Patrik Attemark has been appointed by the board as the new CEO and Group President of Semantix, taking over from Anders Uddfors who is leaving the company.
Semantix’s board has appointed 49-year-old Patrik Attemark as the company’s new CEO and Group President. Under Patrik’s management, Semantix will continue its strategy of reinforcing its market-leading position within interpreting and translation services in the Nordic region, while also being a driving force behind the market’s technological development.
“Patrik’s extensive experience of executive management, information services and the welfare sector, together with his IT background, leave him ideally placed to take on forthcoming opportunities and challenges in the Nordic interpreting and translation market,” says Semantix’s Chairman Peter Carrick.
Patrik was most recently a member of Ambea’s executive management team, heading up their largest division, Nytida. Patrik assumed this position in 2016 in connection with Ambea’s acquisition of Solhagagruppen, of which Patrik had been CEO and Group President since 2013. Patrik has also held senior positions as MD of Bisnode Kredit and MD of InfoTorg within the Bisnode Group from 2007 to 2013. His previous employers include Soya Group, Bankgirot and Ericsson HP Telecommunications.
“I am very impressed by Semantix and its employees, who have succeeded in creating a leading position in the Nordic market with a wealth of technical expertise,” says Patrik. “I look forward to continuing to develop Semantix together with the team and Segulah.”
The change of CEO will take effect on 2 October 2017, which will also be Patrik’s first working day.
“During Anders’ approximately eight years at Semantix, the company has tripled its turnover with increased profitability and taken a leading position in the Nordic region within both translation and interpreting services,” says Semantix’s Chairman Peter Carrick. “The company has also undergone far-reaching technological development. The board thanks Anders for his successful work as he now leaves at his own request.”
“My journey and my work with Semantix have been a very positive experience, and the company is now well equipped to continue to develop as the Nordic region’s leading language services company,” says Anders.
Semantix is the Nordic region’s leading supplier of translation and interpreting services, with almost 50 years of combined experience. Its customers include large and small companies and authorities within different industries. Semantix has a turnover of approximately SEK 900 million, and offices in Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Norway. It has a total of approximately 430 internal employees, and makes payments to more than 3,000 freelance language consultants every month. Semantix’s head office is in Stockholm, where the majority of the Swedish translation organisation is also based. Semantix is majority owned by the private equity fund Segulah V L.P.