Konecranes appoints Anders Svensson as president and CEO
Anders Svensson has been appointed as the new president and CEO of Konecranes Plc, he will assume his role on 7 December 2022 at the latest.
Anders Svensson joins Konecranes from Sandvik, where he is currently president of the Sandvik Rock Processing Solutions Business Area. Prior to his current role, he has held various leadership positions within Sandvik since 2008, including president of Crushing and Screening Division; president of customer services and SVP of global sales, Sandvik Construction as well as chief purchasing officer of Sandvik Construction and Sandvik Mining. Anders Svensson holds a M.Sc. in chemical engineering. He is a Swedish citizen.
Christoph Vitzthum, the chairman of Konecranes’ board of directors said, “I am very pleased to announce the appointment of Anders Svensson as president and CEO of Konecranes. He has a convincing track-record of delivering profitable growth and experience of working globally. With his results-driven and engaging approach, strong customer focus and people skills, he is well equipped to lead Konecranes.
“The Konecranes board of directors initiated an international search process for a new President and CEO in March immediately after the planned merger with Cargotec was cancelled. Several excellent candidates were evaluated. Anders Svensson demonstrates the right mix of competencies, personal qualities and experience to lead Konecranes on its exciting journey,” continues Vitzthum.
Anders Svensson said, “I am honoured and excited to have the opportunity to lead Konecranes, a global industry leader known for its unique service and equipment offering and great people. This is an exciting time to join the company, as Konecranes, with its leading technology and digital and automation capabilities, is in a unique position to support customers to further improve the safety, productivity and sustainability of their operations. I very much look forward to working with new colleagues around the world and building on a great foundation for profitable growth and future success.”
Until Anders Svensson joins the company, Konecranes CFO Teo Ottola will continue to act as the Interim CEO.