Management change in Electrolux Professional

Pia Hovland has been appointed Chief Human Resources Officer in Electrolux Professional. She succeeds Marie-Thérèse Chaabane who will retire.

“I am very happy to welcome Pia Hovland to Electrolux Professional. Pia has a very strong track record of driving a business-integrated Human Resources agenda, as well as building and developing HR functions. Her experience within the Electrolux Group, which Electrolux Professional was part of until March 2020, means that she also has a strong knowledge of our company”, said Alberto Zanata, President and CEO Electrolux Professional.

Pia Hovland has more than 15 years of experience from various senior HR positions in AB Electrolux, including Vice President Talent Management and Senior Vice President HR and Organizational Development EMEA. She has also been Regional Sales Director for Electrolux East. Currently, she is Senior Vice President HR, Communications & Continuous Improvement for Business Area Europe. She will take up her position in Electrolux Professional during the fall.

Marie-Thérèse Chaabane, who joined Electrolux Professional in 2000 as Vice President HR, will retire in January 2021.

“I would like to thank Marie-Thérèse Chaabane for her valuable contribution to Electrolux Professional. She has played an instrumental role in developing Electrolux Professional into the company that it is today, including the spin-off and listing as a separate company. I would like to express our sincere appreciation for Marie-Thérèse’s dedication and excellent work”, said Alberto Zanata.

For further information, please contact Jacob Broberg, Senior Vice President Investor Relations and Communications +46 70 190 00 33

Electrolux Professional is one of the leading global providers of food service, beverage and laundry for professional users. Our innovative products and worldwide service network make our customers’ work-life easier, more profitable – and truly sustainable every day. Our solutions and products are manufactured in 12 plants in seven countries and sold in over 110 countries. In 2019, Electrolux Professional had global sales of SEK 9,3bn and approximately 3,600 employees. For more information, visit



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