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AddSecure announces appointment of new Head of M&A and new CFO

Press release   •   Aug 19, 2019 07:00 GMT

Following the announcement that Nils Kjölhede assumes the Head of M&A role, AddSecure appoints Rasmus Pedersen as Chief Financial Officer.

AddSecure continues focus on growth. Nils Kjölhede assumes the position as Head of Mergers & Acquisitions to lead the ambitious growth strategy, and Rasmus Pedersen appointed as new CFO.

AddSecure has appointed current CFO, Nils Kjölhede, Head of Mergers & Acquisitions, a new
role that will lead the continued development and expansion of AddSecure, a leading European provider of premium solutions for secure data and critical communications.

Over the last three years, AddSecure has completed several strategic acquisitions and the high level of M&A activity will continue over the coming years. In the role, Kjölhede will be responsible for both sourcing the companies best aligned with AddSecure’s aims and leading all deal activity.

“M&A is a key pillar in our drive to expand our presence across Europe over the next years and beyond. Through Nils’ extensive knowledge, we strengthen our capabilities in M&A and continue to build our global presence. I’m looking forward to continue working closely together to achieve our growth strategy and thank Nils for his excellent work as CFO”, said Stefan Albertsson, CEO of AddSecure.

Following the announcement that Kjölhede assumes the Head of M&A role, AddSecure appoints Rasmus Pedersen as Chief Financial Officer. Pedersen brings extensive experience from the security industry having held leadership roles at Verisure UK, Falck A/S and Securitas AB. Most recently, Pedersen held the position of Group CFO for Hoist Group, where he lead the financial integration of three large international groups across Europe, ensuring a standardized reporting process throughout the group and driving organic growth through increased performance transparency.

Pedersen holds a Masters of Economics and Business Administration from the Copenhagen Business School in Denmark.

“Rasmus is a seasoned finance leader, experienced in driving change and growing global companies,” said Stefan Albertsson, CEO of AddSecure. “He’s joining us at an ideal time as we expand into new market segments. With his broad financial expertise and proven leadership, I’m confident Rasmus is the right leader who will propel us in our next phase of growth.”

Pedersen will lead the company’s global finance function and work with the executive leadership team to set overall business strategy.

“I look forward to joining AddSecure during the company’s journey of becoming the European leader in secure critical communications and solutions,” said Pedersen. “I plan to continue AddSecure’s commitment to a strong balance sheet and operational discipline.”

Pedersen will report to CEO Stefan Albertsson and will serve on the company’s Corporate Management Team. The changes take effect immediately.

About AddSecure
AddSecure is a leading European provider of premium solutions for secure data and critical communications. The company serves over 50,000 customers and partners around Europe with secure communications and solutions that help customers safeguard their life- and business-critical applications. This helps save lives, protect property and vital societal functions, and drive business.
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ddSecure offers solutions within Smart Alarms, Smart Rescue, Smart Grids and Smart Transport.
The company founded in the early 1970s today employs more than 330 staff. AddSecure is headquartered in Sweden and has regional offices as well as a network of distributors around Europe.
AddSecure is owned by Abry Partners, an American private equity fund founded in 1989 and headquartered in Boston, USA.