Essity B 222.7 (+0.9 SEK) on 06-Oct-2022 16:49

Board of Directors

Information regarding own shareholdings and those of related persons pertains to the situation on December 31, 2021.

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Pär Boman (1961)

Engineering and Business Administration degrees

Chairman of the Board since 2016.

2006–2015 President of Handelsbanken.

Independent of the company and corporate management.

Other current assignments/positions
  • Chairman of the Board of Svenska Handelsbanken AB.
  • Chairman of the Board of Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget SCA
  • Deputy Chairman of the Board of AB Industrivärden
  • Board Member of Skanska AB

Elected: 2016

Own shareholdings and those of closely associated persons: 5,000 (B-shares)

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Magnus Groth (1963)

MBA and MSc ME

President and CEO of Essity.

Former President and CEO of SCA 2015–2017, former President of SCA Consumer Goods Europe 2011–2015. President of Studsvik AB (publ) 2006–2011 and SVP of Vattenfall 2001–2005. Former member of the Board of Acando AB and Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget SCA.

Independent of Essity’s major shareholders.

Elected: 2016

Own shareholdings and those of closely associated persons: 68,500 (B-shares)

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Ewa Björling (1961)

Med. Dr. Sci. and Associate Professor from Karolinska Institutet.

Former member of the Boards of the Swedish National Insurance Office, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) and Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget SCA. Former Chairman of SPBI (Svenska Petroleum och Biodrivmedelsinstitutet).

Minister for Trade 2007–2014, and Minister for Nordic Cooperation 2010–2014. Former researcher at Karolinska Institutet.

Independent of the company, corporate management and Essity’s major shareholders.

Other current assignments/positions
  • Chairman of the Board of Xolaris AB
  • Member of the Board of Biogaia AB
  • Member of the Board of Mobilaris AB
  • Member of the Board of MD International AB (Min Doktor).

Elected: 2016

Own shareholdings and those of closely associated persons: 0

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Annemarie Gardshol (1967)

MSc Eng.

Former member of the Boards of Etac AB, Bygghemma AB, Ortivus and Semcon. Former President of PostNord Strålfors Group AB and various management positions in Gambro AB and McKinsey & Company.

Independent of the company, corporate management and Essity’s major shareholders.

Other current assignments/positions:
  • CEO of PostNord
  • Member of the Board of Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget SCA.

Elected: 2016

Own shareholdings and those of closely associated persons: 3,200 (B-shares)

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Bjørn Gulden (1965)

Bachelor’s Degree in Business & Administration and MBA in Finance and Marketing

He has since 2013 been the President and CEO of the sports and consumer company Puma. Previously held various positions in Deichmann, Helly Hansen, Adidas and Pandora. 

Previously a board member of several companies, including Pandora, Ekornes and Helly Hansen. 

Independent of the company, corporate management and Essity’s major shareholders

Other current assignments/positions:
  • President and CEO of Puma
  • Board member of Borussia Dortmund GmbH & Co.KGaA
  • Chairman of Salling Group

Elected: 2022

Own shareholdings and those of closely associated persons: 0

Torbjörn Lööf
Torbjörn Lööf (1965)

Technician

Former president of Inter IKEA Holding between 2016-2020, president of Inter Ikea Systems between 2013-2016 and president of IKEA of Sweden between 2007-2013. Previously held various senior positions within IKEA since 1999. Former chairman of the board of directors in a number of IKEA Group companies between 2013-2016 and member of the board of directors in Inter IKEA Holding between 2016-2020. 

Independent in relation to the company, the management and Essity’s larger shareholders. 

Other current assignments/positions
  • Member of the Board of AB Blåkläder

Elected: 2021

Own shareholdings and those of closely associated persons: 5,000 Essity (B-shares)

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Barbara Milian Thoralfsson (1959)

MBA, BA

Member of the Advisory Board Sparebank 1 Markets. Former President of NetCom ASA 2001–2005 and President of Midelfart & Co AS 1995–2000. Former member of the Boards of Cable & Wireless Plc, AB Electrolux, G4S Plc, Orkla ASA, Tandberg ASA and Telenor ASA.

Independent of the company, corporate management and Essity’s major shareholders.

