New management appointments at Veidekke Sweden

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Mats Nyström has been appointed EVP and new CEO of Veidekke Sweden after Jimmy Bengtsson, who took over as Group CEO of Veidekke ASA on 1 September. Charlotta Nilsén will assume responsibility for the Residential Buildings business area, which was up until now headed by Mats Nyström. 

“Veidekke has great market potential in Sweden. Mats Nyström’s mission is first and foremost about strengthening profitability. With his extensive experience and leadership skills, Nyström is the right person to take our Swedish operations to the next level,” says Jimmy Bengtsson, Group CEO of Veidekke ASA.

Mats Nyström joined Veidekke in 2017 from Skanska, where he was a member of the management team for Skanska's Swedish operations. Nyström’s appointment as CEO of Veidekke Sweden was effective 4 September.

“I look forward to leading Veidekke's Swedish business through profitable growth and a strong emphasis on leadership, culture and values. We must remain attractive as an employer and as a partner to our customers. Going forward, I will focus on realising and further developing current strategies, in close collaboration with my colleagues,” says Mats Nyström.

Effective 9 September, Charlotta Nilsén will assume leadership of Veidekke Sweden’s Residential Buildings business area, which primarily builds residential units, but also executes extensive commercial projects in South and West Sweden. Charlotta Nilsén joined Veidekke in 2014 and currently heads up Veidekke Property Development Sweden’s region Riks.

“Veidekke’s broad operations and collaborative working methods provide a unique capacity for addressing highly complex assignments and customer needs. If we apply our overall capabilities, we have tremendous competitive potential. Through sixteen years in the construction industry and eight years in property development, I have gained insight into the broader scale of building for society, and I am very much looking forward to further developing the business area, in collaboration with good colleagues,” says Charlotta Nilsén. 

“With her strong drive and broad insights, Charlotta Nilsén will create value for our customers and consolidate cooperation between Veidekke's business areas, says Mats Nyström.

For press photos, see, for more information, contact:

 Jimmy Bengtsson, Group CEO Veidekke ASA, tel. +46 705 37 91 10
Mats Nyström, CEO of Veidekke Sverige, tel. +46 705 37 12 60
Charlotta Nilsén, incumbent director of the business area Veidekke Bygg Bostäder, tel. +46 706 00 30 87

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Veidekke is one of Scandinavia's largest construction and property development companies. The company undertakes all types of building construction and civil engineering contracts, develops residential projects, maintains roads, and produces asphalt and aggregates. The company is known for its involvement and local knowledge. Its annual turnover is NOK 36 billion, and half of its 8,600 employees own shares in the company. Veidekke is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange and has always posted a profit since it was founded in 1936.