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The passing of Melker Schörling

On December 9, we received the sad news of Melker Schörling’s passing.

10 December 2023 14:50


Melker Schörling was appointed CEO and President of Securitas in 1987, concurrently becoming an owner, and shortly thereafter, Securitas was listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange. In 1992, he became Chairman of the Board, a position which he held for 25 years until 2017.

Melker was instrumental to the success of Securitas and began its international expansion, which has resulted in Securitas becoming the leading security and safety company in the world today.

The importance of sound values and good people was something Melker always emphasized, and he reinforced the value-driven, client-centric and long-term-focused culture the company has today. One example is the Melker Schörling scholarship, founded in 1992, offering Securitas’ employees an international educational opportunity.

- My thoughts are with Melker’s wife, his two daughters, and their families, says Magnus Ahlqvist, President and CEO Securitas. Already the first time we met, Melker made a lasting impression on me, both as a human being and an honest builder of long-lasting business value. Melker’s contribution to the company, his legacy and enduring influence on our culture and the lives of millions of people will never be forgotten.

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