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Lotta Lyrå To Leave Clas Ohlson

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The President and CEO of Clas Ohlson Lotta Lyrå has informed the Board of Directors that she has decided to leave the company. Lotta Lyrå will remain in her current position until 4 December 2020.

After three years at Clas Ohlson Lotta Lyrå leaves at her own request the position as President and CEO to take on a CEO position in another company in a different industry.

“I cannot emphasize enough what a great time I have had at Clas Ohlson. I am very proud over the change journey we have made and I am grateful to every day work with such warm and competent co-workers. Clas Ohlson is a fantastic company with great possibilities and an exciting future ahead, but the opportunity that I was offered was too attractive to pass,” says Lotta Lyrå, President and CEO of Clas Ohlson.

“Lotta Lyrå was tasked with putting things into a higher gear in order to develop Clas Ohlson going forward. The retail market is in rapid change and the company has under Lotta Lyrå’s leadership both developed a unique customer offer and an organisation which makes us well equipped for the future,” says Kenneth Bengtsson, Chairman of the Board at Clas Ohlson.

Lotta Lyrå will remain in her current position during the notice period until 4 December 2020. The Board will now begin the recruitment process for a new President and CEO.

On 5th June, it was announced that Lotta Lyrå is to become the new President and CEO of timber supply company, Södra.

“I am very proud to present Lotta Lyrå as our new President and CEO. She has the right competency profile to develop Södra within the context of the new Group strategy that has been developed. With a background in Södra and experience in both forestry and industry, she has an understanding of the development potential of family forestry and the innovation-driven culture that exists within the Group,” said Lena Ek, Chair of Södra.

Lotta Lyrå has served as CEO of Clas Ohlsson since 2017 and also held various senior positions in the IKEA Group. At Södra, she was previously employed as Head of Productivity for the Group and Sawmill Manager at Mönsterås.

“I am delighted and honoured to be entrusted with this opportunity – together with Södra’s members, employees, customers and contractors – to nurture and further develop Södra for the future. Södra has a unique platform, in terms of both raw material and mills, for future profitability, growth and innovation. Especially in light of the climate benefits that forests and forest products can provide through both forest growth and the replacement of fossil-based products. I am really looking forward to returning Södra, with its strong set of values, optimism and competence, and reconnecting with colleagues, members and customers,” said Lotta Lyrå.

Source : Clas Ohlson

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08 June 2020

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