Autoliv has named Magnus Jarlegren as executive vice president operations and member of the safety equipment specialist's executive management team. He takes up his new position by August 2019.

The supplier said Jarlegren has extensive experience in heading development and change management in global operations in the automotive and engineering industries and is currently employed by Sandvik, where he has worked with operations, business development and change management since 2014, as vice president of production and most recently as VP of supply at Sandvik Coromant. Prior to that he worked at McKinsey & Co for 10 years.

"In his new role, Jarlegren will have the global responsibility for the continued development of strategies and strategy implementation to drive operational excellence throughout Autoliv's global production system," the company said in a statement.

Jarlegren succeeds Ed Carpenter who retired in October 2018. Until Jarlegen arrives, Svante Mogefors holds the role of acting EVP of operations, in addition to his role as EVP, quality.