Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – The Third Swedish National Pension Fund (AP3) has appointed Staffan Hansén as its new CEO to succeed Kerstin Hessius, who announced her intention to step down as CEO back in March after 18 years in the role. Hansén, currently CEO of Swedish provider of life insurance and occupational pensions SPP Pension & Försäkring, will take on the CEO role at AP3 on or before December 1.
“I am delighted we have recruited Staffan Hansén as AP3’s new CEO,” says Christina Lindenius, Chairman of the Board of AP3. “I believe his extensive experience of asset management and his strong track record as a CEO and leader, combined with all the very competent people at AP3, will provide the optimal basis for continued successful operations of the Fund and hence of the state pension system.”
“I am delighted we have recruited Staffan Hansén as AP3’s new CEO.”
Hansén has many years of experience leading asset management organizations, having previously served as the CEO of Storebrand Asset Management and held responsibility for Storebrand’s life insurance portfolios. For the past seven years, Hansén has been the CEO of provider of life insurance and occupational pensions SPP Pension & Försäkring, which is part of Storebrand. He is also serving as an executive management member of Storebrand Group. Before joining SPP back in 2006, Hansén was in charge of fixed-income trading at Handelsbanken and Alfred Berg.
“I am taking on the role of CEO with the aim of continuing to develop the Fund as a world-class asset manager with a professional and positive work environment.”
“I am very much looking forward to getting to know my AP3 colleagues and working with them to continue delivering on the Fund’s important mission for the state pension system,” Staffan Hansén comments on his appointment as the CEO of AP3. “I have great respect for the excellent results AP3 has achieved in the past and am taking on the role of CEO with the aim of continuing to develop the Fund as a world-class asset manager with a professional and positive work environment.”