Board of directors

Leif Östling

Leif Östling
Leif Östling
Elected by the Annual General Meeting
Born 1945. Chairman. Board member since 2005.
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: Chairman of the board of the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise (Svenskt Näringsliv). Board member of EQT Holding AB and Supervisory Board of Volkswagen Truck / Bus GmbH.

Lena Treschow Torell

Lena Treschow Torell
Elected by the Annual General Meeting
Born 1946. Board member since 2007.
Education and job experience: Ph.D. (University of Gothenburg). Professor at University of Uppsala and then at Chalmers University of Technology. Vice President at Chalmers 1995–1998. Research Director of the Joint Research Centre, European Commission, Brussels 1998–2001. President of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA) 2001–2008 and Chairman of IVA  2009–2011. Chairman of the European Council of Academies of Applied Sciences and Engineering 2008–2012.
Other assignments: Board member of SAAB AB and Investor AB. Chairman of Chalmers University of Technology and of MISTRA, the Foundation for Strategic Environmental Research

Peter Grafoner

Peter Grafoner
Elected by the Annual General Meeting
Born 1949. Board member since 2008
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: Board member of Symrise AG,  President of the Board of Scania Schweiz AG and Chairman of Coperion GmbH.

Lars Wedenborn

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

Joe Loughrey

Joe Loughrey
Elected by the Annual General Meeting
Born 1949. Board member since 2009
Education and job experience: Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and African Studies (University of Notre Dame). Several managerial and executive positions within Cummins over 35 years, the last as vice Chairman of the Cummins Inc. Board 2008–2009, President and Chief Operating Officer of Cummins Inc. 2005–2008 and President of Cummins Engine Business 1999–2005.
Other assignments: Chairman of the board of Hillenbrand Inc. and of Oxfam America. Member of the board of the Vanguard Group, Hyster-Yale Materials Handling Inc., The V Foundation for Cancer Research and the Lumina Foundation for Education. Member (previous chairman 2009-2012) of the Advisory Council of the College of Arts and Letters and Chair of the Kellogg Institute of International Studies Advisory Board at the University of Notre Dame.

Baba Kalyani

Baba Kalyani
Elected by the Annual General Meeting
Born 1949. Board member since 2011.
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 1994 and before that several senior positions in Bharat Forge Ltd since 1972.
Other assignments: Chairman of Bharat Forge Ltd and number of companies in the Kalyani Group. Board member of 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
Born 1955. Board member since 2014.
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.
Other assignments: Chairman of the Board of Advent Energy Limited since 2007 and 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
Born 1957. Board member since 2014. 

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.

Alrik Danielson

Alrik Danielson, SKF board member
Alrik Danielson

Elected by the Annual General Meeting
Born 1962. Board Member since 2015. 

Education and job experience: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and International Economics, School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg. Several leading positions within the SKF Group 1987-2005 and President and CEO of Höganäs AB 2005–2014.
Other assignments: President and CEO of AB SKF, board member of the organisation for engineering industries in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden.

Nancy Gougarty

Nancy Gougarty, SKF board member
Nancy Gougarty

Elected by the Annual General Meeting
Born 1955. Board member since 2015.
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.
Other assignments: President and Chief Operating Officer for Westport Innovations since 2013. Board member of Trimas Corporation since 2013.

Jonny Hilbert

Jonny Hilbert
Jonny Hilbert

Nominated by the unions.
Born 1981. Board member since 2015.
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.
Born 1977. Board member since 2015.
Education and job experience: Employed in the SKF Group since 2006.

Kennet Carlsson

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

Claes Palm

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