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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 since 2008. Member of Scandic’s Executive Committee since 2016.

Nationality: Danish.

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.

Other assignments: Chairman of the Board of Dansk Erhverv (Danish Chamber of Commerce).

Shareholdings: 168,886

 

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Jan Johansson

Jan Johansson

Chief Financial Officer

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

Nationality: Swedish.

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

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

Other assignments: –

Shareholdings: 45,259

Anna Spjuth

Anna Spjuth

Chief Commercial Officer

Born: 1970. Employed 1998-2011 and since 2020. Member of Scandic’s Executive Committee since 2020.

Nationality: Swedish.

Education: Bachelor's degree (Hons) in Hospitality Management from Napier University, Edinburgh, Scotland. Franklin Covey - Habits of highly effective people & Great Leadership

Previous experience: Senior Vice President, Comfort Hotel Scandinavia and the Baltics; CEO At Six, Hobo, Tak and Yasuragi. General Manager within Scandic Hotels Group.

Other assignments: Mentoring and Lecturer within sustainable leadership.

Shareholdings: -

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Søren Faerber

Søren Faerber

Head of Denmark

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

Nationality: Danish.

Education: Currently attending MBA at Edinburgh Business School. Higher Commercial Examination Accounting and Finance. 

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

Other assignments: –

Shareholdings: 18,789

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Peter Jangbratt

Peter Jangbratt

Head of Sweden

Born: 1967. Employed 1995-2008 and since 2015. Member of Scandic’s Executive Committee since 2016 as well as 2003-2008.

Nationality: Swedish.

Education: Scandic Business School and Hilton.

Previous experience: VP Brand, Marketing & Communication Scandic Hotels, COO Scandic Sweden, CEO Rica Hotels Sweden.

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

Shareholdings: 43,829

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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.

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.

Other assignments: Deputy Chairman of the Board of the Finnish Hospitality Industry Association. Chairman of the Board of Ski Sport Finland. Alternate member of the Board of Pension Insurance Company Elo. 

Shareholdings: 44,181

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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.

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.

Other assignments: –

Shareholdings: 48,087

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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.

Education: Norwegian School of Hotel Management.

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

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

Shareholdings: 12,602