Management Group

Melker Jernberg

CEO and president of Höganäs AB
President, Europe

B.Sc (Eng.)

Board member since 2014

Previous positions: Business Area Manager EMEA at SSAB, Senior Vice President Buses and Coaches at Scania, Plant Manager at Scania

Born 1968

Mark Braithwaite

Mark Braithwaite

Senior Vice President Finance (Chief Financial Officer)

ACA,B.Sc. Hons (Chemistry)

Previous positions: CFO Region Europe, Merrill Lynch and PriceWaterhouseCoopers

Employed since 2003
Born 1972

Fredrik Emilson

President Business Area Automotive APAC
CEO of Höganäs (China) Co. Ltd
CEO of Höganäs Taiwan Ltd.
CEO of Höganäs Korea Ltd.

B.Sc. (Econ.)

Previous positions: CEO of Pergo Europe, CEO of Trelleborg Waterproofing

Employed since 2010
Born 1969

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

Senior Vice President Legal/General Counsel


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

Employed since 2008
Born 1966

 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

Marie Samuelsson

President Business Area Automotive Europe, Senior Vice President Commercial 

D. Sc. and M. Sc. (Eng.)

Previous Positions: Managing Director and Vice President Tetra Pak, Main and Senior Project Manager Sony Ericsson, Senior Project Manager and Commissioning Manager ABB Environmental Systems

Employed since 2016
Born 1964


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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