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Ruter Dam of the Year 2021– Anna Borg, CEO Vattenfall


Anna Borg has been named Ruter Woman of the Year 2021 – an honor awarded to the woman who has been promoted to the most influential managerial position in Swedish business during the past year.

- It is extremely gratifying to receive this award. Ruter Dam is an important business network and has definitely contributed to the fact that there are more female managers in business today than twenty years ago. It is a network that is very much alive and that is also growing all the time, says Anna Borg.

Ruter Dam of the Year 2021 is awarded to Anna Borg, who has been CEO of Vattenfall since November 2020. Anna has a long and successful career within Vattenfall where she was employed in 1999. One of the first jobs at Vattenfall was as head of strategy and business development for Vattenfall Trading and has subsequently held various management positions at the company. During 2015-2017, Anna made a detour from Vattenfall to Klarna where she was Head of the Nordic region before returning to Vattenfall as business area manager and then CFO in the years before she was appointed CEO. Vattenfall was founded in 1909 and has approximately 20,000 employees. The company has 14 million customers and in 2020 net sales amounted to SEK 159 billion.

- Anna Borg is a leader who is not afraid of change and who is passionate about leading the energy industry towards a more sustainable future. Since she took office, Anna has increased the speed for Vattenfall to become a fossil-free company by, among other things, investing in renewable energy such as offshore wind power. Anna is inspired by leading in change and her leadership is characterized by courage, delegating and providing the best conditions for the employees to do as good a job as possible. Anna Borg is a true role model and we are extra proud of the fact that she also attended Ruter Dam in 2010, says Marika Lundsten, CEO of Ruter Dam.

The honorary award Ruter Dam of the Year is awarded every year and the selection process takes into account the company's size, turnover, number of employees and the female manager's degree of power and influence. The watchwords for Ruter Dam are business acumen, quality and results. The award winner is appointed by Ruter Dam's CEO Marika Lundsten and the board consisting of Gunnel Duveblad, Heléne Mellquist, Karin Eliason and Eva Krutmeijer. Ruter Dam's board continuously monitors appointments at the highest management levels. At a jury meeting, the board and CEO decide which woman during the year has been given the greatest responsibility in terms of number of employees, turnover and overall responsibility.


Last year, the 2020 Ruter Woman of the Year honor went to Helena Helmersson, CEO of the H&M group. Before that, the award for her previous positions went to Carina Åkerström, CEO of Handelsbanken (2019). Petra Einarsson, president and CEO of BillerudKorsnäs (2018) and Susanne Ehnbåge, president and CEO of Nordic NetOnNet (2017). Among previous award winners are also Helena Stjernholm, CEO of Industrivärden, Mia Brunell Livfors, CEO of Axel Johnson, Sonat Burman Olsson, former CEO of Coop Sweden, Annika Falkengren, former CEO of SEB and Ann Carlsson, CEO of Apoteket AB.




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