Skanska Leaders and Executives: Who are They?
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Skanska is a multinational construction and project development firm. The company has worldwide operations, most notably in North America and Europe, offering its expertise in public infrastructure, commercial developments, and public-private partnerships. Take a look at Skanska leaders and executives.
Leadership Team of Skanska USA
The executives at Skanska USA lead a workforce of more than 7,300 employees, 350 of which are LEED-accredited professionals. The company’s leadership team completed 248 projects with LEED certification. Here’s a list of the executives at Skanska USA.
Richard Kennedy, President and Chief Executive Officer at Skanska USA
Richard Kennedy is the President and Chief Executive Officer at Skanska USA and Executive Vice President of the Group Leadership Team at Skanska AB. He is a renowned veteran in the construction industry, leading the company to generate a revenue of $7.6 billion in 2019 through a mix of civil, commercial, and public-private partnerships.
As Skanska USA CEO, Kennedy fosters an ethical, transparent, and inclusive culture of collaboration. Under his watch, the company secured significant projects such as
- $4 billion redevelopment of LaGuardia Airport Central Terminal B
- $1.2 billion James A. Farley Building Redevelopment Moynihan Train Hall project
- United Nations Headquarters Renovation
- Advanced Science Research Center for the City University of New York
- World Trade Center Transportation HUB
- MetLife Stadium in New Jersey
Before his role, Kennedy served in several senior leadership roles at Skanska, including President and CEO at Skanska USA Building, Chief Operating Officer at the company’s Metro NY operations, and General Counsel. Previously, he was with Washington Group International and Peckar & Abramson, LLP.
Paul Hewins, President and Chief Executive Officer at Skanska USA Building
As the President and Chief Executive Officer at Skanska USA Building, Paul Hewins leads more than 3,200 construction professionals to deliver world-class construction services across the United States. He has extensive experience in the operational and financial aspects of the construction industry.
Before his appointment at Skanska USA Building, Hewins was the Chief Operating Officer of the company’s Metro New York and Midwest regions, including New York, New Jersey, Ohio, and Tennessee. He was responsible for the company’s operational success, overall management, and client relationship development initiatives.
Murphy McCullough, President and Chief Executive Officer at Skanska USA Commercial Development
Murphy McCullough is responsible for delivering customer-focused properties as the President and Chief Executive Officer at Skanska USA Commercial Development. He oversees the sustainable construction of offices, mixed-use buildings, and multi-family complexes across the United States.
Murphy is responsible for strategic direction and development operations in Boston, Houston, Seattle, Washington D.C., and Los Angeles and expansion opportunities to new markets. He also serves as a board member of the Skanska USA Commercial Development, responsible for national operations in the U.S.
Don Fusco, President and Chief Executive Officer at Skanska USA Civil
Don Fusco serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer at Skanska USA Civil. He manages the organization’s civil construction portfolio, including operational and financial aspects. He leads over 7,000 professionals in the highest-profile construction projects across the United States.
Before assuming office as the President and CEO, Fusco was the Chief Operation Officer at Skanska USA Civil, where he oversaw operations in the West Region from Seattle to Southern California. He was also with the company’s Northeast Region, playing critical roles in the Second Avenue Subway extension and World Trade Center subway station.
(Above Executive Photos from Skanska USA Official Website)
Board of Directors of Skanska USA
Skanska USA’s Board of Directors consists of the company’s executive management team, plus Skanskas AB’s board and non-executive directors. Here’s a list of the Board of Directors of Skanska USA.
- Hans Biörck, Chairman
- Murphy McCullough
- Richard Kennedy
- Paul Hewins
- Don Fusco
- Fredrik Lundberg
- Pär Boman
- Catherine Marcus
- Jan Gurander
- Åsa Söderström Winberg
- Mats Hederos
- Ann E. Massey
- Richard Hörstedt
- Ola Fält
- Yvonne Stenman
- Anders Rättgård
- Hans Reinholdsson
- Goran Pajnic
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Group Leadership Team of Skanska AB
Skanska AB’s Group Leadership Team (GLT) consists of a President and CEO, as well as five executive vice presidents. The executives are responsible for the company’s worldwide operations, including markets in the Nordics and Europe. Here’s an overview of the company’s GLT.
