Hector Rail Group CEO Steps down

The CEO of Hector Rail Group, Joakim Landholm, has elected to leave his position due to personal reasons.

The decision to leave the Hector Rail Group was a difficult one. I’m proud of what we have accomplished during this year but will step down due to personal reasons” says Joakim Landholm.

I am sad to see Joakim leave, but we have very competent management teams in each business unit to lead our efforts, a very good group management team, a clear strategy for the Group and strong support from our owners to back our plans” says Bo Lerenius, the Chairman of the Board of Directors.

Bo Lerenius continues “Since Joakim will continue in his position until next year, right now nothing changes – it is business as usual

The search for a new Group CEO has been initiated and is expected to be concluded within a couple of months. Joakim Landholm continues in his position as CEO of the Hector Rail Group during that process.


About Hector Rail Group:

Founded in 2016 Hector Rail Group offers industry leading rail freight solutions in the UK, Scandinavia and Germany.

We service industrial customers, infrastructure managers and forwarding companies through our three subsidiaries GB Railfreight in the UK, Hector Rail AB in Scandinavia and Hector Rail Gmbh in Germany.

GB Railfreight was founded 1999 and Hector Rail in 2004. In 2014, EQT Infrastructure II acquired Hector Rail and in 2016 GB Railfreight was acquired, this was also the start of the Hector Rail Group.

Hector Rail Group currently employs more than 900 people and we have an annual turnover of more than 250 million Euro. The historical growth rate has exceeded 10% per year and our ambition is to become the leading independent European rail freight provider.


For more information:

Please contact Joakim Landholm, Group CEO, +46 70 24 00 346 or Bo Lerenius, Chairman of the Board of Directors, +46 72 586 33 00

For further information about the business, please visit www.hectorrail.com or www.gbrailfreight.com

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