Skanska appoints new CEO

Contractor appoints new president and CEO as incumbent retires; executive vice president also leaves

Skanska has appointed a new president and chief executive officer to replace Johan Karlström. 

Anders Danielsson will assume the role from 1 January. He is currently serving as executive vice president with responsibility for the Swedish group’s infrastructure development, as well as construction units in the US. He has previously been president of Skanska Norway, and of Skanska Sweden. 

Skanska has confirmed to P3 Bulletin that Danielsson will remain responsible for infrastructure and the US until a successor has been appointed. This will be done in the first quarter of 2018. 

Karlström will remain as a senior advisor until January 2019, when he will retire. 

Meanwhile, after 35 years in the company, Mats Williamson, executive vice president, has decided to leave as of 1 January. 

He has been the CEO of Skanska Sweden and during his time in the senior executive team has had responsibility for construction units in Norway, the UK and Latin America, as well as the infrastructure development division. Over the last year he has been responsible for Skanska Poland, Skanska Czech Republic and Slovakia.