Michael Treschow

Michael Treschow

Michael Treschow joined Atlas Copco AB in 1975. During his 22-year career with this company he spent three years in the United States as Area Manager. He became President and Chief Executive Officer of the company in 1991.

In 1997 he was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Electrolux, a position he held until 2002.

Board Mandates

Mr Treschow was Chairman of the Board for Unilever NV and Unilever plc from May 2007-April 2016.

He is a board member of the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation and member of the Royal Academy of Engineering Sciences. Mr Treschow is also Chairman of the Research Institute of Industrial Economics.

Until April 2015 he was a member of the Supervisory Board of ABB Ltd.

Since August 2008 he has been a member of the European Advisory Board of Eli Lilly and company.

He previously held Non-Executive roles with Investor, Atlas Copco, SKF and Parker-Hannifin Corp and was the Chairman of Dometic Group AB until 2013.

Mr Treschow was Chairman of the Board of Ericsson between 2002 and 2011, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Electrolux between 2003 and 2007 and Chairman of the Swedish Confederation of Enterprise between 2004 and 2007.

He has been Chairman of the Swedish Trade Council and of the Transatlantic Business Dialogue (TABD).


Mr Treschow was awarded the King's Medal of the Twelfth Dimension with the Ribbon of the Order of the Seraphims for excellent efforts in Swedish trade issues.

He has also been awarded Spanish, French and Belgian orders for strengthening the trade relations between Sweden and these countries.

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