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A. Kenneth Nilsson

A. Kenneth Nilsson, American investor. Member Council on Foreign Relations, World Affairs Council, Pacific Council on International Policy. 1st lieutenant United States Army, 1955-1958. Fellow American Society Laser Medicine, International Institute Stragetic Studies.

Background

  • Nilsson, A. Kenneth was born on March 16, 1933 in Los Angeles, California, United States. Son of Arthur V. and Esther (Dean) Nilsson.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University Southern California, 1955. Master of Arts, University California, 1960. Graduate, United States Defense Language Institute, 1956.

    Career

    • Founder Koken, Ltd., Tokyo, 1960-1963. Managing director Pfizer International, 1963-1966. President Pfizer Inc., Manila, The Philippines, 1966-1968, Max Factor & Company Japan Ltd., Tokyo, 1968-1972, Cooper Labs International, Inc., Geneva and Brussels, 1972-1980, Cooper Labs, Incorporated, New York York City and Palo Alto, California, 1980-1985, Cooper Lasersonics, Inc., Palo Alto, 1982-1985.

      Director Monterey County Bank, Monterey, California, 1982-1986. Vice chairman The Cooper Companies, 1986-1989. Chairman Eureka Group, Monterey, since 1989.

      Chairman Monterey Institute International Studies, 1983-1999. Director United States China Industrial Exchange, since 1996, California State Automobile Association, since 2000.

    Works

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.

    Membership

    Member Council on Foreign Relations, World Affairs Council, Pacific Council on International Policy. 1st lieutenant United States Army, 1955-1958. Fellow American Society Laser Medicine, International Institute Stragetic Studies.

    Personality

    Interests

    Languages, literature.

    Connections

    • Married Lesley Swanson, September, 1965. Children: Kerstin, Keith.
    • father: Arthur V. Nilsson
    • mother: Esther (Dean) Nilsson
    • spouse: Lesley Swanson
    • children: Kerstin Nilsson
    • Keith Nilsson
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    Nationality
    • 1955
      University Southern California
    • 1960
      University California
    • 1956
      United States Defense Language Institute
    • 1960 - 1963
      Founder Koken
      Tokyo, Japan
    • 1963 - 1966
      managing director, Pfizer International
    • 1966 - 1968
      president, Pfizer Incorporated
      Manila, Philippines, Philippines
    • 1980 - 1985
      president, Pfizer Incorporated
      California, United States
    • 1982 - 1985
      president, Pfizer Incorporated
      Palo Alto, California, United States
    • 1982 - 1986
      director, Monterey County Bank
      Monterey, California, United States
    • 1986 - 1989
      vice chairman, The Cooper Companies
    • 1989
      chairman, Eureka Group
      Monterey, California, United States
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