Sandvik has appointed Henrik Ager, currently President for the Rock Tools division, as President of the Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology business area and a member of the Sandvik Group Executive Management, effective April 1.
Ager has more than 16 years’ experience in the mining industry, of which an extensive period has been spent living in South Africa. Additionally, he has worked in Australia, South America, India and other important mining markets.
His previous experience at Sandvik includes being President for the Global Equipment division and Vice President for Strategy within Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology. He also held leading positions at McKinsey, Ericsson and several high-tech start-ups prior to joining Sandvik in 2014.
Sandvik’s President and CEO, Björn Rosengren, said: “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.
“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.”
Ager succeeds Lars Engström who, as announced last month, will leave Sandvik.
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