Board of directors

Leif Östling

Leif Östling
Chairman, elected by the Annual General Meeting. Board member since 2005.
Born 1945.
Education and job experience: Master of Engineering (Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg), Bachelor of Economics (School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg), various management positions at Scania since 1972, President and CEO of Scania AB between 1994 and 2012, Vice Chairman of Scania AB 2013–2015, member of the Board of Management of Volkswagen AG, responsible for Commercial Vehicles, 2012-2015.
Other assignments: Board member of EQT Holding AB and Supervisory Board of Volkswagen Truck / Bus GmbH.

Peter Grafoner

Peter Grafoner
Elected by the Annual General Meeting. Board member since 2008.
Born 1949.
Education and job experience: Doctor’s degree in Engineering (University of Dortmund). Brown Boveri & Cie, several managerial and executive positions within AEG, Chairman of the Management Board of Mannesmann VDO AG 1996–2000 and vice Chairman of the Management Board of Linde AG during 2000–2001.
Other assignments: Chairman of the Board of Coperion GmbH.

Lars Wedenborn

Lars Wedenborn
Elected by the Annual General Meeting. Board member since 2008.
Born 1958.
Education and job experience: Master of Science in Economics (University of Uppsala).EVP and CFO of Alfred Berg 1991–2000,EVP and CFO of Investor AB 2000–2007 and CEO of FAM AB, wholly owned by the Wallenberg Foundations, since 2007.
Other assignments: Chairman of NASDAQ Nordic Ltd., and board member of NASDAQ Group Inc., Höganäs AB, Alecta,Nefab AB and FAM AB.

Baba Kalyani

Baba Kalyani
Elected by the Annual General Meeting. Board member since 2011.
Born 1949.
Education and job experience: Master of Science (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA) and a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Birla Institute of Technology, India). Managing Director of Bharat Forge Ltd since 1993 and before that several senior positions in Bharat Forge Ltd since 1972.
Other assignments: Chairman of the Kalyani Group, Bharat Forge Ltd and number of companies in the Kalyani Group. Member of the World Economic Forum, the Confederation of Indian Industries and Founder Chairman of Pratham Pune Education Foundation, an NGO engaged in providing primary education to underprivileged children in the local community

Hock Goh

Hock Goh, SKF board member
Hock Goh
Elected by the Annual General Meeting. Board member since 2014.
Born 1955. 
Education and job experience: Bachelor’s degree (honours) in Mechanical Engineering from Monash University, Australia, completed the Advanced Management Program at INSEAD. Operating Partner of Baird Capital Partners Asia, 2005–2012. Has held several senior management positions in Schlumberger Limited, 1995–2005, President of Network and Infrastructure Solutions division in London, President Asia and Vice President and General Manager China both in Beijing.
Other assignments: Chairman of the Board of  MEC Resources since 2005. Member of the Board of Stora Enso Oyj since 2012, Santos Australia since 2012, Vesuvius PLC since 2015 and Harbour Energy since 2015.

Marie Bredberg

Marie Bredberg
Marie Bredberg

Elected by the Annual General Meeting. Board member since 2014.

Born 1957.

Education and job experience: Master of Science in Industrial Engineering and Management from the Institute of Technology at Linköping University. Vice President of AerotechTelub AB, 2004–2006 and CFO, 2000–2004. CEO of Combitech AB 2006–2015. Experience from several board assignments within the SAAB-Group.

Other assignments: Vice President Business development and Financial control in Business Area Industrial Products and Services of the SAAB Group since 2015. Board member in Combitech AB, and Mjärdevi Science Park AB and Vricon Systems AB.

Nancy Gougarty

Nancy Gougarty, SKF board member
Nancy Gougarty

Elected by the Annual General Meeting. Board member since 2015.

Born 1955.

Education and job experience: MBA from Case Western Reserve University and a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Management from the University of Cincinnati. Experience from several leading positions within TRW Automotive, 2005–2012, General Motors Corporation and Delphi Corporation from 1978 to 2005. President and Chief Operating Officer for Westport Innovations from 2013 to 2016.

Other assignments: CEO and member of the Board of Westport Fuel Systems Inc. since 2016 and Board member of Trimas Corporation since 2013.

Alrik Danielson

Alrik Danielson, SKF board member
Alrik Danielson

President and Chief Executive Officer of AB SKF. Elected by the Annual General Meeting.

Board member since 2015.

Born 1962. 

Education and job experience: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and International Economics, School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg. Several positions within the SKF Group 1987–2005 and President and CEO of Höganäs AB 2005–2014.

Other assignments: Board member of the Association of Swedish Engineering Industries since 2015.

Ronnie Leten

Ronnie Leten
Ronnie Leten

Elected by the Annual General Meeting. Board member since 2017.

Born 1956

Education and job experience: Master of Science in Applied Economics (University of Hasselt, Belgium). President, CEO and Board member of Atlas Copco AB since 2009, various leading positions within the Atlas Copco Group, 1997-2009 and 1985-1995. Plant manager of Tenneco Automotive Inc., Belgium, 1995-1997. Various positions within General Biscuits, 1979-1985.

Other assignments: Chairman of AB Electrolux

Barb Samardzich

Barb Samardzich
Barb Samardzich

Elected by the Annual General Meeting. Board member since 2017.

Born 1958

Education and job experience: Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (University of Florida), Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (Carnegie Mellon University), Master of Science in Engineering Management (Wayne State University). Various management positions at Ford Motor Company, 1990-2016, the latest as Chief Operating Officer of Ford Europe, 2013-2016. Engineer in the Commercial Nuclear Fuel Division at Westinghouse Electric Corporation, 1981-1990.

Other assignments: Board member of Adient plc, Velodyne LidDAR and MTS Systems

Jonny Hilbert

Jonny Hilbert
Jonny Hilbert

Nominated by the Unions. Board member since 2015.

Born 1981.

Education and job experience: Employed in the SKF Group since 2005. 

Other assignments: Chairman Unionen, SKF, Gothenburg.

Zarko Djurovic

Zarko Djurovic

Nominated by the Unions. Board member since 2015.

Born 1977.

Education and job experience: Employed in the SKF Group since 2006. 

Other assignments: Chairman Metalworker’s Union, SKF, Gothenburg.

Kennet Carlsson

Kennet Carlsson
Kennet Carlsson
Nominated by the Unions. Deputy Board member since 2015 
Born 1962
Education and job experience: Employed in the SKF Group since 1979. Board member 2008–2015 and deputy board member 2001–2008.
Other assignments: Chairman SKF World Union Committee.

Claes Palm

Claes Palm
Claes Palm
Nominated by the Unions. Deputy board member since 2016
Born 1971
Education and job experience: Employed in the SKF Group since 1989.
Other assignments: 2nd vice Chairman Unionen.
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