CEO of WSP Sweden, Magnus Meyer, kicked off his career with an engineering degree from the Royal Institute of Technology, and later earned a Licentiate degree in Construction and Information Technology in 1994. After a few years as Technical Attaché in Los Angeles, he returned to Sweden and started working at LjungbergGruppen as division manager.

“My professional background is mainly in real estate and finance, even though I did a masters in civil engineering, which is more fitting for my current position. For a long time, I was running GE Capital Real Estate in Scandinavia, doing business development and asset management for GE. Just before joining WSP, I was heading up one of the leading architecture firms in Scandinavia called Tengbomgruppen for close to nine years. So it’s been a mix of different things before joining WSP and my current position in March this year.”

During his tenure as CEO of Tengbomgruppen, Magnus developed the business from 100 to 600 employees, increasing the company’s position as one of the most renowned and respected architectural firms in Scandinavia. Magnus’s background has given him a strong foothold in the real estate and built environment sectors, making him an obvious choice to head up WSP’s Swedish operations.

On entering the business, Magnus was given the clear mandate of expanding the company, developing WSP’s presence in Sweden and throughout Scandinavia. “We have a long tradition here; the business has been present in Scandinavia for the past 75 years. The Swedish growth strategy is very much in line with the global growth strategy for WSP.”