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
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)
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
Lee Green, Communications Manager,
The Consumer Goods Forum