Autoliv names European unit boss as new CEO


STOCKHOLM, March 29 (Reuters) - World-leading car safety parts maker Autoliv said on Thursday that Jan Carlson, the head of its European division, would step up to become group chief executive from the start of April. Carlson, 46, leads a division that generates more than 50 percent of Autoliv's revenues, the company said in a statement. He will replace outgoing chief executive Lars Westerberg, who is to become chairman. Westerberg has been CEO since 1999.

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