SSC Appoints Former Ericsson Exec Charlotta Sund as its New CEO
Charlotta Sund will become the new CEO of Swedish Space Corporation (SSC), the company announced May. 4. Sund will start the role in the fall of this year, and succeeds the current CEO Stefan Gardefjord who retires after 12 years in the company. Sweden aims to take lead role in global space development, and its Esrange Space Center is one of Europe’s first mainland-based spaceports.
Sund has a strong telecoms background. She has spent a lot of time working at Ericsson, where she held a number of senior positions. Since 2018, Sund has been the President and CEO of Tekniska verken in Linköping, an industrial group tasked by regional community owners with creating resource-efficient energy systems for a sustainable society.
“It feels incredible to join the space industry during this historic period in time. As space infrastructure gets increasingly important for our modern societies on Earth, SSC is truly establishing itself as a societal builder. I hope to combine my background in digitalization and sustainable innovation with the deep knowledge and experience that I know exist in SSC. And I will bring my passion for leadership and organizational development to this exciting journey,” Sund said in a statement.