Anna Stiwne announces resignation as CEO of Åkerströms in 2023
After a remarkable five-year tenure as CEO of Åkerströms Björbo AB (“Åkerströms”), Anna Stiwne has announced her resignation, effective 2023. During this transition, Anna will continue to provide her leadership and guidance before formally passing the torch to Åkerströms’ Sales Director, Hans Åkerblom.
“Leading Åkerströms has been an immensely rewarding and thrilling journey, working alongside our exceptional team. Simultaneously, we’ve tirelessly pursued our goal of establishing Allgon as a global industry frontrunner,” Anna Stiwne remarked.
Starting January 1, Åkerströms will undergo a transformation, focusing on its role as a specialized sales company. Meanwhile, core functions such as production and development, seamlessly integrated into the Allgon Group’s production division, which is also the parent company of Åkerströms and Tele Radio.
Anna Stiwne commented, “This transition of leadership to Hans is an integral component of the strategic direction we’ve been shaping for quite some time within Åkerströms’ parent company, Allgon.”
During Anna’s leadership, Åkerströms has witnessed continuous growth and organizational strengthening, positioning it strategically to seize emerging market opportunities. Notably, the company was an early adopter of digitalization and sustainability initiatives within the industrial sector, integrating these principles into its operations and solutions.
Anna’s successor, Hans Åkerblom, joined Åkerströms in 2021 and prior to that, held various managerial roles at SSAB. “It is my pleasure to continue Anna’s work. Allgon AB offers me every opportunity to develop my capabilities within a challenging industry and at a leading, global company. By consolidating resources and expanding collaborations between the brands, we can continue to strengthen the market position of Åkerströms’ brand outside the Nordic countries”. – Hans Åkerblom.
Ola Samelius, Chairman of the Board of Åkerströms and CEO of Allgon AB, extended his gratitude: “We want to extend a warm thank you to Anna for her valuable work during her time as CEO of Åkerströms. Under her leadership, the company has flourished with increased efficiency and profitability. Åkerströms’ growth and profitability have consistently exceeded industry averages every year, and our organization has been strengthened. We have full confidence that Hans Åkerblom will build upon this robust foundation and continue to realize our ambitious growth plans.”