Changes to Ovako's board

Joakim Olsson has been elected as a new member of Ovako's board of directors.

Joakim Olsson is Senior Industry Expert at Triton Partners. He has extensive experience of leading and developing major international organisations in industry, energy and automation. He was previously president and CEO at SAG Group GmbH and Haldex AB publ, and has held a number of senior positions at ABB. Joakim Olsson is chairman of Seves Group SARL and a director of DencoHappel Gmbh and VCST Holdco SA. His previous directorships include Semcon, Concentric AB, Teknikföretagen and Svenskt Näringsliv.

Ovako's board of directors now comprises: Finn Johnsson, chairman; Oskari Eskola, director; Nizar Ghoussaini, director; Martin Ivert, director; Björn Nilsson, director; Joakim Olsson, director; Sakari Tamminen, director; Robert Nilsson, employee representative and Per Pettersson, employee representative.

Further information can be obtained from:
Viktoria Karsberg, Head of Group Communications,  +46 70 209 93 96

Ovako develops high-tech steel solutions for, and in cooperation with, its customers in the bearing, transport and manufacturing industries. Our steel makes our customers’ end products more resilient and extends their useful life, ultimately resulting in smarter, more energy-efficient and more environmentally-friendly products.

Our production is based on recycled scrap and includes steel in the form of bar, tube, ring and pre-components. Ovako is represented in more than 30 countries, and has sales offices in Europe, North America and Asia. Ovako’s sales in 2014 amounted to EUR 862 million, and the company had 2,925 employees at year-end. For more information, please visit us at www.ovako.com

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About OvakoOvako develops high-tech steel solutions for, and in cooperation with, its customers in the bearing, transport and manufacturing industries. Our steel makes our customers’ end products more resilient and extends their useful life, ultimately resulting in smarter, more energy-efficient and more environmentally-friendly products. Our production is based on recycled scrap and includes steel in the form of bar, tube, ring and pre-components. Ovako has around 3,000 employees in more than 30 countries and sales of approximately EUR 1000 million. Since June 2018, Ovako is a subsidiary within the Japanese Nippon Steel Corporation group, the third-largest steel producer in the world with more than 100,000 employees globally and a revenue of approximately EUR 52 billion. For more information, please visit us at www.ovako.com and www.nipponsteel.com.