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What Sustainability means to ABB

ABB Decoded Podcast, Episode 04

In this episode of ABB Decoded, we hear from Theodor Swedjemark, ABB's Chief Communications and Sustainability Officer, about the importance of Sustainability to every aspect of ABB's operations. He outlines ABB's ambitious 2030 Sustainability Strategy and explains how it is core to ABB's Purpose – and indeed, how Sustainability has always been a guiding principle of ABB's corporate philosophy and culture.Swedjemark goes on to discuss how Sustainability has become an issue of ever-increasing importance in almost every sphere of daily life and how the basis of Sustainability – looking after the planet for future generations – is a topic that should concern us all.

About Theodor Swedjemark

Swedish-national Swedjemark has been at ABB since 2006. He joined the company as an executive management trainee before moving to the group M&A department at ABB’s headquarters in Zurich. In 2014, he took over a senior management role for Electrification products in the Czech Republic, covering the Central and Eastern European market. After returning to Zurich, Swedjemark managed the Strategic Portfolio Review of the Power Grids project during 2016, after which he assumed the role of Chief of Staff in 2017, later adding group responsibility for government relations & public affairs.

Under his remit, Swedjemark will be functionally responsible for: external and internal communications, brand management, ABB Formula E, government relations & public affairs, as well as sustainability & HSE. Swedjemark holds a master’s degree in business administration and economics from Linköping University in Sweden.

Björn Rosengren, CEO of ABB said: “We are delighted that Theodor has taken this all-important role that is now elevated to the level of Executive Committee, underlying the importance of professional and clear communication at a time of change for ABB. Theodor is a true ABB-insider, with a strong range of business, financial, leadership and diplomatic skills to support the company with the implementation of its strategy.”

As of August 1, 2020, the Executive Committee will comprise of: Björn Rosengren, Chief Executive Officer; Timo Ihamuotila, Chief Financial Officer; Tarak Mehta, President Electrification; Peter Terwiesch, President Industrial Automation; Morten Wierod, President Motion; Sami Atiya, President Robotics & Discrete Automation; Sylvia Hill, Chief Human Resources Officer; Maria Varsellona, General Counsel & Company Secretary; and Theodor Swedjemark, Chief Communications Officer.

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