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European Financial Services Round Table
 

Mr Pehr Gyllenhammar
Chairman
Aviva

Mr Pehr Gyllenhammar is currently Vice Chairman of Rothschild Europe and Chairman of the Reuters Founders Share Company Limited.

Mr. Gyllenhammar is also Chairman of the European Financial Services Round Table (EFR).

Mr. Gyllenhammar began his career with AB Volvo as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer in 1971 and remained with the company for twenty-three years and became Executive Chairman in 1990 until 1993. Prior to Volvo, Mr. Gyllenhammar was Managing Director and Chief Executive of Skandia Insurance Company.

Mr. Gyllenhammar is also Founder of The European Round Table of Industrialists and a former member of the International Advisory Committee of the Chase Manhattan Bank, NA.

Mr. Gyllenhammar graduated in 1959 from Lund University with a Bachelor of Law degree. He also pursued studies in international law in Great Britain, vocational studies at law offices in the United States and studies at the Centre d’Etudes Industrielles in Geneva.

Mr. Gyllenhammar was conferred the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Medicine at Gothenburg University in 1981, the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Technology at Brunel University, England in 1987, the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Engineering at the Technical University of Nova Scotia, Canada in 1988, the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Social Sciences at the University of Helsinki in 1990, the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Law at the University of Vermont, USA, in 1993, and the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Economics at the School of Economics and Commercial Law, Gothenburg University in 2003.

Mr. Gyllenhammar was made Commander of the 'Ordre National du Mérite' in France in 1980 and he was made Commander of the Legion of Honour in France in 1987.

Mr. Gyllenhammar became an Honorary Master of the Bench of the Inner Temple, London in 2001. He has written a number of books on management and industrial policy.