STOCKHOLM—Claus Sonberg has been named executive vice president for corporate communications and investor relations for SAS Group, parent of Scandinavian Airlines. He will also serve as a member of SAS group management.
Sonberg is currently the Nordic regional CEO at Burson-Marsteller and is based in Oslo. He has held several different positions at Burson since he joined in 1996, including president of Norwegian operations between 2000 and 2005, and Nordic regional CEO since 2004. Prior to that, he worked as a journalist and press officer at TV2 in Norway.
He replaces Hans Ollongren, who has held the position since 2002 and will now assume a new position as advisor to the president and CEO of the SAS Group, Mats Jansson, responsible for the group’s international relations and public affairs, including environmental issues.