Conversation with Mr Jonas Samuelson is the President and CEO of  Electrolux AB – Swedish Chambers APAC CEO Series 15 Feb 2022

Summary and recording

Electrolux​, one of Sweden’s multinational flagship companies, is at the forefront of the appliances industry, employing some 48,000 people globally and with operations throughout the APAC region. During the past decade, the empowered consumer, needs and demands, have transformed the appliance industry. These demands require manufacturing with increased pace and flexibility, which have in combination with an ever-changing business environment, provided unprecedented industry challenges – for Electrolux included.

We were proud to present Jonas Samuelson​, Electrolux Group CEO, as our guest at the launch of the new Swedish Chambers APAC CEO Series 2022. In this exclusive session, Mr Samuelson will share how he approaches the global challenges the world is facing today, and how Electrolux is committed to leading the way towards a more sustainable business model for its industry. Mr Samuelson will give us an insight into Electrolux company strategy, how it has evolved over the past decade and what the top priorities are going forward. We will also hear about his views on APAC how the region will develop over the coming decade and how Electrolux will leverage its current presence in APAC to accelerate growth and prosperity.

The conversation with Mr Samuelson was be led by Ms Reema Bhattacharya, Senior Political and Regulatory Risk Analyst APAC at Control Risks​.

Listen to the full online event here:


About the speakers

Mr Jonas Samuelson is the President and CEO of  Electrolux AB

Mr Jonas Samuelson is the President and CEO of  Electrolux AB (since 2016) and has been with Electrolux since 2008 where he has held various senior positions, including CFO of Electrolux AB, COO Global Operations Major Appliances and Head of Major Appliances EMEA. Mr Samuelson has been the Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Munters AB. Furthermore, he has held various senior positions within General Motors, mainly in the U.S. and with Saab Automobile AB. He has an M.Sc. in Business Administration and Economics. Other assignments: Board Member of Axel Johnson AB and Volvo Car AB.

Ms Reema Bhattacharya, Senior Analyst at Control Risks

Ms Reema Bhattacharya is a Senior Analyst in Control Risks’ Singapore office. She plays a key role in expanding the firm’s services in the Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) risk space and works alongside clients to strengthen their in-house ESG processes. Ms Bhattacharya has significant experience in macro and sector-specific political risk assessments, public policy advisory, stakeholder mapping and engagement. She also advises clients on critical political, regulatory risks that may affect their operations and exposure to regulatory enforcement in Asia. She is a spokesperson for Control Risks in the Asia Pacific, speaking regularly at events and in the media and frequently writing on ESG, business and broader political-economic trends in APAC. She has advanced degrees in politics, media and business law.

Electrolux has for more than 100 years reinvented taste, care and wellbeing experiences for millions of people around the world. The company has invented and made many well-known products available and affordable to consumers, such as the cooker, the washing machine and the freezer, helping people to shape a better living. Founded on the idea of making vacuum cleaners more efficient and easier to use, Electrolux is today selling around 60 million household products a year in more than 120 markets.