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New president and CEO for Konecranes

Anders Svensson will be the new boss of the Finnish port equipment manufacturer Konecranes and will take over his duties at the latest on 7 December 2022.

Anders Svensson has decided to join Konecranes from the Swedish multinational engineering company 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.

“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,” commented Christoph Vitzthum, the chairman of Konecranes’ board of directors.

The Konecranes board initiated an international search process for a new president and CEO in March after the planned merger with Cargotec was cancelled.

“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,” stated Svensson.

He added, “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.”

Until Anders Svensson joins the company, Konecranes chief financial officer Teo Ottola will continue to act as the interim CEO.

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