| Björn Lundvall |
Ericsson's CEO Björn Lundvall (left) in conversation with its chairman, Marcus Wallenberg (1899-1982) (right), at Armnö in August 1970.
|Born||12 August 1920|
|Died||14 September 1980 (Age 60)|
Cause of death
|Alma mater||KTH Royal Institute of Technology|
|Member of||Bilderberg/Steering committee|
|Victim of||premature death|
Dan Björn Hjalmar Lundvall was a Swedish engineer and business manager. As CEO of LM Ericsson, a part of the Wallenberg Sphere, Lundvall also represented the Wallenberg family as a member of the Bilderberg Steering committee.
He became head of the company's transmission department in 1961, deputy managing director in 1963 and managing director in 1964. He remained in the post until 1977, when he was succeeded by Björn Svedberg. In the same year, he instead became Ericsson's chairman of the board.
During Lundvall's time as CEO, there was an extensive investment in technical development within the company, including through the development of the AX telephone exchanges and the creation of the development company Ellemtel.
At the time of his death, Björn Lundvall had a central role in Swedish business life. LM Ericsson's staff magazine described his many assignments in business in the fall of 1980, apart from the chairmanship of Ericsson: board member in Ericsson's subsidiaries in Argentina, Mexico and Italy as well as in Sieverts Kabelverk and SRA Communications AB, chairman of the board of Sweden's Export Council, LKB-produkter AB, Saab-Scania and the Institute for International Business at the Stockholm School of Economics, board member of SKF, Incentive AB, Stora Kopparbergs Bergslags AB, Svenska BP AB, Svensk Interkontinental Lufttrafik Aktiebolag (SILA), 4;e AP-fonden, Svenskt Stål AB, Sveriges Elektroindustriförening, Sweden's Confederation of Industry and in the International Council of Business.
He was also board deputy in ABA and member of the SAS representative board, chairman of "The Swedish Chapter of Sweden-Mexico Businessmen's Committee", member of the Academy of Engineering Sciences, international advisor at "The Conference Board" in New York, member of The International Advisory Committee at the Stanford Research Institute, as well as a board member of the "ADELA Investment Company" inNew York.
Björn Lundvall had left two of these assignments "recently" and "in August 1980" respectively, and on what was to be his last working day "he handed over the following assignment to Hans Stahle: membership of "The BIAC Committee on International Investment and Multinational Enterprises" and in "The ICC Commission on Multinational Enterprises", both in Paris and in "The Swedish National Committee of ICC" (International Chamber of Commerce). 
Events Participated in
|Bilderberg/1968||26 April 1968||28 April 1968||Canada|
|The 17th Bilderberg and the 2nd in Canada|
|Bilderberg/1975||25 April 1975||27 April 1975||Turkey|
Golden Dolphin Hotel
|The 24th Bilderberg Meeting, 98 guests|
|Bilderberg/1977||22 April 1977||24 April 1977||Imperial Hotel|
|The 25th Bilderberg, held in Torquay, England.|
|Bilderberg/1978||21 April 1978||23 April 1978||US|
|The 26th Bilderberg, held in the US|
|Bilderberg/1979||27 April 1979||29 April 1979||Austria|
Clubhotel Schloss Weikersdorf
|27th Bilderberg, 95 guests, Austria|
|Bilderberg/1980||18 April 1980||20 April 1980||Germany|
|The 28th Bilderberg, held in West Germany, unusually exposed by the Daily Mirror|
- KONTAKTEN, Informationstidning för L.M. Ericsson med dotterbolag, nr 4 Augusti/September 1980, s. 7)