This excerpt taken from the BP 6-K filed Jun 25, 2009.
Carl-Henric Svanberg, President and CEO, Ericsson
Carl-Henric Svanberg is chief executive officer and president of the Ericsson Group, the world's leading provider of telecommunications solutions and related services to mobile and fixed network operators. Ericsson is the largest supplier of mobile communications technologies as well as a leader in broadband solutions. Working in 175 countries, Ericsson has more than 70,000 employees and generated revenue of USD 27 billion (SEK 209 billion) in 2008. The company was founded in 1876 and is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden. Svanberg joined Ericsson in April, 2003.
Svanberg was born 1952 in Porjus, in the north of Sweden. He graduated from Sweden's Institute of Technology at Linköping University with a Master of Science in Engineering and also holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Uppsala University. In addition to this, Svanberg holds honorary doctorates at Luleå University of Technology and Linköping University in Sweden.
After graduation in 1977, he worked for Asea Brown Boveri (ABB) with various foreign assignments within project exports. In 1986 Svanberg moved to Securitas, the world-leading security company. After four years he was appointed First Executive Vice President for the Securitas Group. In 1994, he moved to the Assa Abloy Group as president and CEO.
Svanberg is chairman of Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB and serves on the boards of the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise, Melker Schörling AB and the University of Uppsala.
In addition to Svanberg's business track record, he is personally committed to and an advocate for many corporate responsibility issues, including human rights, climate change, and the United Nations' Millennium Development Goals. He is also a member of the Steering Committee of The Global Alliance for Information and Communication Technologies and Development (GAID) and of the external advisory board of the Earth Institute at Columbia University. He was recently awarded the King of Sweden's medal for his significant contribution to Swedish industry.
Svanberg is married with three children.
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/s/ D. J. PEARL