Global defence and security company, Saab AB, has officially opened its UK headquarters and appointed the senior management team who will expand the company’s reach into the British defence market.
At an opening ceremony attended by the Swedish Ambassador to London, H.E. Nicola Clase, Saab’s President & CEO, Håkan Buskhe, confirmed the senior management team that will oversee the company’s growth and expansion into the UK and wider region.
Rustan Nicander is appointed chairman of the new UK business. Nicander is Vice President and Head of Region Europe at Saab AB. He started to work for Ericsson Microwave Systems in 1999, a company that now is integrated in Saab business area Electronic Defence Systems.
Peter Hultin is appointed Managing Director. Prior to this Hultin has been Senior Director Business Development for several Saab units since 2007. Peter has more than 20 years of experience at Saab in marketing and business development in the international defense and commercial sector.
Both appointments are effective immediately.
Saab’s new London headquarters will also house the company’s engineering design centre, capitalising on the UK’s maritime jet engineering expertise. Its first project will be to design the carrier-based version of the Gripen new generation multi-role fighter aircraft based on studies initialled by Saab in Sweden.
Saab President & CEO Håkan Buskhe, said:
“At Saab we have an immense respect for the manufacturing and technological excellence that exists within the UK. By drawing on this expertise and supplementing it with our own proven capabilities in defence, we want to build on our existing relationships and confirm our long-term commitment to the UK.”
Note to Editor
Saab has around 12,500 employees globally with some 200 employees across the United Kingdom. Saab has a long history of providing defence products and services to the UK Armed Forces, including soldiers Combat and Counter-IED training, infantry weapons and the Arthur and Giraffe AMB ground-based radars which help secure the lives of UK troops deployed overseas.