Maria Khorsand new CEO at SP

Maria Khorsand 50, is the newly recruited Chief Executive Officer of SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden. She has formerly held several directorships within Ericsson and her previous position was that of President for Dell Sweden.

The chairman of SP’s board, Birgitta Böhlin, is very pleased with the recruitment:
- Maria Khorsand’s international profile and broad experience from industry, along with her strong leadership during times of change, will have a major impact on the SP group’s future development in technology and research.

- In this globalised era, research and a lead technological position will be of utmost importance for a country such as Sweden, says Maria Khorsand. She continues:

- SP, with its peak competence and broad technical areas will continue to play an important role in this context.

Ms Khorsand will take office on October 1, when SP’s current CEO, Claes Bankvall, retires from his position.

The SP group is Sweden’s most comprehensive research and technology institute. Through research and development, our 850 co-workers support competitiveness in Swedish industry and contribute to a stronger innovation climate as well as to security, a good environment, and a sustainable development in society. The SP group also includes SIK- the Swedish Institue for Food and Biotechnology, SITAC, SMP – the Swedish Machinery Testing Institute, and YKI – the Institute for Surface Chemistry.

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