Group Management

Gränges Group Management Team consists of eight members led by CEO Johan Menckel. The Group also has an extended management team, where HR and Process Engineering are included. Altogether the extended management team constitutes ten members.

Johan Menckel

CEO
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Born : 1971

Education : M.Sc. Engineering

Work experience : CEO of Sapa Heat Transfer, 2012–2013. Business Area President of Sapa Profiles Asia, 2011–2012. MD of Sapa Heat Transfer Shanghai, 2007–2010. Management positions at Sapa Heat Transfer, 2004– 2006. Consultant at Accenture, 1996–2004.

Other assignments : Member of the Board of Directors in Svenska Postkodföreningen AB and Nederman Holding.

Other : CEO of Gränges since 2013. Member of the Management Team since 2013.

Shareholding : 38,000 shares, 100,000 employee stock options.

Pernilla Grennfelt

SVP Communications & Investor Relations
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Born : 1970

Education : B.Sc. Economics

Work experience : IR Manager at ICA Gruppen, 2013–2014. Head of Investor Relationsat Hakon Invest, 2005–2013. Journalist and Editor at News Agency Direkt, 1999–2005. Advisor at Matteus Fondkommission, 1996–1999.

Other : SVP Communications & Investor Relations at Gränges since 2014. Member of the Management Team since 2014.

Shareholding : 4,905 shares, 20,000 employee stock options.

Patrick Lawlor

President Americas
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Born : 1964

Education : B.Sc. Economics.

Work experience : President Americas of Sapa Extrusions during 2010-2015. CFO at Sapa Extrusion North America, 2009–2010. CFO at Indalex, Inc., 2007–2009. Several managerial positions at Norsk Hydro, 1997–2007.

Other : President Americas of Gränges since 2016. Member of the Management Team since 2016.

Shareholding : 0 shares.

Paul Neutjens

SVP Process Engineering & Operational Development
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Born : 1959

Education : M.Sc. Engineering, Metallurgy and Applied Material Science.

Work experience : CTO at Gränges and member of the Management Team, 2013–2017.Strategic Project Director at Sapa Heat Transfer, 2011–2013. Director of Lean Production at Sapa Profiles Europe, 2007–2010. Several management positions at Alcoa, 1994–2007. Several management positions at Hoogovens Aluminium, 1986–1994.

Other : SVP Process Engineering & Operational Development since 2017. Member of Extended Management Team since 2017.

Shareholding : 4,000 shares.

Torbjörn Sternsjö

SVP Technology & Business Development
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Born : 1962

Education : M.Sc. Engineering

Work Experience : Director Business Development at Gränges 2015–2017. President of the joint venture Sapa Chalco Aluminium Products Chongqing 2011–2015. President of Sapa Profiles in Asia 2007–2010. Managing Director of Gränges Shanghai 1999–2007. Various senior positions within Gränges and Sapa since 1994.

Other : SVP Technology & Business Development since 2017. Member of the Management Team since 2017.

Holding : 10,000 shares

Magnus Carlström

SVP Human Resources
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Born : 1966

Education : LL.M., Executive MBA, Behavioral Sciences (3.5 Y).

Work experience : Director HR & Communiations of Gränges AB and Gränges Europe 2012–2016. VP HR at Strabag Scandinavia 2009–2012. Head of Strategic Leadership & Training at Peab Group 2006–2009. Head of HR at Peab Sverige 2000–2006.

Other : SVP Human Resources of Gränges since 2017. Member of Extended Management Team since 2017.

Shareholding : -

Oskar Hellström

CFO & Deputy CEO
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Born : 1979

Education : M.Sc. Engineering and B.Sc. Economics

Work experience : CFO of Sapa Heat Transfer, 2011–2013. Director Group Development & Control at Sapa Group, 2009– 2011. Strategy Manager at Sapa Group, 2008–2009. Consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton, 2005–2008.

Other : CFO of Gränges since 2013 and Deputy CEO of Gränges since 2017. Member of the Management Team since 2013.

Shareholding : 15,000 shares, 50,000 employee stock options.

Niclas Nelson

General Counsel
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Born : 1964

Education : LL.M.

Work experience : Associate General Counsel at Autoliv, 2002–2014. Legal Counsel at ABB, 1998–2002. Attorney at Hökerberg & Söderqvist Advokatbyrå, 1993–1998. Associate at Vinge, 1992–1993. Law Clerk at City Court of Malmö, 1990–1992.

Other assignments : Chairman of the Board of Directors of SWERMA (Swedish Risk Management Association).

Other : General Counsel at Gränges since 2014. Member of the Management Team since 2014.

Shareholding : 5,000 shares, 20,000 employee stock options.

Kent Schölin

President Europe
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Born : 1964

Education : M.Sc. in Engineering, Material Science.

Work experience : MD for Sapa Heat Transfer Finspång, 2012–2013. MD of Gunnebo Gateway, 2005–2012. Several management positions at Sapa Heat Transfer, 1994–2004. Research engineer at Gränges Technology 1989–1994.

Other : President for Gränges Europe since 2013. Member of the Management Board since 2013.

Shareholding : 4,705 shares, 100,000 stock options.

Colin Xu

President Asia
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Born : 1976

Education : M.Sc. Economics and Business Administration, MBA.

Work experience : MD for Sapa Heat Transfer Shanghai, 2011–2013. At Sapa Heat Transfer Shanghai, 2001– 2010, with several leading management positions since 2003.

Other : President for Gränges Asia since 2013. Member of the Management Team since 2013.

Shareholding : 0 shares.