Johan Henriksson was recently appointed Executive Vice President of Skanska Infrastructure Development. Starting January 2016, he will be responsible for expanding the company’s flourishing PPP division in North America, which has already been awarded three of the largest PPP projects in U.S. history.
Henriksson has previously served as CFO for Skanska Infrastructure Development AB where he was responsible for the accounting and reporting of the firm’s investments in concession companies worldwide. He was also CFO for Skanska USA’s Civil division where he managed over 100 people in the accounting and financing department. Most recently, Henriksson has been leading the firm’s winding down of operations in Latin America as president and CEO of Skanska Latin America.
In May 2015, Skanska and its LaGuardia Gateway Partners team were selected as the preferred bidder to work with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to redevelop LaGuardia Airport’s Central Terminal Building. The company is also working on the I-4 Ultimate Project in Orlando, which is currently the largest transportation project underway in Florida, and the Elizabeth River Tunnels project underneath the Elizabeth River in Virginia.
Public Private Partnerships: An Excellent Alternative to Public Funding
The PPP Structure I think is a very good solution for many projects…it’s about, I think, daring to look outside the box here and trying to look at new potential solutions to solve old problems, and not always using the same old tools that have always been used, the public financing.
Skanska’s PPP Projects in the U.S.
We have two ongoing investments where construction is currently being undertaken: the midtown tunnel project in Portsmouth and Norfolk Virginia…The second one is the I-4 highway project in Orlando, Florida. It’s a 6-year construction program beginning in January…Florida we think is the leader among states in the U.S. for this type of structures.
LaGuardia: Skanska’s Major Undertaking in NYC
…this is a tremendous project, and a big responsibility, but also an enormous honor to be able to take part in this. It would involve our civil unit, our building unit, and of course our investment unit here in a market that we really see as the potential growth market for Skanska looking forward for the next 5 to 10 years.