Arne Karlsson

Chairman of the Audit Committee and former CEO of Ratos AB.

Considered independent.

  • Born: 1958
  • Joined the Board: 2010
  • Current election period: 2021-2023

Other management duties:

  • Ecolean (Chairman); Einar Mattsson (Chairman); FAPM Fastighets AB (Chairman); KANA I Ramundberget AB (Chairman); ROL AB (Chairman); Rödingbäcken I Ramundberget AB (Chairman); TAK Advisory Ltd (Chairman), WCPF (World’s Children’s Prize Foundation) (Chairman); Swedish Securities Council (Board member); Girovent Holding AB (Board member); and the Advisory Board for The ESS (European Spallation Source) (member).


  • Bachelor in Business and Economics, Stockholm School of Economics, 1982


  • Arne Karlsson has experience as CEO and board member of private equity and industrial companies and with managing and developing a diverse portfolio of businesses operating in different markets.

Attendance in Board and Committee meetings during 2020:

  • Board meetings: 8 out of 8
  • Audit Committee meetings: 6 out of 6
  • Remuneration Committee: 3 out of 4

*in 2020 the Remuneration Committee held four meetings; one before Arne Karlsson joined.

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