Atlas Copco appoints new VP Corporate Responsibility

May 28, 2013

Stockholm, Sweden May 28 2013: Atlas Copco has appointed Mala Chakraborti Vice President Corporate Responsibility from July 1, 2013. She replaces Karin Holmquist, who from the same date will head the role as Vice President Group Internal Audit and Assurance.

Mala Chakraborti, who is an Indian citizen, began at Atlas Copco in 2012 as Corporate Responsibility Coordinator working with sustainability presentations, trainings, reporting in accordance to GRI (Global Reporting Initiative), as well as with issue management such as conflict minerals. Prior to this she made her master’s thesis for Atlas Copco in 2011 on developing an integrated annual report.

“Mala has the drive, knowledge and communication skills to strengthen Atlas Copco’s solid sustainability work further,” said Annika Berglund, Senior Vice President Corporate Communications. “She has a good understanding of the challenges global corporations are facing when doing business in different markets, after having lived and studied on three different continents.”

Mala has a B.Sc. in Biotechnology from the Kasturba Medical College, India, 2005, a M.Sc. Biochemistry from Dartmouth College in the U.S., 2010, and a M.Sc. General Management from Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden, 2012. She is fluent in English, Bengali and Hindi and speaks Swedish on an advanced intermediate level.

For further information, please contact: Annika Berglund, Senior Vice President Corporate Communications +46 (0)8 743 8070 or +46 (0)70 322 8070 Ola Kinnander, Media Relations Manager +46 (0)8 743 8060 or +46 (0)70 347 2455Atlas Copco is an industrial group with world-leading positions in compressors, expanders and air treatment systems, construction and mining equipment, power tools and assembly systems. With innovative products and services, Atlas Copco delivers solutions for sustainable productivity. The company was founded in 1873, is based in Stockholm, Sweden, and has a global reach spanning more than 170 countries. In 2012, Atlas Copco had 39 800 employees and revenues of BSEK 90.5  (BEUR 10.5). Learn more at