Alfa Laval has announced that Susanne Pahlén Åklundh, President of Alfa Laval’s Energy Division, is retiring. She will be succeeded on 1 August 2021 by Thomas Møller, currently President of the company’s Business Unit Decanters in the Food & Water Division.
The current President of Alfa Laval’s Energy Division, Susanne Pahlén Åklundh is retiring after a long and impressive career with the company. Susanne joined Alfa Laval in 1983 and has held various senior positions. Since 2009, she has been a member of Group Management, and the last 5 years she has held the position of President of the Energy Division responsible for 30% of the Group’s order intake in 2020. Åklundh has driven the Energy Division’s transformation from traditional energy solutions to taking a much stronger position within clean technologies and renewable energy supply.
“Leaving Alfa Laval now, in the middle of the transformation of the energy sector has been a difficult decision. These have been fantastic years and I’ve enjoyed an exciting journey with my team,” says Åklundh. “I know that Thomas’ leadership and experience will bring new ideas to further develop our business and support our customers.”
Thomas Møller studied chemical engineering at the Technical University of Denmark. He joined Alfa Laval in 2002 and has held various senior roles across the company within the service, energy, water and environment areas. Since 2017, Thomas has been President of the company’s Business Unit Decanters in the Food & Water Division. Thomas is Danish, and lives in Sweden with his family.
“Taking this role and joining Group Management is an exciting, inspiring and challenging opportunity for me in this amazing company,” says Thomas Møller. “Susanne has successfully changed and developed our offering and has created a strong team with a clear direction. The Energy Division faces so many great opportunities through a number of transformation areas in the years to come and I am looking forward to further developing these with the team.”
Tom Erixon, President and CEO of Alfa Laval, concludes, “Susanne’s contribution over her almost 40 years with the company, has been instrumental for the growth and development of the Energy Division. Susanne has created a solid platform for online sales and digital solutions and driven the transformation from traditional energy supply to new and innovative solutions. I welcome Thomas in his new role and to Group Management.”