It has been announced that Björn Karlsson will take over as managing director of MilDef AB from current managing director Tomas Odelid.

The changes will be effective from 1 September 2015.

Mr Odelid will now devote his whole time to MilDef group’s parent company MilDef Invest AB and its subsidiaries.

It has been this restructure that has paced the way for continued expansion of the operational subsidiaries and will facilitate increased focus on the group’s strategy.

Björn Karlsson joins the firm from ReadSoft AB, where he managed the research and development and product management departments with direct responsibility for around 200 people. Mr Karlsson has experience in product development, leadership and international business development and brings a strong personality and high level of commitment.

Mr Karlsson said: "MilDef is a fantastic company with a solid set of core values as a foundation for its operations.
"Our future is very exciting and we stand ready for further growth and international success. I’m really looking forward to contributing to an already strong team".

Tomas Odelid saod: "I very much look forward to Björn leading MilDef AB. Björn has taken ReadSoft through a journey from local small Swedish company into an international group, bringing invaluable experience to our future growth plans.

"His ethics and understanding of the importance of our staff will further enhance MilDef’s success".

For more info please contact:

Tomas Odelid:

Björn Karlsson:

Jan Andersson, Chairman: