Michael Treschow

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Person.png Michael Treschow   ZoominfoRdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(reserve officer, businessman)
Michael Treschow 2010.jpg
BornApril 22, 1943
Helsingborg, Skåne län, Sweden
Alma materLund University
Parents • Gert Treschow
• Ulla Wrangel von Brehmer
One of the most influential people in Swedish business. Wallenberg sphere.

Employment.png Chairman

In office
2007 - 2016
Preceded byAnthony Cooke
Succeeded bySidney Taurel

Niels Michael Aage Treschow is a Swedish businessman.[1] As chairman of the board of both Unilever (2007-2016) and the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise (2004-2007), and former chairman of Ericsson (2002-2011),[1] Treschow was one of the most influential people in Swedish business.[2]

He attended the 2001 and 2002 Bilderberg meetings.

Early life

Michael Treschow was born on April 22, 1943, in Helsingborg, Skåne län, Sweden. His father was a major in the Swedish Army.

Michael Treschow trained as a reserve officer and graduated as an officer on October 1, 1968 and received the rank of captain on July 1, 1972[3]. He then graduated with a degree in engineering from Lund University.


Treschow started his career at the Wallenberg company Atlas Copco, where he eventually became CEO. Later, he served as CEO of Electrolux. He later was 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 served as the chairman of Unilever from 2007 until 2016[4]. Additionally, he served on the board of directors of ABB.

Treschow serves as the chairman of the board, Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN). He is a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences and a recipient of the Légion d'honneur.


Events Participated in

Bilderberg/200124 May 200127 May 2001Sweden
The 49th Bilderberg, in Sweden. Reported on the WWW.
Bilderberg/200230 May 20022 June 2002US
Westfields Marriott
The 50th Bilderberg, held at Chantilly, Virginia.
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