Change in NCC’s purchasing operations and risk management to improve profitability

To increase focus on purchasing at NCC, with the aim of improving profitability in the company, purchasing will be placed immediately under the control of Harri Savolainen, who is a member of the Executive Management Team. In parallel, NCC’s risk management will be coordinated in one unit under Legal Affairs.

“NCC conducts purchasing for about SEK 40 billion every year. Purchasing operations are a fundamental part of our strategic work to raise profitability at NCC. Placing this function immediately under the control of Harri Savolainen in the Executive Management Team will further increase focus on this key area,” says Håkan Broman, acting President and CEO of NCC.

Harri Savolainen, who is currently Head of Operational Support and IT and a member of the Executive Management Team, will take on a dedicated role as Head of Purchasing for NCC Group starting in March. Harri Savolainen has solid experience of the business as line manager and has a great deal of expertise in the area of purchasing.

Purchasing operations were reorganized in 2016 and were centralized as part of NCC’s current strategy. The strategy has been successful with greater coordination since then, which has also led to lower costs.

Peter Gjörup, who is currently head of purchasing, will now transition to a role as senior advisor to the CEO, within specific areas.

At the same time, NCC will coordinate its risk management into one unit, Group Risk Management, under the NCC Group’s Legal Affairs. Anders Esbjörnsson has been named as Head of NCC Group Risk Management with the assignment to coordinate risk management at NCC.

“Anders Esbjörnsson has been tasked with setting up a shared way of working with risk management within internal audit, safety, compliance and insurance issues. I am convinced that better coordination in risk management will contribute to improved profitability in our projects,” says Håkan Broman.

The change will come into effect in March.

For further information, please contact:

Håkan Broman, acting President and CEO, NCC +46 (0)70 552 83 26

Anna Trane, Head of Corporate Media Relations, NCC +46 (0)708 84 74 69

NCC’s media line: +46 8 585 519 00, E-mail:, NCC’s Mediabank

About NCC. Our vision is to renew our industry and provide superior sustainable solutions. NCC is one of the leading companies in construction, infrastructure and property development in the Nordic region, with sales of almost SEK 55 billion and 17,800 employees in 2017. The NCC share is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm.