Henrik Ager has been appointed as new president for Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology business area and member of the Sandvik Group executive management as of 1 April 2019. He is currently serving as president for Sandvik Rock Tools division.
“I’m convinced that Henrik Ager with his experience, already proven leadership skills and excellent performance in Sandvik has the right capabilities to lead Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology going forward,” said Björn Rosengren, Sandvik’s president and CEO. “Henrik is committed to further strengthening Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology’s market position, reinforcing customer relations, driving aftermarket sales, leveraging further on a decentralised way of working and ensuring our forefront position within automation, electrification and sustainability.”
Mr Ager has more than 16 years’ experience in the mining industry, out of which an extensive period has been spent living in South Africa. He has also worked in Australia, South America, India and other important mining markets.
Mr Ager’s previous experience from Sandvik includes the role as president for the Global Equipment division and vice president for Strategy within Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology. He has also held leading positions at McKinsey, Ericsson and several high-tech start-ups prior to joining Sandvik in 2014.
Mr Ager will succeed Lars Engström who, as previously announced, will leave Sandvik.