The most powerful woman in business 2019 focuses on urbanization, digitization, globalization and the environment. Åsa Bergman is the long-hauler who became CEO of Europe’s largest engineering consultancy company Sweco with 15,000 employees in 70 countries and who is now leading the work of building the society of the future.
“Right now we have about 27,000 different construction or infrastructure projects going on somewhere around Sweden,” says Åsa Bergman.
In their house on Gjörwellsgatan, more than 2,000 employees work and Sweco is Europe’s by far the largest architectural and engineering consultant with over 15,000 employees spread across Europe. In 2017, the company had sales of close to SEK 17 billion and reported a profit after tax of SEK 1.2 billion. Measured in figures, it was the company’s fourth-best year on the rake and in the same period, Sweco also doubled its turnover.