Autoliv has named Christian Swahn as executive vice president global supply chain management and member of the executive management team.

He is expected to join Autoliv during September 2019 and succeeds Mike Moloney who retired on 4 January.

The safety specialist supplier said Swahn has a "long and accomplished background" in heading global purchasing functions for industrial companies.

With this appointment, he returns to Autoliv where he was employed in the early 2000s. In the interim, he has worked in senior management positions within SKF, Volvo Penta, and Finnveden. His current assignment is senior vice president, global purchasing at Volvo Bus Corporation.

Swahn will have global responsibility for supply chain management, an area of key strategic importance, at Autoliv.

"It is with great pleasure I welcome Swahn back to Autoliv. His extensive experience and deep knowledge within purchasing in the industrial and automotive sector will be very valuable in the development of our supply chain management. This is an area where I believe that we have great potential to drive further improvements", said president and CEO Mikael Bratt.