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Jan 27, 2007 ID: 10679


Present position: President and CEO, Volvo Car Corporation, since 1 October 2005

Joined Volvo Cars: 2005

Born: May 29, 1953

Education: 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

Civil status: Married, with three sons and a daughter


Hobbies: Sports, literature and music




Fredrik Arp joined Volvo Car Corporation, as President and CEO, in October 2005. Prior to his current position he held the post of President and Chief Executive Officer of Trelleborg AB from 1999 to 2005.


In the last 24 years of his career Fredrik has held general management positions, including fifteen years as President and Chief Executive Officer of public listed companies. He has been active in international companies in marketing and finance for 30 years, and based outside Scandinavia for seven years of his career. As well as Swedish and English, he speaks fluent French and some German. He has been involved in both consumer goods and durables and industrial products.


In parallel to his operational roles, he has been on the boards of some ten companies in the fields of industry, media and medical technology. At present he is the Chairman of the Board of Thule AB and a member of the Board of Hilding Anders.


Fredrik has a B.A. in Economics from the University of Lund, Sweden, and has a Honorary Doctorate of Economics from the same university. He is married and has four children. In his spare time he likes to engage in sport, as well as read good literature and listen to music.



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