People: BP PLC (BP.L)
6 Dec 2013
Mr. Carl-Henric Svanberg serves as Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board of BP Plc. He was appointed a non-executive director of BP on 1 September 2009 and became chairman on 1 January 2010. He chairs the chairman’s and the nomination committees and attends the Gulf of Mexico and the remuneration committees. Carl-Henric Svanberg is chairman of AB Volvo. He spent his early career at Asea Brown Boveri and the Securitas Group, before moving to the Assa Abloy Group as president and chief executive officer. From 2003 until 31 December 2009, when he left to join BP, he was president and chief executive officer of Ericsson, also serving as the chairman of Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB. He was a non-executive director of Ericsson between 2009 and 2012. He was appointed chairman and a member of the board of AB Volvo on 4 April 2012. He is a member of the External Advisory Board of the Earth Institute at Columbia University and a member of the Advisory Board of Harvard Kennedy School.
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