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Clas Ohlson AB (CLASb.ST)

CLASb.ST on Stockholm Stock Exchange

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13 Sep 2019
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Kenneth Bengtsson

58 2014 Independent Chairman of the Board

Lotta Lyra

44 2017 President, Chief Executive Officer

Par Christiansen

46 2018 Chief Financial Officer

Tina Englyst

43 Head of Legal and Sustainability

Jesper Smith

49 2017 Human Resources Director

Peder Apelgren

48 2019 Chief Digital Officer

Eva Berg

54 Director of Purchasing and Product Development

Geir Hoff

47 Director of New Markets and Expansion

Jacob Sten

52 2018 Chief Growth Officer

Stine Trygg-Hauger

36 2018 Country Manager Clas Ohlson Norway

Frederik Uhrbom

48 2017 Country Manager Clas Ohlson Sweden

Virpi Viinikainen

46 2019 Country Manager Clas Ohlson Finland

Mathias Haid

49 2015 Director

Caroline Ostning

41 2018 Director, Employee Representative (Unionen)

Goran Sundstrom

57 2014 Director

Lasse Zwetsloot

43 2018 Director, Employee Representative (Handels)

Margareta Lehmann

61 2018 Independent Director

Hakan Lundstedt

53 2018 Independent Director

Goran Nasholm

64 2015 Independent Director

Charlotte Stromberg

60 2017 Independent Director

Anne Thorstvedt Sjoberg

54 2017 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Kenneth Bengtsson

Mr. Kenneth Bengtsson has been Independent Chairman of the Board of Directors of Clas Ohlson AB since September 13, 2014. He has been Independent Member of the Board of the Company since September 7, 2013. He has been active in ICA for more than 30 years, including 11 years as Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Bengtsson is Chairman of the Board of Diaverum, Ersta diakoni, Lyko, Systembolaget and World Childhood Foundation, as well as Board Member of Virtual Stores AB, Synsam and Herenco.

Lotta Lyra

Mrs. Lotta Lyra has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Clas Ohlson AB, effective as of August 1, 2017. She came from a position as Head of Development & Expansion at IKEA Group, where she is a member of the Group management team. Before the role as Head of Development & Expansion, Lotta Lyra has held several leading positions within IKEA Group, for instance as CEO assistant and within strategy development and digital transformation. She holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the Stockholm School of Economics. Besides several leading positions at IKEA Group Mrs. Lyra has held various positions within Sodra Skogsagarna and McKinsey & Co.

Par Christiansen

Mr. Par Christiansen has been appointed Chief Financial Officer of Clas Ohlson Aktiebolag, effective as of July 1, 2018. He has recently been CFO at Gant, and has held several leading positions with Transcom, MTR and SAS. He holds MSc in Engineering, Faculty of engineering, LTH, and BSc in Business administration and Economics, Lund University.

Tina Englyst

Ms. Tina Englyst serves as Head of Legal and Sustainability at Clas Ohlson Aktiebolag. She has been employed at the Company since 2011. She holds Master of Law, Uppsala University and University of Cambridge (LLM). She previously was Associate at Mannheimer Swartling Advokatbyra, Senior Legal Counsel at MTV Networks AB and Head of Legal at MTV Networks AB.

Jesper Smith

Mr. Jesper Smith has been Human Resources Director at Clas Ohlson Aktiebolag since 2017. He studied Behavioral science, language and business, Lund University and holds Executive Master in Leadership and Organization, Nyenrode Business School. He previously was HR and Internal Communications Director at Telekom Austria Group, as well as various roles in HR for Ericsson, Sony Ericsson and Tieto.

Peder Apelgren

Mr. Peder Apelgren has been Chief Digital Officer at Clas Ohlson Aktiebolag since 2019. He holds MSc in Engineering, KTH Royal Institute of Technology. He previously was Head of Customer Service globally and several other leading positions at IKEA Group. He also held carious positions within Icon Medialab, Ericsson and Hewlett Packard.

Eva Berg

Ms. Eva Berg serves as Director of Purchasing and Product Development at Clas Ohlson Aktiebolag. She has been employed since 2010. She studied at Textilinstitutet Boras, Kopmannainstitutet Stockholm. She previously was Assortment Manager Clas Ohlson, Category Manager Clas Ohlson, Production office manager H&M Hong Kong and other leading positions with H&M.

Geir Hoff

Mr. Geir Bergheim Hoff serves as Director of New Markets and Expansion at Clas Ohlson Aktiebolag. He has been employed at the Company since 1994. He holds Master of Arts in Law, Political Science and Social Economics, University of Oslo. He was previously Country Manager, Clas Ohlson Norway; Marketing Manager, Clas Ohlson Norway and various other positions at Clas Ohlson Norway.

