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The Board of Directors of AAK AB (publ.) has appointed Johan Westman as President and CEO.

He is currently senior vice president Europe and managing director of the BlankLight division at Shiloh Industries, a global innovative solutions provider to the mobility market with some 3,600 employees and revenues of approximately USD1bn.

“This is a great honor for me and I am very excited to join AAK”, says Johan Westman. “Under the leadership of the Group management, the company has seen strong sales and profit growth. Together we will continue this growth journey and take AAK to the next level.”

Johan Westman holds a Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden.

”With the recruitment of Johan Westman we will have a CEO with broad industrial and international experience”, says Mikael Ekdahl, chairman of the board of directors. “He has over the last 10 years successfully developed companies to drive shareholder value through profitability improvements, organic growth as well as global expansion. I am confident that Johan will continue to develop AAK in the best possible way.”

Johan Westman will assume his position as President and CEO no later than June 1, 2018. 

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