The Board of Directors of Catella AB has appointed Knut Pedersen as the new President and CEO. Knut Pedersen has many years of experience from various positions in the financial sector, most recently in the role of Managing Director of ABG Sundal Collier in Sweden.
Knut Pedersen will take up his post on January 1, 2014. Johan Ericsson will remain as President and CEO until January 1, 2014 and will then continue in a senior operational role within Catella.
In addition to his role as Managing Director at ABG Sundal Collier in Sweden, Knut Pedersen was responsible for ABG’s global Markets unit. He has previously worked for UBS, Nordea and Öhman in various roles in Sweden and internationally.
“I am enormously pleased that Knut Pedersen has agreed to take up the post as Catella’s President and CEO. Knut has more than 20 years of experience from the financial sector, a solid international background and is also a strong leader. He has a proven ability to lead and develop organizations made up of skilled and motivated individuals, such as at Catella,” says Johan Claesson, Chairman of Catella’s Board of Directors.
“Catella has great potential and is well positioned, with a good balance between current revenue from corporate finance and long-term value creation from asset management. I look forward to being involved in the continued development of Catella in order to generate improved profitability in all segments,” says Knut Pedersen, future President and CEO of Catella.