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Carl-Johan Hultenheim appointed new Chief Operating Officer of Atea Group. Linus Wallin appointed new Managing Director of Atea Sweden

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Carl-Johan Hultenheim has been appointed to the newly created position of Chief Operating Officer in the Atea Group. Carl-Johan has been employed in Atea since 2006.

Since 2011, Carl-Johan has been Managing Director of Atea Sweden. Atea Sweden is the largest business unit in the Atea Group, with SEK 15 billion in revenue and 2500 employees. During Carl-Johan’s tenure, Atea Sweden has more than doubled its revenue and operating profit.

The Chief Operating Officer position will have a leading role in the development and execution of Atea’s business strategy. The Chief Operating Officer will have senior management responsibility for many of the shared functions across the Atea group, including the group’s managed service, supply chain, logistics, IT, and service desk operations. The Chief Operating Officer is a member of the senior management group of Atea, reporting to the Chief Executive Officer Steinar Sønsteby.

“I am very pleased to appoint Carl-Johan Hultenheim to the new position as Chief Operating Officer of the Atea Group,” commented CEO Steinar Sønsteby. “Carl-Johan is a highly respected IT executive who has led a transformation in Atea Sweden during his 9-year tenure as Managing Director. As a leader, Carl-Johan is excellent at communicating a vision and spreading energy to those around him. The Atea Group has a clear strategy to develop its business within managed services and to take greater advantage of its shared functions, and Carl-Johan is the ideal manager to drive these initiatives forward on a Group level.”

Linus Wallin will be promoted as the new Managing Director in Atea Sweden, following a 3-6 month transition period. Linus has been a sales executive at Atea since 2010, and has been Regional Director for the Stockholm region since 2018. Region Stockholm is the largest regional division in Atea Sweden, with SEK 6 billion in revenue.

“Linus Wallin has been a strong regional and sales executive within Atea Sweden for many years, and I am very happy to announce his promotion to the position of Managing Director in Atea Sweden,” said Sønsteby. “We look forward to Linus’ contribution as Managing Director of Atea Sweden and as a member of the senior management of Atea Group.”

For further information, please contact:
Steinar Sønsteby, CEO Atea ASA, mobile (+47) 930 55 655
Robert Giori, CFO Atea ASA, mobile (+47) 934 09 188


About Atea
Atea is the leading supplier of IT infrastructure and system integration in the Nordic and Baltic regions with over 7,000 employees. Atea is present in 85 cities in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. Atea delivers IT products from leading vendors and assists its customers with specialist competencies within IT infrastructure services. Atea had revenue of approximately NOK 37 billion in 2019 and is listed on Oslo Stock Exchange. www.atea.com