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 & 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, board member of FAM AB and Telia AB.

Education: Master of Science, Industrial Economics.

Shareholding: 40,000 common shares. A close relative to Rickard Gustafson holds 5 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: None.

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

Shareholding: 0

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: 2,500 common shares.

Torbjørn Wist, born 1968

Executive Vice President & CFO. Member of SAS Group Management since 2018.

Previously: Group Treasurer at Telenor ASA and multiple financial leadership positions at Salomon Brothers, Merrill Lynch and Greenhill & Co.

External directorships: None

Education: Business degree from Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario in London, Canada.

Shareholding: No present shareholding in SAS

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: No present shareholding in SAS.

 

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: 2,000 common shares.

Mattias Forsberg, born 1972

Executive Vice President & 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.