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Management Group

Fredrik Emilson

Group President and CEO

B.Sc. (Econ.)

Previous positions: President Business Area Automotive APAC, CEO of Höganäs (China) Co. Ltd, CEO of Höganäs Taiwan Ltd., CEO of Höganäs Korea Ltd., CEO of Pergo Europe and CEO of Trelleborg Waterproofing

Employed since 2010
Born 1969

Mark Braithwaite

Mark Braithwaite

President Business Area Automotive APAC

ACA,B.Sc. Hons (Chemistry)

Previous positions: CFO Region Europe, Merrill Lynch and PriceWaterhouseCoopers

Employed since 2003
Born 1972

Kennet Almkvist

Senior Vice President Commercial

Henley M.B.A., Chemistry

Previous positions: Vice President global Sales & Marketing Division Surface Technology & advanced Ceramic and Metal Powders H.C.Starck GmbH, Member of the Board Metasphere Technology AB, Vice President Division Surface Technology & advanced Ceramic and Metal Powders H.C.Starck GmbH, Head of Branch Office Scandinavia H.C.Starck GmbH, Business Unit Manager Bayer Nordic AB, Nordic Sales & Marketing Manager Silicones Bayer Nordic AB

Employed since 2018
Born 1961

Urban Ottosson

Senior Vice President Finance (Chief Financial Officer), Interim

Previous positions: CFO HEXPOL Group, CFO Beijer Electronics Group, Controller positions Scancem Group, Trelleborg Group.

Employed since: 2018, consultant
Born 1961

Avinash Gore

President Business Area Environmental 

B.Sc. (Eng.), M.B.A.

Previous positions: Alfa Laval AB in India, Africa, Australia and Denmark

Employed since 2002
Born 1954

Magnus Grönborg

Senior Vice President Operations

MSc, Industrial Engineering and Management

Previous positions: Lindab, SWEP, Isover, Gislaved Gummi

Employed since 2017
Born: 1966

Dean Howard

President Business Area Automotive Americas 

BSc Marketing

Previous positions: North American Höganäs, Sr. Vice President Sales

Employed since 2000
Born 1969

Nicklas Lång

General Counsel and Senior Vice President Sustainability


Previous positions: Senior legal counsel at Alfa Laval, legal positions at law firm and Swedish courts

Employed since 2008
Born 1966

Rune Magnusson

President Business Area Industrial

BSc Econ, MBA

Previous positions: Vice President Marketing Light Construction Equipment, Atlas Copco Construction Tools Division, other positions within Atlas Copco

Employed since: 2017
Born 1973

Ulrika Rask-Lindholm

Senior Vice President Communications

BA Communications

Previous Positions: Citat Journalistgruppen, Appelberg Publishing, SRV återvinning

Employed since 2009
Born 1972

Ann-Sofie Räftegård

Senior Vice President Human Resources

BSc HR Management

Previous positions: IKEA of Sweden, Mercedes-Benz, HR consulting firms, Perstorp

Employed since 2016
Born 1972

Hans Söderhjelm

Senior Vice President Research & Development, President Business Area Industrial

M.Sc. (Met.)

Previous positions: Research Assistant RIT

Employed since 1984
Born 1955

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