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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.

Anko van der Werff

Anko van der Werff

President & CEO. Member of SAS Group Management since July 19, 2021.

Previously: President & Chief Executive Officer at Avianca Holdings, Executive Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer at Grupo Aeroméxico and various executive positions at Qatar Airways Group and AirFrance KLM.

Karl Sandlund, born 1977

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

Previously: Most recently, Executive Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer and previously worked in various management positions for SAS. Karl Sandlund worked for McKinsey before joining SAS in 2004.

External directorships: Board member of Storebrand ASA.

Education: M.Sc. in Industrial Engineering and Management from Linköping University.

Shareholding: 20,000 common shares.

Simon Pauck Hansen, born 1976

Executive Vice President & COO, Airline Operations. Member of SAS Group Management since October 1, 2019.

Previously: Most recently, VP Network & company-wide planning at SAS and previously served a number of central positions in SAS – responsible for organizing the route network and production planning activities. Simon joined the SAS group in 1996 as Trainee.

External directorships: Chairman Luftfartens Klimapartnerskab.

Education: Diploma in Business Administration with major in Marketing from Copenhagen Business School (HD).

Shareholding: 100,000 common shares

Kjetil Håbjørg, born 1971

Executive Vice President and Chief Services Officer. Member of Group Management since 2019

Previously: Most recently, Vice President SAS Ground Handling and previously worked in various operational management positions for SAS. Kjetil Håbjørg worked as management consultant in a variety of industries before joining SAS in 2004.

External directorships: Board member of Federation of Norwegian Aviation industries (NHO Luftfart).

Education: MBA from NHH Norwegian School of Economics

Shareholding: 25,000 common shares.

Magnus Örnberg

Magnus Örnberg, born 1965

Executive Vice President & CFO. Member of SAS Group Management since 2020.

Previously: Executive Vice President and Group CFO at Saab and Division CFO and other leadership positions at ABB

External directorships: None

Education: Business degree from Stockholm School of Economics

Shareholding: 100,000 common shares.

Carina Malmgren Heander, born 1959

Executive Vice President & 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: 40,000 common shares

Charlotte Svensson, born 1967

Executive Vice President & CIO. Member of SAS Group Management since February 1, 2020.

Previously: Most recently, Head of Digital & Communication Services and member of Group Executives in Post Nord 2017-2020, responsible for handling all digital service development, as well as the result and business area manager for the letter operations in the Nordic region. Before that, CTO within BonnierGruppen.

External directorships: None.

Education: Executive Program, Strategy at Stanford University, studies in physics and mathematics at Chalmers University of Technology and graduation in systems science from Karlstad University.

Shareholding: 50,000 common shares