Trond Kongrød new COO of ICA Norge

Trond Kongrød new COO of ICA Norge

Solna 16 January, 2007

Trond Kongrød has been appointed new COO of ICA Norge. He was most recently format director for the Norwegian ICA formats.

As COO for ICA Norge, Trond will be part of ICA ABs Executive Board and report to ICAs president Kenneth Bengtsson. Trond Kongrød takes over after Erland Björn. Erland Björn will remain in ICA ABs Executive Board and moves on to work with strategic assignments for the ICA group.

ICA Norge has been involved in a significant change process. Erland Björn has lead and managed this work during a build-up phase for three years. ICA Norge is now entering a new phase. Therefore, Erlands assignment in ICA Norge has been completed.

- I am very pleased that Trond has accepted this challenge. He is an enthusiastic and energetic leader with a strong sales focus. A profile which is an excellent fit for ICA, says Kenneth Bengtsson, CEO and President ICA AB.

ICA Norge is a subsidiary of ICA AB. The subsidiaries of the ICA group are focused on sales, operations and new store openings.

For further information, please contact: ICA press hotline, phone +46 70 253 66 60

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