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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?

Hon­esty.

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?

Be­ing mar­ried

for over 30

What is your most trea­sured pos­ses­sion?

Signed Bruce mem­o­ra­bilia.

Spring­steen

What kind of “green” do you fol­low?

life­style

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.

Am­bi­tious, re­spect­ful.

What is the book you are read­ing now? (What is your fa­vorite book?)

con­fi­dent

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by IanRankin

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