Persson in 2014
|Born||23 March 1975|
|Education||European Business School|
|Known for||President and CEO of H&M|
|Net worth||US$1.93 billion (Forbes April 2017)|
Erling Persson (grandfather)|
Tom Persson (brother)
Charlotte Söderström (sister)
Lottie Tham (aunt)
Karl-Johan Erling Göran Persson (born 23 March 1975) is a Swedish billionaire businessman, the chief executive officer (CEO) and president of the fashion company Hennes & Mauritz (H&M), which was founded by his grandfather Erling Persson. As of April 2017, according to Forbes, he has a net worth of US$1.93 billion.
In 2001, Persson purchased an events management business, which established itself as the leading events management company in Scandinavia. The business was successfully sold in 2007 to MCI. In 2005, he joined H&M in an operational role, working his way up to head of expansion and head of business development in 2007, before being appointed CEO in 2009 to succeed Rolf Eriksen.
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