Pehr Gustaf Gyllenhammar (born April 28, 1935, in Gothenburg) is a Swedish businessman. Events 1192 - Assassination of Conrad of Montferrat (Conrad I King of Jerusalem, in Tyre, two days after his title Year 1935 ( MCMXXXV) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Gothenburg ( Swedish:) /jœte'bɔrj/ is a city, a municipality, and an urban area on the west-coast of Sweden. "Sverige" redirects here For other uses see Sweden (disambiguation and Sverige (disambiguation. He is mainly known for his 14 years as CEO and chairman of Volvo, between 1970 and 1994. A chief executive officer ( CEO) or chief executive is typically the highest-ranking corporate officer ( executive) or administrator This article is about Volvo Group - AB Volvo Volvo Cars is the passenger vehicle maker owned by Ford Motor Company, using the Volvo Trademark He is currently the chairman of investment company Kinnevik. See also Collective investment scheme An investment company is a company whose main business is holding securities of other companies purely for Investment Investment AB Kinnevik was established in 1936 by Wilhelm Klingspor and Robert von Horn as an investment company
Gyllenhammar graduated from Lund University with a degree in law in 1959. Lund University (Lunds universitet located in Lund in southernmost Sweden is one of Sweden 's most prestigious Universities and one of Scandinavia Law is a system of rules enforced through a set of Institutions used as an instrument to underpin civil obedience politics economics and society The year 1959 ( MCMLIX) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. He replaced his father, Pehr Gyllenhammar Sr., as CEO of insurance company Skandia in 1970. Pehr Gustaf Victor Gyllenhammar (1901–1988 was a Swedish insurance company executive Insurance, in Law and Economics, is a form of Risk management primarily used to hedge against the Risk of a contingent loss Skandia is a Swedish Insurance company that was started in 1855. Year 1970 ( MCMLXX) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. After only a few months he moved to Volvo where he became the CEO. This article is about Volvo Group - AB Volvo Volvo Cars is the passenger vehicle maker owned by Ford Motor Company, using the Volvo Trademark Curiously enough, he replaced his father-in-law, who became chairman, in that position. A father-in-law is a spouse's Father. See also Affinity (law Marriage Mother-in-law
Member of the International Advisory Committee of Chase Manhattan Bank 1972-1995. 
Gyllenhammar became one of the most famous businessmen in Sweden at Volvo. He mixed success with failure. He oversaw a wide-reaching diversification of Volvo's business, buying, among other things pharmaceutical company Pharmacia. Pharmacia was a Pharmaceutical company in Sweden. History Pharmacia was founded in 1911 in Stockholm, Sweden What finally forced him to leave Volvo was a failed merger with French company Renault. This article is about the country For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic France topics. This is about the company for other uses see Renault (disambiguation.
After Volvo, Gyllenhammar withdrew from Swedish public life and moved to London where he eventually became chairman of insurance company Aviva. London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom. Insurance, in Law and Economics, is a form of Risk management primarily used to hedge against the Risk of a contingent loss Aviva plc ( has a corporate lineage dating back to 1696 and is the world's fifth-largest Insurance group the largest insurance group in the UK and the second-largest He returned to Swedish business in 2004 as Chairman of Investment AB Kinnevik. Investment AB Kinnevik was established in 1936 by Wilhelm Klingspor and Robert von Horn as an investment company
Gyllenhammar is no longer a member of Investment AB Kinnevik's board. 
He serves as a director of the Reuters Founders Share Company since 1997 (now Chairman) and was awarded in 2003 an honorary doctorate by Gothenburg School of Economics and Commercial Law. This article is primarily about Reuters prior to its 2008 merger with Thomson Year 1997 ( MCMXCVII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1997 Gregorian calendar An honorary degree or a degree honoris causa ( Latin: 'for the sake of the honour' is an Academic degree for which a university (or other degree-awarding The School of Business Economics and Law ( Swedish: Handelshögskolan) is a Business school in Gothenburg, Sweden, and part of
Gyllenhammar has in the past been an outspoken supporter of the Liberal People's Party. The Liberal People's Party (Folkpartiet liberalerna abbreviated fp, meaning literally People's Party the Liberals) is a political party in Sweden In his 1973 book I Believe in Sweden (Jag tror på Sverige) he was steadfast in his support for the Scandinavian model and argued for the kind social liberalism the Liberal People's Party used to support. The Scandinavian welfare model is the term used to describe the way in which Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland and Iceland have chosen Social liberalism, also called new liberalism (as it was originally termed high liberalism radical liberalism, modern liberalism, or Gyllenhammar served on the Party board and was widely considered as a future leader of the party. At times, he revealed an ambition to become Prime Minister of Sweden. The Prime Minister (statsminister literally "Minister of the State" is the Head of government in Sweden.
Gyllenhammar is married to Christina Gyllenhammar (born Engellau in 1936). Year 1936 ( MCMXXXVI) was a Leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. They live in London and have three daughters and one son: Cecilia, Charlotte, Sophie, and Oscar.