Rystedt has extensive experience of the chief financial officer position gained at a number of listed companies. Between 1989 and 1998, he held a series of senior positions in the Electrolux Group. In the late 1990s, he served as CFO of the aluminum profile company Sapa. Between 2001 and 2008, Rystedt was employed as CFO of Electrolux. From 2008 until early 2013, he was the CFO, executive vice president and country manager for Sweden for the Nordic banking group Nordea.