Series of management changes announced for Securitas’ European division

Magnus Ahlqvist: the next president and CEO of Securitas AB

Magnus Ahlqvist: the next president and CEO of Securitas AB

Global security solutions provider Securitas has announced some alterations to its senior management team operating within the company’s European division. Magnus Ahlqvist, the new president and CEO of Securitas AB as of March next year, will now also retain his position as divisional president of Security Services Europe. For his part, Henrik Zetterberg has been appointed chief operating officer (COO) for the division with a keen focus on Northern Europe. In addition, Aimé Lyagre continues as COO and CTO with expanded responsibilities for countries in Western Europe.

As communicated by the business on 13 August this year, Ahlqvist will replace Alf Göransson as president and CEO of Securitas AB, taking up his new position in March. Ahlqvist’s decision to keep his current position as divisional president of Security Services Europe ensures the solid recruitment process for a new divisional president of the European business.

Henrik Zetterberg joined Securitas in 2014. Previously, he worked for ASSA ABLOY as part of the Group’s legal team and within numerous divisions of the business.

Going forward, Zetterberg and Lyagre will support Ahlqvist in managing the business in the 26 countries where Securitas has operations in Europe and continue to be members of Securitas’ Group Management.

The recruitment process for a new General Counsel of Securitas has already been initiated.

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Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications)

Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting.

In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector.

In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute’s George van Schalkwyk Award.

An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award.

Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site.

Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media.

Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014.

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