Lars Appelqvist as HKScan’s EVP for Business Unit Sweden

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HKScan Corporation, Stock Exchange Release, 26 June 2020 at 12.00 a.m. EEST

Lars Appelqvist as HKScan’s EVP for Business Unit Sweden

Lars Appelqvist (46) has been appointed HKScan’s EVP for Business Unit Sweden and member of the Group Executive Team. He comes from the company Löfbergs where he serves as CEO. Appelqvist will take up his new position on 1 January 2021 at the latest. Until then, Denis Mattsson will continue as interim EVP for Business Unit Sweden. 

Lars Appelqvist has held various positions at Löfbergs since 1998 and he has served as CEO for the past 12 years. He is also the Chairman of the Board of the Swedish Food Federation.

“I'm looking forward to working with Lars Appelqvist and implementing HKScan’s strategy in Sweden. Sweden is a key market for us and I firmly believe that under Lars Appelqvist’s leadership, we will be able to develop our operations in Sweden in line with our strategy. I warmly welcome Lars,” says HKScan’s CEO Tero Hemmilä.

“I’m starting with great interest to further develop HKScan’s business in Sweden and implement the Group’s strategy. Scan is a strong and iconic brand in Sweden. I believe that a strong market potential is linked with the entire Swedish business. It’s great to continue developing operations in a strong value chain from farms to consumers’ food moments,” says Lars Appelqvist.


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Tero Hemmilä 


Further information:
Tero Hemmilä, tel. +358 10 570 2012
HKScan Media Service Desk, tel. +358 10 570 5700 or

HKScan’s target is to grow into a versatile food company. With over 100 years of experience, we make tasty, healthy and responsibly produced food responding to the needs of consumers and customers. For us at HKScan, responsibility includes the development of food production throughout the value chain, from farms to consumers. Our home markets cover Finland, Sweden, Denmark and the Baltics. Our nearly 7,000 HKScan professionals ensure tastier life - today and tomorrow. Our diverse product portfolio includes poultry, pork and beef, as well as meat products and meals. Our strong brands are HK®, Kariniemen®, Via®, Scan®, Pärsons®, Rakvere®, Tallegg® and Rose®. In 2019, net sales of the publicly listed HKScan totalled EUR 1.7 billion

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