As of 1 January 2021, Benoit Mathieu has succeeded Gierth Olsson as Managing Director/CEO of OHB Sweden. In this role, he assumes responsibility for the Operations and Programs domain whereas Fredrik Sjöberg has been appointed as the new Deputy Managing Director and Head of Business Development, Finance and IT.
The former Managing Director Gierth Olsson will remain with the new management of OHB Sweden as senior advisor. In his time as CEO Gierth led the significant development the company experienced in its first ten years after the founding in 2011. We thank Gierth for all his contributions and his enthusiasm for the past 9 years.
Benoit moves from OHB System (the German subsidiary of OHB SE), to Stockholm together with his family. At OHB System he has been responsible for the recent contract acquisitions in the Copernicus programme. Before being part of the OHB group he had worked around 10 years at the space branch of Airbus in various roles.
Fredrik has been responsible for Business Development and Sales at OHB Sweden since 2017 and has worked in the Swedish space industry for a long time before that in different roles, both at OHB Sweden and its predecessor SSC.
Benoit and Fredrik’s main tasks are to sustain the growth at OHB Sweden and further develop the company:
“OHB Sweden has experienced enormous growth over the past ten years and has been able to establish itself as a recognised provider of small satellite missions and a leading supplier of propulsion and AOCS subsystems. These competences put OHB Sweden in an excellent position both in the New Space and commercial area, as well as in the institutional market.”