Autoliv, Inc. ((STO:ALIVSDB) (NYSE:ALV), the worldwide leader in automotive safety systems - has elected Mr. Leif Johansson as a new member to its Board of Directors.
Leif Johansson has a long and distinguished career spanning several global industries. From 1997 to 2011, Mr. Johansson served as President and Chief Executive Officer at The Volvo Group. Before joining Volvo, Mr. Johansson held various positions at AB Electrolux, and served as President and CEO of AB Electrolux from 1994 to 1997.
In addition to his new appointment to the Board of Directors of Autoliv, Mr. Johansson also serves as Chairman of the Board of Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson since 2011 and Chairman of the Board of Astra Zeneca PLC since 2012. Mr. Johansson is also Board Member of Svenska Cellulosa AB SCA as well as Ecolean AB.
Mr. Johansson is also serving as Chairman of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Science and as board member of the European Round Table of Industrialists, ERT.
Mr Johansson further serves as Delegate of the China Development Forum, is a Member of the Board of the Boao Forum for Asia and member of the Advisory Boards of the Mayor of Beijing and of the Governor of Jiangsu.
“I am pleased to welcome Leif Johansson to Autoliv’s Board of Directors. His extensive global industry experience, and his proven leadership skills will be very valuable assets in the future work of the board”, said Jan Carlson, Chairman, President and CEO, Autoliv.
Leif Johansson was born in Gothenburg in 1951 and holds a Master of Science in Engineering from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden.
The Autoliv Board of Directors has determined that Mr. Johansson is “independent” according to the New York Stock Exchanges’ rules and regulations.
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Autoliv, Inc., the worldwide leader in automotive safety systems, develops and manufactures automotive safety systems for all major automotive manufacturers in the world. Together with its joint ventures, Autoliv has close to 80 facilities with more than 60,000 employees in 27 countries. In addition, the Company has ten technical centers in nine countries around the world, with 20 test tracks, more than any other automotive safety supplier. Sales in 2015 amounted to around US $9.2 billion. The Company's shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: ALV) and its Swedish Depository Receipts on the OMX Nordic Exchange in Stockholm (ALIV sdb). For more information about Autoliv, please visit our company website at www.autoliv.com.
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