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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Jan Carlson

56 2014 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Mats Backman

48 2016 Chief Financial Officer, Group Vice President

Mikael Bratt

49 2016 President of Passive Safety business

Frank Melzer

52 2015 Corporate Executive

Jonas Nilsson

44 2014 President, Autoliv Europe

Lars Sjobring

48 2015 Vice President - Legal Affairs, General Counsel, Secretary

Steven Fredin

54 2014 Group Vice President - Sales & Engineering

Karin Eliasson

55 2014 Group Vice President - Human Resources

Thomas Jonsson

49 2014 Vice President - Corporate Communications

Henrik Arrland

49 2011 Vice President - Purchasing

Johan Lofvenholm

47 2014 Group Vice President - Products & Process Development

Svante Mogefors

61 2005 Vice President - Quality and Manufacturing

George Lorch

75 2014 Lead Independent Director

Wolfgang Ziebart

66 2015 Director

Robert Alspaugh

69 2006 Independent Director

Aicha Evans

47 2015 Independent Director

Leif Johansson

65 2016 Independent Director

David Kepler

63 2015 Independent Director

Franz-Josef Kortuem

66 2014 Independent Director

Xiaozhi Liu

60 2011 Independent Director

James Ringler

70 2002 Independent Director

Kazuhiko Sakamoto

70 2007 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Jan Carlson

Mr. Jan Carlson is Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Mr. Carlson joined Autoliv in 1999 as President of Autoliv Electronics and held that position until April 2005, when he became Vice President of Engineering of Autoliv and a member of the Company’s Executive Committee. Since July 2010, Mr. Carlson has served on the Board of Directors and Compensation Committee of BorgWarner Inc., a product leader in highly engineered components and systems for vehicle powertrain applications worldwide. Since 2010, Mr. Carlson has also served on the board of Teknikföretagen, the Association of Swedish Engineering Industries. In addition, Mr. Carlson was elected to the board of Trelleborg AB in April 2013. Prior to joining Autoliv, Mr. Carlson was President of Saab Combitech, a division within the Saab aircraft group specializing in commercializing military technologies. Mr. Carlson has a Master of Science degree in Engineering Physics and Electrical Engineering from the University of Linköping in Sweden.

Mats Backman

Mr. Mats Backman is Chief Financial Officer, Group Vice President of the Company. Mr. Backman brings more than 20 years of experience from different industries to Autoliv. He is currently Chief Financial Officer of Sandvik Group, which he first joined in 2007 and has been its CFO since 2013.

Mikael Bratt

Mr. Mikael Bratt has been appointed President of Passive Safety business at AUTOLIV, INC. effective as of during the first half of 2016 (until June 2016). Mr. Bratt has spent almost 30 years with Volvo Group and is currently employed at Volvo Group as EVP Group Trucks Operations and is a member of the group executive management team. Prior to his current position, he served as Chief Financial Officer of the Volvo Group.

Frank Melzer

Mr. Frank Melzer is President, Electronics of the Company. Mr. Melzer was Senior Vice President Driver Assistance for the Chassis Systems Division of Robert Bosch GmbH, an automotive components supplier. Mr. Melzer also served as Chief Executive Officer of Bosch Sensortec GmbH, which develops and markets a broad portfolio of micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) based sensors and solutions, from 2004 to 2012. Mr. Melzer holds a Ph.D and a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Stuttgart. He also holds an MBA from the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, Ontario.

Jonas Nilsson

Mr. Jonas Nilsson serves as President, Autoliv Europe of the Company. Mr. Nilsson was the Senior Vice President of European Operations at IAC Group, a designer and manufacturer of interior products for the global automotive market, since March 2012. Between 2010 and 2012, Mr. Nilsson was the COO at Franke Kitchen Systems group, based in Aarburg, Switzerland, a global designer and marketer of kitchens systems. Between January 2008 and January 2010, Mr. Nilsson was with Visteon as the Director of European Operations at the interiors division as well as the Business Unit Director of the Volvo Trucks, Renault and Nissan divisions. Between December 1999 and January 2008, Mr. Nilsson worked for Lear Corporation in various roles of increasing responsibility such as Plant Manager, Operations Director and Business Unit Director based in Gothenburg, Sweden; Paris, France and Munich, Germany. Mr. Nilsson has a BSc in Engineering from the Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg and an EMBA from ECSP Europe.

