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Sweden-China Trade Council
Box 55680
102 15 Stockholm
Phone: +46 8 22 68 88
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Board of Directors

Åsa Thunman

Åsa Thunman, born in 1969, is the Executive Vice President & General Counsel for the Sandvik Group.

Sandvik is a high-tech, global engineering group offering products and services that enhance customer productivity, profitability and safety. Sandvik operates mainly within the areas of tools and tooling systems for metal cutting, technical solutions for the mining and construction industries as well as products in advanced stainless steels and special alloys. In 2017, the group had 43 000 employees, with a turnover of 91 billion SEK in more than 150 countries.

China is an important market as well as production environment for all parts of the Sandvik Group, which has several joint ventures with local cooperation partners, but also significant sales in the region for all of Sandvik’s business areas.

Although I have not worked in China, I have during all my years and General Counsel for different global, Swedish groups worked with different aspects of doing business in China, meeting many challenges but also many success stories over the years. I am particulatly interested in what makes some joint venture strategies succeed, while others fail and how partnerships can build strong local relationship with global reach.

Before joining Sandvik, I was General Counsel of the Securitas Group and the Elekta Group, both global, Swedish company groups with business in China.

Åsa Thunman became Member of the Board of Directors of SCTC in 2018.