His appointment ends Swedavia's search for a full-time president and CEO since the board decided to dispense with the services of Torborg Chetkovich in December 2015.
Abrahamsson is currently the CEO at E.ON in Sweden and the Nordics and will replace Swedavia's acting president and CEO, Karl Wistrand, by January 2017.
According to Swedavia, Abrahamsson has an extensive leadership background and experience of managing large infrastructure investments in both a Swedish and an international environment.
"Jonas has the right background and previous experience to lead Swedavia in a time of investment needs now facing the company in conjunction with increasing air traffic," says Åke Svensson, chairman of the board at Swedavia.
"He has in his previous work shown that he has a great ability to develop the organisation and create efficiency and commitment within the company.
"Jonas’ experience from the energy industry will also be important in Swedavia's mission to reach the goal of zero tons of fossil fuel emissions in our own operations by 2020."
Abrahamsson enthuses: "Swedavia is a company that helps strengthen our international competitiveness, growth and development throughout Sweden. I look forward to be taking part in this work. Swedavia is also at the forefront of sustainability.
"Together with a strong customer focus and commercial development there is a strong potential to enhance the airport capacity in an increasingly competitive international market."