Delhi Sustainable Development Summit 2002
Björn Stigson has
had extensive experience in international business. He began his career as financial
analyst with the Swedish Kockums Group. From 1971 to 1982, he worked for ESAB, the
international supplier of equipment for welding, in different positions responsible for
finance, operations, and marketing. In 1983, he became President and CEO of the Fläkt
Group, a company listed on the Stockholm stock exchange and the world leader in
environmental control technology. Following the acquisition of Fläkt by ABB, in 1991 he
became Executive Vice President and a member of ABB Asea Brown Boveris Executive
Management Group. From 1993/94, he ran his own management consultancy. On 1 January 1995,
he was appointed President of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development
(WBCSD) in Geneva, which is a coalition of some 150 leading international corporations.
Since the formation of this organization in 1990, Mr Stigson has been actively involved
with the business response to the sustainable development challenge.
Björn Stigson has served on the board of a variety of international companies. He is also presently a member of advisory councils to, among others, ABB, Unilever, OECD, The World Bank, and the Governments of China and Singapore