Carl KEMPE

Sweden SWE

Tennis

  • Olympic Medals
    1 S
  • Games participations
    1
  • First Olympic Games
    Stockholm 1912
  • Year of Birth
    1884
Olympic Results

Biography

Carl KEMPE

Carl Kempe competed at the 1912 Olympics in tennis, winning a silver medal in indoor doubles with Gunnar Setterwall. He was much better known for his business career. Kempe studied at Uppsala University from 1903-05 and after graduation went to work for Mo och Domsjö, a pulp and paper producer which was led by his father as CEO. Carl Kempe took over as CEO of Mo och Domsjö from 1947-65, which later sponsored the ice hockey and sports clubs known as MoDo. His family name is remembered by the club with MoDo’s Kempe Embankment and Kempehallen.

Kempe invested heavily in research and development to make the company a modern industrial giant in Sweden. It later merged with Holmen Bruk AB in 1988 and in 2000 was re-named Holmen AB. Carl Kempe bought Ekolsund Castle in 1917 and decorated it with antiques and artifacts from around the world, and his collection of Chinese artifacts gained worldwide reputation. He died at his castle in July 1967.

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Stockholm 1912

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Doubles, Covered Courts
Doubles, Covered Courts Tennis
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Doubles, Covered Courts
Doubles, Covered Courts Tennis
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Singles, Covered Courts
Singles, Covered Courts Tennis