Gothenburg Port Authority CEO to leave role


The Gothenburg Port Authority has announced that CEO Elvir Dzanic will leave his role later this year.

Elvir Dzanic took over as CEO of the Gothenburg Port Authority in June 2019. 

Dzanic intends to continue leading the company together with Vice President, Malin Collin, until 7 August.

Looking forward, Dzanic will take on the role as CEO of Wallenius Sol, a shipping company that operates regular scheduled services between ports in northern Finland, Sweden, Germany, the Benelux region, and the United Kingdom.

“I have had exceptionally good years at the Gothenburg Port Authority,” said Dzanic.

“We have fine-tuned our direction, positioned ourselves in the European market, established a green and digitised business model that creates value for our customers, succeeded in generating growth throughout, and expanded the port through land acquisition.”  

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Gothenburg Port Authority Chairwoman of The Board, Cecilia Magnusson, said: “The skills he brought with him from the logistics industry and the private sector have been invaluable to us. 

“Not least, he has contributed to raising awareness of the importance of the Port of Gothenburg for Sweden and he has advanced our international positions,” Magnusson added.

Dzanic’s resignation comes soon after the Port of Gothenburg recorded an annual increase in handled freight volume in 2022, winning market shares in all segments and bolstering its position in Europe’s container market as a result.

The Gothenburg Port Authority board will start the process of recruiting Elvir Dzanic’s replacement as soon as possible.

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