Biography of Antti Herlin
Antti Herlin is a Finnish businessman and billionaire. He is best known as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of KONE Corporation, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of elevators and escalators. Herlin is also a major shareholder of Cargotec Corporation, which specializes in cargo-handling solutions, and Konecranes, a provider of cranes and other material handling equipment. As of August 2021, Forbes estimates Herlin’s net worth to be $5.2 billion USD.
Early Life and Education
Antti Herlin was born on November 14, 1956 in Helsinki, Finland. He is the son of Pekka Herlin, who was the Chairman of KONE Corporation from 1987 to 2003. Herlin graduated with a Master’s Degree in Science from Helsinki University of Technology in 1983. He also holds an Honorary Doctorate from Lappeenranta University of Technology.
Career and Achievements
After completing his studies, Antti Herlin started his career as a researcher at the Technical Research Centre of Finland. He then joined KONE Corporation in 1985, where he worked in various positions before being appointed as the Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors in 1996. In 2003, he became the Chairman of the Board, succeeding his father.
Under Herlin’s leadership, KONE Corporation has expanded its operations globally and has become one of the largest elevator and escalator manufacturers in the world. The company has also been recognized for its sustainable practices and has been included in various sustainability indices such as the Dow Jones Sustainability Index and the FTSE4Good Index Series.
Aside from his role in KONE Corporation, Antti Herlin is also a major shareholder of Cargotec Corporation, which he co-founded in 2005. Cargotec is a leading provider of cargo-handling solutions for various industries such as ports, terminals, and distribution centers. Herlin is also the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Konecranes, a provider of cranes and other material handling equipment.
Antti Herlin is married and has four children. He is known for his interest in environmental and sustainability issues, and has been a member of the Club of Rome since 2015. Herlin also serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Finnish Foundation for Technology Promotion.
|Born||November 14, 1956|
|Sector||Elevators and escalators, cargo-handling solutions, cranes and material handling equipment|
|Companies||KONE Corporation, Cargotec Corporation, Konecranes|
|Net Worth||$5.2 billion USD|