Assar Thorvald Nathanael Gabrielsson



Bachelor of Economics, Hon Dr. of Economics

Founder of Volvo. Managing Director of AB Volvo 1926-1956 and Head of the Volvo Group. Chairman of AB Volvo 1956-1962.

Born  August 13, 1891 in Korsberga, County of Skaraborg, son of Gabriel Nathanael Gabrielsson, bailiff, and Anna Helmina Larsson.
Died May 28, 1962 in the parish of Vasa, Göteborg.

Married 1916, to Anna Teresia Andersson, born December 19, 1890. Four children: Lars, Barbro, Jan and Bo.

1912-1916    Employed as stenographer in the Chancellery
                      of the Lower House of the Swedish
                      Parliament. He also helped out in his fathers
                      egg business.
1916-1920    Employed at SKF in Göteborg.
1920-1922    Managing Director of the SKF subsidiary
                      in France.
1923-1926    Sales Manager at SKF in Göteborg.
1926-1956    Managing Director in AB Volvo.
1956-1962    Chairman of the board of AB Volvo.