Epiroc AB of Stockholm has announced that its board of directors has appointed Helena Hedblom as the new president and CEO of the company, effective March 1, 2020. She will replace Per Lindberg, who the company says has decided to leave his position after he successfully established Epiroc as a publicly listed company in 2018.
“Helena has a strong business focus, an in-depth knowledge of the business and is an appreciated leader who is living and breathing the Epiroc values,” says Ronnie Leten, the chair of Epiroc’s board of directors. “As head of the mining and infrastructure business, she has grown the business with increased earnings and a focus on strengthening productivity, safety and efficiency for customers. We are proud that we found the new leader inside the group and are confident that she will further develop and grow Epiroc.”
Hedblom is currently senior executive vice president of mining and infrastructure and a member of Eprioc Group Management. She is a member of the boards of directors of IPCO AB and the Swedish Association of Mines, Mineral and Metal Producers (Svemin).
Hedblom was born in 1973 and has a Master of Science in material technology from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm.
“I would like to thank Per for an excellent job in guiding the company through the listing and preparing Epiroc for the next step,” Leten says. “He has provided strong leadership and has successfully carried out what was agreed and expected in his assignment.”
Lindberg will resign from the board of directors of Epiroc AB the same time he leaves the position as president and CEO.