This text is older than 11 years old and could contain inactive information.

Christopher Eckerberg is new Managing Director of SKB. Photo: Lasse Modin

Christopher Eckberberg new Managing Director of SKB

Christopher Eckerberg has been appointed the new Managing Director of Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Company (SKB). He will continue the company’s successful work in the safe management of spent nuclear fuel and nuclear waste.

The Board of SKB has today appointed Christopher Eckerberg as its new Managing Director. He succeeds Claes Thegerström on 1 September 2012.Christopher Eckerberg can look back on 15 years experience in executive positions in various parts of the energy sector, both in Sweden and internationally.

“We face a critical period in SKB’s development as the company enters a challenging period of transformation. Under Claes Thegerström’s leadership, SKB has taken a great leap forward in implementing a Swedish final repository for spent nuclear fuel and has set up an organisation well equipped for this purpose,” says Peter Gango, Head of BU Nuclear Power, Vattenfall and Chairman of the Board of SKB.

“Christopher will now continue this work and will develop the operations over the next few years. He has all the qualities needed to steer SKB through this transformation thanks to his experience of public affairs and major projects, as well as his ability to meet corporate targets,” continues Peter Gango.

Christopher Eckerberg has most recently held several leading positions within Vattenfall and is currently Head of BU Engineering. He has been on the Board of SKB International AB since 2010. In the future, Claes Thegerström will continue to support the company, for example with the ongoing application process for the final repository for spent nuclear fuel and in international assignments.

“SKB has begun a process of change with major capital-intensive projects ahead. I look forward to continuing this work together with SKB’s highly competent employees,” says Christopher Eckerberg.


High level of confidence and continued strong support for SKB’s facilities
Confidence in SKB is high and support for future final repositories remains strong. This is shown by Novus’ annual opinion survey in the municipalities of Oskarshamn and Östhammar. In spring 2024, SKB commissioned the research company Novus to conduct opinion surveys in the two municipalities where …

Published: 14 June 2024

Green light for SKB’s research programme
The Government has approved SKB’s latest programme for research, development and demonstration, RD&D 2022. Every three years, SKB presents a comprehensive research programme for the management and disposal of radioactive waste and spent nuclear fuel. The latest version was submitted to the Swedi…

Published: 10 January 2024

SKB signs collaboration agreement with Skanska for expansion of SFR
Illustration of the SFR showing the existing underground facility in white and the expansion in blue. SKB has signed a collaboration agreement with Skanska for expanding the existing final repository for short-lived radioactive waste (SFR) in Forsmark. The project involves the planning and construct…

Published: 21 August 2023

Stefan Engdahl new CEO of SKB
Stefan Engdahl has been appointed new CEO of SKB, the Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Company. He joins the company from the Swedish Transport Administration, where he is currently Executive Director Market and Planning.

Published: 18 August 2023

Record level of support for final repository
Support for final repositories in Östhammar and Oskarshamn is stronger than ever. No fewer than 86% of residents in those municipalities support SKB’s plans to build a final repository for spent nuclear fuel in Forsmark and an encapsulation plant in Oskarshamn.

Published: 8 May 2023

Published: 18 June 2012