New Hempel CEO challenged by virus outbreak: "It's been a quite intense period"

Hempel's new CEO Lars Petersson faces a major challenge just eight months into the job. With factories and a large number of employees in China, Hempel is directly exposed to the coronavirus. "It's been a quite intense period," says the chief executive.

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Eight months after Lars Petersson took over the reins at coating supplier Hempel, he now finds himself in a turbulent time.

The coronavirus outbreak has hit the global shipping industry hard, and with factories in the virus' hotbed in China and several other places throughout Asia, Hempel feels the impact as well.

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