Ylva Wessén – new president and CEO of Folksam Group

The boards of Folksam Life and Folksam General have appointed Ylva Wessén as the new president and CEO of the Folksam Group. Ylva Wessén succeeds Jens Henriksson, who earlier this year left to become president and CEO of Swedbank. Since this time, Ylva Wessén has served as the acting president and CEO of the Folksam Group.

“We have had a very good recruitment process with many qualified candidates, both internal and external,” says Lars Ericson, chairman of the board for Folksam Life. “With Ylva Wessén as president and CEO of the Folksam Group, we have a strong leader with experience in the financial and insurance industry who is well versed in Folksam’s values and customer ownership.”

“Ylva’s solid skills will make a difference when it comes to maintaining a strong focus on operations and taking advantage of new opportunities,” says Karl-Petter Thorwaldsson, chairman of the board for Folksam General. “All to further develop the Folksam Group’s business model, under which we provide insurance, pension plans and opportunities for long-term saving.”

“I am very proud and honoured to have been entrusted to lead the Folksam Group into the future,” says Ylva Wessén. “Folksam is more than an insurance company, we are an important member of society. Together with our 4,000 dedicated employees, I want to continue work to make our four million customers feel secure in a sustainable world.”

Until today, Ylva Wessén has served as the acting president and CEO of the Folksam Group. Ylva has a law degree and has worked at Folksam since 2007. She has held a number of senior positions within the group, including having been the head of the risk and compliance department at Folksam General. Since 2016, she has been the vice president and deputy CEO, and the head of the group staff.

For further information, please contact:
Kajsa Moström, Head of Folksam Group Media Relations, +46 (0)708 31 64 07

About the Folksam Group
The Folksam Group provides insurance and opportunities for long-term savings. The vision is for our four million customers to feel secure in a sustainable world. We manage SEK 449 billion, have unit-linked insurance assets of SEK 160 billion and an annual premium volume of over SEK 50 billion. The Folksam Group consists of the customer-owned insurance groups of Folksam Life and Folksam General, and subsidiaries. The Folksam Group includes brands such as Folksam, KPA Pension and Folksam LO Pension.

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