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Ronnie Leten

Ronnie Leten

Ronnie Leten has spent most of his career with leading Swedish global companies.

After an early career at General Biscuits in Belgium, he joined Atlas Copco Belgium in 1985, where he had various leading positions until 1995. He then served for 2 years as Plant Manager for Tenneco Automotive Inc. in Belgium before returning to the Atlas Copco Group to become Business Area Leader for the worldwide compressor business. In 2009 he became CEO of the entire group.

During his eight year tenure as CEO the company’s market capitalization quadrupled to €45bn. Mr Leten stepped down from this role in early 2017.

Board Mandates

Mr Leten has been Non-Executive Director on the Board of Electrolux since 2012 and became its Chairman in 2014.

He is Non-Executive Director on the Board of SKF since March 2017 and will become the Chairman of Ericsson in April 2018. The latter position required his stepping down from the Board of Electrolux when taking over the chairmanship of Ericsson.

He is also the Chairman of Epiroc, a mining and infrastructure subsidiary of Atlas Copco, which will be listed as an independent company in the second half of 2018.

Since 2017, he serves also as a Non-Executive Director on the board of IPCO, a leading global supplier of industrial process solutions.

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