Lars Sjobring

Mr. Lars Sjobring is Vice President - Legal Affairs, General Counsel and Secretary of the Company. Mr. Sjöbring most recently served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Transocean Ltd., a leading international provider of offshore contract drilling services, from March 2014 through November 2015. Prior to his time with Transocean, Mr. Sjöbring served as Autoliv’s Vice President Legal Affairs, General Counsel and Secretary from September 2007 until his resignation from the role in December 2013, and departure from Autoliv in February 2014. Mr. Sjöbring has also held various positions with Telia AB, the predecessor to TeliaSonera AB; Skadden Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom LLP; and at Nokia Corporation. Mr. Sjöbring holds Master of Law degrees from the University of Lund in Sweden and Amsterdam School of International Relations (ASIR) in the Netherlands; and a Master of Corporate Law degree from Fordham University School of Law in New York. Mr. Sjöbring is admitted to practice law in the State of New York.

Steven Fredin

Mr. Steven R. Fredin serves as Group Vice President of Sales & Engineering of the Company. Since March 2011 and Vice President Engineering previous to that. Mr. Fredin has worked for Autoliv since 1988 and has been a key technical leader in virtually all of Autoliv’s product areas. Mr. Fredin has also served as Director Global System Development of the Company and Vice President of Seatbelt Development for Autoliv North America. Mr. Fredin holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Technological University.

Karin Eliasson

Ms. Karin Eliasson serves as Group Vice President -Human Resources of the Company. Ms. Eliasson was Senior Vice President and Head of Group Human Resources at TeliaSonera AB, a leading Nordic and Baltic telecommunications company, since 2008. Prior to joining TeliaSonera, Ms. Eliasson was Senior Vice President Human Resources at Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget, SCA. She has previously been the CEO of Novare Human Capital AB and Vice President Organizational Development at Stora Enso AB. Ms. Eliasson is a board member of PRI Pensionsgaranti and Vice Chairman of assembly of representatives, Skandia. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Human Resources from Mid Sweden University, Sweden.

Thomas Jonsson

Mr. Thomas Jonsson serves as Vice President - Corporate Communications of the Company. Mr. Jönsson was Vice President of Brand and External Communications for TeliaSonera, a leading Nordic and Baltic telecommunications company, a position he held from June 2010 to December 2012. Before joining TeliaSonera, Mr. Jönsson had an international career in communications working for Nokia, a global telecommunications company, which he joined in 1999. During his 11 years with Nokia, he held various positions in Sweden, the United Kingdom, Finland, and China. Mr. Jönsson started his career in communications with Intel Corporation in 1996. He studied Business Administration from the University of Stockholm.

Henrik Arrland

Mr. Henrik Arrland is Vice President - Purchasing of the Company. Mr. Arrland was Director for Production of Axles worldwide at Scania, the heavy truck maker. From 1990 through 1995, he was Sourcing Manager in Global Purchasing at Scania. He joined Autoliv in 1995 and held the position of Manager for Purchasing Coordination until 1997. From 1997 through 1998, he was Purchasing Manager at ITT Flygt, the global submersible pump supplier within ITT Group, after which he returned to Scania as Purchasing Manager for Cabs in Global Purchasing. In 2001, he was promoted to Purchasing Director in Trucks and Buses for Scania Latin America located in São Paulo, Brazil and in 2005 to Purchasing Director Powertrain in Scania Global Purchasing. Mr. Arrland has a Polytechnic College Exam and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business and Administration from Stockholm University.

Johan Lofvenholm

Mr. Johan Lofvenholm serves as Group Vice President - Products & Process Development of the Company. was Chief Technology Officer since March 2014 and Vice President Engineering since November 2011. Mr. Löfvenholm has worked for Autoliv since 1995 when he started his career as a trainee. Since then he has held several positions within the Company, such as Product Development Manager of Autoliv Sweden and Tech Center Director of Autoliv Sweden. In December 2004, Mr. Löfvenholm took on a regional responsibility when he was appointed Director of Technical & Marketing for Autoliv Asia Pacific. In this role he was also a member of the Asia Pacific Management Team as well as a member of the Autoliv Research & Development Board. In January 2008, Mr. Löfvenholm was appointed President of Autoliv India and was responsible for all Autoliv operations in India and in parallel also engaged in his previous engineering role. In July 2010, Mr. Löfvenholm took on the position of Vice President Electronics Europe, with responsibility for all passive electronic operations in Europe as well as membership on the Autoliv Europe and Electronics Management Board teams. Mr. Löfvenholm holds a Master of Science in Engineering from Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Svante Mogefors

Mr. Svante Mogefors serves as Vice President - Quality and Manufacturing of the Company. Mr. Mogefors took the additional role of Vice President Manufacturing. Mr. Mogefors initially joined Autoliv in 1985 and has experience in several roles within the Company, including in the areas of product development, process implementations and quality control. Between 1990 and 1996, Mr. Mogefors was for a period President of Lesjöfors Herrljunga AB and for another period President of Moelven E-Modul AB. Mr. Mogefors holds a Master of Science degree from the Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden.

