He remains in his current position until 8 July, 2019, unless otherwise agreed by the parties, Autoliv added.
Mikael Bratt, president and CEO, said: “We thank Mats for his valuable contributions to Autoliv and the executive management team over the past three years and wish him all the best in his new position.
Following Backman’s departure, Christian Hanke, vice president, corporate control, will serve as interim CFO until a permanent appointment is made.
“The plan is for Mats to join Veoneer after ensuring a smooth transition of his current responsibilities in Autoliv , at the latest in early July 2019. Mats will replace Mathias Hermansson who, as previously communicated, has decided to seek new opportunities outside the company,” a Veoneer statement said.