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Portrait de Carl-Henric Svanberg
Age : 66
Public asset : 48,607,049 USD
Country of residence : Unknown
Linked companies : BP plc - Volvo AB - Melker Schorling AB

Summary 
Carl-Henric Svanberg is a Swedish businessperson who has been at the head of 9 different companies.

He is Chairman at Volvo AB and Chairman of BP Plc.

He is also on the board of Melker Schörling AB and Chairman of Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences.

He previously was Chairman of European Round Table of Industrialists, Chairman of ST-Ericsson SA, President & Chief Executive Officer at LM Ericsson Telefon AB and President & Chief Executive Officer for Ericsson AB (a subsidiary of LM Ericsson Telefon AB), President & Chief Executive Officer of Assa Abloy AB, Executive Vice President for Securitas AB and Chairman for Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB.

Carl-Henric Svanberg received an undergraduate degree from the University of Uppsala.


Current positions of Carl-Henric Svanberg 
NameTitle Since
BP plc
(Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing)
Chairman 2009
Volvo AB
(Heavy Machinery & Vehicles)
Chairman 2012
Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences Chairman 2018
Melker Schorling AB
(Holding Companies)
Director 2017


Holdings of Carl-Henric Svanberg 
NameEquities%Valuation
Absolent Group AB1,037,3379.16%33,834,416 USD
BP p.l.c.2,076,6950.010%14,772,632 USD


Carl-Henric Svanberg : Personal Network 


Biography of Carl-Henric Svanberg 
Carl-Henric Svanberg (born 29 May 1952), is a Swedish businessman and current Chairman of BP and Volvo.

Life and career
Svanberg holds a Master's degree in Applied Physics from the Linköping Institute of Technology and a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Uppsala University. Svanberg holds honorary doctorates from Luleå University of Technology and Linköping University.

Svanberg served as CEO of telecom company Ericsson from 8 April 2003 to 31 December 2009. Following his resignation, he remained on the board of Ericsson and holds 3,234,441 shares in the company.

He and his wife Agneta, an associate professor at Uppsala University, filed for divorce on 17 September 2009. They were married for 26 years and have three children together. Svanberg is a dedicated fan of Djurgårdens IF and serves on the board of Djurgårdens IF Hockey. He is a former ice hockey player himself, having played for IF Björklöven in Umeå during his youth.

Deepwater Horizon oil spill
Main|Deepwater Horizon oil spill
On 16 June 2010, Svanberg met with US President Barack Obama to discuss BP's responsibility for the effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. He caused a PR uproar by afterwards expressing BP's concern for the common people along the Gulf Coast of the United States whose livelihood is threatened by the oil spill by saying, "We care about the small people", drawing upon a Swedish phrase, den lilla människan. The correct translation of the Swedish phrase would have been "the common person". Svanberg subsequently apologized for the term and attributed his unfortunate choice of words to a "slip in translation".



Source @ Wikipedia



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Carl-Henric Svanberg : Connections 
National Association of Manufacturers
The Wall Street Journal CEO Council
University of Mount Union
The Hertz Corp.
Stanford University
World Bearing Association
DevCo Partners Oy
WMP EuroCom AG


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