The board of directors has appointed Anna Sörelius Nordenborg as the new President and CEO of Internationella Engelska Skolan i Sverige Holdings II AB (IES or Internationella Engelska Skolan). She will succeed Cecilia Marlow who has been the Interim President and CEO since 21 January 2019. Cecilia Marlow will continue to serve as a board member of IES. Anna Sörelius Nordenborg will assume the role of CEO on 14 December 2019 at the latest.
Anna Sörelius Nordenborg has extensive strategic and operational experience of building up and developing organisations in rapidly growing businesses. Anna most recently served as Country Manager, Sweden, for Anicura, where she participated in the development of the company into one of Europe’s leading providers of veterinary care. Anna holds a Master of Science degree in Engineering Physics from the Royal Institute of Technology and her previous roles include Vice President Business Development at Sandvik Mining and Engagement Manager at McKinsey.
Birker Bahnsen, Chairman of IES’s board commented: “Anna has shown outstanding leadership and results in previous roles by creating a work environment where employees feel secure and know what is expected of them. Her method of working and leading, as well as her values, reflects exactly what IES is trying to create for the students in its schools. Anna’s experience in consolidating a fragmented market will also prove valuable for IES’s continued expansion in Sweden and abroad. We are delighted to welcome Anna as CEO.”
Anna Sörelius Nordenborg commented: “Education is one of the key issues in our society. It therefore feels enormously stimulating to have this opportunity to work for a school that is so dedicated to its students and so motivated to help everyone do their best, regardless of their background. I am impressed by IES’s culture and philosophy and am really looking forward to leading this important societal and entrepreneurial organisation forward.”
Birker Bahnsen adds: “I would like to thank interim CEO Cecilia Marlow for her great contribution during this transition period. Under her leadership IES has performed well in all aspects which gives Anna the very best starting point."