Michael Treschow

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Michael Treschow 2010

Niels Michael Aage Treschow (born 22 April 1943) is a Swedish businessman.[1] As chairman of the board of both Unilever since 2007 and the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise, and former chairman of Ericsson,[1] Treschow is one of the most influential people in Swedish business today.[2]


Born in Helsingborg, Skåne län, the son of a major in the Swedish Army, Treschow graduated with a degree in engineering from Lund University, not far from his hometown. He 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.

Having served as CEO at two of Sweden's biggest companies and now being chairman of Ericsson and Electrolux, Treschow is a very powerful man with strong connections to the Wallenberg family.


Personal life[edit]

Treschow has been married twice and is a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences and the Légion d'honneur.


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