Nordic development giant Skanska has unveiled plans to merge its Polish and Czech/Slovak construction operations into one business unit, named Skanska Central Europe.
Michal Jurka, the business unit president (BUP) of Czech and Slovak construction operations, becomes BUP of the unit as of September 1, 2019.
According to Skanska, the move is due chiefly to the fact that its Poland and Czech units have decreased in size in recent years. The firm said that 'the new setup gives opportunities that are not available in smaller scale organisations' and creates 'a unified approach to cooperation'. There will be no change in external reporting procedures.
In parallel, Magnus Persson, who has been BUP for Skanska Poland, takes on a new role with Skanska Sweden’s management team as executive vice president. He will assume responsibility of building construction flows.
Persson replaces Lars Jonson, who on September 1 moves on to a new assignment as vice president health and safety with Skanska Group Headquarters. Jonson will report to Lena Hök, senior vice president sustainability with Skanska Group.