Name: Fredrik Arp.
Title: President and CEO Volvo Car.
Languages: Swedish, English, French and some German.
Family: Wife Suzanne and four children: Gustaf, 20;
Jakob, 18; Hugo, 16; and Charlotte, 13.
Countries lived in: Sweden, France.
Education: Bachelors degree in economics from Lund University, Sweden.
What is in your garage? A Volvo V50 T5, Volvo S40 T5, Volvo XC90 and a Harley Davidson Heritage Classic.
If you could work in another industry, what would it be? Home-interior products.
What is your greatest personal achievement? Meeting my wife and starting our family.
What do you do to relax? I like to read, listen to music, go out for a run
or watch a good film.
What is the first thing you do when you arrive home from work? Catch up with my
What kinds of books do you read? I like thrillers, biographies and books on history.
If you could meet any figure from history, who would it be? Michelangelo.
What do you do on planes?
I often work or read. I sometimes watch a film.
How would you describe your character? Open-minded, straightforward, analytical and friendly.
When are you not at your best? Very early in the morning.
What was the most fun you had last year? It was a great round of golf; 81 shots on a par 72.
What are your most treasured possessions? Two nice houses and a few paintings.
What CDs are in your car right now? Norah Jones and Jamie Cullum.
Where would you really like to live? Close to the sea, near a good golf course and where the sun shines most of the time.
What are your strongest attributes as a team leader? I am honest, communicative and have the ability to feel empathy.
If you could change anything in your life, what would that be? Life is lived better without that opportunity.
What is your greatest regret? Having too little time for my family and friends.
Which words or phrases do you overuse? Align, efficiency, revenue growth.
What is your greatest fear? An accident affecting a member of my family.
What traits do you most dislike in others? Dishonesty and arrogance.
What is your greatest extravagance? A bottle of good wine
What is your current state of mind? Loaded with impressions and information about Volvo cars.
Which talent would you most like to have? I would like to speak more languages, such as Spanish and Italian.
If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? I wouldnt mind losing 10kg.