STOCKHOLM — Swedish agency Narva has refreshed its leadership, as founders Daniel Bergsten and Johan Molander step down after 21 years.

The agency’s new CEO is Frida Dahlgren, who joins after ten years at Prime Weber Shandwick, latterly as head of corporate communications. Dahlgren will be supported by new deputy CEO Johannes Zetterlund, who has worked for Narva for six years, as a partner and team manager in the area of sustainability.

Dahlgren (pictured, left) said: “I’m really looking forward to joining Narva – a top-of-the-line agency that I’ve followed for several years from a distance. Narva is on an exciting journey, and I’m convinced that with its strong team, I can further develop this enterprise. I intend to make Narva the industry’s most attractive workplace. And if we succeed, talent and clients will select Narva.”

Zetterlund (pictured, right) added: “Narva stayed strong during the pandemic. We haven’t laid off or slowed down; instead, we adapted our customer proposition and won many new assignments. We’re in a great position to continue to grow and develop the business.”

Dahlgren and Zetterlund will take up their positions on 1 August. During the leadership switchover, Bergsten and Molander will step down from their operational roles but remain minority owners.

Anders Rask, Narva’s board chairman and CEO of the Ahead Group agency network to which the agency belongs, said he was “delighted to present a leadership team that will help Narva level up.” He added that Bergsten and Molander had “done a fantastic job in building a successful agency. We extend an abundance of gratitude to them and look forward to equally strong development going forward.”