Melker Schörling, Hexagon's principal shareholder and long standing chairman has passed away.

11 December 2023

We at Hexagon AB are deeply saddened by the passing of Melker Schörling.

Melker not only leaves behind an enduring legacy through his business endeavours but he was also a person who had an impact on all of us who had the pleasure of working with him.

Ola Rollén, Chairman of the Board of Hexagon AB: “Melker acquired the controlling stake in Hexagon in 1998 and became Chairman in 1999. I first met Melker in 2000, my strongest memory from that first meeting was when he said: “I invest in people, a good person will make a good business.” He taught me high standards and empathy in business. He always said that “win-win” is the only way to conduct successful business for the long term.

Melker was warm-hearted, had a genuine interest in people and had a calm, logical way of tackling any obstacle he might have encountered. I, and all of us who worked with him, will profoundly miss him.“

"Melker Schörling has been instrumental in shaping Hexagon AB's past and present, as well as an inspiration in entrepreneurship and leadership. We remain committed to developing his legacy and vision,” says Paolo Guglielmini, President and CEO of Hexagon AB. “Our thoughts are with his family.”

For more information, please contact:
Madlen Nicolaus, Chief Marketing Officer, Hexagon AB, +44 207 068 6575,
Tom Hull, Head of Investor Relations, Hexagon AB, +44 7442 678 37,

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