Mats is Swedish and worked for SCA Forestry AB as CEO from 2008 to 2018, following a period from 2003 to 2008 where he led the forestry department in Södra as MD of Södra Forestry. Prior, he held several different positions in SCA, such as COO in Silviculture, District Forest Manager and Sawmill Manager. SCA is the largest forest and forestry industry group in Sweden and the largest private forest owner in Northern Europe. Mats has extensive knowledge of forestry in the Nordic and Baltic countries.
Mats is currently a board member in Södra, Sweden’s largest forest-owner industry group, Chairman of the Board of the Swedish Association of Green Employers and a board member of the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise. He was a board member in Skogforsk and a member of the forest committee for the Swedish forest industries for several years.