“Sanna and Tom have unique backgrounds and competences that will add significant value to Northvolt’s strategy and to our mission of enabling Europe’s transition to renewable energy,” said Peter Carlsson, CEO and Co-Founder of Northvolt.
Tom Johnstone is the Chairman of Husqvarna, Deputy Chair At Wärtsilä, Board Member of Volvo Cars and Investor and has served as President and CEO of SKF Group. Susanna Campbell is an independent investor and board member of several boards including Norrsken Founders Fund, Telia Company and Indutrade. They have both previously been a part of Northvolt’s Advisory Board.
“Northvolt has made tremendous progress in the last 18 months and have built an extremely talented multicultural team. The new laboratory and production center in Västerås which is nearing completion is the next important step in the journey. The next 2-3 years are about turning the dream of being Europe’s most environmentally friendly battery producer into reality,” commented Tom Johnstone.
“Northvolt is a truly unique enterprise, combining environmental benefit through enabling electrification on a massive scale and at the same time being the pioneer in building a new industry for Europe, in the process creating significant job creation for Sweden. Having spent a lot of time at Northvolt in the last 18 months, I have been extremely impressed with the team, consisting of hand-picked individuals, with impressive drive and knowledge from around the world. Funding and starting to build the first factory, Northvolt Labs, in Västerås was an important milestone in itself but is only the beginning of what I believe will be even bigger achievements over the coming years,” said Susanna Campbell.