How do you spend weekend amid your schedule? your busy
I like to spend time withmy family and whenever possible go to ice hockey matches or watch Formula One racing.
What are your hobbies?
I play golf – but not so well – and I listen to music.
What is the saying that you like the most? Why?
Treat others as you wish to be treated yourself. Why? Just because you have a business card that says you are CEO does not mean you should act or be treated in a special way.
Who is your icon?
Alex Ferguson – He is the formermanagerofManchester United footballteamin theUK.
What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Whenmy family is happy.
What is your greatest fear?
My biggest fear is enclosed spaces (claustrophobia. I hate small and crowded elevators.
What is the quality you most admire in a man?
What is the quality you most admire in a woman?
The same – honesty.
What do you dislike most about your appearance?
I am not tall enough for my weight (meaning I am overweight!)
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
for over 30
What is your most treasured possession?
Signed Bruce memorabilia.
What kind of “green” do you follow?
I try to practice living in a
What’s the best way to break the ice with a Chinese businessman you’ve met for the first time?
Be polite, respectful but also knowledgeable about their business and what you can do to help them.
Name places in China that impressed you most and you have not visited but want to explore?
I have not spent enough time visiting China from a non-business viewpoint but I was truly amazed when I visited the GreatWall – what a fantastic achievement. I want to see the Terracota Army on one ofmy future visits.
What kind of experience has shaped your thoughts the most?
Working in SKF for more than 37 years I have seen the strength of teamwork and the value of respect in such a global organization. SKF is like a family and with such a base and a clear message you can surely be successful
Three words to describe your impression of Chinese businessmen.
What is the book you are reading now? (What is your favorite book?)