Biesterfeld Spezialchemie, one of Europe's leading distributors of specialty chemicals, has appointed Magnus Lagerqvist as the new Managing Director of Scandinavian subsidiary ABIC Kemi AB. With effect from October 2021, Lagerqvist will succeed Nicklas Johnson, who is leaving the company after a successful 14 years for reasons of personal reorientation.
Magnus Lagerqvist has a technical degree with a specialisation in materials technology from the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm and an Executive MBA from the Stockholm School of Economics. He has over 20 years' experience in the chemical industry, particularly in market development and distribution of complex products. Most recently he was General Sales Manager for a Scandinavian manufacturer of fluoroplastic products.
"We'd like to thank Nicklas Johnson for his outstanding work and exceptional dedication over the last several years and extend him our very best wishes for the future," says Peter Wilkes, Managing Director of Biesterfeld Spezialchemie. "In Magnus Lagerqvist we are convinced we have an extremely capable successor who not only has excellent knowledge of the market, but also fits well into our corporate culture."
"Both the Biesterfeld Group and ABIC Kemi AB have an excellent reputation. For this reason, I'm looking forward to continuing the expansion of the business in Scandinavia in the years ahead and I very much value the trust placed in me," adds Magnus Lagerqvist, designated Managing Director of ABIC Kemi AB.