Christopher Eckerberg New Managing Director of SKB
STOCKHOLM, June 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –
Christopher Eckerberg has been appointed the new Managing Director of Swedish Nuclear
Fuel and Waste Management Company (SKB). He will continue the company’s successful work in
the safe management of spent nuclear fuel and nuclear waste.
The Board of SKB has today appointed Christopher Eckerberg as its new Managing
Director. He succeeds Claes Thegerstrom on 1 September 2012. Christopher Eckerberg can
look back on 15 years experience in executive positions in various parts of the energy
sector, both in Sweden and internationally.
“We face a critical period in SKB’s development as the company enters a challenging
period of transformation. Under Claes Thegerstrom’s leadership, SKB has taken a great leap
forward in implementing a Swedish final repository for spent nuclear fuel and has set up
an organisation well equipped for this purpose,” says Peter Gango, Head of BU Nuclear
Power, Vattenfall and Chairman of the Board of SKB.
“Christopher will now continue this work and will develop the operations over the next
few years. He has all the qualities needed to steer SKB through this transformation thanks
to his experience of public affairs and major projects, as well as his ability to meet
corporate targets,” continues Peter Gango.
Christopher Eckerberg has most recently held several leading positions within
Vattenfall and is currently Head of BU Engineering. He has been on the Board of SKB
International AB since 2010. In the future, Claes Thegerstrom will continue to support the
company, for example with the ongoing application process for the final repository for
spent nuclear fuel and in international assignments.
“SKB has begun a process of change with major capital-intensive projects ahead. I look
forward to continuing this work together with SKB’s highly competent employees,” says
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