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Leif Boström appointed CEO, LKAB Minerals

The board of LKAB Minerals has appointed Leif Boström as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of LKAB Minerals, effective June 1, 2014.

Leif Boström, currently Chief Finance Officer (CFO) of LKAB, has been employed in the LKAB corporation since 1992 and has also served as the CFO of LKAB Minerals from 1998 to 2005.

When presenting the appointment Lars-Eric Aaro, CEO and President of the LKAB corporation commented “I am delighted that Leif Boström has accepted the role as CEO of LKAB Minerals. Leif has considerable experience of the industrial minerals market. He is also a successful and dynamic leader that has a proven track record from his years within LKAB. I am confident that Leif is the best person to lead LKAB Minerals towards achieving their ambitious growth targets and I wish him success in his new role.”

Leif Boström comments his appointment and return to LKAB Minerals “I was part of the team that set out on the journey to grow LKAB Minerals from a one mineral company with just over twenty employees, to a multi mineral company with a global presence and more than 360 employees. I have always maintained a passion for the business and I feel fortunate to have been given the opportunity to return to LKAB Minerals as Chief Executive Officer. I look forward to the challenge of leading the company in its next development phase. LKAB Minerals has set bold targets of growing the business and positioning itself as a leading innovative and sustainable mineral solutions provider. With our unique assets, wide portfolio of natural minerals and leading mineral technology and processing expertise we are already on our way.”

LKAB Minerals is an international industrial minerals group with a leading position in a number of product applications. The company develops sustainable mineral solutions in partnership with its customers, supplying natural minerals engineered for functionality and usability. LKAB Minerals has sales representation, offices, production units and deposits in 13 countries in Europe, Asia and the US. LKAB Minerals had a turnover of 192 MEURO 2013 and is part of the Swedish company LKAB, one of the world’s leading producers of highly upgraded iron ore products. 

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