Executive Vice President and Head of Group Research and DevelopmentMr. Olle Wijk no longer serves as Executive Vice President and Head of Group Research and Development at Sandvik AB effective as of January 1 2016. He has held this position since April 25 2014. He previously was Senior Vice President and Head of Group Research and Development at the Company from November 1 2012 until April 25 2014. He was employed at the Company since 1980. He is Metallurgical Engineer and Professor in process metallurgy at KTH Royal Institute of Technology. He has also been Chairman of Sandvik Research and Development Board since 2012. He has a background in the research world and in industry. He was professor in process metallurgy at the Royal Institute of Technology between 1987 and 1996. After that he held a number of managerial positions in Sandvik and was awarded a visiting professorship at Shanghai University China in 2012. He is Chairman of the council of the Swedish Steel Producers association board member of the Foundation for Swedish Steel and Metals Research and board member of Swerea.
Age: 63 President Since 2014