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Thomas Söderqvist appointed Senior Vice President Corporate Responsibility Boliden
2015-08-14 08:00

Thomas Söderqvist, currently General Manager for the Boliden Area’s mining operations, has been appointed Senior Vice President Corporate Responsibility for Boliden Group from 1 September. Thomas will be a member of the group management team and he succeeds Henrik Östberg, who is leaving Boliden to concentrate on his own business.

The group function Corporate Responsibility (CR) includes the areas of environment, safety, personnel and communication, all of which are areas that demand strong leadership and a deep understanding of the special needs of the mining and metals sector.

Tomas Söderqvist returned to Boliden in 2012 from Sandvik, where he had been Senior Vice President Marketing and Sales at Sandvik Mining and Construction, having previously worked in different business areas and various central functions within the Sandvik group. Before moving to Sandvik, Thomas worked at Boliden, among other things as Mine Manager for Laisvall and Saxberget.

-  I would like to thank Henrik Östberg, who has since 2008 made a strong contribution to the positive development we have seen in recent years. He has been an asset in making Boliden a more modern company. At the same time I welcome Thomas Söderqvist to the management team. With his technical expertise and long experience of the receiving side of the central functions, he will strengthen the integration of the group’s CR efforts, says Boliden CEO Lennart Evrell.

For more information, please contact:
Marcela Sylvander, Group Communications, phone: +46 733 244551

Boliden is a metals company with a commitment to sustainable development. Our roots are Nordic, but our business is global. The company’s core competence is within the fields of exploration, mining, smelting and metals recycling. Boliden has about 4,900 employees and an annual turnover of SEK 37 billion. The stock is listed in the Large Cap segment on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm.