INSJÖN, Sweden--()--Regulatory News:
Clas Ohlson (STO:CLASB) has appointed Karin Svenske Nyberg as Director of HR, and also as a member of the company’s senior management.
Karin Svenske Nyberg will join Clas Ohlson from Stora Enso Printing and Reading, where she served as SVP Human Resources. She has 20 years of experience at Stora Enso where she has worked internationally on HR matters in a variety of roles.
“I am delighted to present Karin Svenske Nyberg as the Director of HR at Clas Ohlson. Karin will make a valuable contribution to our senior management team with her expertise and experience of leading HR issues in an international context. She will take on a key role with responsibility for ensuring the provision of competencies and personnel development during our continued growth and internationalisation process,” says Klas Balkow, President and CEO of Clas Ohlson.
“Clas Ohlson is an extremely exciting company with a strong culture that is in an exciting stage of development and expanding in Europe. I have worked in an international context for many years and look forward to making this move into the retail industry and to contributing to Clas Ohlson’s continued development,” says Karin Svenske Nyberg, newly appointed Director of HR.
Clas Ohlson AB is a Swedish chain store that sells, amongst other things, hardware, electrical, multimedia, and home and leisure products. It is the largest hardware chain in Scandinavia. The company was founded in 1918 by the technically-minded Clas Ohlson (1895–1979), as a mail order business based in the Swedish village of Insjön, Dalarna. Initially, only manuals and technical literature were sold. He opened his first shop in Insjön in 1926 and there are now stores throughout Sweden, as well as in Norway and Finland. In 2008, the company opened its first store in the United Kingdom, in Croydon, south London. There are now stores at the Arndale Centre in Manchester, at The Harlequin in Watford, in Kingston upon Thames, Reading, Liverpool, Leeds, Birmingham, Cardiff, Doncaster, Norwich and Newcastle.
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