Autoliv has appointed Christian Swahn as executive vice president, Global Supply Chain Management, and member of Autoliv’s Executive Management Team. He is expected to join Autoliv in September. He succeeds Mike Moloney who retired on Jan. 4, 2019.
Swahn has a long and accomplished background in leading global purchasing functions for industrial companies. With this appointment, he returns to Autoliv where he was employed in the early 2000s. In the interim, he has worked in senior management positions within SKF, Volvo Penta and Finnveden. He currently serves as senior vice president, global purchasing, at Volvo Bus Corp.
In his new role, Swahn will have global responsibility for supply chain management, an area of key strategic importance for Autoliv.
“It is with great pleasure I welcome Christian Swahn back to Autoliv,” said Autoliv’s President and CEO Mikael Bratt. “His extensive experience and deep knowledge within purchasing in the industrial and automotive sector will be very valuable in the development of our supply chain management. This is an area where I believe that we have great potential to drive further improvements.”
Swahn holds a Master of Science degree in mechanical engineering from KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden, and an Executive MBA from the School of Business, Economics and Law, in Gothenburg, Sweden.