SWEDEN – AAK, a global food ingredients company, has appointed Tomas Bergendahl as its new Chief Financial Officer of AAK, replacing Fredrik Nilsson who has decided to pursue new opportunities outside of AAK.
According to a statement from AAK, Tomas- a seasoned and highly experienced financial expert, is expected to assume his new role before August 1 this year.
Tomas joins AAK from COWI Holding A/S – a leading international consulting group within engineering, economics and environmental science based in Denmark- where he served as CFO and Executive Vice President.
Tomas has also previously served as CFO at Swedish shipping company Rederi AB TransAtlantic and has also held various senior finance positions for companies within Volvo Aero, both in Scandinavia and the United States.
“It is with great pleasure I welcome Tomas Bergendahl to AAK, a very strong addition to our team”, says Johan Westman, President and CEO, AAK Group.
“Not only has Tomas an abundance of important and relevant experience, but his drive, personal values, and characteristics are very well in line with the open, ambitious and forward-thinking spirit of AAK.”
Tomas’ predecessor Fredrik has been with the company since 2007 and worked as CFO for the past seven years. He is expected to will leave AAK at the end of the month.
“I am very excited to join AAK and I look forward to work with the team and contribute to the company’s continued growth journey,” says Tomas Bergendahl.
“The combination of an entrepreneurial, customer-focused, decentralized and global company coupled with a strong set of values and an inclusive culture is what makes AAK so inspiring.”
Tomas Bergendahl, holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Luleå University of Technology in Sweden.
AAK in its statement said that Jarl Andreasson, Director Financial Control & Tax, will serve as acting Chief Financial Officer until Tomas commences his role.
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