President & CEO

Martin Lindqvist

Martin Lindqvist (1962), President and CEO SSAB

Member of SSAB’s Group Executive Committee since 2001. Employed at SSAB since 1998. Previously, Head of SSAB EMEA; Head of SSAB Strip Products; CFO SSAB; CFO SSAB Strip; Chief Controller NCC. B.Sc. in Economics, Uppsala University. 

   

Divisions

 

Olavi Huhtala (1962), EVP & Head of SSAB Europe 

Employed at Rautaruukki since 1987. Previously, EVP Ruukki Metals; President, Ruukki Fabrication; marketing and executive roles in Rautaruukki Metform. B.Sc. in Engineering.

 

 Mikael Nyquist (1963), President Tibnor

Employed at SSAB since 1995. Previously, President Plannja; Head of Marketing and Sales SSAB Prelaq; President Swedish Institute of Steel Construction; Engineer NCC. M.Sc, Royal Institute of Technology. 


Charles Schmitt

Charles Schmitt (1959), EVP & Head of SSAB Americas

Employed at IPSCO Inc since 1990 and member of SSAB´s Group Executive Committee since 2011. Previously, positions with US Steel Corporation; VP of the Southern Business Unit for SSAB Americas. B.Sc. Business Administration/Finance. The University of Texas at Arlington, two-year steel fellowship at the American Iron and Steel Institute. 

 

Marko Somerma (1966), President Ruukki Construction

Employed at Rautaruukki since 2004. Previously, EVP Ruukki Building Products; CSO Rautaruukki Corporation; EVP Ruukki Engineering; CSO Rautaruukki Corporation; Chief Process & Information Technology Officer, Instrumentarium Ltd; Business Development Director, Gustav Paulig Ltd. Lic. Sc. in Technology.

  Per Olof Stark (1954), EVP & Head of SSAB Special Steels

Employed at SSAB since 1983. Previously, Head of the SSAB Wear Services business unit; President of the wholly owned subsidiary Plannja; Head of marketing at SSAB’s former Plate Division; Head of business area Europe and the US. Head of global Marketing, Head of Sales and Product development at SSAB Plate. M.Sc, Royal Institute of Technology. 

Support functions

Jonas Bergstrand

Jonas Bergstrand (1965), Executive Vice President and Head of Legal and Strategy 

Employed at SSAB since 2006. Previously, Corporate counsel ABB; OM Gruppen; Ericsson Radio Systems. Master of Laws, Uppsala University.

Håkan Folin SSAB

Håkan Folin (1976), Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Employed at SSAB since 2006. Previously, CFO at SSAB APAC; CFO at Tibnor, Head of Business Development, SSAB. M.Sc., The Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm.

Monika Gutén

Monika Gutén (1975), Executive Vice President and Head of Group Human Resources, Procurement and Shared Services

Employed at SSAB since 2007. Previously, Head of Human Resources, SSAB EMEA; Head of Business Development, SSAB. M.Sc. in Business Administration, Stockholm University.

 

Taina Kyllönen (1967), Executive Vice President and Head of Group Communications

Employed at Rautaruukki since 2004. Previously, SVP, Marketing and Communications; SVP, Marketing; VP, Communications and Branding at Rautaruukki Corporation; VP, Investor Relations at Metso Corporation and Rauma Corporation. M.Sc. in Economics, School of Business, Aalto University, Helsinki. 

Gregoire Parenty SSAB

Gregoire Parenty (1962), Executive Vice President and Head of Market Development

Employed at SSAB since 2004. Previously, Head of Market at SSAB EMEA; several positions within ArcelorMittal. Maitrise de Sciences Economiques from the Sorbonne University, MBA, Dallas University.

Martin Pei, SSAB

Martin Pei (1963), Executive Vice President and Head of Technical Development

Employed at SSAB since 2001. Previously, Executive Vice President, Technical Director at SSAB; Manager R&D Department at SSAB; General Manager, Slab Production at SSAB Plate. Ph. D., The Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm.