New appointments to Parmaco’s Board of Directors and Management
Parmaco brings Maria Vallejo and Rikard Nyhrén on board as part of a continued commitment to the growth and expansion of the business.
Parmaco, the leading provider of high-quality modular buildings for social infrastructure, is pleased to announce the appointments of Maria Vallejo and Rikard Nyhrén to the Board of Directors and CEO Sweden position, respectively. The expansion of the board and the appointment of a new CEO for Sweden are part of Parmaco’s commitment to growing their business in the Nordics and expanding into other geographies to meet the increasing demand of dynamic buildings at a time when customers value flexibility more than ever due to constantly changing demographics.
Maria brings extensive experience to the board, having worked as an advisor and investor supporting unlisted companies in their growth journey with a focus on aligning financial reporting to business strategy, realizing cash, and improving business and financial processes. She has worked in international contexts as CFO and has led several acquisitions, integrations, and IPO projects. She also spent 8 years ad PwC and KPMG as a Consultant, working with private equity firms and corporates in various Operational DDand post-deal improvement projects.
I am excited to join Parmaco’s board at this crucial time for the company as it continues to grow and expand both locally and internationally,” said Maria Vallejo. “I look forward to working with the talented team at Parmaco and contributing my knowledge and expertise to support the company’s strategic objectives.
Rikard joins Parmaco as CEO of the Swedish entity and will lead operations in the growing Swedish market. He brings many years of experience in the construction industry, having held senior executive roles in leading real estate companies. His most recent role was as COO at Newsec, with responsibility for the Nordic and Baltic regions. Prior to that, he was in charge of the Swedish real estate portfolio for Hemsö.
There are distinct business opportunities here to help the public sector and meet demographic variations. Parmaco offers a high-quality, customizable product that can adjust in both size and scope according to the customer’s needs, as well as move location over time. With my background in social infrastructure, I have seen new needs emerge. Parmaco offers a unique model where the public sector retains ownership of the property. Our products embody the very definition of dynamic building. Parmaco’s position is unique and we are establishing ourselves in a market with enormous potential. With strong financiers behind us, we should have very strong growth. We want new business, says Rikard Nyhrén.
As Parmaco is strengthening its European presence, we are pleased to welcome Maria Vallejo and Rikard Nyhrén,” said Leif Gustafsson, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Parmaco. “Both Maria and Rikard bring a wealth of experience and expertise to the company. With their leadership and guidance, we are confident that Parmaco will continue to thrive and grow as a leading European company in the years ahead.
We are delighted to have Rikard in our team. We appreciate his long experience in the real estate industry and his proven track record of growing businesses. He also has years of leadership experience that will be a valuable asset in implementing our growth strategy. His skills and experience fit well with the current Parmaco team, comments Jukka Joutsenkoski, the CEO of Parmaco.
The additions to the board and to the management team are part of a period of aggressive recruitment of industry leaders for Parmaco as they continue with their extensive growth plans. At the end of 2022, the company has further expanded its board of directors with the appointment of Torborg Chetkovich to focus on complementary growth markets and capitalize on Parmaco’s sustainability features.
Torborg has more than 30 years of experience from the transport, real estate and infrastructure sector holding several Senior Executive Management and Board positions and currently holds the position of Managing Director, Private Infrastructure Europe at Partners Group, a leading global private markets firm and majority owner of Parmaco, on behalf of its clients.