March 21, 2014
Stockholm, Sweden, March 21, 2014: Hans Stråberg, Vice Chair of Atlas Copco AB, has been proposed by the Nomination Committee to serve as the next Chair of the Board. Shareholders will vote on the matter at the Annual General Meeting on April 29.
Hans Stråberg, a Swedish citizen born 1957, has broad experience in leading a multinational company. He was President and CEO of AB Electrolux between 2002 and 2010, and held various leading positions within Electrolux, both in Sweden and the United States, since joining that company in 1983. He serves as Chair of Roxtec AB, CTEK AB and Orchid Orthopedics Inc., and is a member of the Board of Investor AB, N Holding AB, Mellby Gård AB and Stora Enso Oyj. Stråberg is a member of the Atlas Copco AB Board since 2013 when he was also elected Vice Chair.
“Atlas Copco is a fantastic company built on an innovative spirit and with an outstanding commitment to its customers," said Hans Stråberg. “I am proud of the nomination and hope to contribute to a continuous development with profitable growth in the years to come if I am elected."
Stråberg has a Master of Science in mechanical engineering from Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden.
On December 18, 2013, Atlas Copco announced that Sune Carlsson, present Chair of the Board of Atlas Copco AB, has declined reelection at the Annual General Meeting 2014.
To view and download pictures of Hans Stråberg, please visit Atlas Copco’s photo gallery.
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