– It will be a great honour, and an exciting challenge, to help the capital city region become an even stronger growth powerhouse for the whole of Sweden, commented Andreas Hatzigeorgiou.
The Chamber’s Board of Directors decided on Maria Rankka’s successor as CEO on Thursday.
– The Board is delighted and proud to announce Andreas Hatzigeorgiou as Maria Rankka’s successor. Andreas has been serving creatively and successfully as our Chief Economist, helping promote the region’s competitiveness, responded Chairman of the Board Urban Edenström.
Andreas will take up his new position on 1 October, 2018, and will remain as the Chamber’s Chief Economist until then.
– I’m really inspired by getting the opportunity to lead the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce at such an interesting and important time. Urbanization means the capital city region is becoming ever more important. But we are encountering substantial challenges, which set new demands on our ability to think innovatively and act to promote growth, innovation and jobs, continued Andreas.
Andreas Hatzigeorgiou has been working for the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce since January 2015, and prior to that, served at the Swedish Foreign Ministry. Andreas holds a Ph.D. in economics from Lund University, Sweden, and is a graduate and former Fulbright Scholar of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in the U.S.
The nomination process involved the members of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, which resulted in a total of 30 nominated candidates. All proposals were considered, and a number of external and internal candidates participated in the selection process.
An in-depth interview with Andreas Hatzigeorgiou in the Swedish business daily newspaper Dagens Industri.
Photo: Christian Gustavsson