Folksam Group begins recruitment of new CEO

As confirmed by Swedbank in their own press release, Jens Henriksson has been appointed as the new CEO of Swedbank. As a result, Jens will be leaving his post as CEO and President of the Folksam Group with immediate effect. The recruitment of a successor will commence immediately.

“The Folksam Group is well equipped to allow a new CEO to continue the excellent development that the company has enjoyed under Jens Henriksson’s leadership,” says Lars Ericson, Chair of the Board of Folksam Liv.

“Comprehensive work has been conducted under Jens Henriksson’s leadership in order to modernise the Folksam Group. This has strengthened the company’s brands, increased market shares in important sectors and placed the group in a position of considerable economic strength.”

“Having spent six fantastic years as CEO and President, it is with a certain amount of sadness that I am departing the Folksam Group,” says Jens Henriksson. “That said, I am proud and honoured to be entrusted with the leadership of Swedbank.”

The work of recruiting a new CEO and President will begin at once under the direction of Folksam’s Board and the leadership of Lars Ericson, Chair of Folksam Liv, and Karl-Petter Thorwaldsson, Chair of Folksam Sak.

“The Board of Directors would like to express our enormous gratitude to Jens Henriksson for the work he has performed on behalf of the Folksam Group, its customers and owners. We are naturally keen to recruit his successor as quickly as possible,” says Karl-Petter Thorwaldsson.

Folksam’s acting deputy CEO and President Ylva Wessén will be leading the Folksam Group until such time as the recruitment process is complete.

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