Mikael Ekblad, VP Performance Excellence & Change Management, Perstorp AB

“Currently the VP of Performance Excellence and Change Management at Perstorp AB a specialty and intermediates company in the Chemical Industry. He commenced his career in engineering and project management before moving on to commercial roles where he held various management positions in marketing, sales and business management before taking up the responsibility for Operations for the majority of the Group’s production sites. During his six years in Operations he introduced and implemented Perstorp Performance System based on lean principles. In his new role the system is since mid-2013 expanding company wide and the first pillar established in Commercial Excellence was “Pricing”. Change management has been imperative and an integrated part of the project not only including use of the new software, but also new roles and responsibilities for sales and product management in the “Pricing Processes”.