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Avanza appoints Peter Almqvist as new CIO

Peter Almqvist has extensive experience in IT operations and IT security for exchange systems. He is also a strong leader and an important internal culture bearer with a focus on the customer.

Peter Almqvist has worked at Avanza in the role of Head of IT Operations since 2011 with responsibility primarily for IT operations, IT security, physical security and software testing. Since 2018, he has had overarching responsibility for internal IT and web operations. Peter previously has a background from Nasdaq as a project manager for integration projects, business development for derivatives markets, and various roles in exchange system operations and sales.

“Peter is a strong and popular leader and employee at Avanza. I am truly pleased that he has accepted the role as our new CIO in strong competition with outside applicants. Peter has always been a driving force in the development of our IT strategy and has played a major part in creating a cutting-edge technology platform and positioning the company for future technologies,” says Rikard Josefson, CEO of Avanza.

“I really look forward to continuing my journey at Avanza with an emphasis on further developing our IT, so that in the future it continues to bring value to our customers and employees in the best way,” says Peter Almqvist, incoming CIO of Avanza.

Peter Almqvist will be a member of Avanza’s Group Management and take up his position on 1 October 2022. Avanza’s Group Management will then consist of ten members, with a 50:50 gender ratio.

For more information, please contact:  
Rikard Josefson, CEO, Avanza
+46 (0)70-206 69 55
Twitter: @avanzabank

Avanza is a digital platform for savings and investments, founded in 1999. The Parent Company, Avanza Bank Holding AB (publ), is listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange. Avanza’s customer promise is a better return on your savings than with any other bank or pension provider in Sweden. Services include saving in shares, funds, savings accounts, mortgages, and a strong pension offering. Avanza has over 1.7 million customers with over SEK 600 billion in total savings capital. This is equivalent to over 6 per cent of the Swedish savings market. Avanza is largest in terms of number of transactions among Swedish banks on the Stockholm Stock Exchange. During the last twelve years, Avanza has won SKI’s (Swedish Quality Index) award, “Year’s Most Satisfied Savings Customers”. For more information, visit: