New president and CEO of Sandvik

25 October 2019

Finland – Stefan Widing has been appointed the new president and CEO of Sandvik. He will assume the role no later than April 2020, succeeding Björn Rosengren who will leave Sandvik on 1 February 2020.

Widling has been executive vice president of technology company Assa Abloy since 2015. He holds an M.Sc. in Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering and a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. Prior to his current role he was the general manager for Assa Abloy’s Shared Technologies business and before that he held various positions in Assa Abloy and SAAB Aerospace.

Johan Molin, chair of the Sandvik board of directors said, “We are very pleased that Stefan Widing will take on the position as President and CEO of Sandvik. Stefan is a highly appreciated leader with a solid industrial track record of developing organizations and businesses, both organically and through acquisitions. In addition, his competence in advanced technologies and experience from leading digital transformations will be another valuable asset.”

In case an interim solution is needed, Tomas Eliasson, executive vice president and CFO, will step up as acting president and CEO.