SSAB AB announced that after 26 years in the company and 13 years as CEO, Martin Lindqvist has decided to leave SSAB to further his board career. A recruitment process to find his replacement will start immediately. Martin Lindqvist has been employed at SSAB since 1998 and served as the company's President and CEO since 2011.

Under his leadership, SSAB completed the acquisition of Finnish company Rautaruukki. In 2016, work began to transform the steel industry to fossil-free production through HYBRIT, a joint venture between SSAB, LKAB and Vattenfall. SSAB has since then taken a policy decision to transform the entire Nordic production system to fossil-free production.

Last year, the transformation of the Oxelösund mill began and as recently as last week a decision was made to transform the steelwork in Luleå. Martin Lindqvist has six months' notice, but has agreed to stay until a successor is in place. A recruitment process to find his successor will start immediately.