Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Former ambassador of Sweden to India now Head of Saab India

Posted by- Neelam Mathews
Aug 28, 2012

Lars-Olof Lindgren, former ambassador of Sweden to India between 2007 to 2012, will head Saab Market Area India from December 1.

“Lars-Olof Lindgren’s experience and relationships with the Indian and Swedish governments and industries will further reinforce Saab’s long-term commitment to the Indian market,” says Saab.

He succeeds Jan Widerström .

Saab President and CEO, Håkan Buskhe said: “India has been identified to be one of Saab’s most important markets and we look forward to welcoming Lars-Olof who, with his considerable experience of India, will enable us to contribute significantly to the country’s defence industry, forge new relationships with the Indian private sector and build strong, collaborative partnerships.”

Saab recently signed an MoU) with ship-builder Pipavav Defense and Offshore Engineering Ltd. for a $38-million investment for building infrastructure and maintenance of military hardware.

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