Regulatory 2022-05-12 17:00 CET Financial information, Other company news

Pernilla Walfridsson new CFO of Clas Ohlson

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Clas Ohlson has today appointed Pernilla Walfridsson new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). She will enter her new role on 14 November 2022 at the latest, and will then also take place in Clas Ohlson’s Group Management team.

Pernilla Walfridsson most recently come from a role as CFO of Nobina AB and has previously held the same position at Byggmax AB. In addition, she has experience from several other leading positions as well as board assignments at, among others CTEK AB and NetOnNet AB.  

“It feels fantastic that Pernilla Walfridsson will join our already strong Group Management team. Pernilla brings experience as a leader, a strategic mindset and solid understanding of our industry, as well as experience from working in listed companies. I am very much looking forward to start working together,” says Kristofer Tonström, President and CEO of Clas Ohlson.

”I am very proud to take on the role as CFO of Clas Ohlson. What really appeals to me is the company culture, the company’s strong market position and to be part of the journey to further develop Clas Ohlson in a time where the retail industry is going through significant changes,” says Pernilla Walfridsson.  

Pernilla Walfridsson will enter the position as CFO on 14 November 2022, at the latest. As previously announced, the current CFO Pär Christiansen is to leave Clas Ohlson on 31 July 2022 for a new assignment outside the company. During the time between Pär Christiansen has left the company and until Pernilla Walfridsson enters her new position, Mats Wern Winkvist will take on the role as acting CFO. Mats Wern Winkvist is currently Head of Business Controlling and has been employed at Clas Ohlson since 1998 and has held several leading positions within economy and finance.

For more information, please contact:

Niklas Carlsson, Group Head of Communications, +46 247-444 29,


Clas Ohlson was founded in 1918 as a mail order business in Insjön, Sweden. Today we are a retail company with customers in four markets, approximately 4,500 co-workers and annual sales of approximately 8.8 billion SEK. Our share is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. A lot has happened since the start in 1918, but one thing has remained the same over the years; that we want to help and inspire people to improve their everyday lives by offering smart, simple, practical solutions at attractive prices. Visit to read more about us and how we simplify home fixing for everyone, responsibly.

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