Henrik Ager has been appointed as the new president of Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology
SANDVIK have appointed Henrik Ager, currently president of the company’s Rock Tools division, as president of the Mining and Rock Technology business area and member of the Sandvik Group executive management, with effect from 1 April 2019. He will succeed Lars Engström, who is leaving the company.
‘I’m convinced that Henrik Ager, with his experience, proven leadership skills and excellent performance in Sandvik, has the right capabilities to lead Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology going forward,’ said Sandvik’s president and chief executive officer, Björn Rosengren.
‘Henrik is committed to further strengthening Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology’s market position, reinforcing customer relations, driving aftermarket sales, leveraging further on a decentralized way of working and ensuring our forefront position within automation, electrification and sustainability.’
Mr Ager has more than 16 years’ experience in the mining industry, of which an extensive period was spent in South Africa. He has also worked in Australia, South America, India and other key mining markets.
His previous experience with Sandvik includes roles as president of the Global Equipment division and vice-president of strategy within Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology. Prior to joining Sandvik in 2014, he held leading positions at McKinsey, Ericsson and several high-tech start-ups.