Sandvik has announced that Henrik Ager, currently President of the Rock Tools division in Sandvik, is to be appointed President of the business area Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology and member of the Sandvik Group Executive Management as of April 1, 2019. Ager succeeds Lars Engström, who will leave Sandvik.
“I’m convinced that Henrik Ager with his experience, already proven leadership skills and excellent performance in Sandvik has the right capabilities to lead Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology going forward,” stated Björn Rosengren, Sandvik’s President and CEO. “Henrik is committed to further strengthening Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology’s market position, reinforcing customer relations, driving aftermarket sales, leveraging further on a decentralised way of working and ensuring our forefront position within automation, electrification and sustainability.”
Ager has more than sixteen years’ experience in the mining industry, out of which an extended period has been spent living in South Africa. Additionally, he has worked in Australia, South America, India and other important mining markets.
Ager’s previous experience at Sandvik includes the role of President of the Global Equipment division and Vice President for Strategy within Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology. He has also held leading positions at McKinsey, Ericsson and several high-tech start-ups prior to joining Sandvik in 2014.