Board of Directors

According to the Articles of Association, the Company’s Board of Directors must consist of at least five and at most ten directors, apart from those persons who, pursuant to law, may be appointed according to other arrangements.

Swedish Match’s Board of Directors consists of seven members elected by the General Meeting plus three employee representatives and their three deputies in accordance with the Trade Union Representatives (Status at the Workplace) Act.


Holdings of own and related parties shares as of December 31, 2017. For continuously updated information regarding insiders' transactions, please visit the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority’s website (Finansinspektionen).

Conny Karlsson

Board of Directors

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Conny Karlsson: Born 1955. M.Sc. in Economics and Business from Stockholm School of Economics. Chairman of the Board of Directors since 2007. Board member since 2006. Chairman of the Compensation Committee.

Other Board Assignments:

Chairman of Zeres Capital AB and Cake 0 emission AB. Non-Executive Board member of Malte Månsson AB and Yrkesakademin AB.

Previous positions:

Chief Executive Officer, Duni AB; Marketing Director, Procter & Gamble UK; Marketing Director and Regional Director, Procter & Gamble Scandinavia; Marketing Director, Procter & Gamble E&SO.

Own and related parties´ shares:

30,000

Independence in relation to the company/senior management:

Yes

Independence in relation to major shareholders of the Company:

Yes

Andrew Cripps

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Andrew Cripps: Born 1957. B.A. University of Cambridge. Chartered Accountant. Board member since 2006. Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors and member of the Audit Committee.

Other Board Assignments:

Non-Executive Director of the Howden Joinery Group plc, Booker Group plc and the 2 Sisters Food Group.

Previous positions:

Director of Corporate Finance, Rothmans International; Director of Investments, British American Tobacco; President, Laurens International SA.

Own and related parties´ shares:

19,200

Independence in relation to the company/senior management:

Yes

Independence in relation to major shareholders of the Company:

Yes

Charles A. Blixt

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Charles A. Blixt: Born 1951. Jur. Dr. and B.A University of Illinois. Board member since 2015. Member of the Compensation Committee.

Other Board Assignments:

Non-Executive Chairman, Atrum Coal Limited; Non-Executive Director, Lamb Weston Holdings Inc.

Previous positions:

Interim General Counsel, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Inc; Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Reynolds American Inc.

Own and related parties´ shares:

3,000

Independence in relation to the company/senior management:

Yes

Independence in relation to major shareholders of the Company:

Yes

Jacqueline Hoogerbrugge

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Jacqueline Hoogerbrugge: Born 1963. M.Sc. Chemical Engineering from the University of Groningen. Board member since 2015. Member of the Compensation Committee.

Other Board Assignments:

Non-Executive Board member of Ikea Industry AB and Dometic AB.

Previous positions:

President Operations, Cloetta AB; President Operations, Leaf International BV; Vice President Operations, Danone’s Medical Nutrition Division; Vice President Procurement, Numico Baby & Medical Food, various positions in engineering, manufacturing and procurement, Unilever; and various positions in engineering and sales Fluor Daniel.

Own and related parties´ shares:

3,200

Independence in relation to the company/senior management:

Yes

Independence in relation to major shareholders of the Company:

Yes

Pauline Lindwall

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Pauline Lindwall: Born 1961. BSc, University of Växjö. Board member since 2017.

Other Board Assignments:

Non-Executive Board member of Celesio AG, Duni AB, and Lantmännen.

Previous positions:

Category Director Coffee, France and Southern Europe Mondelez International; Country Business Manager, Nestlé Nutrition Germany & Austria; Country Business Manager, Nestlé Nutrition Indonesia; Nordic Marketing Director, Nestlé Nordic; Head of Nestlé Innovation, Out of Home Coffee UK; Nordic Marketing Manager, Nestlé Coffee & Beverages.

Own and related parties´ shares:

1,400

Independence in relation to the company/senior management:

Yes

Independence in relation to major shareholders of the Company:

Yes

Wenche Rolfsen

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Wenche Rolfsen: Born 1952. M.Sc. in Pharmacy and Ph.D. in Pharmacology from Uppsala University. Board member since 2013. Member of the Audit Committee.

