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Curriculum Vitae

Results oriented with wide ranging and successful experience in the purchasing, supply chain, sustainability, corporate governance and board environment. Stakeholder management ability and the development and implementation of strategic leadership, with a high rate of achievement.

Holistic decision maker and hands-on problem solver with strong values and work ethics. Excellent ‘people’ coaching skills and profound business understanding with an appetite challenges.

Career Synopsis

Various positions until 1977 when after seeking more of a challenge I applied for a job at IKEA.

Since then, after realizing that business was going to be the professional way of life for me, I have held various managerial positions in different countries, and have lead and managed hundreds of employees. Leading as a chief procurement manager at E.ON for 5 years and recently project manager within sustainable cities; working with and implementing the UN 17 sustainable targets with a wide range of stakeholders. 

Senior Partners Management AB

At Senior Partners we are offering, Recruitment support, Manager to hire, Business devleopment and Board members. Manager to hire is focused on temporary placement solutions following the customers need. The typical fields are general management, senior specialist roles. My experience adds value in the field of procurement, supply chain. A further experience is within sustainability and work with inplementation of the sustainable development goals, SDG.

Projct manager sustainable city

The position has focused on implementation of sustainable solutions adding value to a district with severe problems. The assignment covered sustainable energy solutions, solar panel installations over to other sustainable issues like secure and safe pathways and street lighting soutions. 

Project Manager Retrofit

The position is responsible for development of business products in the segment of Retrofit business along with developing future district heat business models, product and services and customer interactions. The work is set up to define new strategies, products, sales packages and perform pilots and tests prior handover to sales organization.

Chief Procurement Manager – E.ON Sverige
(March 2008 to May 2012)

The position is responsible for the procurement process at E.ON Nordic with an annual volume of 13 billion SEK. The position includes improving daily operation, strategic procurement development, competence and performance management. The position is a member of the global management procurement team of E.ON.

Distribution Manager Western Europe – IKEA SA West

(Feb 2005 to March 2008)

This position is responsible for the distribution and replenishment to all IKEA outlets in Netherlands, Belgium and UK. It also includes operating 5 Distribution centres of approximately 3 mio M2 goods annually. Further, it includes the goods flow planning and day-to-day support to all outlets. The Transport function is an integrated part of the organisation. The position includes leadership over 600 co-workers and end responsibility for the performances. This position also involves membership in the global Management team of distribution and several projects run on global basis.   

Managing Director – IKEA Trading und Design AG

Switzerland (1999- 2005)

Promoted to the position of managing director for Europe, based in Switzerland. This position includes being a member of the global purchasing management team; deputy purchasing manager for IKEA; chairman of six operative purchasing units in Europe; establishment and maintenance of worldwide supplier base and day-to-day leadership and management of employees. Also includes extensive travels, negotiations, and board of directors meetings, budgeting/finance, and strategy and programme development.

Country Manager - IKEA Purchasing Office

Germany (1994-1999)

Promoted to country manager for the purchasing office, with responsibility for general operations, leadership and management in Germany and The Netherlands.

Business Manager - IKEA Purchasing Office

Germany (1988-1994)

Applied for and accepted this international job outside of Sweden, but within the IKEA group of companies in 1988.

First challenging international assignment with responsibility for the business leadership, supplier relationships and employee management.

Purchaser – IKEA Lighting Department 

Sweden  (1977-1988)


Extensive purchasing responsibilities as required, and dealings with suppliers and manufacturers in Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Spain and Portugal Gained valuable purchasing and negotiating experience over an 11 year period



a) Executive MBA - Roffey Park Institute; UK 

    Main components: Leadership, Macro Economics, Marketing towards company stakeholders, Corporate

    Governance and Finance

b) IKEA Training and Education Seminars – 1992 and 1996

c) Swedish Military Training - Group Leader Engineer Brigade

d) Technical Engineer - Gymnasium (Sweden)


Swedish, English, German – spoken and written fluently 

Career Prospective

Open to job offers throughout Europe but preferably in the western part. Eager to continue working in areas of corporate governance, managing directorship board of directorship and leadership Next assignment should preferably be in a senior management position, with hands-on contact and day-to-day management of people and business

Personal Data

Date of Birth         August 14, 1954

Family Status        Married to Annika, son (Ola)

Hobbies                Hiking, golf, travelling

Foton, naturfotograf, konsulten

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