Regi’s 21st consecutive IR-study is now finalized – results will be presented on December 5th 2018.

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The nominees for best Company, IRO and CFO are listed below.

In total, 80 companies are included in the 21stedition of IR Nordic Markets. Financial analysts have rated companies they actively follow, based on objective opinions and personal experience. The survey includes 25 criteria, from the Annual Report to the perception of top management’s communication skills and competence.

— It’s been an interesting year with a number of cases where communication with the markets has been coupled with many challenges. The study includes new areas of inquiry and we’ve looked at a couple of issues in particular. More information shortly. Apart from the best companies, we will also award the best IRO and CFOs in each Nordic country respectively, says Mikael Kärrlander, Senior Consultant at Regi.

In Sweden, nominated companies are Investor, Gränges, Sandvik, Swedbank and Swedish Match.

Ocean Yield, Tomra and Yara International top the list in Norway. Genmab, Tryg and William Demant Holding top the list in Denmark. Cargotec, Kemira and Neste are nominated in Finland.

New criteria in this year’s edition of the study include CSR & Sustainability, the Annual Report’s outlook on future and strategy, Financial Reporting along with a new section focusing on the IR-team.

—  In general, Nordic listed companies receive high grades for their financial communication, the home-page and other more or less standardized items. Still, there are several areas that will develop and probably improve with time. A parallel survey including 100 Nordic IR-Managers has also been conducted and will show some interesting insights as to what areas will be most prioritized in the near future. We’ll publish the results shortly after the main study, says Mikael Kärrlander.

Nominated Nordic companies, IROs and CFOs are presented on the next page.


Mikael Kärrlander
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*Best company (in alphabetical order)
*Best IRO (in alphabetical order)
*Best CFO (in alphabetical order)


Best company:
Swedish Match

Best IRO:
Investor, Magnus Dalhammar, Head of Investor Relations
Sandvik, Ann-Sofie Nordh, Chef Investor Relations
Skanska, André Lövgren, Senior Vice President Investor Relations
Swedish Match, Emmett Harrison, Vice President Investor Relations and Corporate Sustainability
Volvo, Christer Johansson, Head of Investor Relations

Best CFO:
Atlas Copco, Hans Ola Meyer, Chief Financial Officer
Essity, Fredrik Rystedt, CFO and Executive Vice President
Gränges, Oskar Hellström, CFO & vice VD
Sandvik, Tomas Eliasson, Executive Vice President and CFO
Swedbank, Anders Karlsson, CFO


Best company:

Best IRO:
Cargotec, Hanna-Maria Heikkinen, Vice President, Investor Relations
Kemira, Olli Turinen, Vice President, Investor Relations
Neste, Juha-Pekka Kekäläinen, Vice President, Investor Relations
Sampo, Jarmo Salonen, Head of Investor Relations and Group Communications

Best CFO:
Fortum, Markus Rauramo, Chief Financial Officer
Kesko, Jukka Erlund, Executive Vice President, CFO
Sampo, Peter Johansson, CFO


Best company:
Ocean Yield
Yara International

Best IRO:
Aker Solutions, Fredrik Berge, Senior Manager, Investor Relations
Borregard, Jørn Syvertsen, Director Investor Relations
Ocean Yield, Marius Magelie, SVP Finance & IR
SAS, Magnus Hurst, Acting Head of Investor Relations & Björn Tibell*

Best CFO:
Aker BP, Alexander Krane, Chief Financial Officer
Aker Solutions, Svein Stoknes, Chief Financial Officer
Golden Ocean Group, Per Heiberg, Chief Financial Officer


Best company:
William Demant Holding

Best IRO:
Genmab, Rachel Curtis Gravesen, Senior Vice President, Investor Relations & Communications
Tryg, Gianandrea Roberti, Head of Investor Relations
SAS, Magnus Hurst, Acting Head of Investor Relations & Björn Tibell*

Best CFO:
DSV, Jens H. Lund, CFO
Genmab, David A. Eatwell, Executive VP & Chief Financial Officer
GN Store Nord, Marcus Desimoni, CFO

* SAS previous Head of IR Mr. Björn Tibell left the company during the ongoing survey. He is now Head of IR with ASSA ABLOY.