Anders Danielsson, President and Chief Executive Officer
Andes Danielsson is the President and Chief Executive Officer at Skanska AB. He focuses on communication as his corporate function and is responsible for several business units, such as Skanska Finland, Skanska Sweden, and BoKlok Housing. Danielsson joined the company in 1991.
Caroline Fellenius-Omnell, Executive Vice President and General Counsel
Caroline Fellenius-Omnell is the Executive Vice President and General Counsel at Skanska AB. She is responsible for various legal activities, including legal affairs, assurance, and control. She joined the company in 2017.
Magnus Persson, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
As the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Skanska AB, Magnus Persson assumes responsibility for all financial activities. He has held increasing positions since joining in 2006, more recently becoming Senior Vice President of Investor Relations.
Richard Kennedy, Executive Vice President
In addition to being the Executive VP at Skanska AB, Richard Kennedy handles the management team at Skanska USA Building and Skanska USA Civil and is assigned to the board of the Building Trades Employers Association in New York.
Lena Hök, Executive Vice President
Lena Hök is the Executive Vice President at Skanska AB. Her corporate function includes ensuring the company’s sustainability and innovation. She is assigned to the board as the Chair of the Swedish Sustainability Committee, International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).
Claes Larsson, Executive Vice President
As the Executive Vice President at Skanska USA, Claes Larsson is responsible for the following business units: Skanska Commercial Property Development Europe, Skanska Commercial Property Development Nordic, Skanska Commercial Property Development USA, and Skanska Investment Properties.
Ståle Rød, Executive Vice President
Ståle Rød is the Executive Vice President at Skanska AB, responsible for Skanska Central Europe, Skanska Norway, Skanska UK, and Skanska Residential Development Europe. He first joined the company in 1997.
Therese Tegner, Executive Vice President
Therese Tegner’s core corporate function is human resources. As the Executive Vice President, she holds several positions, such as the board member of the Swedish Hospital Partners AB and the board member of the Swedish Hospital Partners Holding AB.
(Above Executive Photos from Skanska Group Official Website)
About Skanska USA
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Skanska USA is one the largest construction and development companies in the United States. Established in New York in 1971, the company has projects in various industries, including transportation, power, wastewater, healthcare, education, and aviation. As of 2021, Skanska USA generated $6.4 billion in annual revenue.
Skanska USA is one of the largest contributors to the parent company, Skanska AB’s overall annual revenue in 2021, which was recorded at $17.2 billion. The company has a strong bond capacity of $10 billion and has donated over $9.7 million to local charities since 2017. The company is a trusted commercial and government contractor for infrastructures in the U.S.
Where is Skanska USA headquarters?
The headquarters of Skanska USA is located in Manhattan, New York City. The company’s three major business units, Skanska USA Building, Skanska USA Civil, and Skanska USA Commercial Development, are all located in the greater NYC metro area, with offices in Parsippany, New Jersey; Queens, New York; and Manhattan, New York respectively.
Meanwhile, Skanska AB’s headquarters is located in Stockholm, Sweden. The company has a notable presence in the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Hungary, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, and the United Kingdom.
How many employees does Skanska USA have?
Skanska USA has more than 7,300 employees, while Skanska AB employs more than 30,000 professionals. On top of having a solid workforce in the construction industry, the companies also work with contractors, subcontractors, and different construction firms to accomplish infrastructures worldwide.
When was Skanska founded?
Skanska was founded in 1887 as a concrete manufacturing company in Sweden. The company has played significant roles in construction projects in Europe, most notably building churches, roadways, and power plants that connected and powered major European cities in the 20th century.
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