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Our leadership concept based on our core values and Business principles, but also on our ideas how to make the business grow by growing our people. We believe that achievements should be linked to measurable objectives and behaviour, both equally important.

Leadership at Alfa Laval is about stimulating people, and motivating and inspiring them through emotional involvement. An Alfa Laval manager walks the talk and leads the way. As a manager, your challenge and responsibility calls for managing and mastering him/her self, the individual employees, the team and the business.

Workplace

Meet some of our leaders

Anna Wieslander

Anna Wieslander
Factory Manager

Employed since
2003

Why Alfa Laval? 
We have the best people and the products for the future! 

You as a leader 
I’m positive and engaged, open and honest and I expect people to do and be their best every day. 

What makes you happy? 
People having ambition and making it happen, together! The joy of seeing small steps being taken every day to improve our business and ourselves.

Where is Alfa Laval in 10 years? 
A market leading company with passion for our products and compassion for the people. 

Ekaterina Akulina

Ekaterina Akulina
Operations Manager Plate Heat Exchangers

Employed since
2006

Why Alfa Laval? 
Alfa Laval has great people, which make this company successful. Also, there is a great potential for our products in the coming future. 

You as a leader 
Believing in the best ;-) "We all work in one team. 

What makes you happy? 
When my team is happy to come to work and when we together achive the results we are striving for.

Where is Alfa Laval in 10 years? 
Deeply integrated in understanding of our customers' needs, delivering not just products, but newness in the technology.

Nish Patel

Nish Patel
President Food & Water Division

 

Employed since
1984

Why Alfa Laval? 
Because I enjoy my work! It has giving me numerous different opportunities both locally and globally. I like the culture in Alfa Laval. Alfa Laval is successful and market leader in areas it operates.

You as a leader 
I am a people person setting clear direction to the organization and work as a team. I give empowerment to my people but also demand results and building of a performing organization.

What makes you happy? 
From work point of view when the company being successful, meeting people across different levels in our organization as well as meeting customers.

Where is Alfa Laval in 10 years? 
Much larger organization, at least same growth as the last 10 years.

Thomas Moller

Thomas Møller
Head of Business Unit Decanters

Employed since
2002

Why Alfa Laval? 
It is a great company with a long history, where innovation and values like customer first, teamwork and action are setting the scene.

You as a leader 
I am striving to outperform competition, through strong teamwork and where people grow as individuals.

What makes you happy? 
When people and teams successfully reach challenging milestones and see the sparkle in their eyes when it happens.

Where is Alfa Laval in 10 years? 
If you know, please tell me, I am very curious :-) I strongly believe we are market leader in the areas we have chosen to be in and that we proudly can look back on what we have contributed with in terms of creating a more sustainable world.

Penny Peng

Penny Peng
Parts & Service Division Manager
Alfa Laval China

Employed since
1992

Why Alfa Laval? 
I enjoy working with the energetic teams, both in Marine and then in Service. I am also proud of being a member of Alfa Laval China who witnesses and acts as a part in the rapid growing China economy. 

You as a leader 
I prefer a non-hierarchy management that the manager doesn’t block the flow of information for the need of control. I believe that a manager should look at persons’ potential and give them a good space of growth.

What makes you happy? 
Facing the challenges, we work together and achieve success.  We share the happiness of success.

Where is Alfa Laval in 10 years? 
I hope that Alfa Laval is a company that can keep its good history and value, improve the customer interaction continuously, focus on key advanced technologies with more attention and investment on the Service organization. I hope that Alfa Laval always has positive energy and impact, both to our customers and to our own employees.

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Jo Vanhoren

Jo Vanhoren
Cluster President
South Europe

Employed since
1991

Why Alfa Laval? 
Alfa Laval has always given me the possibility to grow and challenge myself so I never felt a need to look outside.
I like the people the culture and the network and I am proud on the brand.
Especially the recent new direction fits very much with the way I see Alfa Laval in the future and I want to be part of that!

You as a leader 
I get my energy from the people I work with and in return use my energy to energize the people. It think it is a kind of chain reaction.
My task is to enable people to take the next steps and make them trying new things, It is my role to help them by creating the room and possibilities.
When things are not going as it should  I try to find in every problem an opportunity , this makes it more easy and fun for all of us! 

What makes you happy? 
A team which is recognized for making the difference , that is my greatest satisfaction! Further I enjoy meeting people and different cultures.

Where is Alfa Laval in 10 years? 
In 10 years from now our customers will look forward to interact with Alfa Laval during every step of the sales cycle. Customers will recognize us for our great professionalism and share our passion for our products.