Handelsbanken nabs DDG of Swedish finserv authority

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Handelsbanken nabs DDG of Swedish finserv authority

Handelsbanken, the Swedish bank, has hired the deputy director general of the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority (Finansinspektionen) as its new chief compliance officer, as part of a brace of key appointments.

Martin Noréus will assume his new position by March 2020, at the latest, the bank stated. He previously spent a decade at the Authority. Having resigned to take on his new role, Noréus will be "in quarantine during his six-month notice period," the Authority stated on its website.

Karin Lundberg, deputy executive director, will become acting executive director of Banking at the Authority, while the process to recruit a new executive director for Banking will begin shortly. Any decision by the director general to appoint a new deputy director general after Noréus "will occur at a later point in time."

In 2015, Noréus, then interim diretor general, and Per Håkansson, chief legal counsel, led a press conference at the Authority outlining why Handelsbanken had been fined SEK35m for not complying with money laundering rules. (https://www.fi.se/en/published/press-releases/2015/handelsbanken-receives-a-remark-and-is-ordered-to-pay-35-million/ )

In the other appointment, Jan Larsson has been appointed chief communications officer. He is currently CEO of Yrkesakademin AB. He will also assume his new position by March 2020, as well as become a member of Handelsbanken's executive management.

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