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Europe’s Ramirent Names New CEO, Deputy CEO

Dec. 9, 2019
Ramirent Plc’s board of directors has appointed Erik Bengtsson as CEO effective January 1, 2020.

Ramirent Plc’s board of directors has appointed Erik Bengtsson as CEO effective January 1, 2020. Erik Bengtsson has held the position of executive vice president of Sweden, group fleet and sourcing since Sept. 1, 2018. Bengtsson has a strong track record in the equipment rental industry, having previously been member of the Ramirent board of directors from March 2017 to August 2018, and having held various senior managerial roles in the industry since 2005. Erik Bengtsson will also become a member of the Loxam Group’s executive committee.

France-based Loxam acquired Ramirent earlier this year.

Until the appointment of a successor, Erik Bengtsson will continue in his current position in parallel to his new role.

Jukka Havia has been appointed deputy CEO of Ramirent Plc effective also January 1, 2020. He will report to Bengtsson. In light of the autonomy of the Ramirent Group, Jukka Havia’s role will consist of assisting Ramirent’s CEO and supervising group support functions. Jukka Havia joined Ramirent as Chief Financial Officer in April 2019.

The Ramirent head office will remain in Helsinki, Finland.

"We are pleased to announce the appointments of Erik and Jukka into their new roles within Ramirent's and Loxam’s executive management teams, said Ramirent’s chairman of the board Gérard Déprez. “Both of them are highly experienced, and together with the talented executive management team of Ramirent and its skilled employees, will continue to develop Ramirent in its markets. On behalf of the Loxam Group, I wish them both success in their new roles."