Actic recruits Stefan Johansson to a newly established role as Head of Group Expansion

Actic Group has recruited Stefan Johansson to a newly established role as Head of Group Expansion. Stefan comes from a position as Asset Manager at Grosvenor Europe, and has previously held several positions within H&M, most recently as Head of Expansion in Sweden. Stefan will take up his new position in November 2019.

“We are very happy to be able to recruit Stefan Johansson to a newly established role as Head of Group Expansion, and thus further strengthen our Group management. Stefan's long background within H&M and his experience of establishments at both global and regional level as well as optimisation of existing stores will be important for our journey forward. A reduced supply of physical stores gives us the opportunity to expand into new attractive locations with better leases”, says Anders Carlbark, CEO of Actic Group.

Stefan Johansson comes from a position as Asset Manager at Grosvenor Europe, and has previously held several positions within H&M, most recently as Head of Expansion in Sweden.

“I really look forward to becoming a part of Actic through this newly established role. There is a rapid change in the retail segment and thus great opportunities to drive the expansion of new clubs as well as work on optimising the existing portfolio of clubs”, says Stefan Johansson, acting Head of Group Expansion of Actic Group.

Stefan will take up his new position in November 2019. 

For further information, please contact:

Anders Carlbark, CEO, anders.carlbark@actic.se, +46 72 980 53 94

Niklas Alm, Investor Relations, niklas.alm@actic.se, +46 70 824 40 88

Actic (formerly Nautilus Gym) was founded in 1981 and launched the Gym & Swim club concept. The company began its international expansion in 1995 and as per 30 June 2019, Actic had 182 facilities and 222,000 members in four countries. Actic’s main markets are Sweden, Norway as well as Germany and Austria. Actic offers a well-established exercise method known as high-intensity training (HIT) and offers its members personal training programmes including follow-up sessions with trained instructors. Together with swimming, this forms the core of Actic’s offering and differentiates us in the market.

Actic’s vision is to create a healthier society by attracting a broad target group and thereby expanding the market. The facilities engage in the local community to contribute to a healthier society. Actic, which has its head office in Solna, Stockholm, has approximately 800 full-time equivalent employees and had net sales of SEK 941 million in 2018. Actic is led by its President and CEO Anders Carlbark.

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