Meet Johan Wissman - athlete and Nordea employee

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Johan Wissman
21-03-14 11:00 | Mød en Nordea-profil

Johan has always had a keen interest in the financial industry, despite being 100 percent focused on his athletic career. And, what a career! He still holds the Swedish and Nordic 200-metre and 400-metre sprint records.

A couple of years ago, Johan decided to also explore his interest in finance and joined Nordea. This is his story.

Johan’s first contact with Nordea was in 2006 when he was part of the Swedish Olympic Committee’s (SOK) talent programme – a programme that Nordea, as partner to SOK, supports.

There were two things about Nordea in particular that attracted Johan. First the perfect match in terms of values and second the possibility of continuing to build on his experience as an elite athlete for almost 15 years. 

As an athlete, Johan is used to working in a focused manner towards clear goals and, when he joined Nordea, he brought this with him to a company that works with a relationship approach towards clear business goals.

A couple of years ago, Johan started his development at Nordea through courses and training programmes at Nordea’s contact centre and recently, he also obtained his Swedsec certification. Today, he works part time as a customer service officer at one of Nordea’s branch offices in Stockholm.

Since Johan is still an active athlete, the flexibility that comes from working part time enables him to combine meeting customers and constantly learn more about the financial industry, while his athletic goal is to be part of the Swedish Olympic team in Rio in 2016.

Some of Johan’s merits as an athlete

  • Holds the Swedish 200-metre sprint record (20.30)
  • Holds the Nordic 400-metre sprint record (44.56) 
  • Gold medal for the 400-metre sprint at the indoor European championships 2009
  • Second place in the 400-metre sprint at the World championships 2008
  • Second place in the 200-metre sprint at the European championships 2006
  • Second place in the 200-metre sprint at the indoor World championships 2004

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