He takes the position as new pharmacy chain CEO

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Pharmacies chain Kronans Apotek now has a new President. Lars Birkeland leave his post and is replaced today by Stig Tornell, former assortment and marketing director.

Stig Tornell’s retail experience comes from a variety of positions in marketing, purchasing, store operations and sales, including the Reitan Sweden AB (Pressbyrån and 7-Eleven), Shell and the ICA Group. Since 2009 Stig Tornell worked in the pharmacy industry for Medstop and Kronans Apotek.

”I want to thank Lars for the successful acquisition and integration of Medstop and for his leadership in building a strong chain of pharmacies in Kronans Apotek over the past four years,” says Eero Hautaniemi, President and CEO of Oriola-KD Corporation.

Stig Tornell will, in addition to being CEO of Kronans Pharmacies also be vice president of Consumer Affairs, and included in the Oriola-KD Group Management Team.