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Michael Treschow in 2010
|Born||April 22, 1943
Helsingborg, Skåne län, Sweden
|Alma mater||Lund University|
Niels Michael Aage Treschow (born April 22, 1943) is a Swedish businessman. As chairman of the board of both Unilever since 2007 and the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise, and former chairman of Ericsson, Treschow is one of the most influential people in Swedish business today.
Treschow graduated with a degree in engineering from Lund University.
Treschow started his career at Atlas Copco, where he eventually became CEO. Later, he served as CEO of Electrolux. He is now chairman of Electrolux as well. In 2002 he became chairman at Ericsson. These positions were followed by his election at the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise, a lobbying organization for Sweden's larger companies. Treschow is also a board member at ABB.
Treschow serves as the Chairman of the Board, Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN). He is a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences and a recipient of the Légion d'honneur.
Treschow has been married twice.