Banner

- - -

JOBS

EXECUTIVE JOBS

INVEST IN STOCKHOLM NEWSLETTER

SWEDISH WIRE NEWSLETTER

EMBASSIES/
CONSULATES
IN SWEDEN

RSS FEEDS

STOCKS

FLIGHTS, HOTELS AND HOLIDAYS

- - -
Investment opportunities

Tips from an insider: Five innovative tech startups

Tips from an insider: Stockholm tech start-ups

5 hot life science firms in Stockholm

Stockholm's top five infrastructure projects

Four Stockholm-based ICT firms to watch

Stockholm pioneers life science research

ICT startups offer investment opportunity

Swedish companies ready for exit

Five med-tech investment opportunities

Six cleantech investment opportunities

- - -
Rankings and surveys

Sweden tops English-language skills ranking

Sweden ranked world's best country to grow old

Swedish passport world's best for travellers

Sweden second best country for mothers

Stockholm climbs in competitiveness rankings

Sweden among best countries to be born

Fortune: 'Stockholm top place for startups'

Sweden tops first global Web Index

Sweden world's second most innovative country

Stockholm world's 6th 'best city'

'Cool Stockholm' most competitive Nordic capital

Sweden has (second) best reputation in the world

Sweden among top in Internet download speed

Sweden scores highest in 'Rule of law index'

Stockholm world's No1 in intellectual capital

Sweden the world's most ICT-competitive country

Sweden great place for moms – but Norway better

Swedes place 4th in English skills ranking

Sweden among top ICT countries

Sweden’s 10 greenest brands

‘Sweden needs to sell itself more’

Sweden overtakes the US in competitiveness

Sweden 10th ‘most admired country globally’

Sweden climbs in 'doing business' ranking

Sweden among world's least corrupt nations

Sweden's mortality rates world's second lowest

Sweden a good place to die – but Britain is best

Children in Sweden have best lives

Sweden the most competitive EU nation

Safe to do business with Swedes

How Sweden became an innovation frontrunner

Nordic countries world's most food-secure

Sweden the world’s best country – politically

Swedish firms among world's top brands

Swedish brands climb in global ranking

Sweden tops government ranking - while US lags 

'Swedish model' outranks 'American dream'  

Sweden among world's least corrupt nations

Percy Barnevik arrested for sex crimes

Julian Assange seeks asylum in Ecuador

Swedish business executive, best known as CEO and later Chairman of ABB, was arrested in London on Thursday on suspicions of committing sex crimes.

The 71-year-old Swede called the accusations "baseless".

"They come from a woman who is stalking me," he told the Expressen newspaper. "She's a crazy woman, but nothing to be concerned about."

"It's part of a campaign by a person who is out to get me. As a public figure, you have to deal with people who want money and influence."

Wall Street Journal reported that a spokesman for London's Metropolitan Police confirmed on Friday that "a 71-year-old man was arrested on the 28th of June by appointment." The spokesman said that the meeting was "in relation to allegations of sexual assault." The police spokesman declined to disclose the name of the man or specific details of the charges.

Percey Barnevik is well known as the one-time CEO of ABB. He now works on a variety of philanthropic endeavors, including the U.K.-registered charity Hand in Hand International, of which he is a founder. He was a board member at General Motors in the years before the auto maker's filing for bankruptcy protection.

Barnevik was released on bail.

 

Last Updated (Friday, 29 June 2012 15:10)

 

Comments 

 
#6 2013-08-28 18:10
Kindly do not link personal and professional issues. HiH India is an independent charitable trust focussing on marginalised and under privileged women. We have managed to enter into partnership with reputed agencies State government, Nabard, Govt of Afghanistan, Unicef, UNDP and other similar agencies based on our hard work. RBI regulates the MF sector and HiH believes to offer subsidised loan to poor women. Please do not make judgemental remarks without any basis.
HiH India Mgmt Team
Quote
 
 
#5 2013-07-09 06:59
I would like to know truth! There are stories mostly a whitewash in swedish media! Percy is changing whole Tamilnadu!
But, "Hand in Hand" is an ordinary NGO. Running Self Help groups, obtaining assistance from Governments and numerous funding organisations.
Paying top staff swedish pay checks. Charging poor women higher interest rate than ordinary banks. Disappointing!
Quote
 
 
#4 2013-04-11 13:07
Mr. The truth is; high trees have to tolerate more wind ! Is is easy to do Unethical hunt , especially when someone ells do it for you. To frame a fame is easy, but to achieve fame, is not that easy... You need to be famous ! Mr. Barnevik, your are welcome to South Africa, here you will be able to be live your dream of charity. P.J. Martins +27 82456 3834
Quote
 
 
#3 2012-07-13 15:22
Barnevik is a ruthless manipulator. See the way he abused the trust vested in him at ABB. A lot of guys in his position think that they are irresistible and that they deserve it all. I'd like to know more, hearing the lady's side. I'm sure once the truth comes out he will look real bad. Maybe for once all his powerful friends will not be able to cover up for him and bail him out. I hope at last some justice will be done.
Quote
 
 
#2 2012-07-01 22:41
...and by the way his charity activity is not what it seems to be. I'll be glad to see the real truth to get uncovered. A lot of people might get a surprise...
Quote
 
 
#1 2012-07-01 22:35
I believe that Barnevik did assault this lady sexually. Ten years ago I was shocked how abusive he was helping himself with 148 million Swiss Francs from ABB. I saw him live and believe that Barnevik has a God complex. He thinks he is invincible and can conquest anything he wants. He loves the challenge. And he normally succeeds and nothing will stop him. What if this lady became his challenge and was not willing? I wouldn't be surprised, if he forced his way...like he did in other matters.
Quote
 

Latest Jobs for English speakers in Sweden

Banner

Jobs for English speakers in Sweden

Banner
Ligatus RIGHT
Banner
AdP right SKY
Most Read Searched  
Banner
Banner
Banner