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SKF Names New President and CEO

January 18, 2021 | By Mario Cywinski

Rickard Gustafson. Photo: SKF.

Rickard Gustafson

Rickard Gustafson has been appointed as President and CEO by the board of AB SKF, taking over for Alrik Danielson.

He will be joining SKF in the first half of 2021.

“After a thorough and robust search process we are greatly pleased that Rickard Gustafson has agreed to join SKF,” said Hans Stråberg, Chairman of the Board of AB SKF. “Rickard Gustafson’s strong and modern leadership, broad international experience and excitement about joining SKF makes him the right person to lead the continued execution of SKF’s strategy and to take SKF to the next level of profitable growth and development.”

Gustafson is currently the President and CEO of the SAS Group, which he joined 10 years ago. Before that he was CEO of Codan/Trygg Hansa, he has also held several positions within General Electric.


“I’m excited and grateful for the opportunity to join SKF, a highly respected company within its industry,” said Gustafsib. “SKF has a clearly defined strategic direction, and I look forward to engaging with the organization and further accelerate the ongoing transformation into an even more customer focused, innovative, efficient and sustainable business.”



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