A global marketing mogul with over 25 years of experience, Magnus Nicolin graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1984 with a Master of Business Administration. Magnus Nicolin is a native of Sweden, an alumnus of the Swedish Naval Academy, and a former Swedish Marine. He earned his United States residency in 1986. Since then, Magnus Nicolin has held numerous top-tier positions.
Magnus Nicolin launched his career with multi-billion dollar management consulting company McKinsey & Company. As Engagement Manager, Magnus Nicolin managed staff in New York, Detroit, Fort Lauderdale, Paris, Stockholm, and London. Following key management roles in Bayer and Pitney Bowes, Magnus Nicolin joined Esselte Corporation. Based in Stamford, Connecticut, Esselte was a $1.2 billion office products manufacturer. He became CEO after leading Esselte’s $550 million buyout from the Stockholm and London stock exchanges in 2002. In his new role, Magnus Nicolin expanded gross margin from 27 to 31 percent and sold Esselte’s successful DYMO Division to Newell Rubbermaid for $730 million. Magnus Nicolin later joined Newell Rubbermaid in 2006.
As President of Newell Rubbermaid’s Europe, Middle East, and Africa sector, Magnus Nicolin delivered multiple advancements. These include the consolidation of 4 individual companies and multiple office locations and warehouses, the introduction of shared service centers, and a 500 basis points rise in gross margin.
Magnus has served on multiple boards of global manufacturing and marketing companies rangning from IT consultant Primix to Esselte office products, Rapid stapling and tacking devices and most recently Ansell protection and safety products, where magnus also is the CEO.
From January 2010
August 2001 - December 2009
President & CEO
January 1998 - January 2005
Qualifications & Certifications
Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
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