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ERT launches podcast series “21st Century Industrialists”


BRUSSELS, 8 FEBRUARY 2021: The European Round Table for Industry (ERT), today launches a podcast entitled 21st Century Industrialists, a series of one-to-one interviews with the leaders some of Europe’s best known industrial and technology companies.


The interviews with corporate leaders of global industrials from across Europe will address their backgrounds and leadership lessons, as well as the challenges they see on the horizon for business, society and the European Union. Episodes of the podcast will be released on a monthly basis.

Launching today, the first episode of 21st Century Industrialists is an interview with Carl-Henric Svanberg, ERT Chair and Chairman of Volvo Group. In a very open interview, he talks about his upbringing in Sweden and shares the lessons he learned from his various roles at the helm of Assa Abloy, Ericsson, BP and his current role.

21st Century Industrialists is available on Apple, Deezer, Google and Spotify.

The industrial leaders that make up the Membership of ERT have hugely varied backgrounds and perspectives. At a time when there is so much emphasis on the vision and values intrinsic to real leadership, we feel it’s the moment to conduct interviews with the CEOs & Chairs in ERT, to allow people to get a sense of who are Members are – and where they stand on some of key issues of our time.
Frank Heemskerk
  • Frank Heemskerk
  • Secretary General, ERT