|Full name||Bengt Baron|
6 March 1962 |
|Height||6 ft 4 in (193 cm)|
|Weight||183 lb (83 kg)|
|College team||University of California|
Baron won the 100 m backstroke at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow, and was a member of the bronze winning team from Sweden in the 4×100 m freestyle at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California. An undergraduate student from the University of California, Baron was named into its Hall of Fame in 1999. In the years 1979–1985 he won a total number of 33 Swedish titles.
After his career as swimmer, Baron attended the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley, where he received his MBA in 1988. Upon graduation, he joined McKinsey & Company in their Stockholm office, after which he joined numerous consumer companies, including Coca-Cola, AB Frionor (a Norwegian frozen seafood company), and Kodak. From 2001–2004, Baron was CEO and President of Absolut Vodka, CEO and president of its parent company V&S Group 2004–2008, then CEO for Leaf 2009–2012 and after Leaf's merger with Cloetta he was CEO of the new Cloetta from 2012. He announced in 2015 that he was going to leave Cloetta.
He was previously married to Agneta Mårtensson, the couple has two daughters. He now lives with another woman.
Long course (50 m)
|100 m backstroke||56.53||21 Jul 1980||Olympic Games||Moscow, Soviet Union|
|200 m backstroke||2:04.40||18 Aug 1979||-||Landskrona, Sweden|
|100 m butterfly||54.47||11 Apr 1980||World Championships||Guayaquil, Ecuador|
Records not set in finals: h – heat; sf – semifinal; r – relay 1st leg; rh – relay heat 1st leg; b – B final; † – en route to final mark; tt – time trial
- Sveriges Olympiska Kommitté
- Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Bengt Baron". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC.
- Aktiespararen no. 5/2015, ISSN 0345-049X
|Swedish National LC Champion
Men's 50 m freestyle