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Ruter Dam of the Year 2023

Nina Jönsson, VD & Koncernchef
ICA Gruppen

RUTER DAM OF THE YEAR 2023 - Nina Jönsson, CEO ICA Gruppen

The Ruter Dam of the Year 2023 is awarded to Nina Jönsson. The honorary award is given to the woman who has: has been promoted to the most influential managerial position in Swedish business in the past


This year's Ruter Dam describes herself as creative and competitive, likes to drive engagement in both with and adversity and since January 2023 has been President and CEO of ICA Gruppen – Nina Jönsson. Nina
Jönsson has extensive experience in retail from senior positions in both customer and retail sectors.
supplier side – at Procter & Gamble, HL Display and most recently as President and CEO of Plantasjen.
She has also been Director of Assortment and Purchasing at ICA Sweden, where she has now returned to the position of CEO and and CEO of ICA Gruppen, attracted by the challenge of turning around the commercial trend. 


"I am proud of the award, not least because the Ruter Dam network has meant so much to me
over the years, both privately and professionally. It's a great forum to talk about leadership issues and
challenges, but also to gain new perspectives. It is a great asset in my leadership at
ICA where we are close to the customers in their everyday lives in everything from food, health, banking and insurance. We want to be relevant
for everyone and must always have an ear to the rails," says Nina Jönsson.

ICA Gruppen is a leading retail company with 1,954 stores and pharmacies. The essence is
grocery trade with operations in 286 of Sweden's 290 municipalities. In addition, Rimi Baltic
groceries in the Baltics, Apotek Hjärtat, ICA Bank, ICA Insurance and ICA Real Estate. In 2022,
ICA Gruppen had approximately SEK 136 billion and approximately 24,000 employees in Sweden and the Baltic countries. 

"Nina Jönsson is a strong leader who stands firm in the turbulent world we now live in. With a large
commitment, responsiveness and drive, she has taken on the challenges and opportunities that ICA Gruppen and traders now have to deal with. Nina and ICA Gruppen also work actively for gender equality,
diversity and inclusion at all levels of the companies and these are values that stand for us at Ruter Dam
very close. The fact that she also took part in Ruter Dam in 2014 is something we are of course extra proud of, says Marika Lundsten, CEO Ruter Dam


Amanda Hjärtmyr, Micael Bindefeld AB

 +46 70-768 44 46

Marika Lundsten, CEO Ruter Dam & Spader Ess

 + 46 70 384 85 75


The honorary award Ruter Dam of the Year has been awarded every year since 1990. The awardee is appointed by Ruter Dam's CEO Marika Lundsten together with the board consisting of Gunnel Duveblad, Anna Borg, Heléne Mellquist, Karin Eliason and Eva Krutmeijer. The selection process takes into account the company's size, turnover and the female manager's degree of power and influence. Ruter Dam's board continuously monitors appointments at the highest management levels. At a jury meeting, it is decided which woman has been promoted to the highest position with the greatest responsibility in Swedish business during the year.

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