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Börje Ekholm

Director
Börje Ekholm returned to serve on Trimble’s Board of Directors in January 2020. He previously served on the board from May 2015 to May 2017. Since January 2017, Mr. Ekholm has served as president and chief executive officer of Ericsson. Between May 2015 and January 2017, Mr. Ekholm served as chief executive officer of Patricia Industries, a unit of Investor AB. Mr. Ekholm was president and chief executive officer of Investor AB from September 2005 to May 2015. Mr. Ekholm joined Investor AB in 1992 as an associate in the company’s corporate finance department. From 1995 to 1997, he founded and managed Novare Kapital, an early stage venture capital company owned by Investor AB. From 1997 until August 2005, he was responsible for all Private Equity Investment activities within Investor AB and was also head of Investor Growth Capital, Investor AB’s wholly-owned venture capital arm. Mr. Ekholm was a member of Investor AB’s Management Group from 1997 to 2015. Mr. Ekholm is a past chairman of the board of Nasdaq OMX and the KTH Royal Institute of Technology. Other board assignments include Alibaba Group and Ericsson. He also serves on the board of trustees at Choate Rosemary Hall and the board of Swedish American Chamber of Commerce in New York. Mr. Ekholm has a Master of Business Administration from INSEAD, France and holds a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm.
Independent Director