Stockholm (NordSIP) – The Swedish public pension fund, AP1, announced the appointment of Anna Magnusson as its new Chief Active Ownership Officer on March 22nd, starting on June 1st, 2023. At that stage she will replace Ossian Ekdahl who will then devote himself to research in law and economics and take on certain board assignments.
“I look forward to contributing to the important public policy assignments of the AP Funds as Chief Active Ownership Officer at Första AP-fonden. My work will include continuing to strengthen the Fund’s role as a responsible owner and contributing to sustainable value creation,” says Anna Magnusson.
She joins from Alecta where she worked as a specialist in corporate governance. Prior to this she held several senior roles within the Government Offices of Sweden for over six years, including being a Director General and Head of Department, responsible for sustainability and corporate governance issues at the department of state-owned enterprises. Magnusson holds a master’s degree in law from Stockhol University
“With Anna Magnusson, the Fund is getting a Chief Active Ownership Officer who has extensive experience of corporate governance combined with an understanding of our mission. As a responsible owner, this role is very central to us and Anna’s commitment to sustainability issues and corporate governance will contribute in a positive way. Anna also has solid analytical expertise in corporate governance that will be valuable to the fund and the companies we own. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank our current Chief Active Ownership Officer Ossian Ekdahl for his 24 years of service at the Fund as he now embarks on new challenges,” says Magdalena Håkansson, Head of ESG at Första AP-fonden.