Published on : Wednesday, December 20, 2017
This year, more than 40 million passengers will fly to or from one of Swedavia’s ten airports, which is more passengers than ever. Air travel is growing at a fast pace while technology is making rapid advances. So we are developing the airports of the future – larger, more accessible and more modern – that will generate economic growth for Sweden.
Going forward, the objective for Swedavia’s airports is to offer smooth and inspiring travel experiences, be the most important meeting places in Scandinavia and serve as international role models in sustainability.
To meet the needs and challenges of the future, changes are being made in Swedavia’s Group management. Peder Grunditz (currently Airport Director at Bromma Stockholm Airport) will replace Kjell-Åke Westin as Airport Director at Stockholm Arlanda Airport.
The new Airport Director at Bromma Stockholm Airport will be Mona Glans (currently Manager at Ronneby Airport). Ms Glans has experience as Manager at Ronneby Airport and as acting Manager at Kiruna Airport.
One important aspect of developing the airports of the future is creating conditions for operational excellence throughout the Group. Kjell-Åke Westin will therefore continue in a newly established position as Director of Operational Excellence and as senior advisor to Swedavia’s President and CEO, Jonas Abrahamsson. He will also serve as an additional member of the Group management team as needed.
“I am pleased that Peder Grunditz, with his extensive airport skills and his modern leadership, has agreed to take on the position of Airport Director at Stockholm Arlanda Airport. At the same time, Bromma Stockholm Airport is getting a strong leader in Mona Glans. The fact that we can also accelerate the drive forward in our operational excellence work in the Group, with Kjell-Åke Westin in the new position of Director of Operational Excellence, is important in developing the airports of the future,” says Jonas Abrahamsson, President and CEO of Swedavia.
Peder Grunditz and Kjell-Åke Westin will assume their new positions on March 1, 2018. Mona Glans will start her new job on February 1, 2018, and will be part of Swedavia’s Group management as of that date.
In September the decision to create an Implementation Organisation for large projects and a reinforced Portfolio Organisation at Swedavia was announced.
“These efforts will help all of Swedavia to increase implementation capacity in the years ahead, with great focus on our investments and strategic development programmes,” Mr Abrahamsson adds.
Joakim Kedbrant will be the interim Director of Swedavia’s new Implementation Organisation and will be part of Swedavia’s Group management as of January 1, 2018. Recruitment of a permanent Director is under way.