Other Board Assignments:

Chairman of Index Pharmaceuticals and Bioarctic AB; Board member of Recipharm AB.

Previous positions:

Vice President Quintiles Phase I, Europe; CEO, Quintiles, Scandinavia; Director, Quintiles, Sweden; Managing Director of Pharmacology, Pharmacia Upjohn; Head of Pharmacology, Pharmacia Opthalmics; Head of Pharmacology, Pharmacia Läkemedel.

Own and related parties´ shares:

3,180

Independence in relation to the company/senior management:

Yes

Independence in relation to major shareholders of the Company:

Yes

Joakim Westh

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Joakim Westh: Born 1961. M.Sc. Royal Institute of Technology and M.Sc. Aeronautics and Astronautics MIT. Board member since 2011. Chairman of the Audit Committee.

Other Board Assignments:

Board member and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Saab AB. Non-Executive Board member of Absolent Group AB and CGI Inc.

Previous positions:

Senior Vice President and Head of Group Function Strategy and Operational Excellence and member of Group Management Team, Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson; Group Vice President and member of the Executive Management Team, Assa Abloy AB; Chairman, Absolent AB; Partner, McKinsey & Co. Inc.

Own and related parties´ shares:

2,500

Independence in relation to the company/senior management:

Yes

Independence in relation to major shareholders of the Company:

Yes

Employee representatives

Patrik Engelbrektsson

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Patrik Engelbrektsson: Born 1965. Board member since 2013. Appointed by the Swedish Trade Union Confederation (LO) within Swedish Match. Chairman of the Trade Union Association at the snus factory in Gothenburg, Sweden. Forklift driver at the Gothenburg factory.

Previous positions:

Mill worker, Machine Operator, Forklift driver at the Gothenburg snus factory.

Own and related parties´ shares:

0

Pär-Ola Olausson

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Pär-Ola Olausson: Born 1972. Boarder member since 2018. Appointed by the Swedish Trade Union Confederation (LO) within Swedish Match. Vice Chairman of IF Metall’s Trade Union Association at Swedish Match’s match factory in Tidaholm, Sweden. Technical support at Swedish Match’s match factory in Tidaholm.

Previous positions:

Technical support at Swedish Match’s match factory in Tidaholm.

Own and related parties´ shares:

0

Dragan Popovic

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Dragan Popovic: Born 1973. Board member since 2017. Appointed by the Council for Negotiation and Co-operation (PTK) within Swedish Match. Board member of the Swedish Association of Management and Professional Staff (Ledarna) at the snus factories in Gothenburg and Kungälv, Sweden. Area Manager Production at Swedish Match’s snus factory in Gothenburg.

Previous positions:

Area Manager loose snus, Area Manager portion snus Original, Area Manager Pilot Plant and Machine Operator, at Swedish Match’s snus factory in Gothenburg.

Own and related parties´ shares:

0

Deputies

Niclas Bengtsson

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Niclas Bengtsson: Born 1969. Deputy member since 2018. Appointed by the Council for Negotiation and Co-operation (PTK) within Swedish Match. Vice President Group Tax at Swedish Match’s headquarters, Stockholm, Sweden.

Previous positions:

Tax Director Group Finance, Swedish Match; Manager, Ernst & Young; Tax Litigation Officer, Tax Agency.

Own and related parties´ shares:

0

Niclas Ed

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Niclas Ed: Born 1968. Deputy member since 2017. Appointed by the Council for Negotiation and Co-operation (PTK) within Swedish Match. Deputy Chairman of the Trade Union Association (Sälj-klubben) within Swedish Match Europe Division. Sales Representative, Swedish Match Europe Division.

Previous positions:

Sales Representative, JC – Brothers; Sales support, Skandia; Sales Representative, Ellte; Sales Representative, Nikko.

Own and related parties´ shares:

0

Matthias Eklund

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Matthias Eklund: Born 1980. Deputy member since 2018. Appointed by the Swedish Trade Union Confederation (LO) within Swedish Match. Board member of the Swedish Food Workers’ Trade Union Association (Livs) at SMD Logistics in Kungsängen, Sweden. Warehouse worker at SMD Logistics in Kungsängen.

Previous positions:

Warehouse worker, Swedish Match Distribution in Solna.

Own and related parties´ shares:

0