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President & CEO, Volvo Car Corporation



Fredrik Arp has been actively involved in marketing and finance on the international business scene for 28 years. In the last 22 years, he has held a number of general management positions. During the last decade, he has served as president and chief executive officer of several publicly listed companies.


His areas of experience include consumer goods and durables, as well as industrial products.


He has worked internationally with global businesses for 22 years, spending seven of these outside Scandinavia.


He has worked in companies of various types, helping to reverse loss-making situations and restore profits, implementing major repositioning strategies, managing business disposals and furthering growth through acquisitions.


In addition to his operational roles, he has served on the boards of about ten companies in the industrial, media and medical technology sectors. At present, he is chairman of the board of Thule AB and a member of the board of Getinge AB.


His reputation is that of a highly experienced manager with good analytical skills and an effective mission executor. This is illustrated by his tenure as president and CEO of Trelleborg AB from 1999 to 2005, a period in which the company generated an annual return to shareholders of 22% on invested capital, with an annual growth in turnover of 18% in its core business.


Fredrik Arp is married with three sons and a daughter. In addition to Swedish and English, he speaks French and some German.




1973-1977: BA in economics, University of Lund


Previous positions:

1999-2005 President and CEO, Trelleborg AB, Sweden

1996-1999 President and CEO, PLM AB, Sweden

1989-1996 President and CEO, Trelleborg Industrier, Sweden

1988-1989 President and CEO, Boliden Kemi AB, Sweden

1986-1988 Head of Tyre Division, Trelleborg AB, Sweden

1983-1986 Divisional Manager, Tarkett AB, Sweden

1980-1983 President and CEO, Tarkett France

1979-1980 Financial Controller, Tarkett Norden, Sweden

1977-1979 Sales and marketing, Tarkett France

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