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Veoneer Appoints Mats Backman As CFO

Backman joins from Autoliv, where he has held a similar position since 2016. Veoneer was spun off from Autoliv in July 2018.

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Veoneer Inc., a global company focused on advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and automated driving (AD), has appointed Mats Backman as chief financial officer (CFO). He joins from Autoliv, where he has held a similar position since 2016. Veoneer was spun off from Autoliv in July 2018.

Backman will join Veoneer after ensuring a smooth transition of his current responsibilities in Autoliv, at the latest in early July 2019. H will replace Mathias Hermansson who has decided to seek new opportunities outside the company.

“I warmly welcome Mats to Veoneer. He is a proven leader with a strong track record and I look forward to working together with him to take Veoneer through the next growth phase,” said Jan Carlson, chairman, president and CEO, Veoneer.

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“I look forward to joining Veoneer. The company is very well positioned in the growth area of automotive technology. The timing for this transition is good; I get to participate to the next part of the build-up of Veoneer and Autoliv is in a stable situation with a strong finance team,” said Backman.

Following Backman’s departure from Autoliv, Christian Hanke, vice president, corporate control, will serve as interim CFO until the search process for a permanent CFO at Autoliv is completed.

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