Svitzer Europe appoints new MD for German and Scandinavian regions

Leading towage operator Svitzer has appointed Mathias Jonasson as managing director of the Scandinavia and Germany cluster, effective from 1 September 2021. 

In his new role, Jonasson will be responsible for Svitzer’s operations in its key Scandinavian and German regions.

Commenting on Jonasson’ appointment, Lise Demant, managing director, Svitzer Europe says: “Mathias is a wonderful and highly-anticipated addition to Svitzer. He brings years of expertise and valuable knowledge in the oil and gas sector to our organisation, as well as an exceptional leadership style and commercial development skills that will surely contribute to the further growth of our operations and have a very positive impact on Svitzer as a whole. 

“We are extremely excited to welcome him to Svitzer’s European management team and start working together on defining our operational strategy plans and realising the organisation’s business development goals for our important and growing operations in Scandinavia and Germany.”

Jonasson joins Svitzer from Inter Terminals AB, where for the last six years he led and developed the Swedish side of the business in the role of managing director. Svitzer says Jonasson has a long track record of establishing stable customer portfolios that enable further commercial development and growth, as well as improving customer satisfaction, employee satisfaction, and safety awareness. Under his leadership, Inter Terminals AB underwent a deep cultural transformation into a working environment characterised by strong values and trust.

Prior to this, Jonasson worked for logistics and supply chain storage provider Vopak, also in Sweden. Here, he worked his way up from terminal manager to commercial manager and deputy managing director as part of the company’s EMEA commercial network. Across his ten years at Vopak, Jonasson was responsible for commercial and logistics activities including taking responsibility for the company’s revenue budget, technical maintenance projects, and high-level customer service provision.

In December 2020, Svitzer’s current Scandinavian & Germany MD, Mattias Hellstöm, was appointed as regional CCO for Svitzer Europe. 

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