Tom Johnstone CBE

Major Career Roles

  • Chair, Husqvarna AB
  • Chair, Wärtsilä OYJ
  • Chair, Combient AB
  • Independent Director, Investor AB
  • Independent Board member, Volvo Car Corp.
  • Board member, Northvolt AB

Other Career Highlights

  • President and CEO, SKF Group
  • Chair, 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, Chair of Combient AB and Interim Chair of Northvolt AB. He is an Independent Director at Investor AB. Previously he was Chair of the British-Swedish Chamber of Commerce and Board member at Volvo Car Corp.

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.