Lars Appelqvist as HKScan’s EVP for Business Unit Sweden

Lars Appelqvist (46) has been appointed HKScan’s EVP for Business Unit Sweden and member of the Group Executive Team. He comes from the company Löfbergs where he serves as CEO. Appelqvist will take up his new position on 1 January 2021 at the latest. Until then, Denis Mattsson will continue as interim EVP for Business Unit Sweden. 

Lars Appelqvist has held various positions at Löfbergs since 1998 and he has served as CEO for the past 12 years. He is also the Chairman of the Board of the Swedish Food Federation.

“I'm looking forward to working with Lars Appelqvist and implementing HKScan’s strategy in Sweden. Sweden is a key market for us and I firmly believe that under Lars Appelqvist’s leadership, we will be able to develop our operations in Sweden in line with our strategy. I warmly welcome Lars,” says HKScan’s CEO Tero Hemmilä.

“I’m starting with great interest to further develop HKScan’s business in Sweden and implement the Group’s strategy. Scan is a strong and iconic brand in Sweden. I believe that a strong market potential is linked with the entire Swedish business. It’s great to continue developing operations in a strong value chain from farms to consumers’ food moments,” says Lars Appelqvist.


HKScan Corporation

Tero Hemmilä 


Further information:
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