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Chief Commercial Officer Karl Sandlund leaves SAS

April 4, 2022 08:30

Today, SAS Executive Vice President and CCO, Karl Sandlund announced that he will leave SAS for a new position outside the company.

“Karl has been at SAS since 2004 and it is with regret, I see him leave. He has been a key player in many different areas of the company for the past 18 years. Both from a personal and professional level I’m grateful for how Karl introduced me to SAS when I joined last year.  I am sure that his drive and passion for society is something his new company will value as well. I wish him all the best in his future endeavors”, says Anko van der Werff, President & CEO of SAS.

“It’s with mixed feelings I am leaving SAS. It has been a fantastic journey and I have held different exciting positions within the company throughout the years. The changes we have seen and the movement toward a more sustainable aviation industry with SAS in leading position are close to my heart. I have now accepted an irresistible opportunity in a company promoting excellence and opportunities for our next generation which is something I highly value. I like to thank my colleagues at SAS for their engagement and support throughout the years and I will closely follow the developments of SAS FORWARD, our plan which will ensure a sustainable future for this fantastic company", says Karl Sandlund, CCO of SAS.

SAS will now start the recruitment process of his successor. Karl will leave the company   at the latest at the beginning of October.

For further information, please contact:

SAS press office, +46 8 797 29 44

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The information was submitted for publication by Louise Bergström at 08:30 a.m. CET on 4 April 2022.

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