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One of Sweden’s Biggest Banks Just Named Its First Female CEO

  • Carina Akerstrom to start as Svenska Handelsbanken chief
  • The top job will require focus on costs as bank falls behind
Carina Akerstrom
Carina Akerstrom

Source: Handelsbanken AB

One of Sweden’s biggest banks, Svenska Handelsbanken AB, is about to get its first female chief executive officer.

The Stockholm-based lender has named veteran Carina Akerstrom as CEO to replace retiring Anders Bouvin at the end of March. Akerstrom, who is 56, has worked at Handelsbanken since 1986, most recently as deputy CEO.