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 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

Chairman of the board since 2014, board member since 2012, member of the remuneration committee
Born:1960
Education:
MSc in Chemical Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg.
Other assignments:
Chairman of the Board of Axolot Solutions AB, Hamnkrogen i Helsingborg Holding AB, Nexam Chemical Holding AB and Wellbo Group AB. Board member of Holm och Gross Holding AB, Polygiene AB and Preventic Group AB.
Background:
Chairman of the Board and CEO of the Perstorp Group, active at Stora Enso and partner in PAI Partners SAS.
Independent/Not independent:
Independent of the Company and management, independent of the Company's major shareholders.

Michael M.F. Kaufmann

Board member since 2005, Deputy Chairman of the Board and member of the remuneration committee
Born:1948
Education:
MBA, Universities of Stuttgart and Erlangen-Nürnberg.
Other assignments:
Chairman of Frapag Beteiligun gsholding AG, Frapag America, Inc., By Out Europe II, Frapag Slovakia and Grimming Holding Romania. CEO of Hartmann Liegenschaftsverwaltung GmbH, Kleinsölk Forstwirtschaftsverwaltung GmbH, MIKA Classic Cars GmbH and MIKA 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

Board member since 2015, member of the Audit Committe
Born:1964
Education:
MSc International Business, Copenhagen Business School.
Other assignments:
Chairman of Acast AB, Board member of Dixons Carphone PLC, ICA Gruppen AB, James Hardie Industries PLC and Qred.
Background:
CEO of Boxer TV Access AB, Nordic Managing Director of Panasonic, Chantelle and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Previously held management positions at Johnson & Johnson and Procter & Gamble. Chairman of the Board of Teknikmagasinet AB, Member of the Board of Mr Green & Co AB.
Independent/Not independent:
Independent of the Company and management, independent of the Company's major shareholders.

Bengt Hammar

Board member since 2014, Chairman of the investment committee
Born:1951
Education:
: BA and MA in International Economics and Politics, Princeton University, New Jersey, United States
Other assignments:
Director and senior adviser, 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.

Jan Åström

Board member since 2018, chairman of the Remuneration Committee, member of the Investment Committee.
Born:1956
Education:
MSc in Chemical Engineering, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm.
Other assignments:
Member of the Board of ECO Development AB and Frill Holding AB (publ). Chairman of the foundation Central Fund for Employees in Forestry and the Forest Industry, as well as Chairman of the Swedish Wrestling Federation.
Background:
President and CEO of Ahlstrom Munksjö Oyj, SCA AB, Modo Paper AB. Head of Business Group for SCA Fine Paper and Head of SCA Packaging Munksund.
Independent/Not independent:
Independent of the Company and management, independent of the Company's major shareholders.

Kristina Schauman

Board member since 2014, chairman of the audit committee
Born:1965
Education:
MSc in Economics and Business, Stockholm School of Economics.
Other assignments:
Member of the Boards of ÅF AB, Orexo AB, Coor Service Management AB, Ellos Group Holding AB, BEWiSynbra Group AB and Nordic Entertainment Group 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.

Tobias Auchli

Member of the Board since 2018, member of the audit and investment committees
Born:1972
Education:
MA HSG, University of St Gallen
Other assignments:
Chairman of the Board and CEO of Verlumenda SA
Background:
Head Innovation and R&D, Global Ice Cream Division, Nestlé SA, Director Corp. Marketing & Innovation Acceleration, Nestlé SA and General Manager Liquid & Dairy Culinary Milks, Nestlé Greater China Region
Independent/Not independent:
Independent of the Company and management, independent of the Company's major shareholders.

Victoria Van Camp

Board member since 2017, member of the Investment Committee
Born:1966
Education:
MSc in mechanical engineering and doctorate in machine elements, Luleå University of Technology
Other assignments:
CTO and President, Innovation and Business Development at AB SKF.
Background:
Board member of VBG Group AB and PREERA. Director of Industrial Market Technology & Solutions, Director of Product Innovation Lubrication BU and several other positions in SKF Group.
Independent/Not independent:
Independent of the Company and management, independent of the Company's major shareholders.

Ulrika Gustafsson

Deputy Board member since 2016, employee representative PTK
Born:1967
Education:
Upper secondary school qualification in engineering, Chemistry, various tertiary-level courses
Other assignments:
Chair of Unionen branch BillerudKorsnäs Gävle. Various assignments for Unionen at regional and central level. Board member of Korsnäs Social Fund Foundation.

Nicklas Johansson

Board member since 2017, co-opted member of the investment committee, employee representative Swedish Paper Workers Union
Born:1968
Other assignments:
Chair, Swedish Paper Workers Union local branch 165

Gunnevi Lehtinen Johansson

Board member since 2016, co-opted member of the audit committee, employee representative PTK
Born:1969
Education:
Chemistry studies at Åbo Akademi University, Turku.
Other assignments:
Production controller in BillerudKorsnäs, Vice President of Junis.

Bo Knöös

Deputy Board member since 2017, employee representative Swedish Paper Workers Union
Born:1964
Other assignments:
Chair, Swedish Paper Workers Union local branch 96