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Tom Johnstone CBE

Tom Johnstone CBE

Experienced Chairman: OMX Helsinki 25, Private Company, Public Sector
Experienced CEO: Public Sector

  • 19 years of international senior leadership experience
  • Multi-industry knowledge of automotive, engineering and electronics and electrical equipment, and household products
  • Experience as a Nomination Committee member and Compensation Committee member
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Current Positions

Tom Johnstone is Chairman of Husqvarna AB, Chairman of Wärtsilä OYJ, Chairman of the British-Swedish Chamber of Commerce and Chairman of Combient AB. He is an Independent Director at Investor AB and sits on the Boards of Volvo Car Corp. and Northvolt AB.

Industry Knowledge

Tom has held several management positions within the SKF Group. From 2003 to 2014 he was President and CEO of the Group. During his tenure, SKF evolved into a knowledge engineering company. Global sales grew from some 42 BSEK to 71 BSEK, profitability doubled and had a TSR over the period of 400%. SKF’s leading performance in sustainability was recognised globally with its inclusion in the Dow Jones Sustainability and the FTSE4Good indices. 

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David Jiménez-Blanco

David Jiménez-Blanco

David Jiménez-Blanco is Vice Chairman of Bolsas y Mercados Españoles, Chairman of the Madrid Stock Exchange and Chairman of Gawa Capital Partners SGEIC, SA.  He is also an Independent Board Member of SIX Group AG (the owner and operator of the Swiss and Spanish Stock Exchange) and of Arima Real Estate SOCIMI SA, and a Member of the Board of Trustees at Fundacion Pablo Horstmann.

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Fulvio Conti

Fulvio Conti

Fulvio Conti serves as Chairman of FIEE SGR SpA (Fondo Italiano Efficienza Energetica), SGI SpA (Società Gasdotti Italia) and Innova Italy Partners Srl. He is a Board Member of Fine Foods Pharmaceutical NTM SpA, Aon plc, the Russian Broadcast Company JSPC, Unidad Editorial SA, PSC SpA., Take Off SpA and Alibert SpA. 

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David Tyler

David Tyler

David Tyler is currently Chairman of The White Company and Domestic & General Group. David has extensive experience of chairmanship at a number of the UK’s largest and most established public companies. Before taking on his current responsibilities, he was Chairman of Hammerson plc, J Sainsbury plc, Logica plc and of 3i Quoted Private Equity plc.

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Paula Reynolds

Paula Reynolds

Paula Reynolds is Chairman of National Grid plc,  a member of the Board of BP plc, and General Electric Co., and also chairs the remuneration committee at BP. Paula is the chair of the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and is Trustee Emeritus and former Chair of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, the leading cancer research center in the Western U.S.

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