Magnus Björkman has been appointed President of the Södra Cell business area. Magnus has been Acting President of the business area since 1 March 2019 and will remain a member of Group Senior Management and report to the President and CEO, Lars Idermark
Magnus has a Master of Science in Engineering and holds an MBA from the Stockholm School of Economics. He began working at Södra in 2006 and has held several senior positions in the company over the years, including head of the pulp mill at Mörrum and, since 2012, Director of Sales and Marketing at Södra Cell. He has many years of industry experience from senior positions with other companies, including Stora Enso and Tetra Pak.
“Magnus is a leader with high ambition, drive and a market focus, and in his previous roles at Södra, has made a major contribution to Södra Cell’s favourable results. I am convinced that Magnus will continue to contribute to our Group strategy for sustainable and profitable growth together with our customers,” said Lars Idermark.
“I am delighted to be entrusted with the continued development of Södra Cell. Our success is measured by our customers’ success. We have a favourable market position and together with our dedicated employees, I am looking forward to further strengthening our position,” said Magnus Björkman.
Magnus will assumed his new role on 1 August 2019.
Founded in 1938, Södra is Sweden’s largest forest-owner association, with nearly 52,000 forest owners as its members. We conduct modern and responsible forestry, and operate state-of-the-art mills in which we process our raw material. In 2018, sales amounted to SEK 24 billion and employees totalled 3,100. Through value-generating relationships and a long-term approach, Södra shows the way for the next generation of forestry.