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Skanska is among the largest and most notable construction and development companies in the United States. It operates internationally, with most projects based in North America and Europe. The company specializes in constructing public infrastructure, commercial establishments, and private and semi-private structures.
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About Skanska USA
A Brief History of Skanska AB and Skanska USA
Rudolf Fredrik Berg established Skanska in Malmo, southern Sweden, around 1887. It was officially registered as A.B. Skanska Cementgjuteriet in the Stockholm Exchange A list but later changed its name to Skanska in 1984.
Skanska USA’s first U.S. project was the 63rd Street Subway line in New York in 1971. Over the years, Skanska has established its presence mainly through acquisitions of U.S. companies, becoming a larger group of prime construction companies building roads, offices, residential spaces, and power plants.
Having expanded to various locations in the U.S., Skanska USA became the largest generating unit of the Skanska Group.
Where is Skanska headquarters?
Skanska AB headquarters is based in Stockholm, Sweden, while Skanska USA headquarters is located in New York City, with 29 satellite offices in various parts of the United States.
Who is the CEO of Skanska?
Anders Danielsson is the current Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Skanska Group, while Richard Kennedy is the CEO of Skanska USA.
How many employees does Skanska have?
Skanska USA currently employs about 7,300 professionals. They are part of the Skanska Group’s 30,000-strong workforce.
What industries/sectors does Skanska serve?
Skanska USA has different business units in charge of various construction projects for the public and private sectors. Listed below are the known operating units covered by Skanska USA leadership:
- Civil – This unit provides construction services for the healthcare, educational, aviation, government, retail, and corporate office sectors in the United States.
- Building – This unit is responsible for small-scale construction and renovation projects for retail, education, health care, aviation, and government sectors.
- Commercial Development – The Commercial Development unit of Skanska USA is in charge of building office, mixed-use, and multi-family structures throughout the United States.
Skanska USA Management Team
The management team of Skanska USA comprises four executives leading one of the largest construction companies in the United States. Listed below are their names and their profiles.
Richard Kennedy,CEO and President
Richard Kennedy has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of Skanska USA since 2018. He supervises construction operations, corporate staff functions, and infrastructure development operations.
With over 20 years of experience, Kennedy has played vital roles in securing major billion-dollar projects for Skanska. These include the redevelopment of the LaGuardia Airport Central Terminal B ($4 billion) and the James A. Farley Building Redevelopment Moynihan Train Hall project ($1.2 billion).
Besides leading Skanska USA, Richard Kennedy also serves as one of the Executive Vice Presidents of Skanska AB’s Group Leadership Team.
Don Fusco, Skanska USA Civil President and CEO
As Skanska USA Civil’s President and CEO since October 2018, Don Fusco currently leads a team of over 7,000 white- and blue-collar professionals and oversees the company’s civil construction sites.
Fusco has over 40 years of professional experience and has helped bolster Skanska’s reputation in delivering various noteworthy development projects throughout the United States. Before his current role, Fusco served as the Senior Vice President and General Manager of Skanska’s Northeast Region.
Some of the noteworthy projects he managed include the rebuilding of the World Trade Center PATH subway station, the extension program of the Second Avenue Subway, and the construction of the WTC Transportation Hub.
Paul Hewins, Skanska USA Building President and CEO
Paul Hewins has served as Skanska USA Building’s President and CEO since 2018. He currently leads a team of 3,200 construction professionals that provide top-caliber construction services and projects throughout the United States.
Hewins possesses 30 years of experience in the construction industry, 20 years of those with Skanska. He has used his professional experience to foster an all-encompassing and cooperative culture and demonstrate operational and financial understanding in the company.
Murphy McCullough, Skanska USA Commercial Development President and CEO
As Skanska USA Commercial Development’s President and CEO, Murphy McCullough has shown competence in managing various mixed-use, high-sustainability, customer-focused, and multi-family properties in the United States.
With over 25 years of experience in real estate development, McCullough has set strategic directions on improving effectiveness and efficiency in company operations and assessing potential market expansion opportunities. He has also utilized his professional experience to boost Skanska’s development operations in the organization’s markets in Boston, Houston, Los Angeles, Seattle, and Washington, D.C.
