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Svensk Filmindustri veterans step down

Departures follow a reshuffle at the Scandinavian major.

Sf Film MD Michael Fleischer and Sf Norge MD Guttorm Petterson are to step down following a reshuffle at Scandinavian major Svensk Filmindustri.

The move follows last year’s purchase by Svensk of Tre Vänner, which saw the Swedish production company’s MD Jonas Fors named as the new CEO while Frida Westerberg took over as COO.

In a statement, the company said the two high level departures were “due to organisational changes and the centralisation of certain business-related functions”.

They will be replaced by country managers: in Denmark by Lars Bjørn Hansen and in Norway by Bente Hagen Stokke, at present financial directors in their own territories. In Finland, former financial director Lars Warelius will return to the company, taking on the position as country manager. Effective immediately, they will all report to Fors.

Speaking about the departures, Fors said: “Under the leadership of Michael and Guttorm, [link

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