Kährs Group Management

The members of Kährs Group management are presented below, with details of their responsibilities, education, the year in which they were recruited to the Kährs Group and previous employments.



Johan Magnusson 
President and CEO

Johan joined Kährs Group and the Group Management in 2019
Prior to joining Kährs he was Managing Director at Owens Corning & Senior Vice President of Paroc Technical Insulation and he has previously held senior positions within Assa Abloy, Ruukki, Swedoor and Hilding Anders.
Holds a MSc in Business Administration, Växjö University.





Sara Olofsson
Chief Commercial Officer - Commercial
Member of the Group Management since 2022.
Responsible for Group sales and supply of products within the Commercial segment.
Has broad experience as a leader in project business including change management, business development and marketing. Also has experience in sustainability and digitalization, throughout the entire value chain.
Before joining Kährs in 2022, Sara most recently held the role of Service & Software Manager at Hilti and has experience from other senior roles within Hilti and Lantmännen.
Holds a MSc Eng Industrial Engineering & Management, Faculty of Engineering LTH, Lund University.


Johan Lundgren
Chief Commercial Officer - Residential Nordics / Asia–Pacific

Member of the Group Management since 2021.
Responsible for developing Kährs Group’s sales in the Residential segment in the Nordics and in Kährs APIM region (Asia-Pacific, India, and Middle East).
Johan has broad experience in developing sales channels & go-to-market models in the Nordic. Before joining Kährs in 2021 he held the position as Commercial Director at Akzo Nobel in the Nordics and has previous experience in senior sales and marketing roles from Dell and Mintel.
Holds a MBA, Jönköping University.


Robert Bieger
Chief Commercial Officer - Residential Europe  

Member of the Group Management during 2008-2018 and from 2021.
Responsible for developing Kährs Group’s sales in the Residential segment on the western and southern European market.
He has experience from senior positions in Central Europe with focus on sales, marketing and developing business models in several markets. Has held various positions since joining Kährs Group in 1994. Previous experience from Jockey, Schwab, Everwood, Schlotterer.
Holds a MBA, Chamber of Commerce/University Reutlingen. 




Anna Roth
Chief Marketing Officer

Joined Kährs Group in 2019, and member of the Group Management since 2023.
Responsible for Group marketing activities such as strategic brand development, communication, and also for Sustainability strategy and reporting on a Group level.
Anna has experience in marketing, brand development, category management and development as well as sales. She most recently held the position as Head of Marketing and Communication at Kährs and has previously worked at Bong as Corporate Marketing Manager and Marketing Manager within the business area Bong Retail Solutions.
Holds a BS in Interior Architecture; Minor in Business, Arizona State University. 



Kyösti Puurunen
Head of Category and Innovations

Member of the Group Management since 2023.
Responsible for category management of Kährs Group’s products and development of new products in Residential segment globally.
He has experience from various positions in Production, R&D and Category management of Kährs Group since joining Kährs Group in 2002.
Holds a BSc, wood science, Lahti Polytechnic 


Andreas Larsson

Andreas joined Kährs Group and the Group Management in 2020.
Prior to joining Kährs, Andresa was CFO at Haldex and has extensive experience through several senior positions in finance and business controlling at companies as Heatex, where he was CFO, and from Assa Abloy and Cardo.
Holds a BSc, Business Administration, University of Lund.




Jonas Bäck
Business Development Director

Member of the Group Management during 2013-2016 (Business Development 2013-2014, CFO 2015-2016) and from 2019.
Responsible for M&A, operational support and strategic group projects.
Has experience from various positions with focus to develop and improve business performance and to strengthen market position. Jonas has during his employment in Kährs Group held the positions as Business Development, CFO and Business Control. Prior joining Kährs Group, Jonas held positions within finance and business control in Hilding Anders, E.ON AG and Getinge Group.
Holds a BSc in Business Administration, University of Lund. 



Carl-Henrik Stenermark 
Chief Operating Officer

Member of the Group Management since 2022.
Responsible for the Group's product supply and logistics within the business segment Residential.
Has extensive experience in production management and business development through leading positions in manufacturing companies, primarily in the wood industry.
Carl-Henrik started at Kährs in 2020 as site manager for the Swedish operations and has previous experience from leading positions in companies as Gunnebo Industries, where he was Head of Operations, and from Swedwood.
Holds a MSc Mechanical Engineering, Wood Science, Linköpings Tekniska Högskola. 



Sean Brennan
Chief Operating Officer - Americas

Member of the Group Management since 2021 & President of the US organization.
Directly responsible for developing operations across the Americas.
Held various positions in Kährs International since joining in 2002, most recently as CCO Residential North America ans previously also in finance, sales & business development. Has previous experience working at Callan Associates, Certified Group.
MBA from the University of Florida & undergraduate degree from Santa Clara University.