Other current assignments/positions:
  • Member of the Board of Hilti AG
  • Member of the Board of Exclusive Networks SA
  • Member of the Board of Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget, SCA

Elected: 2016

Own shareholdings and those of closely associated persons: 0

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Bert Nordberg (1956)

Engineer

Previously held various management positions in Digital Equipment Corp. and Ericsson, President of Sony Mobile Communications AB 2009–2012. Former Chairman of the Boards of Sony Mobile Communications and TDC Group A/S and member of the Boards of BlackBerry Ltd, Skistar AB, Axis AB and AB Electrolux.

Independent of the company, corporate management and Essity’s major shareholders.

Other current assignments/positions:
  • Chairman of the Board of Vestas Wind Systems A/S
  • Member of the Board of Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget SCA
  • Member of the Board of SAAB

Elected: 2016

Own shareholdings and those of closely associated persons: 16,800 (B-shares)

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Lars Rebien Sørensen (1954)

BSc Forestry and MSc Econ.

Former Deputy Chairman of the Board of Carlsberg A/S, President and CEO of Novo Nordisk 2000–2017.

Independent of the company, corporate management and Essity’s major shareholders.

Other current assignments/positions:
  • Chairman of Axcel
  • Chairman of Novo Holding A/S
  • Chairman of Novo Nordisk Foundation
  • Chairman of Ferring Pharmaceuticals
  • Member of the Board of Jungbunzlauer
  • Member of the Board of Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc

Elected: 2017

Own shareholdings and those of closely associated persons: 0

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Louise Svanberg (1958)

MSc Econ.

Previously held various management positions in EF Education First, including President 2002–2008 and Chairman of the Board 2008–2010. Former member of the Board of Careers Australia Group Ltd and Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget SCA.

Independent of the company, corporate management and Essity’s major shareholders.

Other current assignments/positions:
  • Member of the Boards of Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston
  • Member of the Board of CERAS Health, New York
  • Chairman of the Swedes Worldwide organization

Elected: 2016

Own shareholdings and those of closely associated persons: 28,540 (B-shares)

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Susanna Lind (1966)

Union Representative

Operator at Essity Hygiene and Health AB, Falkenberg

Other current assignments/positions
  • Member of the Swedish Trade Union Confederation (LO)

Appointed 2019

Own shareholdings and those of closely associated persons: 100 (B-shares)

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Niclas Thulin (1976)

Union Representative

IT Specialist Collaboration & Workplace at Essity Hygiene & Health AB, Gothenburg

Other current assignments/positions:
  • Member of the Council for Negotiation and Cooperation (PTK).

Appointed: 2017

Own shareholdings and those of closely associated persons: 36

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Örjan Svensson (1963)

Union Representative

Senior Industrial Safety Representative at Essity Hygiene and Health AB, Lilla Edet. Former member of the Board of Svenska Cellulosa.

Other current assignments/positions
  • Member of the Swedish Trade Union Confederation (LO).

Appointed 2017

Own shareholdings and those of closely associated persons: 112 (B-shares)

Niklas Engdahl (1980)

Deputy

Employed at Essity Hygiene and Health AB, Lilla Edet

Other current assignments/positions:
  • Member of the Council for Negotiation and Cooperation (PTK).

Appointed: 2017

Own shareholdings and those of closely associated persons: 0

Martin Ericsson (1968)

Deputy

Employed at Essity Hygiene and Health AB, Falkenberg

Other current assignments/positions:
  • Member of the Council for Negotiation and Cooperation (PTK)

Appointed: 2017

Own shareholdings and those of closely associated persons: 200 (A-shares) and 200 (B-shares)

Andreas Larsson (1989)

Deputy

Employed at Essity Hygiene and Health AB, Gothenburg

Other current assignments/positions:
  • Member of the Council for Negotiation and Cooperation (PTK)

Appointed: 2018

Own shareholdings and those of closely associated persons: 2,120 (B-shares)

Ernst & Young AB

Senior Auditor: Hamish Mabon, Authorized Public Accountant.

Own shareholdings and those of closely associated persons: 0

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Mikael Schmidt (1960)

Master of Laws

Senior Vice President, Group Function Legal Affairs, General Counsel

Other current assignments/positions

Employed since: 1992

B shares 31,000