Anna Belfrage appointed new CFO of Södra Group

Anna Belfrage has been appointed Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Södra. The position of CFO also includes responsibility for purchasing and IT. She will assume her position on 16 January 2017 and will serve as a member of Group Senior Management, reporting to President and CEO Lars Idermark.

Anna Belfrage (54) holds an MBA from Lund University and her most recent position was CFO and Interim President of Beijer Electronics, which she left in 2015. She has also served as CFO at ABS Group, part of Cardo Group, between 2004 and 2010, and prior to that held various positions in industrial companies such as Dresser Wayne Fueling Systems, Obducat, Lund Eastern Energy and Åkerlund & Rausing.

“Anna Belfrage has in-depth industrial and financial experience that will benefit Södra’s continued efforts to strengthen our competitiveness, growth and long-term profitability,” said Lars Idermark, President and CEO.

“I am looking forward to joining Södra and to contributing to the company’s journey into the future,” said Anna Belfrage.

Anna Belfrage will succeed Jörgen Lindquist, who was appointed President of the Södra Wood business area in spring 2016. Anna Belfrage will be based in the company’s head office in Växjö.

For questions, please contact:

Anna Belfrage,
Tel: +46-767 70 72 75

Södra’s Press Office,
Tel: +46 (0)470-890 90

Södra was founded in 1938 and is the largest forest-owner association in Sweden, with a membership of more than 50,000 forest owners. We engage in modern and responsible forestry, and operate state-of-the-art mills in which we process our raw material. Through value-generating relationships and a long-term approach, Södra is leading the way for the next generation of forestry. 

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Södra was founded in 1938 and is the largest forest-owner association in Sweden, with a membership of more than 51,000 forest owners. Södra is also an international forest industry Group, with 3,400 employees around the world. Net sales in 2017 were 20.5 SEK billion. Balancing production efficiency with nature conservation guides everything that we do. We produce timber, interior wood products, pulp for paper and textiles, and green energy. We use every part of the tree, and are always looking to develop new products from this fantastic, renewable raw material. Södra is a world-leading producer of market pulp and also owns one of the largest sawmill operations in Europe. Through value-generating relationships and a long-term approach, Södra is leading the way for the future of sustainable forestry.

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