Maria Wasing

New CEO for Axiell – accelerating industry leadership through improved access to world’s collective knowledge!

Axiell is now entering an exciting new era led by a new management team and board. Maria Wasing is promoted to President and CEO of Axiell Group AB. The focus is to drive the extensive digital transformation that is taking place in the cultural sector by expanding access to cultural heritage and the collective knowledge of libraries, archives and museums globally.

In Maria Wasing, Axiell will have an experienced leader with extensive experience in the international software sector, the last seven years of which have been at Axiell. She now steps up from Executive Vice President/COO to lead the company as President and CEO starting January 1, 2024.

“I really look forward to Axiell’s ongoing growth and evolution as the technology partner of choice for cultural institutions around the world. I’m also very eager to work with our new management team and all our employees around the world to accomplish our goals. We are in the middle of a technological shift in the industry that requires us as a global group to continue to innovate, using our platforms to connect information and knowledge from libraries, archives and museums in an effective and engaging way. Axiell’s platforms are based on modern technology, which is a foundation for our global competitiveness and ability to deliver value and solutions to our customers to support their important social mission,” says Maria Wasing, incoming President and CEO, Axiell.

Today, Axiell provides efficient and modern business solutions for 13,000 customers globally, spanning public and school libraries, archives and museums. The company’s best-in-class technology is enabling new forms of collaboration between different collections and activities, increasing access to cultural experiences.

“Modern platforms and artificial intelligence have the potential to bring culture to life and make it accessible to everyone faster, whether you work with collections, are a researcher or are part of the public audience. It is an honor to lead a company that innovates to make culture accessible to all to maximize positive social impact. The accumulated knowledge and authoritative data housed in our customer’ collections have the potential to change the world, benefitting society and its development. Axiell is proud to play a role in unlocking this massive potential and contributing to the greater good,” says Maria Wasing.

Axiell is also making changes to its board. Joel Sommerfeldt, former President and CEO, will become the new Chairman of the Board as of the 2024 Annual General Meeting. Former Chairman of the Board and main owner Mats Hentzel will continue on the Board as Vice Chairman with a focus on ownership issues.

“I am proud that we can carry out a succession internally while adding new skills and experience through a number of new recruits to the management team. This gives us strength both in terms of continuity and renewal, bolstering our position as a leading software company in the global cultural sector. With these moves, Axiell is beginning an exciting new chapter – we are entering a new period for Axiell,” says Joel Sommerfeldt, incoming Chairman of the Board of Axiell.

For more information:

Joel Sommerfeldt, incoming Chairman of the Board, Axiell Group
Phone +46 702 188 280

Maria Wasing, incoming President and CEO, Axiell Group
Phone: + 46 73 852 17 52

Sara Seltborg, Press Officer
Phone: + 46 70-860 95 89

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