Group management

Group Management includes the CEO, the five business area heads and five Group staff heads.

Group Management’s shareholdings in AB Electrolux are stated as of June 30, 2019. For transactions, follow the link to the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority.

Jonas Samuelson
Jonas Samuelson
President and CEO

Born 1968. Sweden. M.Sc. in Business Administration and Economics. In Group Management and employed since 2008.

Other assignments: Board Member of Polygon AB and Axel Johnson AB.

Previous positions: Various senior positions within Electrolux including CFO of AB Electrolux, COO Global Operations Major Appliances and Head of Major Appliances EMEA. Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Munters AB. Various senior positions within General Motors, mainly in the U.S., and Saab Automobile AB.

Holdings in AB Electrolux: 47,138 B shares.

Jan Brockmann
Jan Brockmann
Chief Operations Officer, Executive Vice President

Born 1966. Germany. M. Sc. in Mechanical Engineering, M.B.A. In Group Management since 2011 and employed since 2010.

Previous positions: Various senior positions within Electrolux including Group Chief Technology Officer and Head of R&D, Electrolux Major Appliances. Various senior management positions within Volkswagen Group. Project Manager Automotive/Restructuring in Roland Berger Strategy Consultants GmbH. Key Account and general management positions within Valeo Group.

Holdings in AB Electrolux: 17,720 B-shares.

Daniel (Dan) Arler
Daniel (Dan) Arler
Head of Business Area Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa, Executive Vice President

Born 1969. The Netherlands. B.Sc. in Marketing. In Group Management since 2016 and employed since 2002.

Previous positions: Head of Electrolux Major Appliances EMEA. Other senior positions in Electrolux including General Manager of Electrolux Japan and Senior Vice President Product Line Kitchen in Major Appliances EMEA. Management positions in Stanley Works Europe and the Whirlpool Corporation in Europe.

Holdings in AB Electrolux: 15,126 B-shares.

Therese Friberg
Therese Friberg
Chief Financial Officer

Born 1975. Sweden. B. Sc. in Business Administration. In Group Management since 2018 and employed since 1999.

Previous positions: CFO of Electrolux Major Appliances EMEA. Other senior positions within Electrolux including Head of Group Business Control and Sector Controller Home Care & SDA.

Holdings in AB Electrolux: 8,067 B-shares.

Ricardo Cons
Ricardo Cons
Head of Business Area Latin America, Executive Vice President

Born 1967. Brazil. Bachelor in Business Administration, Finance and Marketing, MBA in Team Management. In Group Management since 2016 and employed since 1997–2011 and 2016.

Previous positions: Management positions at Franke in Brazil. Various senior positions at Electrolux Brazil, including President Small Appliances Latin America, Sales and Marketing Director Major Appliances. Positions in Volvo Brazil.

Holdings in AB Electrolux: 0 shares.

Alan Shaw
Alan Shaw
Head of Business Area North America, Executive Vice President

Born 1963. USA. B.S. in Economics and Political science, M.B.A. in Marketing. In Group Management and employed since 2016.

Previous positions: Executive Vice President at Husqvarna AB. President and Chief Executive Officer at Char-Broil LLC. President and Chief Executive Officer at Murray Group. Various senior management positions in Asia-Pacific and North America at Whirlpool. Marketing Director at a Whirlpool JV, Consul, in Brazil. Product management positions at Whirlpool Corporation.

Holdings in AB Electrolux: 15,204 B-shares.

Ola Nilsson
Ola Nilsson
Chief Experience Officer, Executive Vice President

Born 1969. Sweden. M. Sc. in International Business Administration. In Group Management since 2016 and employed since 1994.

Previous positions: Various senior positions within Electrolux including Head of the Home Care & SDA business area, Senior Vice President, Product Line Laundry Major Appliances EMEA and President Small Appliances Asia Pacific.

Holdings in AB Electrolux: 9,981 B shares.

Anna Ohlsson-Leijon
Anna Ohlsson-Leijon
Head of Business Area Europe, Executive Vice President

Born 1968. Sweden. B. Sc. in Business Administration and Economics. In Group Management since 2016 and employed since 2001.

Other assignments: Board Member of Alfa Laval AB.

Previous positions: Chief Financial Officer of AB Electrolux. Other senior positions within Electrolux including CFO of Major Appliances EMEA and Head of Electrolux Corporate Control & Services. Chief Financial Officer of Kimoda. Various positions within PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Holdings in AB Electrolux: 13,002 B-shares.

Lars Worsøe Petersen
Lars Worsøe Petersen
Head of Human Resources and Communications, Senior Vice President

Born 1958. Denmark. M. Econ. In Group Management since 2011 and employed since 1994–2005 and 2011.

Previous positions: Head of Group Staff Human Resources at Husqvarna AB, 2005–2011. Various senior positions within Electrolux including Head of Human Resources for Electrolux Major Appliances North America and Head of Electrolux Holding A/S in Denmark.

Holdings in AB Electrolux: 22,133 B-shares.

Alberto Zanata
Alberto Zanata
Head of Professional Products, Executive Vice President

Born 1960. Italy. University degree in Electronic Engineering with Business Administration. In Group Management since 2009 and employed since 1989.

Previous positions: Senior management positions within Electrolux including Head of Professional Products in North America and Senior management positions in Electrolux Professional Products.

Holdings in AB Electrolux: 33,108 B-shares.

Mikael Östman
Mikael Östman
General Counsel, Senior Vice President

Born 1967. Sweden. M. of Laws and B.Sc. Econ. In Group Management since 2017 and employed since 2002.

Previous positions: Various senior positions within Electrolux including Head of Electrolux Corporate Legal Department and Head of Electrolux Legal Affairs Europe. Corporate Counsel at Telia Mobile AB. Lawyer at Advokatfirman Vinge. Law Clerk with the Stockholm District Court.

Holdings in AB Electrolux: 10,114 B-shares.

* Electrolux is currently adjusting part of its business area structure. Business area names listed on this page are valid as from January 1, 2019. Read more here.