Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Haldex Ab LSE:0O93 London Ordinary Share SE0000105199 HALDEX ORD SHS
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  -SEK0.40 -0.77% SEK51.45 SEK50.20 SEK52.70 SEK51.45 SEK50.875 SEK51.225 6,892 09:56:22
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
- - - - 0

Change in Leadership of Haldex - Helene Svahn, Board Member and Professor From KTH Royal Institute of Technology New CEO

03/06/2019 9:06am

PR Newswire (US)


Haldex Ab (LSE:0O93)
Historical Stock Chart

6 Months : From Apr 2019 to Oct 2019

Click Here for more Haldex Ab Charts.

STOCKHOLM, June 3, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The board has decided on a change of CEO for Haldex. Helene Svahn, board member of Haldex, professor at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden and currently Head of Research and Innovation at Permobil will assume the role as CEO of Haldex after Åke Bengtsson, who has been CEO since the 2017 bidding process with Knorr-Bremse.

"The board would like to extend their appreciation to Åke for the work he has done, in particular with the tough task of steering the company through the turbulent bidding process of 2017", says chairman of the board Jörgen Durban. "However, as the company is now accelerating, both in regards to new technology and the current core business, there is a need for a new kind of leadership."

The commercial vehicle industry is going through an extensive technology shift, where focus on self-driving vehicles and electrification puts new requirements on the suppliers within the industry. The board of Haldex therefore decided already in 2018 on a partially new strategic direction, which aims to, among other things, increase the innovation pace and investments made on digital solutions and new technology. In addition, Haldex needs to become more efficient in order to reach the previously set revenue goals.

"When it comes to technical solutions we are well positioned and especially within electromechanical brakes. However, we need to make our core business more efficient, in order for us to gain further credibility when it comes to our innovations. We are set on becoming a top-of-mind partner for industry leaders and therefore it is necessary that we increase our focus on new technology while also increasing the margins of our pre-existing business," says Jörgen Durban.

The board has therefore recruited Helene Svahn as new CEO. She will commence immediately, but enter the position fully on the 12th of August. In the interim period, Deputy CEO, Staffan Olsson, will run the daily operations.

Helene Svahn is an experienced scholar and entrepreneur. She has been a board member of Haldex and chairman of the technical committee since 2018. Already at the age of 34 she was announced professor at the Royal Institute of Technology, KTH, within the field of nanobiotechnology. During the past couple of years, she has divided her time between KTH and the position as Head of Research and Innovation at Permobil, being a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences as well as board appointments in, among others, the Nobel Center Foundation.

"Haldex was founded in 1887 and has a successful history. I am convinced that there is more to give and therefore look forward to adding to the existing business. With that said, we have a previously set revenue goal at a 10 % margin and in order for it to be achieved, the company needs to become more efficient," says Helene Svahn.

Helene Svahn herself thinks her thriving passion for technology and experience in managing high performing international teams will be helpful for developing the company in line with the new strategic direction. In addition, as she has an extensive network within the automotive industry, which will be useful on the changing market where partnerships increase in importance.

"I see the shift that the industry is facing, leaving a client-supplier relationship for one that relies on collaboration, in a positive light. Haldex has an opportunity to take a larger share on the market through initiating and launching new collaborations. I started working towards this already as a member of the board and I am looking forward to accelerate the pace going forward as CEO," says Helene Svahn.

Haldex AB (publ) is required to publish the above information under the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The information was submitted for publication by the Haldex media contact stated in the release on June 3, 2019 at 9.40 CEST.

The interim report is essentially a translation of Swedish language original thereof. In the event of any discrepancies between this translation and the original Swedish document the latter shall be deemed correct.

For further information visit http://corporate.haldex.com or contact:

Jörgen Durban
Chairman of the board
+46-418-476163

Helene Svahn
President & CEO
+46-418-476163

Catharina Paulcén
SVP Corporate Communications
catharina.paulcen@haldex.com 
+46-418-476157

This information was brought to you by Cision http://news.cision.com

https://news.cision.com/haldex/r/change-in-leadership-of-haldex---helene-svahn--board-member-and-professor-from-kth-royal-institute-o,c2830728

The following files are available for download:

https://mb.cision.com/Main/1432/2830728/1056023.pdf

Press release as pdf

https://news.cision.com/haldex/i/helene-svahn,c2634892

Helene Svahn

https://news.cision.com/haldex/i/helene-svahn,c2634893

Helene Svahn

 

Cision View original content:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/change-in-leadership-of-haldex--helene-svahn-board-member-and-professor-from-kth-royal-institute-of-technology-new-ceo-300860447.html

SOURCE Haldex

Copyright 2019 PR Newswire

1 Year Haldex Ab Chart

1 Year Haldex Ab Chart

1 Month Haldex Ab Chart

1 Month Haldex Ab Chart
Your Recent History
LSE
0O93
Haldex Ab
Register now to watch these stocks streaming on the ADVFN Monitor.

Monitor lets you view up to 110 of your favourite stocks at once and is completely free to use.

By accessing the services available at ADVFN you are agreeing to be bound by ADVFN's Terms & Conditions

P: V:gb D:20191020 12:02:57