Lars Förberg

Co-Founder at Cevian Capital AB

Lars Förberg

Lars Förberg

Co-Founder at Cevian Capital AB

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Custos AB
AB Custos (Inactive)
Cevian Capital AG

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375

Number of Boards

8

Birthday

11/1965

Age

53

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Managing Partner & Co-Founder at Cevian Capital AB

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Chairman at DevCo Partners Oy

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Executive Committee Member & President of the Europe Region at ABB Ltd.

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Interim Chief Executive Officer at ABB Ltd.

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Executive Vice President Group Legal & Compliance & General Counsel at AB Volvo

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Partner at Cevian Capital AB

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Partner & Director at Cevian Capital AG

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Former Chairman & President, North Asia Region at Eastman Kodak Co.

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President, Chief Executive Officer & Director at AB Volvo

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Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer at Amgen, Inc.

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Lars Förberg
Co-Founder at Cevian Capital AB
Education
MSc in Economics & Business Administration
Class of 1990

SSE was founded in 1909 on the initiative of Swedish business leaders, and the School has maintained close ties with the business community ever since. Many companiess are eagerly waiting for the opportunity to participate in SSE's Corporate Partnership program, and SSE has no difficulty in recruiting business leaders for its Board of Directors.

Graduate
Class of 1990

The University of Michigan (UM, U-M, UMich, or U of M), frequently referred to as simply Michigan, is a public research university located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States. It is the state's oldest university and the flagship campus of the University of Michigan. It is one of the original eight Public Ivy universities and is one of the founding members of the Association of American Universities. It has been ranked among the top five research universities in the US, and among the top 20 universities in the world. U-M also has satellite campuses in Flint and Dearborn.

Stockholm University is a state university in Stockholm, Sweden. Stockholm University has two scientific fields: the natural sciences and the humanities/social sciences. It has over 66,000 students at four different faculties: law, humanities, the mathematical and natural sciences making it one of the largest universities in Scandinavia. The institution is also frequently regarded as one of the top 200 universities in the world.

Career History
Managing Partner & Co-Founder
2007 - Current

Cevian is an active manager which aims to create value by acquiring substantial ownership positions in undervalued public companies and realizing their long-term value.The firm generally invests in companies which are overlooked or misunderstood by the market and in many instances out of favor with investors. They target investments where there is a meaningful opportunity to enhance long-term value by improving corporate governance, operational performance, corporate strategy and structure.Cevian manages a concentrated portfolio, with significant ownership positions in a limited number of publicly listed companies and is typically one of the largest shareholders in their investee companies. They seek to partner with the management and board of directors of their investee companies, aiming to increase the company's long term competitiveness and create value for shareholders. They frequently participate on boards and nomination committees of their Investee companies.

Co-Founder
2002 - Current

Cevian's investment decisions are informed by a well-established, rigorous and proprietary fundamental research process, including comprehensive operational, commercial, financial, legal and governance analysis. They work with their portfolio companies to increase their long-term competitiveness, thereby creating meaningful and lasting value for all shareholders and other stakeholders. Cevian creates value by (i) acquiring substantial ownership positions in undervalued European listed companies and (ii) working with the boards and management teams of those companies to increase their long-term competitiveness, thereby creating real value for all shareholders and other stakeholders. The firm generally invests in sound companies that are overlooked, misunderstood, or out-of-favor with investors. They work in a hands-on and constructive manner to realize value-enhancement potential in operations, corporate strategy/organizational structure, financial management and corporate governance. Cevian manages a concentrated portfolio, holding significant ownership positions in a limited number of publicly-listed companies for lengthy periods.

Professional
2017 - ?

ABB Ltd. is a holding company, which engages in the development and provision of power and automation technologies. It operates through the following business segments: Electrification Products; Robotics and Motion; Industrial Automation; Power Grids; and Corporate and Other. The Electrification Products segment produces and markets products and services including electric vehicle charging, solar inverters, modular substation packages, and switchgear. The Robotics and Motion segment manufactures and sells robotics, motors, generators, drives, wind converters, components and systems for railways and related services and digital solutions. The Industrial Automation segment integrated automation and electrification systems and solutions. The Power Grids segment offers a range of products, systems, service and software solutions across the power value chain of generation, transmission and distribution, to utility, industry, transportation and infrastructure customers. The Corporate and Other segment refers to the firm's central research and development, and real estate activities. The company was founded on January 5, 1988 and is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland.

Boards & Committees
Independent Director
2017 - Current

ABB Ltd. is a holding company, which engages in the development and provision of power and automation technologies. It operates through the following business segments: Electrification Products; Robotics and Motion; Industrial Automation; and Corporate and Other. The Electrification Products segment manufactures and sells products and solutions which are designed to provide smarter and safer electrical flow from the substation to the socket. The Robotics and Motion segment manufactures and sells robotics, motors, generators, drives, wind converters, components and systems for railways and related services and digital solutions. The Industrial Automation segment develops and sells integrated automation and electrification systems and solutions. The Corporate and Other segment refers to the firm's central research and development, and real estate activities. The company was founded on January 5, 1988 and is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland.

Member, Board of Directors
Current

ABB Asea Brown Boveri Ltd., a subsidiary of ABB Ltd., is a company headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, that manufactures electric transmission equipment.

Director
Prior - 2018

Volvo AB engages in the design, manufacture, and market of commercial vehicles. It operates through the following segments: Trucks, Construction Equipment, Buses, Volvo Penta, Group Functions and Other, Industrial Operations, and Financial Services. The Trucks segment includes the production, development, and logistics for powertrain and parts. The Volvo Penta segment markets marine and industrial engines. The Group Functions and Other segment encompasses Volvo Group IT and Volvo Group Real Estate. The company was founded by Assar-Thorvald Nathanael-Gabrielsson and Erik Gustaf Larson in 1915 and is headquartered in Göteborg, Sweden.

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