries. REcently he has also been a partner in AIMS International and advisor to European large cap Active ownership funds.

Externa directorships: NKT Holding A/S, The Danish Industry Foundation, Confederation of Danish Industry, IAK and Sport Event Denmark.

Education: Economics & Management degrees from Kansai Gaidai University & St. Cloud University.

Shareholding: No present shareholding in SAS.

Karl Sandlund, born 1977

Executive Vice President Strategic Initiatives. Member of SAS Group Management since February 1, 2014.

Karl Sandlund comes from a position as Vice President Network & Partners and previously worked in management roles with strategic assignments for SAS. Karl Sandlund worked for McKinsey before joining SAS in 2004.

External directorships: none.

Education: Master of Science in Industrial Engineering and Management from Linköping University.

Shareholding: 2,000 ordinary shares, 130 preference shares.

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