New President for Protect Data Sweden

Magnus Soderlind is Looking Forward to Work for a Leading Company On a Growing Market

STOCKHOLM, Sweden–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct. 19, 2001–Magnus Soderlind is the new President of Protect Data Sweden. “I am convinced that the job will be incredibly inspiring. I am joining a dynamic organisation in an extremely exciting industry,” he says.

Magnus Soderlind’s most important task will be to work on Protect Data’s sales of leading IT security systems. Alongside his work as President of Protect Data Sweden, he will also be the Deputy CEO of the parent company Protect Data AB, focusing on identifying synergies between the work of subsidiaries in different countries.

“Protect Data will be the leading supplier of IT security solutions on the Nordic market. As regards the rest of Europe, we are currently assessing the best way of establishing ourselves and expanding,” he says.

Protect Data currently has operations in Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, the UK and in the US.

“IT security is a relatively young market experiencing strong growth, and Protect Data is one of the leading companies in the sector. To have the privilege to work here is very exciting. I know that the company has incredible potential, and I have already seen that it is permeated with commitment and a spirit of enterprise.”

After gaining an engineering degree specialising in industrial physics at Chalmers University of Technology and an economics degree at the Goteborg School of Economics, Magnus Soderlind started working as a Management Trainee within the Unilever Group. Over the course of five years he held the positions of Product Manager, Sales Manager and Business Unit Manager, before continuing his career at the consultancy company McKinsey.

After three years as a Manager at McKinsey, Magnus Soderlind moved to the Siemens Group as General Manager of Siemens Business Services, a company involved in the sale of IT consultancy services.

His final stop before coming to Protect Data was Silicon Graphics, where Magnus Soderlind was the Managing Director of the Swedish subsidiary company for three years. For the last 18 months, he has also been the Managing Director of Silicon Graphics’ Finnish company.

Magnus Soderlind is 35 years old and originally he comes from Goteborg.

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Protect Data AB is a Group offering tailor-made IT security solutions to large companies and organisations. The company offers access-controlling and encrypting systems for personal computers, anti-virus systems, firewalls, user identification systems, content control systems, Secure VPNs, digital signatures and PKI, and systems for secure transactions. Its subsidiary, Pointsec Mobile Technologies, develops access-controlling and encrypting systems for stationary and portable computers, palmtop computers and smart telephones. Subsidiary Protect Data Konsult, tailors security solutions to increase clients’ competitiveness and improve business. Subsidiary, Protect Data is the market leader in its business area in the Nordic region and has subsidiaries in Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Czech Republik, Slovakia, the United Kingdom and the USA. Protect Data has approximately 160 employees and is listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange Attract 40 list. Visit our website at:

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