“Paul Okker has had a long and successful career in Holmen,” comments the business area’s CEO Johan Nellbeck. “He has worked at Iggesund Paperboard for 20 years, most recently as Vice-President Sales for the European market. He is a highly valued leader, and this, in combination with his industry experience and customer knowledge, will undoubtedly support our strategy of growing globally with two of the market’s strongest product brands, Invercote and Incada.”

Paul Okker, vice-president salesPaul Okker, Vice-President Sales

On 1 April, Paul replaced Kenneth Nystén, who has left the company. In addition to this change, Johan Nellbeck has also created a new role to strengthen the cooperation and coordination of the business unit’s three production units: Iggesund Mill, Workington Mill and Strömsbruk Converting Plant, the company’s facility for the additional finishing of paperboard products. The former Mill Director of Workington Mill, Ulf Löfgren, took up this position on 1 March. In conjunction with that move, Jenny Bergström, formerly the departmental head of Workington’s paperboard production and with a total of 17 years’ experience in the paperboard industry, took over as Mill Director of Workington Mill.

“Ulf has done a fantastic job as Mill Director at Workington. With his ability to get people to work towards the same goal and to achieve their full potential, I believe we will see synergy and efficiency gains within all our production units,” comments Johan Nellbeck.

Since Johan Nellbeck became CEO of Iggesund in August 2019, the management team has been broadened, and also includes Supply Chain, Product Portfolio Management, HR, Communication & Sustainability, Finance, Technology and IT.

“I am very satisfied with the collective expertise and experience held by the management team. With this team we ensure a holistic overview of our business and operations, which is a prerequisite for creating value for our customers and engagement in our employees,” Johan Nellbeck concludes.

Ulf Lofgren, production director
Ulf Löfgren, Production Director

Jenny Bergstrom, mill director Workington
Jenny Bergström, Mill Director Workington