Having previously assisted NREP as external consultant,Maria Sahlén is now stepping into the company as Chief Operating Officer for NREP and business developers in Sweden. She joins from PWC where she was Partner and Head of Banking and Capital Markets. At PWC she worked with, among other things, the establishment of Ektornet and with companies such as Vasakronan and Riksbyggen. She also has a long track record that extends beyond the Nordic countries - including working at GE in New York, Paris, Munich and Brussels.

At NREP, Maria Sahlén will work on structuring the development of new business areas and the company's opportunistic business. In the role of COO, she will also assist in streamlining the company's Swedish operations.

"I welcome Maria to the team and I am very pleased that she has chosen to join us. Her management skills will help us to develop and streamline our Swedish operations even more. In addition, Maria's international experience means that she has a broad range of perspectives that we see will strengthen the company's continued development," says Stefan Wallander, CEO of NREP in Sweden.

"I have worked with NREP as a consultant for a period and know what inspiring growth journey the company is on. Therefore, I am pleased to now be part of the team that drives the development of the company's Swedish operations. The expertise and desire to make society even better that I experienced at NREP gives me confidence that we will be able to achieve really good things going forward. I look forward to rolling up my sleeves and getting started with my new colleagues," says Maria Sahlén.