03 June, 2022

Fredrik Persson to succeed Pierre Gattaz as President of BusinessEurope


During its meeting in Prague today, the Council of Presidents of BusinessEurope unanimously elected Mr Fredrik Persson, who was until recently President of Swedish Enterprise (Svenskt Näringsliv) and is President of Ellevio AB as well as of JM AB, to succeed Pierre Gattaz as President of BusinessEurope from 1 July 2022. He is elected for a period of two years, renewable once.

The Malta Chamber President Marisa Xuereb congratulated Mr. Persson on his election to this important role and augured that through his leadership BusinessEurope continues delivering on its mission of advocating for businesses of all sizes at EU level. As an active member of BusinessEurope, The Malta Chamber ensures that the economic reality of small and peripheral island-states such as Malta is consistently reflected and integrated in BusinessEurope’s positions.

Pierre Gattaz, President of BusinessEurope said:

“I am delighted that Fredrik Persson will succeed me on 1 July 2022. Fredrik has been Vice-President of BusinessEurope since 2020 and an active member of our Council of Presidents since 2017. He is a successful entrepreneur and a convinced European. With this extensive experience, he is the President that BusinessEurope needs in these troubled times.”

Fredrik Persson said:

“I look forward to pursuing the great work of Pierre Gattaz and to strengthening the voice of the millions of small, medium and large companies in Europe that the 40 member federations of BusinessEurope represent. It is fundamental that the EU pursues an ambitious competitiveness agenda to deliver wealth for its citizens and to manage the transition towards a sustainable future, building upon a strong EU single market. Taking up the important position at this critical period in European history is a major responsibility and a true honour.

Strong and competitive companies are a prerequisite for peace and prosperity, a resilient and sustainable Europe and a strong economy, jobs and welfare. In a time when Europe is facing major challenges, it is more important than ever to enhance the dialogue and cooperation between businesses and policymakers. My wish is to build upon the solid foundation of BusinessEurope and further strengthen and maximise its role as a key player at the European level. By leveraging the knowledge and innovative power that exists within European companies, we will produce the innovative ideas that will strengthen Europe’s competitiveness and societal development.”

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