Marcus Åsgärde appointed to Executive Vice President of Södra Wood
September 1st, Marcus Åsgärde will be the new President of the Södra Wood business area. Marcus has an extensive background in Södra and will succeed Peter Jhaveri, who has decided to step down from the role to take on other assignments.
Marcus Åsgärde most recently served as manager of a sales and operational planning project at Södra, prior Mill Manager of Södra Cell Värö (2020 to 2023) and has extensive experience from several roles and business areas at Södra, including Mill Manager of Södra Wood Värö. Marcus studied at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg and the Stockholm School of Economics.
“I am delighted to welcome Marcus as Executive Vice President of the Södra Wood business area. Marcus has an extensive background from Södra and is a highly valued and competent leader. Södra’s sawn timber business will play a key role for the association moving forward, and Marcus will make a substantial contribution to the continued development of Södra Wood,” said Lotta Lyrå, President and CEO.
Takes effect September 1st
Marcus Åsgärde will take on his new role on September 1st and will accede to Södra’s Group Senior Management.
“I am looking forward to being a part of Södra Wood and to develop the business area together with all my colleagues. Our sawn timber products are in high demand and play a key role in driving the climate transition, while we also need to maintain our long-term focus on operational safety and efficiency. This is an important trend to continue pursuing and I am looking forward to doing that with a focus on people and culture,” said Marcus Åsgärde.
Marcus will succeed Peter Jhaveri, who has decided to step down from the role to take on other assignments. During the autumn, Peter will continue to perform separate assignments for Södra and work with organisational development.
“I would like to thank Peter for his fantastic efforts in Group Senior Management and at Södra Wood, where he contributed with several major successes, outstanding results, and a solid work effort. Peter’s competence and great commitment have been important for the association’s development,” said Lotta Lyrå.