A new CEO has been chosen to lead Internationella Engelska Skolan in providing the best possible education to students throughout Sweden, and further afield.
From Thursday, 1 March, 2018, Annette Brodin Rampe will take on the role of CEO. She brings with her a wealth of leadership experience, including at multinationals such as Brunswick Group and E.ON.
She said: “I have watched the development of Internationella Engelska Skolan with interest and I am delighted to take a key role in driving the organisation from strength to strength.
“I have been impressed by the constant drive to provide the highest quality of education for all students, whether that was 650 students in 2002, or as many as 24,000 today.
"The schools’ ethos - which sees it provide a safe, calm environment, focus on each student reaching their full academic potential and teach students to command the English language - is clearly very popular. To have 154,000 occupied queue places shows the confidence that parents and students place in Internationella Engelska Skolan.
“While this demand creates a real pressure to grow year-on-year, the focus among staff remains on ensuring quality every day, and that is something I respect and support.
“As a board member for the Swedish-British Chamber of Commerce, I have seen how important it is for Swedes to command the English language. Sweden is a country that often punches well above its weight in the world, and IES is helping ensure this remains the case.”
Per Båtelson, the Chairman of IES, welcomed Ms Brodin Rampe to the organisation.
He said: “We are very happy that Annette Brodin Rampe has agreed to take on the position as new CEO of IES. She has long and extensive experience from leading and advising companies both in the public and private sectors. Annette has worked in geographical markets that are relevant for IES and has shown that she is a strong leader of service driven organisations.”
Ms Brodin Rampe will leave her position as Managing Partner Europe within Brunswick Group LLP, global advisor on strategic communication, crisis communication, change processes and public affairs. She had been with Brunswick since 2007, when she joined Brunswick Nordic AB as a Senior Partner, with a focus of developing the company and its business in the Nordic Region.
She has also been Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at E.ON Sverige AB and CEO of Senea. She holds a MSc in Industrial Chemistry and started her career at Exxon Chemical. She is also Chairman of the Board of Stillfront Group AB, Board member of Ferronordic Machines AB and will remain in a minor role as Senior Advisor to Brunswick Group.
Ms Brodin Rampe will work closely with the organisation's Chief Financial Officer, Mr Fredrik Åkerman, who stepped up as acting CEO and will now return to his role as the company's CFO. Mr Åkerman will remain as acting CEO until Wednesday, 28 February, 2018.