Trelleborg appoints Fredrik Nilsson as chief financial officer
The Trelleborg Group has appointed Fredrik Nilsson as its new chief financial officer. Nilsson will assume this position during the first quarter of 2021, succeeding Ulf Berghult. Berghult will complete the 2020 year-end report before leaving Trelleborg for a new opportunity.
Nilsson, born in 1977, has most recently served as the CFO of AAK. He has worked at AAK for nearly 14 years, holding the position of CFO for the past seven years. Prior to his time at AAK, Fredrik worked at Sandvik for just over six years.
“We are pleased about the recruitment of Fredrik. His broad experience of a global finance function from relevant industries combined with a strong business focus makes Fredrik an excellent addition to Trelleborg. I look forward to working together with Fredrik on the continued development of the Group,” says Peter Nilsson, president and CEO of Trelleborg.
“It is with great confidence and pleasure that I have accepted this assignment. I am strongly committed to driving global businesses and I am enormously motivated, yet also very humble to the assignment, to address the challenge of further advancing Trelleborg together with new colleagues in all parts of the world where the Group is active,” says Fredrik Nilsson.
Berghult to depart
Berghult has been chief financial officer of Trelleborg since 2012.
“I want to extend my warm and heartfelt thanks to Ulf for everything he has done for Trelleborg. Ulf has, with enormous commitment, successfully contributed to the Group’s development, particularly regarding the finance function, and I wish him every success in his new challenge. I have always appreciated Ulf’s competence, integrity and honesty, and I am grateful for all of his input over the years that we have worked together,” concludes Nilsson.
“My decision to leave Trelleborg has not been an easy one. I previously informed Peter and Trelleborg that my ambition, before I end my professional career, is to return to a more operational economic and financial role. An opportunity of this nature has now emerged and I have accepted an offer from a private equity-owned company, where I will have the opportunity to work closer to the operational business,” says Berghult.