| Leif Johansson |
|Born||30 September 1951|
|Member of||European Round Table of Industrialists, WEF/Global Leaders for Tomorrow/1993|
Leif Valdemar Johansson is a Swedish businessman who was President and CEO of the Volvo Group from 1997 to 2011, and is Chairman of Ericsson since 2011 and Non-executive Chairman of AstraZeneca plc since June 2012.
Leif Johansson made a big stock purchase shortly before Cevian Capital bought a major stock holding in Ericsson, where Johansson was Chairman of the Board. Johansson bought Ericsson shares for SEK 2 million just under three weeks before the fund stepped in as the new major shareholder. According to the Swedish financial regulator's transparency register, Leif Johansson bought 35,000 B shares in the telecommunications company on 12 May. Prior to the acquisition, he owned 109,000 Series B shares. Already in March, Ericsson's management received information about Cevian's plans.
Resigned from Ericsson
The telecommunications company has been in crisis for a long time, with CEO Hans Vestberg stepping down in 2016. Leif Johansson chose not to stand for re-election at the Annual General Meeting in 2018, a move some analysts interpreted as him being fired.
Events Participated in
|Bilderberg/2000||1 June 2000||4 June 2000||Belgium|
|The 48th Bilderberg, 94 guests|
|Bilderberg/2001||24 May 2001||27 May 2001||Sweden|
|The 49th Bilderberg, in Sweden. Reported on the WWW.|
|WEF/Annual Meeting/2020||21 January 2020||24 January 2020||World Economic Forum|
|This mega-summit of the world's ruling class and their political and media appendages happens every year, but 2020 was special, as the continuous corporate media coverage of COVID-19 started more or less from one day to the next on 20/21. January, coinciding with the start of the meeting.|
- "AstraZeneca: Our Leadership Team"