Jonas Wiström - CEO of the Year
November 10 the event CEO of the Year was held in Stockholm and ÅF’s CEO, Jonas
Wiström, was awarded for his great work at ÅF.
CEO of the Year is an event to emphasize great leadership in Sweden. The initiative comes from Motivation.se and Executive People. For the third year in a row they have collected names of great CEO’s in Sweden and Jonas Wiström was awarded as CEO of the Year 2014, in the category ‘large companies’.
The jury of twelve leaders from different industries has chosen Jonas based on the following motivation:
When the CEO of the Year stepped into the office ten years ago, the profit level was low and the company image was outdated. With leader qualities that among other things, has led to top grades
from the employees, the CEO of the Year has transformed the company to rank in the top among the Nordic peers with a doubled profit during the last five years. Not only does he work in a commendable manner to increase the number of female employees in a male dominated industry, he also has a strong focus on social and environmental sustainability.
Jonas, how does it feel to be CEO of the Year?
It feels great! This is a recognition for the success of the entire ÅF, where so many have contributed during many years, naturally including the strong management team of ÅF!
What key factors have led to your success as a leader?
I hope and think that I have succeeded to recruit and retain a fairly heterogeneous group of high performing individuals who enjoy working together.
What do you do to develop yourself as a leader?
I listen to my colleagues and learn from good examples.