Major shake up at Castellum with new CEO and Chairman of the Board

Rutger Arnholt

The Board of Directors of Castellum has appointed its current Chairman Rutger Arnhult as CEO of Castellum, taking office on 10 January 2022. The Board has made an overall assessment of what will be required to ensure a successful integration of Castellum and Kungsleden. The Board has not agreed with the CEO, Biljana Pehrsson, on how this work should be executed. Against this background, Biljana Pehrsson leaves her position and Rutger Arnhult replaces her as CEO.

In connection with Rutger Arnhult taking over the role as CEO of Castellum, he will leave the position as Chairman of the Board and member of the Nomination Committee with immediate effect but remain as Board member. At the same time, the current Board member Per Berggren is appointed Chairman of the Board until the annual general meeting 2022.

Biljana Pehrsson leaves the role as CEO with immediate effect.

“Biljana Pehrsson has over time developed Kungsleden into a strong property company that highly complements Castellum’s offering and future development,” says Per Berggren, Chairman of the Board of Castellum.

“However, the Board and CEO Biljana Pehrsson have not agreed on the strategy going forward in order to build the commercial property company with a focus on the most interesting growth regions. The Board has, therefore, decided to appoint Rutger Arnhult as CEO with immediate effect.

“We are convinced that Rutger will lead Castellum and the forthcoming integration work with a focus on what is best for all stakeholders. His task will now be to create a stable and profitable platform for Castellum’s continued growth journey,”

“Castellum is today one of the Nordic region’s leading commercial property companies, with presence in the most interesting growth regions,” says Rutger Arnhult, CEO of Castellum.

“I am grateful for the trust from the Board and look forward to working together with all employees, and through a successful integration, to strengthen Castellum’s competitiveness in the Nordic real estate market, both financially and operationally,”