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Sofia Sirvell
Sofia Sirvell, Sandvik’s new chief digital officer

Sofia Sirvell appointed as chief digital officer to lead the digital transformation of Sandvik

SANDVIK have appointed Sofia Sirvell as chief digital officer (CDO) for the Sandvik Group and new member of the group executive management as of 1 March 2023. Ms Sirvell (pictured) is currently Sandvik group chief information officer (CIO), a position she has held since 2021. Prior to joining Sandvik, she was the deputy chief technical officer at H&M Group, where she had a leading role in the company’s digital transformation.

In her new CDO role, she will continue the digital transformation of Sandvik and support collaboration across the Group to enhance digital capabilities and IT. Ms Sirvell will continue to lead the global group IT organization and report to Stefan Widing, chief executive officer and president of Sandvik.


‘There is a strong strategic focus to deliver on the digital transformation of Sandvik, which entails both developing our digital customer offering and strengthening the digital capabilities across Sandvik. The global support function for IT plays a key role in driving this shift. The addition of Sofia Sirvell to the group executive management is a natural and positive step, and I am confident that she, with her competence, will contribute in an excellent way to the team,’ said Mr Widing.

Additionally, Jessica Alm, executive vice-president and head of group communications and sustainability, has decided to leave Sandvik. Ms Alm joined Sandvik in 2006 and has been in her current position and a member of the group executive management since 2013. She will leave Sandvik no later than August 2023.

‘Jessica Alm has made a big contribution to Sandvik during her years in the company, shaping our communications organization with her strong leadership and competence. She has been a highly appreciated colleague and I wish her all the best for the future as she now moves on to a new challenge,’ said Mr Widing.


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