Ulrik Svensson, Chief Financial Officer of Deutsche Lufthansa AG, was appointed to the Board of Directors of Swiss International Air Lines AG.
Svensson is Chief Financial Officer of Deutsche Lufthansa AG since 1 January 2017. From 2006 to 2016, he was Chief Executive Officer of Melker Schörling AB and in this role responsible for the six listed companies within the investment company, namely Hexagon, AAK, ASSA ABLOY, Securitas, Hexpol and Loomis.
Ulrik Svensson worked from 1992 to 2000 in senior finance positions in the two related telecom companies Millicom and Société Européenne de Communication S.A. based in Luxembourg. From 2000 to 2003 he was CFO of the British office product provider Esselte. After this Ulrik Svensson served as Managing Director Finance and CFO of Swiss International Air Lines from 2003 to 2006. In his role, he was also instrumental in the restructuring of the company. Svensson graduated in business administration from the Stockholm School of Economics. Ulrik Svensson is married and has three children.
“In Ulrik Svensson we have secured the services of a true business professional”, says Reto Francioni, Chairman of the Swiss Board of Directors. “With his broad management experience and his extensive industry expertise, Ulrik Svensson is an ideal addition to our Board of Directors.”
The Swiss Board of Directors, chaired by Reto Francioni, further comprises Harry Hohmeister, Montie Brewer, Jacques Aigrain and Doris Russi Schurter.