CEO of Hector Rail Group resigns

The CEO of the Hector Rail Group, Joakim Landholm, has decided to leave his position for personal reasons. "The decision to leave the Hector Rail Group was a difficult one. I am proud of what we have achieved this year, but I will resign for personal reasons," says Joakim Landholm. "I am sad that Joakim is leaving, but we have very competent management teams at every business level to guide our efforts, a very good Group Management Team, a clear strategy for the Group and strong support from our owners to support our plans," says Bo Lerenius, Chairman of the Board. Bo Lerenius continues: "Since Joakim will maintain his position until next year, nothing changes at the moment - it is as always". The search for a new Group CEO has been initiated and is expected to be completed in a few months. Joakim Landholm continues to serve as CEO of the Hector Rail Group in this process.

About the Hector Rail Group

The Hector Rail Group was founded in 2016 and offers industrial-oriented solutions for rail freight transport in Great Britain, Scandinavia and Germany.

We serve industrial customers, infrastructure managers and shipping companies through our three offices. GB Railfreight in Great Britain, Hector Rail AB in Scandinavia and Hector Rail GmbH in Germany.

GB Railfreight was founded in 1999 and Hector Rail in 2004. In 2014 EQT Intrastruktur 2 was acquired for Hector Rail and two years later also for GB Railfreight, which was among others the starting shot for the Hector Rail Group.

The Hector Rail Group currently employs more than 900 people and has an annual turnover of 250 million euros. The current growth rate is around 10% per year and our ambition is to become the independent, leading rail freight operator in Europe.

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