Knut Pedersen new president and CEO of Catella

The board of directors of Catella AB has appointed Knut Pedersen as the new president and CEO. Knut Pedersen has many years of experience from various positions in the financial sector, most recently in the role of managing director of ABG Sundal Collier in Sweden.

Knut Pedersen will take up his post on 1 January 2014. Johan Ericsson will remain as president and CEO until 1 January 2014 and will then continue in a senior operational role within Catella.

In addition to his role as managing director at ABG Sundal Collier in Sweden, Knut Pedersen was responsible for ABG’s global Markets unit. He has previously worked for UBS, Nordea and Öhman in various roles in Sweden and internationally.

“I am enormously pleased that Knut Pedersen has agreed to take up the post as Catella’s president and CEO. Knut has more than 20 years of experience from the financial sector, a solid international background and is also a strong leader. He has a proven ability to lead and develop organisations made up of skilled and motivated individuals, such as at Catella,” says Johan Claesson, chairman of Catella’s board of directors.

“Catella has great potential and is well positioned, with a good balance between current revenue from corporate finance and long-term value creation from asset management. I look forward to being involved in the continued development of Catella in order to generate improved profitability in all segments,” says Knut Pedersen, future president and CEO of Catella.

For more information, please contact:  
Johan Claesson
Chairman of the Board
+46 8 463 33 10, +46 70 547 16 36

Press contact:
Ann Charlotte Svensson
Head of Communications
+46 8 463 32 55, +46 72 510 11 61
anncharlotte.svensson@catella.se  

About Catella:   Catella is an independent financial advisor and asset manager. We have operations in 12 European countries and some 450 employees. Catella has a strong offering in financial services through our business breadth, geographical coverage and leading position in the property sector. Catella is listed on Nasdaq OMX First North Premier, trading under the stock symbols CAT A and CAT B. The company’s certified advisor is Remium AB. Read more about Catella at www.catella.com .

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Knut has more than 20 years of experience from the financial sector, a solid international background and is also a strong leader.
Johan Claesson
I look forward to being involved in the continued development of Catella in order to generate improved profitability in all segments.
Knut Pedersen