She replaces Per Lindberg, who decided to leave his position after having successfully established Epiroc as a listed company.
Hedblom's appointment was announced by the Sweden-based drilling and rock excavation equipment manufacturer last November.
She was previously senior executive vice president mining and infrastructure and is a member of Epiroc group management. She is a member of the boards of directors of IPCO AB and the Swedish Association of Mines, Mineral and Metal Producers (Svemin). She has an M.Sc. in Material Technology from the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden.
“Helena has a strong business focus, an in-depth knowledge of the business and is an appreciated leader who is living and breathing the Epiroc values,” said Ronnie Leten, chair of Epiroc’s board of directors. “As head of the mining and infrastructure business she has grown the business with increased earnings and a focus on strengthening productivity, safety and efficiency for customers."
In addition to stepping down as president and CEO, Per Lindberg has also resigned from the Epiroc board of directors.