(Above Executive Photos from Skanska Group Official Website)
Skanska’s Global Leadership Team
Skanska’s Global Leadership Team (GLT) comprises Skanska Group’s President and CEO and seven appointed Executive Vice Presidents (EVP). Other than Richard Kennedy of Skanska USA, here are the other esteemed professionals forming Skanska’s GLT:
Anders Danielsson, President and CEO
Anders Danielsson is the current President of the Global Leadership Team and the Chief Executive Officer of the Skanska Group. He joined Skanska in 1991 and is currently responsible for the business units Skanska Finland, Skanska Sweden, and Sweden Housing.
Before being CEO, Danielsson started as the President of Skanska Norway and Sweden and Executive Vice President of Skanska AB.
Caroline Fellenius-Omnell, EVP and General Counsel
Caroline Fellenius-Omnell joined Skanska in 2017. Besides being Executive Vice President (EVP), she is currently the company’s General Counsel and is responsible for company core functions such as legal affairs and assurance and control.
Lena Hök, EVP
Lena Hök currently serves as the Executive Vice President of Skanska AB. Her responsibility for the core function of sustainability and innovation marked her as a leader with the ambition to incorporate sustainability with Skanska’s business model.
Hök has over 20 years of experience implementing and evaluating viable green solutions and performances in various industries. She is currently the Chair of the Swedish Sustainability Committee of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).
Claes Larsson, EVP
Claes Larsson has been part of Skanska since 1990, from which he served as Executive Vice President for Skanska AB. Larsson oversees these business units: Skanska Commercial Property Development Nordic, Skanska Commercial Property Development Europe, and Skanska Commercial Property Development USA. He also serves as the current Interim President of the Operations-Business Unit for Skanska USA.
Magnus Persson, EVP and Chief Financial Officer
Magnus Persson joined the Skanska Group in 2006 and served as the Senior Vice President for Investment Relations until 2016. With professional experience in business strategy, mergers, and financial modeling, Persson is responsible for Skanska’s financial services, asset management, financial support and analysis, compliance, and internal audit.
Ståle Rød, EVP
Ståle Rød was appointed Executive Vice President of Skanska’s Group Leadership Team in January 2023. Despite being the team’s newest member, Rød has been part of the Skanska Group since 1997 and served as Skanska Norway’s Business Unit President, Regional Director, Project Director, Site Manager, and Product Manager.
Rød oversees the business units of Skanska Norway, Skanska U.K., Skanska Central Europe, and Skanska Residential Development Europe.
Therese Tegner, EVP
Therese Tegner’s core function as Skanska GLT’s Executive Vice President is Human Resources. Since joining the company in 2005, Tegner has held several positions, including Senior Vice President, Head of Project Advisory, Head of Guarantee and Insurance, and President and Director at Skanska Financial Services AB.
Besides being EVP, Therese Tegner is a Swedish Hospital Partners board member, a Skanska AB subsidiary.
(Above Executive Photos from Skanska Official Website)
Skanska USA’s Board of Directors
Skanska’s Board of Directors is responsible for the company’s organizational structure and management and for defending the company’s and shareholders’ interests. Listed below are the current board members of Skanska:
Hans Biörck, Chairman
Fredrik Lundberg, Board member
Pär Boman, Board member
Catherine Marcus, Board member
Jan Gurander, Board member
Åsa Söderström Winberg, Board member
Mats Hederos, Board member
Yvonne Stenman, Board member
Ann E. Massey, Board member
Richard Hörstedt, Board member, Employee representative
Ola Fält, Board member, Employee representative
Yvonne Stenman, Board member, Employee representative
Anders Rättgård, Deputy Board member, Employee representative
Hans Reinholdsson, Deputy Board member, Employee representative
Goran Pajnic, Deputy Board member, Employee representative
Creating Better Societies and a Sustainable Future
The core of the Skanska leaders and executives is to sign government deals and contracts to provide construction and infrastructure solutions anchored on sustainability, integrity, inclusivity, and teamwork. For more than 130 years, Skanska has committed to delivering superior development projects and signing government contracts that promote better living for its customers worldwide.