ÅF recruits Nyamko Sabuni as Sustainability Director
Wed, 09/11/2013 - 08:30
Jonas Wiström, President and CEO +46 70 608 12 20 Nyamko Sabuni, incoming Director of Sustainability, ÅF +46 70 308 12 05 Viktor Svensson, Director, Corporate Information +46 70 657 20 26 ÅF has recruited Nyamko Sabuni to strengthen the company's offering and brand image in the fields of sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR). Nyamko Sabuni, who will take up her new position on 1 October, will also be a member of ÅF's Group Management team. "At ÅF we have set our sights on being Europe's leading technical consulting company, with ethics and environmental awareness factored into every decision we make. Today sustainability is a competitive imperative," says ÅF's CEO, Jonas Wiström. ÅF currently has more than 7,000 consultants working from 100 offices in Europe, Asia, South America and Africa. In 2012 ÅF was involved in projects in more than 80 countries. "Nyamko Sabuni is the right person to lead the work of creating an even more transparent and even more innovative ÅF. She has a long-held passionate interest in these issues, extensive experience of the political decision-making processes that lay down the guidelines, and an impressive network of contacts both in Sweden and abroad," Wiström explains. "I am truly proud to have been given the opportunity to tackle the challenges of working as ÅF's Director of Sustainability. ÅF is at the cutting edge of developments in sustainability and CSR. I am looking forward to developing and expanding our client offer in these areas, and also to working systematically to make ÅF even more attractive as an employer - a workplace where equality and diversity are celebrated and promoted," says Nyamko Sabuni. In her new position she will be the driving force behind work to create more climate-related consulting assignments for ÅF in Sweden and internationally. ÅF has several hundred consultants specialising in climate services. Another equally important aspect of her work will be to continue to support and stimulate ÅF's own internal commitment to continually improve the company's sustainability performance. Nyamko Sabuni has previously served as a minister in the Swedish government with responsibility for equality, integration and consumer issues. She has also been a member of the Swedish parliament and held a position in the Parliamentary Committee for Industry and Trade. Prior to embarking on a political career, she was a member of the Folksam insurance company's Social Council and worked as a consultant at the communication specialists Geelmuyden.Kiese. Nyamko Sabuni will be based in ÅF's Stockholm headquarters. This is one of the most energy-efficient office blocks in Sweden and was the first building in the Nordic countries to receive "Green Building" certification. The ÅF Group is a leader in technical consulting, with expertise founded on more than a century of experience. We offer highly qualified services and solutions for industrial processes, infrastructure projects and the development of products and IT systems. Today the ÅF Group has just over 7,000 employees. Our base is in Europe, but our business and our clients are found all over the world.