Johnny Sjöström has been appointed the new head of SSAB Special Steels. He will join SSAB from Uddeholm, where he has been CEO since 2014.
Johnny Sjöström has broad experience of the steel industry and of working internationally. In recent years he has been CEO at Uddeholm where he, amongst other things, has renewed the production strategy, the address leadership and digitalization. Johnny Sjöström has also worked for SSAB in China, where he was responsible for market, technology and strategy development. He was formerly CEO at Scana Leshan in China and has held various management positions at Outokumpu Stainless Oy.
Johnny Sjöström holds a PhD in Material Sciences from Karlstad University and an executive MBA from Stockholm School of Economics. He will take up the position per April 2019. He succeeds Per Olof Stark, who will retire in 2019.