Swedish Export Credit Corporation recruits Head of Sustainability from Danske Bank
The Swedish Export Credit Corporation, SEK, establishes a new role in the executive management to accelerate work on sustainability, and has recruited Maria Simonson as Head of Sustainability. Maria has joined SEK from Danske Bank where she was Head of Group Sustainability.
“It is extremely inspiring to help with SEK’s task of strengthening the competitiveness of Swedish exports and financing the green transition in a responsible manner. My impression is that SEK has come a long way in integrating sustainability in its business, and I look forward to joining the team tasked with further developing this along with the clients,” says Maria Simonson.
“We have high ambitions for developing SEK so that we can become even better at helping exporters work with sustainability and contribute to the global green transition, and I am extremely pleased to welcome Maria Simonson to lead this work,” says Magnus Montan, CEO of SEK.
Maria Simonson has a Master of Laws and extensive experience in banking, most recently from Danske Bank, where she has worked with sustainability since 2017, and before that many years’ experience of working with customers and company finance.
“SEK’s primary task is to strengthen the competitiveness of exporters and their suppliers through sustainable finance. Maria Simonson’s extensive experience in banking, both within sustainability and company finance, strengthens our and our customers’ sustainability efforts,” says Magnus Montan.
Maria Simonson will lead SEK’s 11-strong sustainability team, be a member of the executive management and report directly to the CEO. She is starting on April 1.
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The Swedish Export Credit Corporation (SEK) is a state-owned company that finances Swedish exporters, their suppliers, and international buyers of Swedish products and services. Sustainability is central to SEK's operations, and therefore it is a natural step to finance the industry's transition to a fossil-free society; a development that also creates new export opportunities. With lending in 60 countries, SEK has substantial knowledge of international transactions and is a natural business partner in export financing.