Mr Karl-Petter Thorwaldsson to Join SSAB
Former president of the Swedish Trade Union Confederation LO Mr Karl-Petter Thorwaldsson is to join SSAB as Senior Advisor to strengthen the company’s government relations and public affairs in Sweden and at the EU level. The recruitment is a step in SSAB’s ambition to lead the green transformation in the steel industry, which requires good, close dialogue between industry and society in general. Mr Thorwaldsson will report directly SSAB’s President and CEO Mr Martin Lindqvist.
Mr Thorwaldsson has held many weighty posts in Swedish politics and the Swedish and international trade union movement. He has served as president of the Swedish Trade Union Federation LO, the Workers’ Educational Association ABF and the Swedish Social Democratic Youth League SSU. He is currently deputy president of the International Trade Union Federation ITUF.
SSAB aims to be the first in the world to market, in 2026, with fossil-free steel. Already in 2025, SSAB will convert its first site in Oxelosund. This will reduce SSAB’s emissions by 25% in Sweden and Sweden’s emissions by 2-3%.
In 2016, SSAB launched the HYBRIT initiative together with LKAB and Vattenfall.