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Board, Group CEO and SMT Members

Group CEO and Senior Management Team

The SMT is made up of members from the Group's most experienced and knowledgeable management team. This includes the Company's top operational and corporate functions.

The SMT advises on and supports the implementation of global strategies as defined by the CEO in specific areas. It advises the CEO on strategic management decisions and helps to implement such decisions according to each member's specific responsibilities or as directed by the CEO. The SMT also assists the CEO with the evaluation and implementation of company acquisitions.

The SMT is nominated by the CEO and currently consists of seven members.

Please note that the shareholdings listed below are updated annually.


Image of Mikael Norin
Born 1963

Mikael Norin attended Lund University and obtained a B.Sc. in Business Administration and Economics with a specialisation in International Business. Prior to joining Cavotec, he served as President, Rolls-Royce Marine Services, a division of the Rolls-Royce group offering after-market services and parts to the group's marine and navy customers around the world. Before that, he was President of Recall Americas, a division of Brambles Ltd, a global industrial services group based in Sydney, Australia. Prior to joining Recall, Mikael Norin spent 14 years with global engineering group ABB in increasingly senior executive roles based in Asia and Europe, culminating as Senior Vice President and head of the group's Power Systems division based in Sweden.

Mikael Norin holds 5,000 shares in Cavotec (As per 1 July 2017).

Image of Ester Cadau
Born 1975

Ester holds a Business Administration Degree and a Master’s Degree in Human Resources Management from the Institut Superieur de Gestion (ISG) in Paris, and a Political Sciences degree from the University of Cagliari. Before joining Cavotec, Ester was an International Human Resources Manager in various public listed companies such as Ingenico, Legris Industries Groupe, venteprivee.com and HR Project Manager at Air France.

Ester Cadau holds 9,727 shares in Cavotec. (As per 31 December 2016)

Image of Yann Duclot
Born 1975

Yann holds a degree in Business Administration from Grenoble Ecole de Management, France. Yann joined Cavotec in 2007, where he has served as Middle East Aviation Division Manager until 2010 and then became Group Manager Sales & Marketing at our Corporate office until 2014. Before that, Yann was a Business Development and Key Account Manager at Nexans, France and European Market Manager at Alcatel France.

Yann Duclot holds 26,068 shares in Cavotec. (As per 31 December 2016)

Image of Kristiina Leppänen
Born 1969
Kristiina holds a Master of Business Administration in International Finance from the Helsinki School of Economics and a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of South Carolina. Prior to joining Cavotec she served as CFO of GS-Hydro, which is owned by Ratos, a NASDAQ OMX-listed private equity conglomerate. She also served as CFO of Marioff Corporation Oy, a United Technologies Corporation subsidiary and held various finance positions at companies including Nokia, Sonera and Samsung.

Kristiina Leppänen holds 5,000 shares in Cavotec. (As per 31 December 2016)

Image of Giorgio Lingiardi
Born 1958

Having obtained a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Genoa, Giorgio worked for several years at a number of engineering companies. He then joined Ansaldo Industria as a project engineer for container and bulk handling equipment. He joined Cavotec in 1991, where has since held various positions, including Sales Director, General Manager and Managing Director of Cavotec Specimas in Italy. He has been the Group’s Chief Information Officer since 2008.

Giorgio Lingiardi holds 103,202 shares in Cavotec. (As per 31 December 2016)

Image of Gustavo Miller
Born 1964

Gustavo holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Catholic University of Cordoba, Argentina. Prior to joining Cavotec he served as Managing Director at Impsa Malaysia and as General Manager Tower Cranes Division at Lindores Group in Australia.

Gustavo Miller holds 66,595 shares in Cavotec. (As per 31 December 2016)

Image of Patrick Rosenwald
Born 1970

Patrick joined Cavotec in 1999, working in Australia for three years before transferring to Cavotec Specimas in Italy where he held several roles, including 9 years as Managing Director. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical), and a Graduate Diploma in Business from Curtin University, Western Australia, and is a Member of The Australian Institution of Engineers.

Patrick Rosenwald holds 119,258 shares in Cavotec. (As per 31 December 2016)

Image of Juergen Strommer
Born 1970

Juergen holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from May Eyth TH, Kirchheim/Teck, and a degree in Business Management from GARP Stuttgart. He has served at ThyssenKrupp for eight years, among other positions as a Director in the Middle East and has been a General Manager with the Al Futtaim Group.

Juergen Strommer holds 95,135 shares in Cavotec. (As per 31 December 2016)