Ambea Group strengthens its Board of Directors - Mikael Lilius appointed as Chairman of the Ambea Board

Mikael Lilius has been appointed as Chairman of the Board of Directors at Ambea starting from 24 January 2011. Lilius, who holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Economics, was CEO of Fortum Oyj from 2000 to 2009, CEO of Gambro 1998-2000, and CEO of Incentive 1990-98. He is currently chairman of the Board of Directors at Huhtamäki Oyj, and is a Board member of Aker Solutions, Evli Bank and Wärtsilä.

Ambea is the largest healthcare and care services company in the Nordic region. At the end of 2009, Ambea comprised 10,300 employees and 600 units. The Ambea Group is the owner of Mehiläinen Oy, the largest and most respected private care and healthcare group in Finland, and of Carema Care and Carema Sjukvård in Sweden. The Ambea Group also operates in Norway in both the healthcare and care sectors. In 2010, Ambea was acquired by Triton and KKR (Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.).

“Mikael Lilius’s extensive and broad expertise in the Nordic business environment, both in senior management as well as a board member, will strengthen Ambea considerably. We are enthusiastic about getting Mikael Lilius to chair the Ambea Board as the company has entered the new phase of development,” says Magnus Lindquist, current Chairman of Ambea and Partner at Triton who will continue as member of the Board of Directors at Ambea.

“It is with great optimism that I take on the role as Chairman of the Board of Directors at Ambea, an excellent leading Nordic healthcare and care services company, in a highly exciting phase of its development, with many inspiring challenges and opportunities” says Mikael Lilius.

For more information, please contact:
Magnus Lindquist, Partner Triton
Matti Bergendahl, President and CEO, Ambea AB, tel. +358 40 833 5461

Ambea AB is the largest healthcare and care services company in the Nordic region and brings together a broad spectrum of competencies in both private and publicly financed healthcare and care services. Operations are conducted in Finland, Sweden and Norway through the subsidiaries Mehiläinen, Carema Care and Carema Sjukvård. Ambea operates in 600 units and has 10,300 employees. The Group has annual sales of more than EUR 700 million. 

Published 24.1.2011