SPEAKER'S BIO

Mr. Karl-Johan Persson

CEO H & M Hennes & Mauritz AB and Board Member H&M Foundation

Before taking over as chief executive officer Karl-Johan Persson held an operational role within H&M from 2005, including working as head of expansion, business development, brand and new business. Between the years 2006 and 2009 he was also a member of the board of H & M Hennes & Mauritz AB.

Between 2001 and 2004 Karl-Johan Persson was CEO of European Network. Karl-Johan holds a BA in Business Administration from the European Business School in London.

His current external board assignments are the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in the UK and the GoodCause foundation. Karl-Johan Persson is a member of the board of Ramsbury Invest AB and since 2013 a member of the board of H&M Foundation.