George Lorch

Mr. George A. Lorch serves as a Lead Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Lorch has been Chairman Emeritus of Armstrong Holdings, Inc., a global manufacturer of flooring and ceiling materials, since 2000, having served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and in other executive capacities with Armstrong Holdings, Inc. and its predecessor, Armstrong World Industries, Inc., from 1993 to 2000. He was also a director of Williams Companies, Inc. from 2001 until 2011. Mr. Lorch served on the Board of Directors of Pfizer, Inc. until April 2015, where he had been Lead Independent Director since December 2011, served as its Non-Executive Chairman from December 2010 to December 2011, and had been a director since 2000. Mr. Lorch also serves on the Boards of Directors of WPX Energy, Inc. and Masonite International Corporation. Mr. Lorch holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute.

Wolfgang Ziebart

Dr. Wolfgang H. Ziebart has been Director of the Company. Dr. Ziebart was previously a director of Autoliv from December 2008 through August 2013, at which time he resigned in order to focus on a new position with Jaguar Land Rover, a multinational automotive company, as Director Group Engineering. Dr. Ziebart had a distinguished career within BMW beginning in 1977 which took him to the Board of Management, where he was responsible for R&D and Purchasing. In 2000, he became a Member of the Management Board of Continental AG, an automotive supplier listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. Between 2004 and 2008, he was President and CEO of Infineon Technologies AG, a global semiconductor and system solutions provider listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. Dr. Ziebart is presently employed by Jaguar Land Rover in a consulting role related to vehicle development. Dr. Ziebart also serves on the Board of Directors of ASML and is Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Nordex SE. Dr. Ziebart holds a doctorate degree in mechanical engineering from the Technical University of Munich.

Robert Alspaugh

Mr. Robert W. Alspaugh serves as an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Alspaugh had a 36-year career with KPMG, including serving as the senior partner for a diverse array of companies across a broad range of industries. He has worked with global companies both in Europe and Japan, as well as with those headquartered in the United States. Between 2002 and 2005, when he served as Chief Executive Officer of KPMG International, he was responsible for implementing the strategy of this global organization, which includes member firms in nearly 150 countries with more than 100,000 employees. Prior to this position, he served as Deputy Chairman and Chief Operating Officer of KPMG’s U.S. practice. Mr. Alspaugh also serves on the Boards of Directors of Ball Corporation and Verifone Systems, Inc., both public companies, and DSGI Technologies, Inc. and Triton Containers, both private companies. He graduated summa cum laude from Baylor University in Texas in 1970.

Aicha Evans

Ms. Aicha Evans serves as an Independent Member of the Board of Directors of the Company. Ms. Evans is currently Corporate Vice President of the Platform Engineering Group and General Manager of the Wireless Platform Research and Development Group at Intel Corporation. In these roles, she is responsible for driving platform engineering for multi-comm products and platforms, including modems, RF, Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, NFC, FM, LTE, WLAN/WWAN as well as emerging wireless technologies. Previously, she was the general manager of the Intel Mobile Wireless Group where she managed the engineering, software, hardware, strategic planning, and product test teams responsible for providing wireless connectivity ingredients and solutions for all Intel platforms. Prior to Intel, Ms. Evans spent 10 years in various engineering management positions at Rockwell Semiconductors, Conexant and Skyworks. Ms. Evans received a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from The George Washington University.

Leif Johansson

Mr. Leif Johansson has been Independent Member of the Board of Directors of the Company. Mr. Johansson served as President and Chief Executive Officer of The Volvo Group. Before joining Volvo, Mr. Johansson held various positions at AB Electrolux, and served as President and Chief Executive Officer from 1994 to 1997. Mr. Johansson has served as Chairman of the Board of Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson since 2011 and Chairman of the Board of Astra Zeneca PLC since 2012. Mr. Johansson is currently a member of the board of directors of Svenska Cellulosa AB SCA; however, he has declined to stand for re-election when his term expires at the 2016 annual meeting of shareholders of Svenska Cellulosa AB SCA. In addition to his service on public company boards, Mr. Johansson is a board member of Ecolean AB, the Chairman of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Science, a board member of the European Round Table of Industrialists, a Delegate of the China Development Forum, a member of the Board of the Boao Forum for Asia and a member of the Advisory Boards of the Mayor of Beijing and of the Governor of Jiangsu. Mr. Johansson holds a Master of Science in Engineering from Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden.

David Kepler

Mr. David (Dave) E. Kepler serves as an Independent Member of the Company. Mr. Kepler was an Executive Vice President of the Dow Chemical Company, a multinational specialty chemical, advanced materials, agrosciences and plastics company, from March 2008 through January 2015, and in this position held the role of Chief Sustainability Officer and Chief Information Officer. Mr. Kepler joined Dow in 1975, and was appointed its Vice President and CIO in 1998, Corporate Vice President in 2001, assumed responsibility for Business Services in 2004, and was appointed Senior Vice President in 2006. He has also been a member of the boards of directors of TD Bank Group since December 2013 and Teradata Corporation since November 2007. He serves as a trustee of the University of California Berkeley and is the board chairman of the Mid-Michigan Innovation Center. Mr. Kepler graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering.

Franz-Josef Kortuem

Mr. Franz-Josef Kortuem serves as an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Kortüm was Chief Executive Officer of Webasto SE, a producer of automobile roof systems and climate control systems for automobiles, boats and other vehicles, from 1998 to 2012, after joining the company in 1994. Mr. Kortüm was Chief Executive Officer of Audi AG from 1993 to 1994 and, prior to joining Audi, had a 16 year career with what is today Daimler AG in a variety of positions. In addition to his extensive management experience, Mr. Kortüm has served as Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Webasto since 2013, as a Member of the Advisory Board of Brose Fahrzeugteile GmbH & Co. KG since 2005 and as its Chairman since 2013, as a Member of the Supervisory Board of Wacker Chemie since 2003, and as a Member of the Supervisory Board of Schaeffler AG from 2010 to March 2014. From 2004 to 2012 Mr. Kortüm was a Member of the Managing Board of the VDA (German Association of the Automotive Industry). Mr. Kortüm has an MBA-equivalent degree in Business Administration from the Universität Regensburg in Germany.

Xiaozhi Liu

Dr. Xiaozhi Liu serves as an Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Liu began her career in the automotive industry in General Motor’s (“GM”) Delphi operations and has since worked in various executive positions in Germany, China and the U.S., where she rose to the position of Director of Electronics, Controls & Software for GM in Detroit, Chief Engineer and Chief Technology Officer of GM in China and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of GM Taiwan. Between 2005 and 2006, she was Chief Executive Officer and Vice Chairman of Fuyao Glass Industry Group Co. Ltd., a public company listed in Shanghai, and was elected as an independent director of Fuyao Glass Industry Group in October 2013. In 2007, she became the President and Chief Executive Officer of NeoTek China, a supplier of automotive chassis and transmission parts, and served as Chairman of the company’s Board of Directors from 2008 through 2011. In 2009, she founded, and is Chief Executive Officer of, her own company, ASL Automobile Science & Technology (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., which introduces and implements globally advanced technologies to Chinese companies. She has a Ph.D. and master’s degree in Chemical Engineering and Electrical Engineering from the German Friedrich-Alexander Universität in Erlangen, Nurembourg and a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the Chinese Jiaotong University in Xian.

James Ringler

Mr. James (Jim) M. Ringler serves as an Independent Director of the Company. He was, prior to his retirement, Vice Chairman of Illinois Tool Works Inc. between 1999 and 2004. Prior to joining Illinois Tool Works, Mr. Ringler was Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Premark International, Inc., which merged with Illinois Tool Works in 1999. Mr. Ringler joined Premark in 1990 and served as its Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer prior to becoming the Chief Executive Officer in 1996. He serves on the Boards of Directors of Dow Chemical Company, FMC Technologies, Inc. and JBT Corporation, and he is the Chairman of the Board of Teradata Corporation. Mr. Ringler holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and an M.B.A. degree in Finance from the State University of New York.

Kazuhiko Sakamoto

Mr. Kazuhiko Sakamoto serves as an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Sakamoto has been an advisor at Pasona Inc., a leading human resources provider in Japan. Mr. Sakamoto was previously a Counselor of Marubeni Construction Material Lease Co. Ltd., a company affiliated with Marubeni Corporation, which is one of Japan’s leading general trading houses, operating import, export, offshore trading and investment activities in various business fields. He was Senior Executive Vice President of Marubeni Corporation from 2006 through 2008. During his nearly 40-year career with Marubeni Corporation, Mr. Sakamoto has held several key positions such as President and Chief Executive Officer of Marubeni America Cooperation. Mr. Sakamoto previously served on the Boards of Directors of Marubeni-Itochu Steel Inc. and Helena Chemical Company. He graduated from the Keio University in 1968 and attended the Harvard University Research Institute for International Affairs in 1991-1992.