Michael Porseryd is stepping down because the CEO of SF Studios, the Nordic manufacturing and distribution powerhouse behind the latest Tom Hanks-starring drama A Man Referred to as Otto.
The corporate stated in a press release posted on its web site on Thursday that the board of SF Studios and Michael Porseryd had collectively agreed that Porseryd would go away his place as CEO after six years.
“To make sure a clean transition”, it stated, SF Studio’s board chairman Jan Bernhardsson will take over as performing CEO. The board is now beginning the method of recruiting a brand new common CEO.
“I wish to thank Michael Porseryd who, throughout his six years as CEO of SF Studios, drove the event by altering from being an organization centered on distribution to additionally strengthening its manufacturing operations,” stated Jan Bernhardsson.
“The changeover has been profitable and was not too long ago topped by the premiere of “A person known as Otto”, the English-language model of “A person known as Ove”. SF Studios is now coming into a brand new section the place the corporate will take the subsequent step in its technique. The purpose is for the enterprise to develop additional,” he added.
Porseryd’s departure, which comes as A Man Referred to as Otto is rolled out internationally, comes as shock to many within the enterprise.
“I wish to thank colleagues and enterprise companions for six improbable years and I stay up for persevering with to comply with SF Studio’s profitable growth,” says Michael Porseryd.
The corporate stated Erik Haegerstrand, CEO of the Bonnier Group that owns SF Studios, will function chairman of the board through the time that Jan Bernhardsson is performing CEO. Jan Bernhardsson has beforehand been Govt Vice President AMC Europe, COO at ODEON Cinemas Group, and Group President and CEO of Nordic Cinema Group and SF Bio AB.