Managing director Birgitta Holmar, of Sandrew Metronome Distribution Sweden, will leave the company after five years following the recent announcement of ”a strategic change and reorganisation” by the pan-Scandinavian company’s sole owner, Norway’s Schibsted.
Considering a divestment of the operation or parts of it since ”it will not continue as a long term owner, as it is not part of the group’s core activities,” Schibsted has decided to initially implement cost reductions which would affect 20 full time positions in the Nordic countries.
”Holmar has contributed strongly to the company’s success as a distributor and co-producer in the Swedish market,” said group managing director Kim Vestergaard, who will take over as head of the Swedish outlet ”for the present.”
- In another move Metronome Film & Television, comprising 15 production entities in the Nordic countries and part of UK’s Shine Group, has appointed Pär Sundberg president and ceo as of 1 September. Based in Stockholm, he will replace Mats Alders who has become chairman of the board.
Until last year Sundberg was head of OTW, a production company he founded in 1996; in 2005 he instigated Buzzador, a social media integrator where he is still on the board. He will be responsible for developing growth within the existing companies as well as exploiting new opportunities in the Nordic Market.