Photo:  Fredric Alm

Photo: Fredric Alm

LKAB CEO at Industrial Forum

Lars-Eric Aaro, President and CEO at LKAB was the keynote speaker at yesterday’s Industrial Forum. LKAB is a Swedish state owned high-tech international minerals group and world leading producer of processed iron ore products for steelmaking. The company produces 90% of all iron ore in the European Union and is a major factor in Swedish exports. We got a really good insight into the opportunities and challenges of the mining industry. Aaro also told us about major project to move 35 % of the city of Kiruna to be able to expand its iron ore mining in the area. The new town is under development and will have the basic structures in place by 2017. “Cities don’t often pack up and move down the road”, but that is exactly what we are seeing in Kiruna.

I was very pleased to have Sebastian Gibrand as a guest chef at the residence for this very special evening. Sebastian is a member of the Swedish national culinary team and is one of our best chefs in Sweden. We were delighted that almost on his way to represent Sweden in the Culinary World Cup in Luxembourg Sebastian stopped off in London with his assistant Jonathan Sandelin and made a fabulous three course dinner for us. With his tremendous culinary skills it is easy to see why he and his junior culinary team won a gold medal in the 2012 Olympics. We are all keeping our fingers crossed that Sebastian will have great success in the Culinary World Cup and we hope to see him back at the residence in the near future.

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