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Tom Johnstone, CBE

Major Career Roles:

  • Chair of Husqvarna AB
  • Chair of Wärtsilä OYJ
  • Chair of Combient AB
  • Independent Director at Investor AB
  • Independent Board Member of Volvo Car Corp
  • Board Member of Northvolt AB


Other Career Highlights:

  • President and CEO of SKF Group
  • Chair of the British-Swedish Chamber of Commerce

Tom Johnstone is a highly experienced Chair and CEO of OMX HELSINKI 25, OMX STOCKHOLM and other private and public companies. Tom’s 19 years of international senior leadership experience have given him a multi-industry knowledge of automotive, engineering and electronics and electrical equipment, and household products.


Tom is Chair of Husqvarna AB, Chair of Wärtsilä OYJ, and Chair of Combient AB. He is an Independent Director at Investor AB and sits on the Boards of Volvo Car Corp, and Northvolt AB. Previously Tom was also Chair of the British-Swedish Chamber of Commerce.


Tom has held several management positions within the SKF Group. From 2003 to 2014 he was President and CEO of the Group. During his tenure, SKF evolved into a knowledge engineering company. Global sales grew from some 42 BSEK to 71 BSEK, profitability doubled and had a TSR over the period of 400%. SKF’s leading performance in sustainability was recognised globally with its inclusion in the Dow Jones Sustainability and the FTSE4Good indices.