Sweden: Medicover’s founder dies

Jonas af Jochnick and Robert af Jochnick

Jonas af Jochnick, the founder of Swedish healthcare and diagnostics provider Medicover has died suddenly.

He founded Oriflame Cosmetics together with his brother Robert in 1967. In the 1990s he invested in Medicover and since then was driving force behind the company’s successful development from the first clinic in Poland to today’s global operations and listed company.

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He has been active in various positions in the company and for many years a member of the company’s board, a position he held at his death.

“It is with great sorrow that we have received the tragic message that Jonas af Jochnick has passed away. Personally, I have had the privilege of working near Jonas ever since the start of Medicover, following him and his entrepreneurship on a daily basis – always full of enthusiasm and ideas for new projects and initiatives,” said Medicover chief executive Fredrik Rågmark.

“The loss of Jonas will be immense to Medicover, both on a personal and professional level. Jonas’ visionary and entrepreneurial leadership has contributed in a fundamental way to Medicover’s success and its corporate culture, something we will cherish on our journey ahead,” added Medicover chairman Fredrik Stenmo.

Jonas af Jochnick was 81 years old. He leaves his wife Christina, their four children and many grandchildren behind.