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Johan Röstin steps down as CEO of ForSea

Press release   •   Feb 14, 2020 13:00 CET

Johan Röstin steps down as CEO of ForSea

ForSea announced today that Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Johan Röstinwill be stepping down from his position.

“It has been a privilege to lead ForSea for almost three years. The company has come a long way during a short time, and I am proud to have contributed to the many changes we implemented and the results we have achieved. I have decided that now is the right time to step down from my position, and I have agreed with the board to leave ForSea immediately, but I will be available to the interim CEO if he needs me,” says Johan Röstin.

“The Board of Directors appreciates Johan Röstin’s dedication and commitment to ForSea. Johan led the charge in creating a new brand, a stronger organization and embarked the company on a green journey. We want to thank Johan for his contribution to setting the company on a great new path and reaching these important milestones,” said Rasmus Christiansen, chairman of the Board of Directors at ForSea.

The Board of Directors has initiated a process to find a new CEO. In the interim, Jens Ole Hansen, currently Chief Operating Officer (COO), will be acting CEO.

The changes are effective immediately.

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The Helsingør-Helsingborg ferry service is the region’s floating bridge and consists of five ferries: Aurora, Tycho Brahe, Hamlet, Mercandia IV and Mercandia VIII, all of which are environmentally friendly and equipped with catalytic converters. Aurora and Tycho Brahe have both also been converted to battery-powered operation for a total investment cost of approximately SEK 300 million. INEA, an executive agency for innovation and networks within the EU, has allocated approximately SEK 120 million to support the investment. In 2018 ForSea carried 7 million passengers and 1.3 million cars, 453,000 trucks and 16,600 buses and coaches – 20% of the total number of vehicles crossing Öresund. This traffic promotes integration and growth in the Öresund Region and is managed by a staff of 630 dedicated professionals, working every day to ensure that users have access to safe, efficient connections between Sweden and Denmark that make every journey as convenient and comfortable as possible. The connection also helps to create a further 2,000 job opportunities in the region.