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Åsa Kinnemar Chief Executive Officer for Speedgroup AB

Starting New Year with a brief communique from the Board of Speedgroup. Speedgroup Board of Directors has made the decision to promote Åsa Kinnemar as Chief Executive Officer for Speedgroup AB, effective January 1, 2016. Åsa is an asset to the company, has shown good leadership and communications skills. She has a solid background in drag racing and is familiar with and has a good understanding of the company and the business.

Commenting on the appointment, Chairman Pelle Lindelöw says:

“I am delighted to welcome Åsa Kinnemar as our CEO. She brings substantial experience in European and International drag racing, both from her own experiences in be part of running drag racing team for several years, as well as administrator of the series Speedgroup is handling and all sorts of “behind the scenes work”. We are looking forward to working with her to continue to build on the series and to strengthen drag racing in Europe.”

The Speedgroup Board will continue with the same composition as before, ie:

  • Roger Lyrén – Marketing director, EDRS/EDRS Pro series
  • Leif Andréasson – Marketing director, FIA relations
  • Kjell Pettersson – Senior Advisor
  • Mats Eriksson – Senior Technical Advisor for the Automotive Division
  • Anders “Charley” Karling – Senior Technical Advisor for the Motorcycle Division
  • Pelle Lindelöw – Chairman of the Board

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