Leif Johansson

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Born30 September 1951
Member ofEuropean Round Table of Industrialists, WEF/Global Leaders for Tomorrow/1993
Swedish businessman and son of Bilderberger. Attended 2 successive Bilderbergs. AstraZeneca Chairman.

Employment.png AstraZeneca/Chairman

In office
June 2012 - Present

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In office
2011 - 2018

Employment.png Volvo/CEO

In office
1997 - 2011

Leif Valdemar Johansson is a Swedish businessman who was President and CEO of the Volvo Group from 1997 to 2011, and is Chairman of Ericsson since 2011 and Non-executive Chairman of AstraZeneca plc since June 2012.[1]

Insider Trading?

Leif Johansson made a big stock purchase shortly before Cevian Capital bought a major stock holding in Ericsson[2], where Johansson was Chairman of the Board. Johansson bought Ericsson shares for SEK 2 million just under three weeks before the fund stepped in as the new major shareholder. According to the Swedish financial regulator's transparency register, Leif Johansson bought 35,000 B shares in the telecommunications company on 12 May. Prior to the acquisition, he owned 109,000 Series B shares. Already in March, Ericsson's management received information about Cevian's plans.[3][4]

Resigned from Ericsson

The telecommunications company has been in crisis for a long time, with CEO Hans Vestberg stepping down in 2016. Leif Johansson chose not to stand for re-election at the Annual General Meeting in 2018, a move some analysts interpreted as him being fired[5].


Events Participated in

Bilderberg/20001 June 20004 June 2000Belgium
The 48th Bilderberg, 94 guests
Bilderberg/200124 May 200127 May 2001Sweden
The 49th Bilderberg, in Sweden. Reported on the WWW.
WEF/Annual Meeting/202021 January 202024 January 2020World Economic Forum
This mega-summit of the world's ruling class and their political and media appendages happens every year, but 2020 was special, as the continuous corporate media coverage of COVID-19 started more or less from one day to the next on 20/21 January 2020, coinciding with the start of the meeting.
WEF/Annual Meeting/202222 May 202226 May 2022World Economic Forum
1908 guests in Davos
WEF/Annual Meeting/202316 January 202320 January 2023World Economic Forum
The theme of the meeting is "Cooperation in a Fragmented World"