February 23, 2022
Samuel Skott appointed new CEO & President of HiQ
Photo: Jonas Bilberg
Samuel Skott is appointed new CEO and President of HiQ. He will lead the company's continued successful development in the Nordic region and Europe. "It feels incredibly inspiring and exciting to become a part of HiQ. I have followed the company’s development from the customer side for many years. There is no other tech consulting firm in the Nordic region that has combined such deep technical know-how with a comprehensive offer in digitization quite so successfully. The demand for the services that HiQ offers has increased rapidly in recent years. It will be an honor to lead such a fantastic organization as HiQ,” says Samuel Skott.
Samuel Skott has a long career behind him at Tele2. Much like HiQ, it’s a company that has challenged industry standards and built a successful organization based on strong values and culture-driven leadership. At Tele2, Samuel has held several leading positions, including CEO of Tele2 Sweden and most recently Chief Commercial Officer responsible for the integration between Tele2 and ComHem. Samuel Skott lives in Stockholm, was born in 1978 and has a MSc. In Industrial Engineering and Management from Linköping University.
“With Samuel Skott as the new CEO and President, HiQ gets a leader who cherishes the corporate culture and adds a strong entrepreneurial mindset. We have found the right person to lead HiQ moving forward, and Samuel’s background and qualities are the perfect match for HiQ. As a result, HiQ can now further sharpen its offering. Samuel has a modern and inclusive leadership style that will play a very significant role in building northern Europe’s leading tech consulting company. He will also continue HiQ’s successful work to simplify the world with tech,” says Magnus Meyer, Chairman of the Board of Directors.
Fredrik Malm, who has held the role of interim CEO since November 2021 and worked at HiQ since 2002, has decided to leave the company as Samuel Skott takes over. John Klint, who took over as acting CFO in November 2021, will take over the role permanently when Fredrik Malm leaves. Fredrik Malm will continue to act as senior advisor to the company.
”I want to thank Fredrik Malm for all his hard work as interim CEO in recent months. Fredrik has done a fantastic job in a short amount of time and contributed tremendously to the organization during this period. Of course also during the 20 years he worked at HiQ in total. I wish him all the best of luck in the future,” says Magnus Meyer, Chairman of the Board of Directors.
Samuel Skott will take over as CEO and President on March 7th 2022.
“I’m truly looking forward to joining the team and continuing to develop HiQ’s strong offering in digitization, connect with the best skill sets in Europe, and, not least, continue to build on the company’s inclusive and value-driven culture. See you soon,” says Samuel Skott.
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