Since September I am as well responsible for Investor Relations. It is very important to keep current and future shareholders informed of our business and the prospects. The best way to ensure we can continue to build Gränges as we envision is that we keep the shareholders trust. Ultimately, we rely on the owners for our capital needs.
What does a typical day look like for you and what are you currently working on?
Well, we do many things in Treasury. Last spring, we renewed all major loans, but right now I am trying to plan the Investor Relations functions work. Investor Relations function, that is me with good support from Lily Sun.
What do you like most about your job? What’s the best with working at Gränges?
I am fortunate to have a good team, working together with them and other colleagues in the Group doing everything a little better every day, that is why I go to work.
Are there any trends in Treasury you can tell us about?
Well, the most significant trend right now is green financing, which means financing related to sustainability. You can already today see a difference in price related to green compared to ‘normal’ financing, and this difference will increase over time. What is sought for is projects or assets that are sustainable, or will lead to a more sustainable society. Since lenders such as banks and pensions funds, but also ordinary funds you may invest in as a person, steer capital towards green projects, there is a possible future where companies not taking progress in the sustainability area seriously will have a problem to find financing.
If you could change one thing about working here, what would it be?
I would not like to change anything specific, rather I hope that we will continue to be a decentralized company with a strong customer focus.
And finally, what do you do when you’re not at work?
Usually things revolve around the kids’ sports, and trying to fit in dinner with friends. Recently I have started to play tennis with my wife which is very nice thing to do together.