Hello, I must be going: new CFO’s change of heart

It wasn’t so long ago we were notified that Nils-Johan Andersson was going to take the reins as Saab’s new CFO. Now news from di.se and hd.se that he’s decided not to leave his employer, Lindab. Instead he’s going to move to the position of Business Area Manager of Ventilation within the company. Lindab says he would like to stay near his home for personal reasons.

From the Lindab’s press release:

Nils-Johan Andersson, currently Lindab’s CFO, will replace Anders Thulin as Business Area manager Ventilation with immediate effect.

Nils-Johan Andersson has been with Lindab in the position as CFO since 1999. Nils-Johan Andersson recently announced his intention to leave Lindab to take up an external position at Saab Automobile in Trollhättan. For personal reasons he will now remain in the North-West Skåne region.

“I am delighted that Nils-Johan will remain with Lindab to use his talent and long experience within Lindab to develop the Ventilation Business Area as well as continuing as a key member of the Group management team,” says David Brodetsky, CEO of Lindab.

“Nils-Johans Andersson’s business sense, his existing knowledge of our business and the Lindab culture will be a great asset in accomplishing our growth plans for this Business area.”

Anders Thulin, the current Business Area Manager Ventilation, will leave the company forthwith.

“I wish Anders Thulin much success in the future and I thank him for his contribution to Lindab during what has seen the start of the recovery period for the business,” says David Brodetsky.

Per Nilsson, currently Group Controller, will step in as acting CFO until a permanent replacement for Nils-Johan Andersson has been appointed.

While I find the whole thing slightly weird, I understand how moving one’s entire family can be a huge task. Either way, I hope Mr. Andersson all the best with Lindab.

In the meantime, Saab has yet to issue a statement regarding who or when they might appoint their next CFO. Karl G Lindström is serving as interim CFO at Saab. I imagine they were surprised by this as much as everyone else.

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