Saab has appointed Micael Johansson as President
Johansson will take up his position on 23 October 2019,
replacing Håkan Buskhe who has resigned.
Johansson has been deputy CEO and Senior
Executive Vice President of Saab since January 2017.
He started at Saab in 1985 and has held several executive
positions within the company, including head of business area
“Saab's focus will continue to be to execute the
company's communicated strategy and priorities. It is about
delivering on the big programmes, developing relationships with
both Swedish and international partners, investing in research and
development, and reaching Saab’s financial goals,” said Marcus
Wallenberg, Chair of the Board. “Micael Johansson has both the technical
expertise and a long-standing experience of Saab, of the industry,
and of the market. In a situation where Saab has several major
ongoing development programmes and important international
collaborations, the Board of Directors highly values his expertise
and experience. It creates continuity in important relationships
with customers and other companies.”
Micael Johansson was born in 1960 and holds a
degree in mathematics and computer science from Uppsala
“Saab is a large Swedish high-tech company. We
were founded to support Sweden’s defence capabilities and that is
still the core of our mission. Getting to contribute to this work,
together with all our talented workforce, is an important
responsibility,” said Saab's incoming President and CEO, Micael
Johansson. “As President and CEO, I look forward to
continue the process of implementing Saab's strategy, and to
improve profitability and cash flow. It is essential to be able to
continue investing in rapid technological change, to develop
collaborative projects with other companies and to move forward
with Saab's internationalisation.”
Håkan Buskhe will continue his employment in
accordance with his employment contract until 11 February 2020.
From 23 October 2019, Håkan Buskhe will act as an advisor to Saab.
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