Press Release | 30 August 2021
SVITZER EUROPE APPOINTS NEW CLUSTER MANAGING DIRECTOR FOR SCANDINAVIA & GERMANY
Effective 1 September 2021, Mathias Jonasson will become Cluster Managing Director for important Scandinavia and Germany region.
COPENHAGEN, 30 August 2021 – Leading towage operator Svitzer Europe has today announced that Mathias Jonasson has been appointed as Managing Director of the Scandinavia & Germany Cluster, effective from 1 September 2021.
Mathias, who will report to Svitzer Europe’s Managing Director Lise Demant, has a robust background in the oil and gas sector including a range of experience in operational, commercial and leadership positions. In his new role, Mathias will be responsible for Svitzer’s operations in its key Scandinavian & German regions.
Mathias 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. As Managing Director, Mathias placed particular focus on the operational and day-to-day of Inter Terminals AB’s Swedish business. Mathias has 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, Mathias worked for logistics and supply chain storage provider Vopak, also in Sweden. Here, he worked his way up from Terminal Manager to Commercial Manager & Deputy Managing Director as part of the company’s EMEA commercial network. Across his ten years at Vopak, Mathias 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.
Commenting on Mathias’ appointment, Lise Demant, Managing Director, Svitzer Europe said: "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.”
In December 2020 Svitzer’s current Scandinavian & Germany MD Mattias Hellstöm was appointed as regional CCO for Svitzer Europe. He took on both roles in the period before Mathias Jonasson’s appointment.