Industry veteran and longtime Skanska executive to lead PPP projects and pursuits in North America
New York - Skanska announced today the appointment of Johan Henriksson to Executive Vice President (EVP) of Skanska Infrastructure Development (Skanska ID). In his new role effective January 2016, Henriksson will be responsible for expanding the company’s flourishing PPP division in North America, which has already been awarded three of the largest PPP projects in U.S. history.
Having served in a variety of leadership positions at Skanska for the last 20 years, Henriksson brings with him sophisticated knowledge in complex project development and project finance. He has previously served as CFO for Skanska Infrastructure Development AB where he was responsible for the accounting and reporting of the firm’s investments in concession companies worldwide. He was also CFO for Skanska USA’s Civil division where he managed over 100 people in the accounting and financing department. Most recently, Henriksson has been leading the firm’s winding down of operations in Latin America as president and CEO of Skanska Latin America.
“Johan’s years of experience executing successful projects around the world will bring tremendous value and leadership to Skanska ID North America,” said Steve Sams, president of Skanska Infrastructure Development AB. “Johan’s expertise will be integral to our growth and expansion as the U.S. PPP market continues to develop and mature as a creative solution to America’s infrastructure issues.”
In May 2015, Skanska and its LaGuardia Gateway Partners team were selected as the preferred bidder to work with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to redevelop LaGuardia Airport's Central Terminal Building. The company is also working on the I-4 Ultimate Project in Orlando, which is currently the largest transportation project underway in Florida, and the Elizabeth River Tunnels project underneath the Elizabeth River in Virginia.
Globally, Skanska has delivered over 30 successful PPP projects focusing in three areas: highways including bridges and tunnels, social infrastructure such as hospitals and schools, and utilities such as power generation stations.