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​Jonas Samuelson named to Axel Johnson’s Board of Directors

Press release   •   Nov 13, 2018 09:48 UTC

Jonas Samuelson, President and CEO of Electrolux, has today been named to Axel Johnson's Board of Directors. Jonas has been with Electrolux since 2008 and is President and CEO since 2016. He has extensive experience of multinational industrial companies, including SAAB Automobile and General Motors.

"We are very pleased that Jonas has chosen to join the board. We especially appreciate Jonas' knowledge and experience from running consumer-focused industrial companies, as well as his global view of entrepreneurship. We look forward to his contributions," said Caroline Berg, chairman, Axel Johnson.

"I hope my experiences in industry, production and consumer products can contribute to Axel Johnson's constant renewal. I am very happy and honored to have been elected to the board,” says Jonas Samuelson.

Axel Johnson is one of the Nordic region’s leading trading groups which builds and develops businesses within trade and services in the European market, with main focus on the Nordic region. Group companies currently comprise Axel Johnson International, KICKS, Martin & Servera (equity stake 70 %), Novax, Åhléns and the partly owned listed companies Axfood (equity stake 50.1 %) and Dustin (equity stake 25.9 %). Axel Johnson’s consolidated annual sales amounts to approximately SEK 77 billion (2017) and the wholly and partly owned companies have about 20,000 employees (2017). Axel Johnson is a family-owned company in the fourth and fifth generation and is owned by Antonia Ax:son Johnson and her family.

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