Skanska appoints new Presidents for Skanska Norway, Skanska Poland and Skanska UK
As a result of the earlier reported changes in the Senior Executive Team (SET), Skanska has appointed three new Business Unit Presidents. Petter Eiken will become new President of Skanska Norway, Krzysztof Andrulewicz will become President of Skanska Poland and Mike Putnam has been appointed new President of Skanska UK. The changes will be implemented from October 1.
“They are all experienced managers with excellent leadership skills and a successful track record in Skanska. The appointments show that the focus on developing our talents in Skanska pays off, and today we have a good talent base and are in the favorable position to recruit internally to a great extent,” says Johan Karlström, President and CEO, Skanska AB. Petter Eiken was President of Skanska Norway 2001-2004 and then became Executive Vice President (EVP) and member of SET. He took over as acting President of Skanska Norway in June when Geir Aarstad decided to leave his position for a new job outside Skanska. Krzysztof Andrulewicz has long experience in Skanska and has the recent four years been EVP in Skanska Poland and responsible for the General Construction division. Among other things he is recognized in Skanska for his extensive focus on customer relations. Mike Putnam is EVP in Skanska UK and has over the years been responsible for the civil engineering units as well as the building related units. He has a proven track record of delivering results and a strong focus on driving the efforts within work safety. “Petter has done an excellent job in SET and I’m sure that he will contribute vastly in developing Skanska Norway for the future. Krzysztof and Mike have long experience in Skanska and I know that they both have what’s needed in their new roles to further strengthen Skanska’s positions in their respective markets,” says Johan Karlström. "I'm also glad to see that the turn-around of Skanska UK has been successfully initiated. This work will continue, both in terms of profitability but also in the implementation of a common way of working in the unit.” For further information please contact: Pontus Winqvist, SVP Investor Relations, Skanska AB, tel + 46 10 448 88 51. Peter Gimbe, Press Officer, Skanska AB, tel +46 10 448 88 38. Direct line for media: tel +46 10 448 88 99.