Securitas’ focus on client centricity, digitalization, and innovation will now further increase as we create a new, global function: Securitas Digital, focusing on the accelerated growth of the Groups digital products and services. To continue driving and refining the IT transformation and efficiency agenda throughout the Group, we are also appointing a new CIO. All other Group Management members continue in their current roles.
Our current Group CIO, Martin Althén, will take on the new, essential role of leading this function as President Securitas Digital. He will continue as a member of Securitas Group Management team.
Hillevi Agranius, VP Performance Management for Global IT & Intelligent Services, will take on the role of Group CIO and become a Securitas Group Management team member.
“I am excited that we now have reached the point where we are ready to accelerate our digitalization and client experience journey. Martin has been instrumental in building our digital foundation, and I am confident that he will succeed in leading Securitas Digital,” says President and CEO Magnus Ahlqvist.
“At the same time, I couldn’t be more excited to promote one of our successful leaders to CIO. Hillevi has extensive experience, both during her years in Securitas and as the previous CIO at Husqvarna.”
As the President of Securitas Digital, Martin Althén will own Securitas’ digital business strategy, drive innovation and grow the digital business. He will ensure that Securitas’ overarching technology strategy enables the business optimally.
As CIO, Hillevi Agranius will continue to drive and refine the IT transformation and efficiency agenda throughout the Securitas Group. She will take on the overall responsibility for Global IT, including Divisional IT operations, Digital Security, Platform teams and Enterprise Architecture.
About Hillevi Agranius
Hillevi joined Securitas in 2019 as VP Performance management & finance in our Global IT & Intelligent Services function. Prior to Securitas Hillevi was Global CIO at Husqvarna Group and prior to that she spent 20 years at American Express holding various roles within Finance, IT Finance and IT, focused on large-scale transformation initiatives. Hillevi holds a B.A. (Hons) in Economics from the University of Sussex.
About Martin Althén
Martin joined Securitas in 2016 as CIO and established the Global IT & Intelligent Services function which he has built and led since then. Prior to Securitas Martin spent 20 years in technology roles; at Husqvarna Group as Global CIO, with AstraZeneca in leading positions in Drug Development and with Deloitte and PA Consulting Group as a management consultant. Martin holds an MSc in Industrial Engineering & Management from the University of Linköping.
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