Michael Treschow was appointed Chairman of Unilever in May 2007. He is also a member of Unilever’s Nomination and Remuneration Committees.
Chairman, Unilever N.V. and PLC
Michael was born in Helsingborg, Sweden in 1943 and earned a master of engineering degree from the Institute of Technology, Lund, Sweden.
He is also board chairman of Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson, is a supervisory board member of ABB Ltd and was chairman of the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise until joining Unilever in May 2007.
He was chairman of the board of AB Electrolux from 2004 to 2007. Before joining Electrolux in 1997 as chief executive officer, Michael was president and chief executive officer of Atlas Copco AB. During his 22-year career with the company, Michael spent three years in the US as area manager. Prior to that, while working for AB Bahco, he spent one year in France setting up Bahco Ventilation’s French operation.
Michael has previously held non-executive roles with Investor AB, Atlas Copco AB, SKF AB, Saab AB and Parker-Hannifin Corp.
He became a member of the European advisory board of Eli Lilly and Company in August 2008 and is a member of the board of directors of the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation.