Coop Sweden has announced that its sales director, Jonatan Tullberg, has stepped down.
He is set to leave the company by 1 November and take up the role of the CEO of GS1 Sweden, a global distribution company.
Tullberg has been a part of the company for around six years and worked his way to corporate leadership roles with major commercial responsibilities.
CEO of Coop Sweden, Magnus Johansson, stated, “I think it's sad to lose him, but at the same time I'm proud that such an important partner in the industry is recruiting its new boss from Coop.
“It is a nice proof that our way of working with leadership supply and leadership development is successful.”
'A Natural Next Step'
Commenting on his departure, Tullberg, said, “During the years I worked here, a fantastic amount has happened, Coop is on an exciting and fast development journey that I am happy to have been able to contribute to.
“My six years at Coop are the most fun I have done. When I received the offer to become CEO of GS1 Sweden, it felt like a natural next step for me, and a challenge I simply could not refuse.“
Jerry Svennerlind, CEO of the consumer association Göta, has agreed to step in as acting sales director until a successor to Tullberg is appointed, the retailer added.
Johansson added, “It feels very good that Jerry Svennerlind has agreed to step in and support Coop and take this great responsibility.
“He has solid experience of Coop and the industry in general and is also a much appreciated leader.”
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