Stefan Ranstrand has been president and CEO of TOMRA Systems ASA since August 2009. He is responsible for the strategic direction of the globally operating sensor-based solutions business which employs around 4,000 people. TOMRA provides technology-led solutions that enable the circular economy by optimising resource recovery and minimising waste. The company is the global leader in reverse vending machines (RVMs), which automate the collection and handling of used beverage containers. TOMRA is also a world–leading provider of advanced sensor-based sorting systems for the food, recycling and mining industries.
Stefan has led the business on a transformational journey from a loose collection of entities into one strong and unified brand. In 2018, he was named best CEO in sustainable resource management in the European CEO Awards. Before joining TOMRA, Stefan held various management positions at power and automation technologies company ABB, computer manufacturer Data General AG and furniture retailer Ikea. He leads TOMRA with the belief that it is possible to create economic value in a way that also creates value for society. The company’s vision and mission of “leading the resource revolution”, which he set for TOMRA, strongly reflect this.
Stefan holds a Master of Science degree in industrial and management engineering from the University of Technology, Linköping, Sweden and Darmstadt Technology University, Germany. He is a dual citizen of Sweden and Switzerland, and speaks fluent Swedish, German and English. Stefan also has a basic understanding of Chinese (Mandarin). Born in Gothenburg, Sweden, in 1960, he is married with two children.
Speaking at the following WCEF2019 sessions:
Tuesday 4 June at 11.00-12.30: Plastics and a circular bioeconomy