Annika Falkengren, the outgoing ceo of SEB, and the new ceo Johan Torgeby. Photo: SvD, svenska Handelsbanken
Annika Falkengren surprised, with the news of his resignation on 16 January of this year. And now it is clear who takes over after the seasoned banker-managing director: the 42-year-old Johan Torgeby, previously one of the heads of the company’s large corporate and institutional investors.
So yesterday was Johan Torgeby the question – and at a board meeting that lasted until late afternoon the decision was made that he is the one who takes over after Annika Falkengren. The new ceo will take office on march 28.
” It is with great energy and humility that I take on the task as president and ceo of SEB. Banks fill a special role in supporting good long-term community development, ” says Johan Torgeby in a written comment.
“We will not sit back until we are in the customers’ eyes stands for world-class service. It is so we continue to create long-term value for our customers and owners, ” continues SEB’s new president and ceo.
chairman of the Board Marcus Wallenberg is pleased to be able to appoint Johan Torgeby to the new ceo.
” He is a respected leader who prioritizes building strong teams and developing deep client relationships with both private and corporate customers. As a member of the executive management, he has been with and worked out the long-term strategy for the bank and is determined to continue to deliver on it, ” says Marcus Wallenberg, chairman of the board in a press release.
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In his role as co-head of Large corporates and Financial institutions, he has transformed and developed the business and thus taken important steps to meet a rapidly changing within its and banklandskap, he continues.
Annika Falkengren has has worked at SEB for 30 years and been president for eleven of these. She will step down as ceo in connection with the annual general meeting on 29 march, but will remain in an advisory role until she stops at the bank in July.
the Article is updated.