Skanska appoints new SVP Communications
Solna, Sweden – Karin Lepasoon (formerly Avasalu) has been appointed the new Senior Vice President Communications of Skanska AB. She will assume her new position on September 25 2006 and report to Skanska’s President and CEO, Stuart Graham.
She is succeeding Peter Gimbe, who has decided to return to his former position in Skanska as Group Press Officer. Anna Wenner, the current Group Press Officer, will take on a new opportunity in Skanska as project leader of Skanska’s efforts in building a stronger employer and recruiting brand.
Karin Lepasoon is currently Vice President Corporate Communications at Gambro. Before joining Gambro Lepasoon was Marketing Director at Intermec Technologies, a leading company in bar code identification systems. She holds a Master of Laws from the University of Lund, Sweden and a Master of European Community Law from the University of Leiden, the Netherlands.
Skanska is one of the world’s leading construction groups with expertise in construction, development of commercial and residential projects and public-private partnerships. The Group currently has 54,000 employees in selected home markets in Europe, in the US and Latin America. Sales in 2005 totaled USD 17 billion.