Dirty Boots Trophy to Pär Olsson
"What is happening?" This was Pär Olsson's first reaction when he was summoned to the stage to receive The Stuart Graham Lifetime Achievement Award – The Dirty Boots Trophy – at the recent management meeting in Sweden. Because the award was so unexpected, Pär was almost lost for words.
"Pär Olsson has a long and proven track record of projects that have yielded great results. He not only develops the business, but also the people. A number of individuals who will go on to assume leading roles in the future," said Johan Karlström, President and CEO of Skanska, as he handed over the heavy and prestigious trophy.
Greetings from the Chairman
Johan also passed on a greeting from Stuart Graham, Chairman of the Skanska Board, who the award was named in honor of.
"I couldn't imagine winning this award; I am overwhelmed," Pär said. "I want to share this honor with my fantastic team members. I have received great support from them and from Skanska. I would also like to thank my colleagues from my former years in civil construction."
Serving clients since 1986
Pär Olsson joined Skanska in 1986 after completing his exams at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. Over the years, he has held a number of positions, serving Skanska and its clients. He worked for 15 years in the role as Regional Director for the construction of large and complex civil engineering projects, such as roads and tunnels, in the Stockholm region.
Today, Pär is the Managing Director of Skanska Healthcare AB and responsible for the delivery of the design/build contract for the SEK 14.5 billion public-private partnership (PPP) university hospital project New Karolinska Solna (NKS) in Stockholm, Sweden.
He was also an important member of the winning dream team that secured NKS – Skanska's largest project ever and the first major PPP project in Sweden.