Nerissa Jalim: the CFO leading the charge at Sandvik


Sandvik has appointed Nerissa Jalim as its new CFO to drive growth, profitability and sustainability at the engineering company.

Nerissa Jalim’s appointment marks an exciting new chapter for Sandvik. With her extensive experience in financial leadership, Nerissa is well-equipped to navigate the complexities of the industry and steer the company towards even greater heights, she officially starts her new role on 1 July 2024. 

She explains, “The key attraction to Sandvik was the culture of the organisation and their value proposition, ‘We make the shift, advancing the world through engineering.’ Both elements had strong links to innovation and sustainability, and their passion to win was contagious.”

As CFO, Nerissa plans to immerse herself in the organisation’s strategic pillars, identifying areas for improvement and implementing systematic approaches to close gaps and strengthen processes.

Balancing stakeholder needs and being inspirational

“I balance the needs of the various stakeholders by building relationships that are grounded in trust and mutual respect,” says Nerissa. “Hence, my decision-making culminates in a solution that is best for the business and is clearly defined and communicated."

As a leader, Nerissa aims to instil a culture of psychological safety, recognition and reward in the finance team. Her leadership style is set to inspire and motivate her team, fostering a culture of collaboration and innovation.

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