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business executive

Knut Lennart Alf AKERMAN, business executive. Order of Wasa; Medal, Government Medal Illis Quorum. Board of directors AB SKF, Nordstjeman AB, Gadelius AB, Effjohn OX Ab, Helsingfors, Kabi Pharmacia AB, Forbo S.A. Zurich, AB Fardig Betong, Molnlycke AB; Royal Swedish Academy, of Engineering Sciences; Board Federation Swedish Industries.

Background

Akerman, Alf Knut Lennart was born on February 24, 1923 in Lund, Sweden. Son of Ernst and Hildur Elin (Sonesson) Akerman.

Education

Master of Science in Chemical Engineering, Royal Technology University, Sweden, 1949. Master of Science in Economics, Stockholm School Economics, 1954. Postgraduate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1955.

Doctor of Engineering (honorary), Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden. DMed (honorary), University Gothenburg, 1991.

Career

With Reymersholms Gamla Industri AB, Helsingborg, Sweden, 1949—1955, head research & development department, 1956—1958. Head technical & development department AB Marabou, Sundbyberg, Sweden, 1959—1961, deputy managing director, 1961—1967. Chief Executive Officer, president Skandinaviska Banken, Stockholm, 1968—1971, Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken, Gothenburg, 1972—1984.

Chairman Svenska Nestle AB, 1974—1982, 1987—1998, Erna & Victor Hasselblad Foundation, 1983—1998, Westpartner AB, 1991—1998, Trygg Hansa Insurance, 1985—1994, Boliden AB, 1974—1986, Perstorp AB, 1974—1991, V. Hasselblad AB, 1979—1990, SV. BP AB, 1984—1991, Badische Anilin- & Soda-Fabrik Sv. AB, 1981—1994, SSPA March Consultant AB, 1948—1991, England Research Council STU, 1984—1990. Member board directors Fardig Betong AB, 1987—1999, AB Svenska Kullagerfabriken, 1973—1993, deputy chair, 1992—1993, Kabi-Pharmacia AB, 1986—1993, Molnlycke AB, 1975—1993, National Cadet Corps AB, 1985—1994, Forbo SA, Zurich, 1981—1994.

Membership

Board of directors AB SKF, Nordstjeman AB, Gadelius AB, Effjohn OX Ab, Helsingfors, Kabi Pharmacia AB, Forbo S.A. Zurich, AB Fardig Betong, Molnlycke AB. Royal Swedish Academy, of Engineering Sciences. Board Federation Swedish Industries.

  • Royal Swedish Academy England Scis.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Biochemistry, wildlife, archaeology, music.

Connections

Married Gun Widding Akerman, March 17, 1953. Children: Bertil, Ake, Alexandra, Alf.

father:
Ernst Akerman

mother:
Hildur Elin (Sonesson) Akerman

spouse:
Gun Widding Akerman

children:
Bertil Akerman

Ake Akerman

Alexandra Akerman

Alf Akerman