News 20.03.2019

Paul Gustavsson appointed Chief Executive Officer of Nordkalk

Nordkalk’s Board of Directors has appointed Paul Gustavsson (born 1966) as the new Chief Executive Officer of Nordkalk as of 29 April 2019. He will report to Matts Rosenberg, Chairman of the Board of Nordkalk and CEO of Rettig Group.

Paul has previously worked as Group CEO of Britax Group Ltd (UK), the globally leading manufacturer of child car seats. Prior to Britax Group he worked for Volvo Cars for over 15 years in various leadership positions. Paul started his career working as a strategy consultant for Arthur D. Little. Paul holds an M.Sc. in Industrial Engineering and Management from Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden and he is a Swedish citizen.

“Nordkalk has a strong core business, but at the same time significant potential for improvements. Our objective is to make Nordkalk a best-in-class company, and we have a clear vision of how to accomplish that. We are very happy to appoint Paul Gustavsson as CEO of Nordkalk to lead this development journey, given his vast industrial experience and strong track record of change management”, says Matts Rosenberg.

“I am excited to take over as CEO for Nordkalk, a company with longstanding experience in its industry and with a talented base of employees. I have a clear picture of the development path for the company, and look forward to working together with Nordkalk’s management team and employees to realise the full potential in the business”, says Paul Gustavsson.

Paul succeeds Marcel Gestranius who has been Nordkalk’s Acting Chief Executive Officer since January 2019. Marcel has worked as Nordkalk’s Chief Financial Officer since 2015 and will continue in that position.

Further information

Matts Rosenberg, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Nordkalk and CEO of Rettig Group

Pia Dahlqvist, Head of Communications and HR, Rettig Group
Tel. +358 40 526 7813

Curriculum Vitae

Paul Gustavsson
Born 1966
Swedish citizen
M.Sc. Industrial Engineering and Management, Chalmers University of Technology

Group CEO, Britax Group Ltd., Camberley (UK)

2013 – 2015
Vice President, Corporate Strategy & Alliances, Volvo Cars

2010 – 2013
Senior Vice President, Business Office, Volvo Cars

2009 – 2010
Vice President, Business Development, Volvo Cars

2004 – 2009
Director, Product Planning, Volvo Cars

2001 – 2004
Commercial Project Leader, New Car Programs, Volvo Cars

1999 – 2001
Manager, Launch and Strategic Planning, Market Area Europe, Volvo Cars, Brussels (Belgium)

1993 – 1999
Senior Management Consultant, Arthur D. Little

1992 – 1993
Research Assistant and teacher, Chalmers University of Technology, Industrial Org. Department

1991 – 1992
Customer Service, Ford of Europe, Cologne (Germany)

Rettig Group is a Finnish family held investment company that creates value for generations through active and responsible ownership. Our investments include Rettig ICC (indoor climate comfort), Nordkalk (limestone), Alandia (insurance), Terveystalo (healthcare services), eQ (asset management and corporate finance) and Anchor (financial investments). Through these businesses Rettig Group is active in about 28 countries globally and employs over 4,000 people.

Nordkalk is the leading company providing limestone-based products and solutions in Northern Europe. We deliver essential raw material to numerous industries such as the pulp, paper, metals, mining, construction and chemicals industry. Our solutions contribute to clean air and water as well as the productivity of agricultural land. With production in more than 20 locations in the Baltic Sea area, Central Europe, Norway and Turkey, we are always near our customers. The company employs 1000 people, and in 2018 its turnover amounted to EUR 300 million. Nordkalk is owned by Rettig Group.