Thomas Andersson takes the top job of running the services and berths for ferry and cruise traffic in the city’s three ports.
Thomas Andersson, a former chief executive of Visit Stockholm, is set to become the new managing director of Ports of Stockholm.
He will take over on December 1, replacing the incumbent Johan Castwall who leaves to become executive director of the City of Stockholm Development Administration, Exploateringskontoret, where he will work with the development of the Swedish capital over a broader perspective.
Thomas Andersson comes to the position from a post as deputy managing director of Stockholms Stadshus AB, a company owned by the City of Stockholm that runs a group of 18 active subsidiaries including the Swedish capital’s housing, water supply, school buildings, parking – and port facilities.
He had been in that position for just eight months, having left his job as chief executive of Visit Stockholm at the end of March, after which Caroline Strand took over as CEO for Visit Stockholm from her position as head of marketing there.
“Ports of Stockholm is a key player in a growing region, and I am really looking forward to the opportunity to become integrally involved in the business of the company and part of the development of the maritime city of Stockholm,” Andersson says.
Ferry and cruise
Ports of Stockholm operates the quayside berths, facilities and services for ferry, cruise and freight traffic in the ports of Stockholm, Nynäshamn and Kapellskär.
The company says that in his time running the ports, Johan Castwall has led the implementation of major port investment projects and “has driven infrastructure and societal development matters”.
“The task of working within the Exploateringskontoret organisation with the development of the city from an even broader perspective feels challenging and exciting. At the same time my seven years with Ports of Stockholm have been fantastic,” he says.