Arne Karlsson

Chair of the Audit Committee.

Former CEO of Ratos AB.

Considered independent.

  • Nationality: Swedish
  • Born: 1958
  • Gender: Male
  • Joined the Board: 2010
  • Current election period: 2021-2023

Other management duties, etc.:

  • Ecolean (Chairman); Einar Mattsson (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)
  • Advisory Board for The ESS (European Spallation Source) (member)


  • Bachelor’s 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 2021:

  • Board meetings: 9 out of 9
  • Audit Committee meetings: 8 out of 8
  • Remuneration Committee: 1 out of 5
*in 2021 the Remuneration Committee held 5 meetings; 4 of these were after Arne Karlsson stepped down in March

* listed company

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