Per-Olof Lööf has served as Honorary Consul of Sweden since he received his exequatur from the US State Department on January 18th, 2006.
Mr. Lööf joined KEMET Corporation (NYSE:KEM) in April, 2005, as the Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors. KEMET applies world class service and quality delivering industry leading, high performance capacitance solutions to its customer, globally. KEMET offers the world’s most complete line of capacitor technologies. Production is measured in the billions of pieces per year. KEMET employs over 11,000 people, is headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina, has 21 manufacturing facilities in 11 countries, and sales and support operations in 27 countries. KEMET sales revenue exceeds one billion dollars annually, growing from $425 million in 2005.
Lööf was recruited as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Sensormatic Electronics Corporation, at the time a NYSE company, the global leader in electronic security. He led the organization through a difficult turnaround and managed its successful acquisition by Tyco. The combined company is the world’s largest manufacturer, installer, and provider of fire protection systems and electronic security services. Sensormatic was the provider of electronic security for the 2002 Winter Olympic Games.
A native of Sweden, Lööf has an extensive background in the global economy and has a proven track record of successful business-turnarounds. Prior to joining Sensormatic in 1999, he was Senior Vice President of NCR's Financial Solutions Group, one of the world’s leading suppliers to the retail financial services industry. Lööf reported to NCR Chairman.
Joining NCR from AT&T ISTEL, one of Europe's leading providers of integrated computing and communication services, where Lööf served as CEO. Previously he worked for 12 years at Digital Equipment Corporation where he was Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Europe. Lööf is an Andersen Consulting alumnus from the United States and Sweden. He holds a degree (MSc) in Economics and Business Administration from the Stockholm School of Economics, and has been awarded a U.S. Patent. He is a member of the board of directors of Global Options Inc, a public company based in New York City.
Since 1999, Lööf and his family have resided in Florida, and is active in many civic and charitable organizations, including: Member of the Board of the International Center for Missing and Exploited Children headquartered in Washington DC, member of the Board of Governors for the Boca Raton Regional Hospital, member of the board of the Florida Grand Opera; a Freeman of the City of London, a Liveryman and Founding Member of the Guild of Security Professionals in the City of London. The family is additionally actively supporting the Red Cross, United Way, Children’s Harbor and the Worldwide Childhood Foundation
He was given the opportunity to run with the Olympic torch in 2002.
Mr. Lööf was instrumental in establishing the Swedish Church in South Florida. He serves as the president of the Church Board. Its foundation in December 2009 was attended by Bishop Lennart Koskinen.
His wife Åsa Lena is the President of SWEA International Inc, an educator and was previously the Headmistress of the Swedish School in London. Mrs. Lööf has degrees in Psychology and Education from the University of Stockholm, Uppsala and London. She completed her Graduate studies in Los Angeles, specializing in learning disabilities. They have twin sons, John, an engineering graduate of Tufts University, lives in San Francisco and works for Linkedin. Carl a graduate of the University of Chicago lives in New York City, and works for Winchester Capital.