Mr. Persson is a Senior Operating Executive for Cerberus Operations, the Firm’s industry-leading operations platform. He joined the Firm in 2016 and leads Cerberus Operations in Europe, working across strategies, regions, and industries. Mr. Persson brings more than 20 years in leadership roles at large, multi-national companies.
From 2011 to 2015, Mr. Persson served as Chief Executive Officer at Volvo Group, where he led and oversaw the implementation of several operational and strategic programs at the company. He also served as Chief Executive Officer of Volvo Construction Equipment and separately, Chief Executive Officer of Volvo Aero. Prior to his nine-year tenure at Volvo, Mr. Persson was Division Head at Bombardier Transportation from 2001 to 2006. He began his professional career at ABB and, among other assignments, held a number of executive positions at AdTranz, where he was Head of Strategy and M&A.
Mr. Persson sits on the Board of Directors of various Cerberus portfolio companies, including World Flight Services and Staples Solutions B.V., where he is Chairman. He also is the Chairman of the Board of New Wave Group, a Swedish publicly-listed brands and products development company.
He graduated from the Karlstad University, with a Bachelor of Business Administration.