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Leif JOHANSSON

Time:2011-11-04 15:00:26    Views:2510013    Origin:Boao Forum for Asia

Leif Johansson is the Chairman of the Board of Ericsson Group in Sweden and Astra Zeneca PLC in United Kingdom. He is also Chairman of the Board of the European Round Table of Industrialists in Brussels which consists of some 50 biggest European multinational companies and a Member of the board of Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget SCA in Sweden. He is the present Chairman of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA) and the Chairman of Executive Committee of IVA . He is also a Delegate of the China Development Forum, a Member of the Board of the Boao Forum for Asia and a Member of the Advisory Board of the Mayor of Beijing as well as the Governor of Jiangsu in China.

Prior to joining Ericsson, from 1997-2011 Mr. Johansson was the President of Volvo and Chief Executive Officer of the Volvo Group and from 1984 to 1997 he held various executive positions at Electrolux, becoming its Chief Executive Officer in 1994.

Mr. Johansson holds a Master of Science and Engineering from Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg Sweden. He was awarded Officer dans L'Ordre National de la Légion d'Honneur (France), the Large Gold medal of the Swedish Royal academy of Engineering Sciences,  His Majesty the King’s Medal, 12th Dimension, with the Ribbon of the Order of the Seraphim (Sweden) and was recognized with the award of Royal Automobile Club’s Memorial Medal in Gold (Sweden). He was appointed Honorary Doctor of Medicine of Göteborg University, Honorary Doctor of Technology of Blekinge Institute of Technology and Honorary Doctor of Technology at Chalmers University of Technology.