Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is ultimately responsible for ensuring that the management and organisation of the company’s business is suitable. The Board of Directors monitors BillerudKorsnäs’ operations and management and passes decisions in significant areas concerning strategy, investment, organisation and finance. The Board of Directors shall continuously asses the company's financial situation and monitor the accounting and the financial control within the company. The Board of Directors has two permanent committees: the Audit Committee and the Compensation Committee. The Board of Directors can also establish temporary committees to deal with specific matters.

The Board of Directors consists of the Directors, including the chairman, elected for the period until the end of the next Annual General Meeting. In addition, the Board of Directors includes trade unions representatives.

Lennart Holm

Lennart Holm

Chairman of the Board since 2014, Board member since 2012, chairman of the investment committee, member of the remuneration committee

Born: 1960

 

Education:

MSc in chemical engineering, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg. Degree in Finance, University of Gothenburg.

Other assignments:

Chairman of  Axolot Solutions AB, Brunkeberg Systems AB, Hamnkrogen in Helsingborg Holding AB, Nexam Chemical Holding AB, Polygiene AB, Tuve Holding AB and Vida AB.

Board member of  Holm och Gross Holding AB. Preventic Group AB and Dermazip AB .

Background:

Several senior positions in multinational companies. Previous positions include among others CEO and later Chairman of Perstorp AB and President of Stora Cell AB

Independent/Not independent: Independent of the Company and management, independent of the Company’s major shareholders. 

Michael M. F. Kaufmann

Michael M. F. Kaufmann

Board member since 2005, member of the remuneration committee.

Born: 1948

 

Education:

MBA, Universities of Stuttgart and Erlangen-Nürnberg.

Other assignments:

CEO, Frapag Beteiligungsholding AG. CEO, HKW Privatstiftung.

Background:

Formerly held various managerial positions in Frantschach/ Mondi, Vienna, Austria. 

Independent/Not independent:
Independent of the Company and management, not independent of the Company’s major shareholders.

Andrea Gisle Joosen

Andrea Gisle Joosen

Board member since 2015.

Born: 1964

 

Education: MSc International Business, Copenhagen Business School.

Other assignments: Chairman of Teknik-magasinet AB. Board member of Dixons Carphone PLC, ICA Gruppen AB, James Hardie Industries PLC and Mr Green & Co AB.

Background: CEO of Boxer TV Access AB, Managing Director of Panasonic’s business in the Nordics, Chantelle and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Previously held management positions at Johnson & Johnson and Procter & Gamble 

Independent/Not independent: Independent of the Company and management, independent of the Company’s major shareholders.

Bengt Hammar

Bengt Hammar

Board member since 2014, member of the investment committee

Born: 1951

 

Education:

BA and MA in International Economy and Politics, Princeton University, New Jersey, United States 

Other assignments:

Director, Senior Advisor at Pöyry Capital Ltd.



Background:

Managing Director, Head of Global Forest Products & Packaging, Barclays De Zoete Wedd Ltd. Executive Director, Head of European Forest Products & Packaging, Morgan Stanley & Co. Int. 

Independent/Not independent: Independent of the Company and management, independent of the Company’s major shareholders. 

Mikael Hellberg

Mikael Hellberg

Board member since 2014, chairman of the remuneration committee, member of the audit committee. 

Born: 1954

 

Education:

BSc in Economics, University of Minnesota, United States. Studies at Stockholm School of Economics. 

Other assignments:

Chairman of Delicato Bakverk AB, Berntson Brands AB, Fresk Group AB, Wallvision AB and the Einar Belvén Foundation. Board member of, inter alia, Segeltorp Holding AB.

Background:

CEO of Wasabröd AB, Pripps Bryggerier/Carlsberg Sverige AB, Alcro-Beckers AB and Nordic Head of Procter & Gamble HABC. Chairman of companies including AB Annas Pepparkakor, Björn-kläder AB, NCS Colour AB, Wernersson Ost AB, Mobeon AB, Spring Mobile AB and Anticimex AB. 

Independent/Not independent: Independent of the Company and management, independent of the Company’s major shareholders.

Jan Homan

Jan Homan

Board member since 2012, member of the audit committee.

Born: 1947

 

Education:

Business studies, University of Commerce, Vienna, Austria.

Other assignments:

Chair- man of the Board of Frapag Beteiligungsholding AG. Board member of Constantia Flexibles Group, Erste Group Bank AG and Slovenska Sporitelna. Head of European Aluminium Foil Association and Flexible Packaging Europe. 

Background:

CEO of Constantia Flexibles Group and CEO of Constantia Teich Group.

Independent/Not independent: Independent of the Company and management, not independent of the Company’s major shareholders. 

Gunilla Jönson

Gunilla Jönson

Board member since 2003, member of the investment committee.

Born: 1943

 

Education:

MSc and PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg. 

Other assignments:

Senior Professor in Packaging Logistics, Engineering Faculty LTH, Lund University. Member of the steering group at LUFO (Lund University Food Studies). Member of Invest in Skåne AB, chair-man/member of various scientific programme committees and assessment groups, and member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA). 

Background:

Dean of Faculty of Engineering, Lund University. Various executive and other posi-tions at SCA Packaging. Research Director, Swedish Packaging Research Institute. 

Independent/Not indepen dent: Independent of the Company and management, independent of the Company’s major shareholders. 

Kristina Schauman

Kristina Schauman

Board member since 2014, chairman of the audit committee. 

Born: 1965

 

Education:

MSc in Economics and Business, Stock- holm School of Economics 

Other assignments:

Board member of ÅF AB, Livförsäkringsbolaget Skandia ömsesidigt, Orexo AB, Apoteket AB, Coor Service Management AB and Ellos Group Holding AB.

Background:

Various financial managerial positions in Stora Enso, ABB and Investor and top executive positions in OMX AB, Carnegie Investment bank and Apoteket AB.

Independent/Not independent: Independent of the Company and management, independent of the Company’s major shareholders. 

Kjell Olsson

Kjell Olsson

Board member since 2012, employee representative Pappers

Born: 1959

 

Other assignments:

Chairman of Pappers Avd 3 trade union in Gävle. 

Background: – 

 

Independent/Not independent:

 Independent of management and the Company’s major shareholders, not independent of the Company (employed). 

Gunnevi Lehtinen Johansson

Gunnevi Lehtinen Johansson

Board member since 2016.

Born: 1969

 

Education:

Chemistry studies at Åbo Akademi.

Other assignments:

Production Controller in BillerudKorsnäs , Board member at Junis.

Background: -

Independent/Not independent: Independent of the Company and management, not independent of the Company’s major shareholders (employee). 

Nicklas Johansson

Nicklas Johansson

Board member since 2016.

Born: 1968

 

Education: -

Other assignments: -

Background: -

Independent/Not independent: Independent of the Company and management, not independent of the Company’s major shareholders (employee). 

Ulrika Gustafsson

Ulrika Gustafsson

Board member since 2016.

Born: 1967

 

Education: -

Other assignments: -

Background: -

Independent/Not independent: Independent of the Company and management, not independent of the Company’s major shareholders (employee). 

Last updated: 2015-01-27