GHP Specialty Care AB (publ) (GHP) has appointed the company’s CFO and Deputy
CEO Tobias Linebäck to lead GHP’s business operations outside the Nordic region.
The business area is changing name to GHP International and the primary focus is
the Group’s expanded business operations in the United Arab Emirates.
On 23 December 2015, GHP announced that the Group had won a comprehensive
procurement process regarding management of public health care in the United
Arab Emirates (UAE).
The agreement will run for five years, with a possible extension of at least a
further five years and comprises the managing and operating of two hospitals
(which include emergency, women’s and children’s divisions) and a diabetes
centre that is currently operated by GHP. When fully operational, these will
take care of more than 200,000 patients per year, of whom half are estimated to
be accident and emergency cases which is on a par with Sweden’s major Accident
and Emergency hospitals.
During the spring and summer of 2016, GHP will carry out comprehensive situation
analyses and preparatory work so as to be able to take over the running of the
hospitals in the third quarter.
Tobias Linebäck, today the CFO and Deputy CEO of GHP, has been appointed to lead
GHP International. He assumes his role immediately and thus leaves his position
as CFO. It is estimated that a permanent replacement will be in place within 6
months. Susanna Laursen assumes the role of interim CFO immediately and will be
part of GHP’s senior management team. Susanna has 17 years’ experience as a CFO,
including positions at Unfors RaySafe and MTV Produktion (listed on the stock
exchange). Tobias will remain as Deputy CEO of the GHP Group.
“Together with GHP’s local management in the UAE, Tobias was in charge of the
procurement process, and with his many years of experience from various roles at
GHP we see him as extremely suited to taking on this assignment,” says GHP’s
CEO, Daniel Öhman.
“It will be an incredibly exciting challenge to be part of this important
expansion of business operations and to be able to show how GHP runs quality
-based health care. In the longer term we also see that this agreement can
enable further new business opportunities in the UAE and the region,” says
13 January 2016
GHP Specialty Care AB (publ)
Queries should be addressed to:
Daniel Öhman, CEO, Tel: +46 708 55 37 07
Tobias Linebäck, CFO and Head of Investor Relations, Tel: +46 708 55 37 19
GHP is an internationally active health care provider that operates specialist
clinics in a select number of diagnostic areas through the application of a
business model that is unique in the health care industry, where leading doctors
become partners and shareholders. Each clinic specialises in a particular
patient group, and this leads to increased efficiency and higher quality. This
is the cornerstone of GHP’s business philosophy – “Quality through
specialisation”. GHP shares are traded on the Small Cap list of Nasdaq Stockholm
under the ticker symbol “GHP”.
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GHP Specialty Care AB is required to publish the information herein according to
the Swedish Securities Market Act. This information was published on 13 January
2016 at 08:30 a.m. CET.
This is a translation of the Swedish version of the press release. When in
doubt, the Swedish wording prevails.