First publishedon www.AggBusiness.com
Mikael Lindholm will join FLSmidth as chief digital officer effective from 1 May 2018.
The company says his extensive experience in creating, planning, implementing and integrating strategic direction gives him the right tools to develop and implement FLSmidth's overall digital strategic plan and speed up the company's digitalization process.
FLSmidth delivers sustainable productivity to the global cement and minerals industries by combining its product, service and project management know-how with digital solutions.
Mikael Lindholm has worked at the forefront of digitalisation in the global Internet of Things since the mid-2000s, most recently in a position as vice president, Internet of Things Asia with Telenor. His previous experience includes first-hand strategic and operational experience from the service industry and traditional manufacturing.
“I am very pleased that Mikael Lindholm has accepted the invitation to join our group executive management as chief digital officer. He has extensive experience in digitalisation and in creating new business opportunities. He will play a key role in driving our digital agenda and in strengthening our digital solutions for the benefit of our customers in the cement and mining industries,” says Thomas Schulz, group CEO.
“Digitalisation is a game-changer for all industries, enabling new opportunities previously not possible as well as disrupting the normal,” says Mikael Lindholm.
“Integrating digitalisation into the core of FLSmidth as well as leading the industry in continually exploring new digitally-enabled business opportunities will be key to ensuring that FLSmidth remains Productivity provider #1.
“Setting the strategy together with FLSmidth's digital experts and transforming the business together with all of FLSmidth's employees is a fantastic, motivating role that I am very excited to be leading.”