Peter Carlsson


Peter Carlsson is the founder of Northvolt. He left the position as CPO and Head of Supply Chain at Tesla Motors in the end of 2015 to become an entrepreneur, advisor and angel investor.

In 2016 Peter founded Northvolt with the mission to build Europe’s largest lithium-ion battery factory.

Before joining Tesla, Peter Carlsson was the CPO for NXP (former Philips Semiconductors) responsible for purchasing and outsourcing. Located in Singapore, he was country manager for Singapore, Malaysia and Philippines. Before starting at NXP, Peter was CPO at Sony Ericsson since 2005.

Peter had a total of 13 years experience from different roles with Ericsson and Sony Ericsson.

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    The Shifting Winds of Global Economy – How Can Europe Maintain Strategic Sovereignty?


    Europe needs to recalibrate itself to secure its position in a world in transition. Leadership in advanced technology and a successful transformation to climate-neutrality are key both to European sovereignty and to sustainable prosperity. It is time to shift from crisis mode to a strategic approach to Europe’s future. How can the European partners team up and bring their entrepreneurial potential to geoeconomic fruition? 

    Laurence Boone, Französische Staatssekretärin für Europa

    Christian Sewing, CEO, Deutsche Bank

    Peter Carlsson, CEO, Northvolt

    Claudia Nemat, Vorstandsmitglied Technology & Innovation, Deutsche Telekom

Übersicht: TDI 2023