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CV – KENNETH BENGTSSON 
 
PRESENT REPRESENTATIVE FUNCTIONS 
Chairman, Ahlsell AB 
Chairman, the Foundation En Frisk Generation 
Chairman, Suomen Lähikauppa Oy 
Chairman, Young Enterprise Sweden 
Vice Chairman, Ersta Diakoni 
Vice Chairman, World Childhood Foundation 
Member of the Board, Mekonomen AB 
Member of the Board, SACC Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce, New York 
OTHER ASSIGNMENTS 
Member, King Carl XVI Foundation for Young Leadership 
Member, Prince Daniel’s Fellowship and Entrepreneurial Programme’s 
Member, Jury to Samhall’s “Visa Vägen-prize” 
Member of Mentor Programme, Ruter Dam 
PREVIOUS POSITIONS / ASSIGNMENTS 
President and CEO, ICA Group (2001-2012); CEO, ICA Sweden (2000-2001) 
Previously ICA Retailer and other positions within ICA 
Chairman of the Board, Swedish Trade (2005-2010) 
Chairman of the Board, Confederation of Swedish Enterprise (2010-2013) 
 
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Born January 4, 1961 in Ljungby, Sweden 
Married, 3 children 
 
About The Consumer Goods Forum 
The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) is a global, parity-based industry network, driven by its members. It brings together the CEOs and senior management of over 400 retailers, manufacturers, service providers and other stakeholders across 70 countries and reflects the diversity of the industry in geography, size, product category and format. Forum member companies have combined sales of EUR 2.5 trillion. Their retailer and manufacturer members directly employ nearly 10 million people with a further 90 million related jobs estimated along the value chain. 
 
The Consumer Goods Forum is governed by its Board of Directors, which includes 50 manufacturer and retailer CEOs and Chairpersons. 
 
The Forum provides a unique global platform for knowledge exchange and initiatives around five strategic priorities – Emerging Trends, Sustainability, Safety & Health, Operational Excellence and Knowledge Sharing & People Development – which are central to the advancement of today’s consumer goods industry. 
 
The Forum’s vision is: “Better lives through better business”. To fulfil this, its members have given the Forum a mandate to develop common positions on key strategic and operational issues affecting the consumer goods business, with a strong focus on non-competitively sensitive process improvement. The Forum’s success is driven by the active participation of the key players in the sector, who together develop and lead the implementation of best practices along the value chain. 
 
With its headquarters in Paris and its regional offices in Washington DC, and Tokyo, the CGF serves its
 PARIS, 22nd August 2013 – The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) has announced the appointment of Kenneth Bengtsson as Interim Director, effective 29th August 2013. Mr Bengtsson formerly served as CEO of ICA AB, the Swedish retail group, and as a member of the CGF Board of Directors. 
 
In his new role, Mr Bengtsson will be responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the CGF, aided by the current management team. He will continue in this role pending the appointment of a permanent Managing Director. 
 
members throughout the world. For more information, please visit: www.theconsumergoodsforum.com
 
For more information, please contact: 
 
Anne Malbrancq, Secretariat and Corporate Communications, 
The Consumer Goods Forum 
a.malbrancq@theconsumergoodsforum.com 
 
Lee Green, Communications Manager, 
The Consumer Goods Forum 
l.green@theconsumergoodsforum.com