Wittlöv graduated from the Royal Institute of Technology in
Stockholm, Sweden, in 1964 with a M. Sc. In Mechanical Engineering.
He joined the ALFA-LAVAL Group in its division of industrial high
speed centrifugal separators, where he worked in the area of
manufacturing engineering and manufacturing management. He also
became the Technical Director, responsible for research and
development, at the same division.
1984 Dr. Wittlöv was appointed Vice President, Engineering, of
Volvo Aero Corporation. In 1989 he became Executive Vice President
and in 1993 President and CEO of the company. In 1997 he was
Executive Vice President of the Volvo Group with main responsibility
for technology, which position he left in connection with his
retirement in 2001.
Wittlöv is honorary Doctor of Technology, chairman of Göteborg
University (GU), and member of the board of the Swedish Research
Furthermore, Doctor Witlöv is chairman respectively board memeber
of a number of Volvo companies and foundations. From 2002, chairman
of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences
1998, Doctor Witlöv is chairman of the steering committee for the
Swedish Technology Foresight.
has earlier held positions as vice chairman of the Royal Swedish
Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA), chairman of the Swedish
Natural Science Research Council (NFR), chairman of Federation of
Swedish Industries Committee on Research and Development, chairman
of the Committee of Industrial Research of IVA, member of the board
of Swedish Strategic Research Foundation and member of Industrial
Research and Development Advisory Committee of the European