According to the publication, “each year European CEO counts down the top 100 companies and business leaders, looking specifically for examples of strong strategy and commitment to corporate governance.”
Mr. Ranstrand is in his tenth year as TOMRA president and CEO. During his time at the helm, he has led the business on a transformational journey from a loose collection of entities into one strong and unified brand. Today the company employs 3.565 people with a revenue of 778 million Euro (2017).
Commenting on Mr. Ranstrand’s award win, the European CEO Award judges said: “Tomra’s solutions are part of a widespread push to operate more sustainably. The global population is expected to increase by 30 percent over the next 40 years; as such, it has become essential for organisations to rethink how they obtain, use and re-use resources. Sustainability has been at the heart of Tomra’s business for four decades and they continue to find new ways to optimise precious resources.”
Before joining Tomra, Mr. Ranstrand held various management positions at power and automation technologies company ABB (1991-2009) and computer manufacturer Data General AG (1988-1991).
In addition to his corporate experience, Mr. Ranstrand has a master’s degree in industrial and management engineering from the Institute of Technology at Linköping University, as well as a diploma in industrial engineering from the Technical University of Darmstadt.
Accepting the award, Mr. Ranstrand added: “It’s a great honour to have received this accolade. This is testament to the whole company and recognises the dedication of TOMRA’s people. The past year has been our most successful to date, reaffirming our status as a sustainability leader and spearhead of the resource revolution.
“We continually strive to find innovative ways to reduce the world’s waste and optimise use of its resources. I’m very proud of the positive impact TOMRA has had on the recycling, food and mining industries in the past ten years. I’m privileged to lead TOMRA and will continue to do so with a renewed focus on achieving a more circular economy and safeguarding the future of the global food supply.”