Johan Wall resigns as CEO of Bisnode
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Johan Wall leaves his position as CEO of Ratos's subsidiary Bisnode. Fredrik Åkerman, Business Area Director and CFO of Bisnode, has been appointed to serve as acting CEO until a replacement has been installed.
The Board of Directors of Bisnode has decided to recruit a new CEO for Bisnode. Fredrik Åkerman, Business Area Director and CFO, has been appointed to serve as acting CEO. Johan Wall has been CEO of Bisnode since 2008.
Håkan Ramsin, Chairman of the Board of Bisnode, comments: "During his three years as CEO, Johan has successfully implemented a new business plan and strategy, and has carried out a refinement of the company's business, which has been under way for some time. Johan has been clear that he cannot commit himself long-term to Bisnode. Therefore the Board has decided to begin recruitment of a new CEO who can fully focus on Bisnode's long-term growth."
Ratos became the principal owner of Bisnode in 2005 when the Ratos associated company Infodata was merged with Bonnier Affärsinformation. Bisnode is one of Europe's leading suppliers of digital business information, with services in market, credit and business information. Using Bisnode's services companies can increase their sales, reduce their risks and improve their day-to-day business decisions. Operations are conducted in 17 countries in Europe.
For further information, please contact: Arne Karlsson, CEO, Ratos, +46 8 700 17 00 Håkan Ramsin, Chairman of the Board, Bisnode, +46 705 90 16 20 Emma Rheborg, Head of Corporate Communications and IR, Ratos, +46 8 700 17 20
Financial calendar from Ratos:
Interim Report January - September 2011 9 November 2011
Year-end report 2011 16 February 2012
Annual General Meeting 2012 18 April 2012
Ratos is a private equity conglomerate. The company's mission is to maximise shareholder value over time through the professional, active and responsible exercise of its ownership role in primarily medium to large unlisted Nordic companies. Ratos's holdings include AH Industries, Anticimex, Arcus-Gruppen, Biolin Scientific, Bisnode, Contex, DIAB, Euromaint, Finnkino, GS-Hydro, Hafa Bathroom Group, HL Display, Inwido, Jøtul, KVD Kvarndammen, Lindab, Mobile Climate Control, SB Seating and Stofa. Ratos is listed on Nasdaq OMX Stockholm and market capitalisation amounts to approximately SEK 25 billion.