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Group Executive Committee

Martin Lindqvist

Martin Lindqvist

President & CEO

BSc (Economics), Uppsala University

Born 1962
Nationality: Swedish

Member of the Group Executive Committee since 2001.
Employed at SSAB since 1998.

Previously: Head of business area: SSAB EMEA, 
Head of business area: SSAB Strip Products,
CFO: SSAB AB, CFO: SSAB Strip and Chief Controller: NCC.


Olavi Huhtala

EVP & Head of SSAB Europe

BSc (Engineering)

Born 1962
Nationality: Finnish

Member of the Group Executive Committee since 2014.
Employed at SSAB/Rautaruukki since 1987.

Previously: EVP: Ruukki Metals, President: Ruukki Fabrication and
Executive roles in Sales and Production: Rautaruukki Metform.

Charles Schmitt

Charles Schmitt

EVP & Head of SSAB Americas

BSc (Business Administration/Finance)
The University of Texas at Arlington, two-year steel fellowship at the American Iron and Steel Institute.

Born 1959
Nationality: American

Member of the Group Executive Committee since 2011.
Employed at SSAB/IPSCO since 1990.

Previously: Several positions: US Steel Corporation and VP of the Southern Business Unit: SSAB Americas.

Per Olof Stark

EVP & Head of SSAB Special Steels

MSc, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm

Born 1954
Nationality: Swedish

Member of the Group Executive Committee since 2014.
Employed at SSAB since 1983.

Previously: Head of business unit: SSAB Wear Services, 
President: wholly owned subsidiary Plannja,
Head of marketing: SSAB’s former Plate Division,
Head of business area: Europe and the US and
Head of global Marketing, Head of Sales and Product development: SSAB Plate.




Jonas Bergstrand, Executive Vice President and Head of Legal and Strategy

Jonas Bergstrand

Executive Vice President and Head of Legal and Strategy

LLM, Uppsala University

Born 1965
Nationality: Swedish

Member of the Group Executive Committee since 2006.
Employed at SSAB since 2006.

Previously: Corporate counsel ABB, OM Gruppen and Ericsson Radio Systems.

Håkan Folin, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Håkan Folin

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

MSc, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm

Born 1976
Nationality: Swedish

Member of the Group Executive Committee since 2013.
Employed at SSAB since 2006.

Previously: CFO: SSAB APAC, CFO: Tibnor and
Head of Business Development: SSAB.

Taina Kyllönen, SSAB's Group Executive Committee

Taina Kyllönen

Executive Vice President and Head of Group Communications

MSc (Economics), Aalto University, Helsinki

Born 1967
Nationality: Finnish

Member of the Group Executive Committee since 2014.
Employed at SSAB/Rautaruukki since 2004.

Previously: SVP, Marketing and Communications,
SVP, Marketing, VP, Communications and Branding: Rautaruukki Corporation
and VP, Investor Relations: Metso Corporation and Rauma Corporation.


Maria Långberg

Executive Vice President and Head of Group HR & Sustainability

BSc (Business Administration), Uppsala University
MBA, Stockholm School of Economics

Born 1970
Nationality: Swedish

Member of the Group Executive Committee since 2016.
Employed at SSAB since 2013.

Previously: President Merox and VP Group Sustainability, SSAB,
EVP & Head of Group Communications, SSAB,
Senior Consultant, JKL, SVP Group Communications, Gambro.

Martin Pei, Executive Vice President and Head of Technical Development

Martin Pei

Executive Vice President and CTO

PhD, The Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm

Born 1963
Nationality: Swedish

Member of the Group Executive Committee since 2007.
Employed at SSAB since 2001.

Previously: Head of business area SSAB APAC, EVP, Technical Director: SSAB,
Manager R&D Department: SSAB and General Manager, Slab Production: SSAB Plate.