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18 Jun 2021

Renowned shipping and logistics company Swedish Orient Line (SOL) will have a new CEO from 1 August

Tommy Kalin, CEO

Former CFO Tommy Kalin will be taking the helm from Ragnar Johansson, who will continue to serve as CEO of WALLENIUS SOL.

Tommy Kalin has held the role of CFO of SOL for the past five years, before which Kalin worked for the international logistics group Geodis. Two years ago, SOL together with Wallenius Lines started a brand new Swedish shipping company, WALLENIUS SOL, and since then Kalin has been CFO of both companies with Ragnar Johansson serving as CEO.

Industry around the Bay of Bothnia, where WALLENIUS SOL operates, is undergoing rapid development and this has given WALLENIUS SOL a significant boost. For this reason, there is an increased need for both companies to focus more on their respective development, which will now be simpler with the companies each having their own CEO.

Kalin is looking forward to his new role and continuing to strengthen SOL’s operations, which include tramp and liner shipping, project cargo and military transport.

“The role of CEO of SOL is exciting and I feel both eager and humble to take on the task,” he says. “Swedish Orient Line is a renowned company with a culture based on both business acumen and heart, something that I feel strongly about. Another thing that appeals to me is the huge potential for development.”

Ragnar Johansson, who has been CEO of SOL since 2014, also recognises that there are great benefits to be gained by sharing the responsibility.

“We are now creating space to further focus on the development of both companies going forward. There is a lot going on in the industry and demand for our services is increasing, so we need to focus fully on this.”

For more information, contact: 

Tommy Kalin
Chief Executive Officer
Swedish Orient Line

Ragnar Johansson
Chief Executive Officer

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