Peter Karlströmer appointed divisional president for Security Services Europe at Securitas

Peter Karlströmer

Peter Karlströmer

Peter Karlströmer has been appointed divisional president for Security Services Europe at Securitas and also becomes a member of Securitas Group Management. Karlströmer is due to start his new role no later than 4 March 2019.

Karlströmer joins Securitas from Cisco Systems where he led the business in its working relationships with telecom operators across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Russia. Before that, Karlströmer headed up the geographic business in the Nordics, the Benelux region and the Baltics.

Prior to joining Cisco Systems back in 2012, Karlströmer worked with McKinsey & Company for 15 years as a partner in business leadership roles across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

“I’m very happy to welcome Peter to Securitas,” stated Magnus Ahlqvist, Securitas’ president and CEO. “Peter joins us with solid competence and broad international experience. His personality and strong leadership skills will contribute substantially towards Securitas’ journey going forward. He’ll be a great addition to our team.”

Karlströmer holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration and Economics and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Lund University. In his new role he’ll be based at Securitas’ head office in Stockholm.

About the Author
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 and as Editor of The Paper (Pro-Activ Publications' dedicated business newspaper for security professionals) in September 2015. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk Xtra at Pro-Activ Publications in May 2018.

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