Swedbank appoints Birgitte Bonnesen as President and CEO
“The Board has been looking for a chief executive officer with in-depth competence, experience of the financial industry in combination with a strong leadership. Birgitte has throughout her professional life held various leading roles in the bank, she knows the organisation and is focused on the customers and colleagues. Birgitte has all through her career and during recent months as acting CEO, showed that she is the best suited candidate to take the bank to next level”, says Lars Idermark, Chair of the Board of Directors.
“This is one of the finest jobs I can think of. I am delighted by the trust in me to lead Swedbank, the bank where I have worked during thirty years. Swedbank reaches a lot of people in Sweden, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, a bank that through its services, values and societal engagement makes a difference. We have challenges, amongst others we must further enhance our skills to listen to the customers and provide them with the services they want. I am confident that we will succeed”, says Birgitte Bonnesen.