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Executive Committee

The Board of Directors appoints the President and CEO who together with the Executive Committee is responsible for the daily operations of the company.

Jens Mathiesen

Jens Mathiesen

President & CEO

Born: 1969. Employed by the Group since 2008. Member of Scandic’s Executive Committee since 2016.

Nationality: Danish.

Other assignments: Chairman of the Board of Dansk Erhverv (Danish Chamber of Commerce), and the Board of Wonderful Copenhagen.

Education: Shipping Broker, Transocean Shipping, Denmark.

Previous experience: Director of Sales & Marketing, Choice Hotels Scandinavia; CEO Fountain Scandinavia A/S and Head of Sales & Marketing, Avis Rent a Car.

Shareholdings: 60,070

 

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Bitte Ferngren

Bitte Ferngren

Senior Vice President Human Resources & Sustainability

Born: 1965. Employed and member of Scandic’s Executive Committee since 2019.

Nationality: Swedish.

Education: Master of Law from Stockholm University, court training at Stockholms Länsrätt.

Other assignments: Member of the Board of Multimind Bemanning AB.

Previous experience: HR Director at RSA Scandinavia; VP Head of HR Group & Staff functions at TeliaSonera; Head of Industrial Relations at Telia Sweden; VP Head of Industrial relations at Swedish Post; Head of HR at Falck Security.

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Niklas Angergård

Niklas Angergård

Chief Customer Officer

Born: 1971. Employed since 2018. Member of Scandic’s Executive Committee since 2018.

Nationality: Swedish.

Education: Master of Science in Business Administration from Stockholm School of Economics.

Other current assignments: 

Previous experience: CMO at Tieto, VP Brand and Marketing at Klarna, Marketing Director at Telia, VP Brand and Global Marketing at SAS, founder Storåkers McCann, management consultant at Arthur D. Little.

Shareholdings: 2,700

Søren Faerber

Søren Faerber

Head of Denmark

Born: 1970. Employed by the Group since 2006. Member of Scandic’s Executive Committee since 2019.

Nationality: Danish.

Other assignments: –

Education: Currently attending MBA at Edinburgh Business School. Holds a Business diploma in Finance from Copenhagen Business School.

Previous experience: District director Copenhagen & Denmark East, Scandic. Director of Food & Beverage Denmark and Southern Europe, Scandic. Regional director, Hard Rock International.

Shareholdings: 8,331

Ann Hellenius

Ann Hellenius

Chief Information Officer

Born: 1974. Employed since 2018. Member of Scandic’s Executive Committee since 2018.

Nationality: Swedish.

Education: Master of Science in Business Administration from Linköping University, Master School of Management, University of Bath, UK.

Other current assignments: Member of the board Volvo Finans Bank.

Previous experience: CIO Bankgirot, CIO City of Stockholm, CEO Solvitur, management consultant at Ernst & Young Management consulting, strategy consultant at Cambridge Strategic Management group.

Shareholdings: 5,827

Peter Jangbratt

Peter Jangbratt

Head of Sweden

Born: 1967. Employed by the Group 1995-2008 and since 2015. Member of Scandic’s Executive Committee since 2016.

Nationality: Swedish.

Other assignments: – Member of the board of Visita; Member of the board of Svenskt Näringsliv.

Education: Education through Scandic Business School and Hilton.

Previous experience: Several senior positions at Scandic, such as President Marketing & Communications and Director of Operations Sweden, and CEO of Rica Hotels Sweden.

Shareholdings: 19,072

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Jan Johansson

Jan Johansson

Chief Financial Officer

Born: 1962. Employed since 2016. Member of Scandic’s Executive Committee since 2016.

Nationality: Swedish.

Other positions: 

Education: Bachelor of Science in Economics from Uppsala University, Sweden.

Previous experience: CFO Apoteket; CFO Nobia AB; CFO Eniro.

Shareholdings: 8,372

Aki Käyhkö

Aki Käyhkö

Head of Finland

Born: 1968. Employed by the Group since 2012. Member of Scandic’s Executive Committee since 2016.

Nationality: Finnish.

Other assignments: Member of the Board of the Finnish Hospitality Industry Association.

Education: Bachelor of Business Administration in International Business and Management, Schiller International University, London.

Previous experience: Several senior positions with Procter & Gamble and Reckitt Benckiser; Commercial Director at Oy Hartwall and CEO at Palace Kämp Group.

Shareholdings: 21,335

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Jan Lundborg

Jan Lundborg

Chief Commercial Optimization Officer

Born: 1962. Employed since 2009. Member of Scandics Executive Committee since 2018.

Nationality: Swedish.

Education: Bacherlor degree in Business Administration from Uppsala University, Sweden.

Other current assignments: 

Previous assignments: Several senior management positions with Scandinavian Airlines, COO of AirBaltic & AMADEUS General Manager Southeast Asia & Pacific.

Shareholdings: 9,577

Michel Schutzbach

Michel Schutzbach

Head of Europe

Born: 1961. Employed by the Group since 2009. Member of Scandic’s Executive Committee since 2016.

Nationality: German and Swiss.

Other assignments: –

Education: Diploma from Hotels Management School, Glion, Switzerland.

Previous experience: Several senior positions within Rezidor, such as Vice President HR and Regional Director Poland and Ireland.

Shareholdings: 20,993

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Svein Arild Steen-Mevold

Svein Arild Steen-Mevold

Chief Portfolio Officer

Born: 1967. Employed by the Group since 2011. Member of Scandic’s Executive Committee since 2016.

Nationality: Norwegian.

Other assignments: Board member of Forum for Reiseliv, Guma Sport Ltd and Grand Hotel Driftesselskap AS.

Education: Bachelor in Service Management, Norwegian School of Hotel Management.

Previous experience: Several senior positions within Scandic, General Manager Radisson SAS and Senior Vice President Clarion Collection, Nordic Choice.

Shareholdings: 12,540

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Asle Prestegard

Asle Prestegard

Acting Head of Norway

Born: 1968. Employed by the Group since 2001. Member of Scandic’s Executive Committee since January 2020.

Nationality: Norwegian.

Other assignments: District Director West Norway – Scandic Hotels AS.

Education: Norwegian School of Hotel Management.

Previous Experience: Lead of the Board Visit Bergen. General Manager Bergen Hotel Gruppen AS. General Manager Scandic Bergen City.

Shareholdings: 5,000