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Tomra welcomes its first female ceo and president

Tove Andersen has joined Tomra as president and ceo. She replaces Stefan Ranstrand, who held the position for the past twelve years, and is the first female president and ceo of the company since it was founded in 1972.

‘Andersen is a proven leader with a distinguished track record, broad expertise and a passion for sustainability,’ says Jan Svensson, chairman of the Tomra Board of directors. ‘She is a people- and customer-centred person which we believe ideally suits the company in its present development stage. I am personally very pleased that we have been able to attract someone of her calibre, track record and potential.’

Andersen previously worked for global fertilizer company YARA International, headquartered in Norway, as executive vice president Europe. Commenting on starting her new role, she says: ‘With the increased focus worldwide on sustainability and, in particular, the circular economy, Tomra is more relevant than ever before.’

And she adds: ‘What especially excites me is that it is a technology-based business which is purpose-led and delivering on a truly global scale. It is a business that is making a positive difference to the world we live in. I am looking forward to meeting and working with the exceptional teams within the business and continuing to advance Tomra’s vision of leading the resource revolution.’

Tomra was founded on an innovation that began with the design, manufacture and sale of reverse vending machines for automated collection of used beverage containers. The company employs some 4 300 people around the world, with 100 000 solutions installed in over 80 markets worldwide. It reports total revenues for last year exceeded EUR 1 billion.

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