Scandinavian municipal waste collector RenoNorden, a portfolio company of CapVest, has appointed Staffan Ebenfelt as group chief executive officer, effective January 2014.
Ebenfelt has spent the past 13 years with Coor Services Management, a Nordic facilities manager, most recently as executive vice president. Prior to his current position, he was head of Coor’s Swedish business for 12 years as well as being responsible for the group’s operations outside the Nordics, including Hungary, Poland and Belgium.
RenoNorden is focussed exclusively on household waste collection for 4.3 million inhabitants on behalf of municipalities. CapVest, the European mid-market private equity firm, acquired RenoNorden in September 2011 along with minority partner Accent Equity.
Ebenfelt takes over from Svein Tore Aurland in January 2014, who will step down as CEO but will lead RenoNorden’s Norwegian operations and remain a member of the senior management team along with Jon Flesvik (group CFO), Torben Lindholm (MD, Denmark) and Peter Ekholm (MD, Sweden).
Kate Briant, chairman of RenoNorden, says: “We are delighted to have someone of Staffan’s reputation, experience and track record to join us as group CEO. Staffan will bring tremendous energy to the role and will leverage the group’s considerable resources to strengthen our already strong market positions. The board looks forward to working with Staffan to further grow the business both organically and through acquisitions.”
Ebenfelt says: “I am delighted to be taking over the group CEO role at RenoNorden at what is a very exciting time for the business. I look forward to working with the existing management team, staff and shareholders to build on the group’s successes to date and position the business for continued development in the future.”