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Press release January 14, 2022

Swedish Export Credit Corporation recruits Head of Sustainability from Danske Bank

The Swedish Export Credit Corporation establishes a new role in the executive management to accelerate work on sustainability, and has recruited Maria Simonson as Head of Sustainability. Maria has joined SEK from Danske Bank where she was Head of Group Sustainability.

“It is extremely inspiring to help with SEK’s task of strengthening the competitiveness of Swedish exports and financing the green transition in a responsible manner. My impression is that SEK has come a long way in integrating sustainability in its business, and I look forward to joining the team tasked with further developing this along with the clients.”Maria Simonson, new head of sustainability at sek

“We have high ambitions for developing SEK so that we can become even better at helping exporters work with sustainability and contribute to the global green transition, and I am extremely pleased to welcome Maria Simonson to lead this work.”

Magnus Montan, CEO of SEK

Maria Simonson has a Master of Laws and extensive experience in banking, most recently from Danske Bank, where she has worked with sustainability since 2017, and before that many years’ experience of working with customers and company finance.

“SEK’s primary task is to strengthen the competitiveness of exporters and their suppliers through sustainable finance. Maria Simonson’s extensive experience in banking, both within sustainability and company finance, strengthens our and our customers’ sustainability efforts.”

Magnus Montan, CEO of SEK

Maria Simonson will lead SEK’s 11-strong sustainability team, be a member of the executive management and report directly to the CEO.

She is starting on April 1.