Rickard Gustafson has been appointed as
the new President and CEO of SAS. Rickard Gustafson is 46 years
old and currently the CEO of the insurance company Codan/Trygg-Hansa.
The current SAS
President and CEO, Mats Jansson, will leave his position on 1
October 2010. Rickard Gustafson will then assume his position at
SAS not later than March 2011. Until then, the Deputy CEO, John
Dueholm, will be acting President and CEO.
Rickard Gustafson is a Graduate Engineer, with a focus on
industrial economy, from the Institute of Technology at Linköping
University. He is married and has two children.
"Rickard Gustafson is an experienced leader,
with extensive international experience, who has demonstrated that
he can generate good results. As the current CEO of Codan/Trygg-Hansa,
he has Nordic responsibility, and also has broad experience of
strategy development, marketing and process optimization from both
Codan/Trygg-Hansa and GE Capital. The entire Board agrees that
Rickard Gustafson is the right person to take on the challenges in
SAS, and to continue the implementation of the Core SAS strategy
and ensure profitable growth," said Fritz Schur, Chairman of the
Board of SAS.
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