Management change in AB Electrolux
Gunilla Nordström, Head of Major Appliances Asia Pacific and Executive Vice President of AB Electrolux, will leave Electrolux in order to pursue other interests. Electrolux has recruited Kenneth L. Ng, currently CEO of Lixil Corporation in Greater China, as new head of the business area. He will join Electrolux April 1st.
“Under Gunilla’s strong leadership, Electrolux has gone through tremendous changes in Asia Pacific, with significant improvements in all parts of the region,” said Keith McLoughlin, President and CEO. “I want to thank Gunilla for her successful work in establishing such a strong foundation from which we can continue to drive the profitable growth of Electrolux in Asia Pacific. I am also grateful to Gunilla remaining with the company until we found her successor. We wish Gunilla and her family all the best for the future.”
Kenneth L. Ng has been with Lixil Corp of Japan since 2009, when he as CEO of American Standard in the Asia Pacific region led the divestment of the business to Lixil. His previous career includes senior management positions for Imperial Chemical Industries in China, and for Philips Electronics in China and Australia/New Zealand. Born in the United States, he holds MBA and B.S. degrees in marketing from New York University.
Gunilla Nordström joined Electrolux in 2007 after a long career with Ericsson and Sony Ericsson in Asia, Europe and Latin America. She is a board member in Atlas Copco AB since 2010 and Wärtsilä Corporation since 2012.
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