Nynas appoints VP for Group Strategy & Sustainable Development
Nynas AB announced the appointment of Johan Andersson as vice president for Group Strategy & Sustainable Development. The combined position reflects the Swedish naphthenic base oil producer’s intensified sustainable ambitions.
Johan Andersson leaves his current position as CEO of the National Oil Industry Association in Sweden, Drivkraft Sverige. As the CEO of Drivkraft Sverige, he launched a roadmap for climate-neutral competitiveness for Sweden’s oil industry, restructured the industry association and repositioned it as an organisation for innovative and sustainable mobility.
Prior to his present position, Andersson’s experience includes several senior, global leadership roles in bp during 19 years within the specialty oil segment. Previous to bp, Andersson worked for BASF. In recent years, his focus has been on the most pressing challenges facing the oil industry: the need for a balanced approach to societal demands, competitive forces and the need to create sustainable solutions.
Strategy and sustainability are closely linked
“For Nynas, strategy and sustainability are closely linked together. We now strengthen our organisation with the experience Johan brings to intensify our work in these areas. I am very pleased to welcome Johan Andersson as a member of the Nynas Executive team and to be part of our journey going forward,” said Bo Askvik, Nynas president and CEO.
Based in Stockholm, Sweden, Nynas’ products are manufactured at refineries in Europe. Three of them – Nynäshamn, Gothenburg and Harburg – are owned by Nynas. The refinery in Eastham, UK, is a joint venture with Shell.
Nynas is a global company with a strong position in niche markets. Nynas’ core competence is to refine heavy crude oil into a balanced mix of long lasting, high performance specialty products for sustainable use. Nynas is the leading brand and global market leader in naphthenic specialty products and a market leader in bitumen in the European market where it operates.