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Survitec appoints Robert Steen Kledal as CEO

Robert Steen Kledal has more than 30 years of experience in executive level roles on a global scale
Survitec hired seasoned shipping executive Robert Steen Kledal as CEO.

Responsible for setting the survival technology company's strategic direction, he will lead the Survitec executive team and sit on the board.

At the start of the year, Survitec launched a new organizational structure to increase customer centricity and agility. Kledal will continue the transformation work that's designed to put customers at the heart of every decision while achieving profitable growth.

'We Exist to Protect Lives'

A key focus will be Survitec’s workforce of more than 3,000 professionals, to ensure they feel connected to the company's purpose, 'We Exist to Protect Lives.'

'Coming from the shipping industry, I was instantly attracted to the inspiring purpose of Survitec,' Kledal said. 'I look forward to building on this great legacy and the achievements made to position Survitec as the global leader in survival technology for our customers worldwide. Not least to service our customers’ requirements effectively.'

Former CEO, Wrist Ship Supply

Kledal has more than 30 years of experience in executive level roles on a global scale. He was CEO at Wrist Ship Supply, a leading ship and offshore supplier of provisions and stores, for over nine years. He led the organization through digital transformation, enabling substantial improvement to how the business engaged its customers.

Kledal also held several senior positions during his 21 years at Moeller-Maersk Group and served in the Danish Army as a sergeant. He continues on the board of Wrist Ship Supply and Blue Water Shipping, a global provider of tailor-made transport and logistics solutions.