Thomas Eriksson swaps Robur for Carnegie CEO role
Thomas Eriksson has switched roles to become president and CEO of Carnegie, having previously held a similar position at domestic competitor Swedbank Robur.
He has also worked as head of SEB Private Banking, and headed asset management operations at SEB and Nordea during his more than 20 years in wealth management.
“Thomas Eriksson has the right background and experience to lead Carnegie during its next phase. He is an experienced and growth-oriented leader who has successfully built up asset management and private banking operations. His assignment will include leading Carnegie towards greater efficiency, while positioning the company for future growth, both in the savings area and investment banking,” said Arne Liljedahl, chairman of the board of Carnegie.
Carnegie’s current president and CEO, Frans Lindelöw, will step down as a result of the appointment. His departure had been trailed, with the group previously announcing it was splitting its activities into three separate business areas and legal entities operating under a shared brand. The company said at the time that “the on-going restructuring and reorganisation process in Carnegie is aimed to reduce costs, increase the business focus in each area and create conditions for growth, especially in the savings area, i.e. asset management and private banking.”
Robur has appointed Marianne Nilsson to become acting CEO. She was previously deputy CEO at the Swedish asset manager, having been at the company since 1987.
Eriksson’s move comes two years after he joined Robur to look over its range and improve profitability from its activities. Robur’s website notes that it currently manages 130 funds making it one of the largest asset managers in the Nordic region. Parent Swedbank is focused on business in Sweden and the Baltic States, serving about 7.8 million retail customers and 531,000 corporate customers through over 500 branches. It also has a presence in other Nordic markets, the US, China, Russia and Ukraine.