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Jonas Wiström, President and CEO +46 (0)8-657 11 15 / +46 (0)70-608 12 20
Viktor Svensson, Director, Corporate Information
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Susanna Kallur, one of Sweden's most successful track athletes, has today started work with ÅF. Susanna is employed by the Group's Corporate Information department and will work part-time as long as her sporting career takes first priority. She will be based at the ÅF office in Falun, some 200 km north-west of Stockholm.
Susanna Kallur symbolises the energy, ambition and dynamism behind the strong development of ÅF. At the same time, she now has an opportunity to gradually acquaint herself with trade and industry in Sweden and abroad.
"I'm delighted with my new job," Susanna Kallur says. "There were many reasons behind my choice of ÅF. One that weighed particularly heavily is that ÅF leads the way in energy and environmental issues, both in Sweden and internationally. Climate change is an issue close to my heart, and I've discovered that ÅF uses its role as a consultant to influence clients in a positive way to move towards sustainable development. I'm looking forward to learning more about environmental issues through my work with ÅF at the same time as I lay the foundations for my future career."
"I remain totally committed to my sport," Susanna continues. "I'm determined to become stronger, faster and even better. But, in order to perform well as an athlete, I need a change of focus from time to time. From now on I will devote these interludes to building a career for myself with ÅF."
"I'm extremely pleased that Susanna Kallur has chosen to work for ÅF. She has a fantastic personality and her educational background makes her well suited to work with our corporate information" says Jonas Wiström, President and CEO of ÅF. "Susanna sets a magnificent example for us all with her humility and her capacity to perform at the peak of her ability when it is most needed. Her personal qualities and winner's instinct will be of great benefit to ÅF in the years ahead."
ÅF is proud to become one of Susanna Kallur's main sponsors following her recruitment. A sponsorship agreement for 2007-2009 has already been signed, with an option to extend this for a further three years.
The ÅF Group is a leader in technical consulting, with expertise founded on more than a century of experience. We offer highly qualified services and solutions for industrial processes, infrastructure projects and the development of products and IT systems. We are also one of the leading names in testing and inspection. Today the ÅF Group has approximately 3,500 employees. Our base is in Europe, but our business and our clients are found all over the world.