Mats Granryd nominated new Chairman of the Board of Directors of Vattenfall

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Vattenfall’s owner has today nominated Mats Granryd as the new Chairman of the Board of Directors of Vattenfall. Mats Granryd will be elected to succeed Lars G Nordström at Vattenfall’s Annual General Meeting on April 28th 2022. 

Mats Granryd has been a member of Vattenfall’s Board of Directors since 2020. He has a background as a civil engineer, has 15 years’ experience from a variety of roles at Ericsson just as he has been the CEO of Tele2 2010-2015 and member of the Board of Directors of Swedbank until 2020. Currently Granryd is the Director General and Member of the Board at GSMA, a global organisation for the telecom and mobile industry. 

“Today I am happy to announce that Mats Granryd is nominated as the new Chairman of the Board of Directors at Vattenfall. Mats has long experience from technology-intensive and dynamic sectors and just as the energy sector, are crucial to society. As a leader Mats has been working both in Sweden and internationally for many years, and we are convinced that his competence will be an asset to the company. Under his leadership the work for the transition towards a fossil-free future will continue, says Karl-Petter Thorwaldsson, Minister for Business, Industry and Innovation.   

“It’s an honour for me to be nominated for the role as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Vattenfall. Electrification of hard-to-abate sectors has a crucial role to play in fighting climate change. Vattenfall has decided to actively support its customers and partners on their decarbonisation journeys and, in addition, Vattenfall continues to invest heavily in the energy transition. I look forward to continue this work together with the employees of Vattenfall and the Board of Directors, says Mats Granryd, Chairman to be.  

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