Jacob Sten

Mr. Jacob Sten has been Chief Growth Officer at Clas Ohlson Aktiebolag since 2018. He studied Business Administration, Lund University. He previously was CEO of Inspiranda, and held a number of executive roles at Sony Mobile, Ericsson Mobile and Orkla Foods.

Stine Trygg-Hauger

Ms. Stine Trygg-Hauger serves as Country Manager Clas Ohlson Norway at Clas Ohlson Aktiebolag. She was on parental leave in 2018. She has been employed at the Company since 2009. She studied Marketing & Communications, BI Norwegian Business School. She previously was Head of Communications & Customer Interaction and various positions in marketing and communication at Clas Ohlson Norway, Brand Manager at Validus.

Frederik Uhrbom

Mr. Frederik Uhrbom has been Country Manager Clas Ohlson Sweden at Clas Ohlson Aktiebolag since 2017. He holds M.Sc. in Business and Economics, Stockholm University, Regensburg FH and Dalarna University. He previously was Director Market Operations at Hultafors Group, part of Investment AB Latour, Trade Commissioner/ Country Manager at Exportradet (Swedish Trade Council).

Virpi Viinikainen

Ms. Virpi Viinikainen has been Country Manager Clas Ohlson Finland at Clas Ohlson Aktiebolag since 2019. She holds MSc in Economics, University of Jyvaskyla. She previously held a number of leading positions at the Finnish retail group Kesko. She was Chain Director of K-Rauta Finland.

Mathias Haid

Mr. Mathias Haid has been Director of Clas Ohlson Aktiebolag since September 12, 2015. He has been Pilot at Lufthansa Cargo AG, training officer at Lufthansa’s airline operations in 1998-2015. He was Member of the Board of Clas Ohlson AS and Clas Ohlson Oy 2002-2005. He is Member of the Board of Clas Ohlson Foundation.

Caroline Ostning

Goran Sundstrom

Mr. Goran Sundstrom has been Director of Clas Ohlson Aktiebolag since September 13, 2014. He holds Master of Business Administration degree from Lunds universitet. He has experience as Founder and CEO of Sundstrom & Partners. He also held various senior positions in Corporate Finance at Alfred Berg Fondkommission AB, Aros Securities AB and Nordea Securities. His previous positions included controller at Scania AB. He is Chairman of the Board of Logitall AB and Member of the Boards of Parks & Resorts Scandinavia AB and Sundstrom & Partners AB. He is also Member of the Board of Clas Ohlson Foundation.

Lasse Zwetsloot

Mr. Lasse Zwetsloot has been Director, Employee Representative (Handels) at Clas Ohlson Aktiebolag since 2018. He has previously been Deputy Director, Employee Representative (Handels) at the Company since 2012.

Margareta Lehmann

Ms. Margareta Lehmann has been Independent Director at Clas Ohlson Aktiebolag since September 8, 2018. She has been Senior Advisor at Essity. She is former President, Health and Medical Solutions, at Essity (part of SCA until 2018) and has previously held a number of leading positions within SCA and Molnlycke and been a board member of Sanitec. She is Board member of Essity Hygiene and Health AB.

Hakan Lundstedt

Mr. Hakan Lundstedt has been Independent Director at Clas Ohlson Aktiebolag since September 8, 2018. He has been CEO and managing director of Synsam and has previously been the CEO of Mekonomen and Lantmannen, and held a number of senior roles with Orkla. He is Board member with Carl Edmond and the Venue Retail Group.

Goran Nasholm

Mr. Goran Nasholm has been Independent Director at Clas Ohlson Aktiebolag since September 12, 2015. He is mechanical engineer and holds a Master of Business Administration degree. He was CEO of Ahlsell AB 1999-2015. Goran Nasholm has previously been the Executive Vice President of Ahlsell AB, been division manager within Ahlsell AB, been the managing director of Jirva AB, purchasing director of Calor Celsius AB and had a number of purchasing positions within the Alfa Laval Group. He also serves as Chairman of the Board of Fresks Holding AB and Malef Holding AB as well as Board Member of Martin & Servera AB and Pegroco Invest AB.

Charlotte Stromberg

Ms. Charlotte Stromberg has been Independent Director at Clas Ohlson Aktiebolag since September 9, 2017. She holds Master of Business Administration, Stockholm School of Economics. She is former CEO of Jones Lang LaSalle Nordic region, a number of senior positions at Carnegie Investment Bank and worked at Alfred Berg/ABN Amro, Consensus and Robur Capital Management. She is Chairman of Castellum AB, Board member of Kinnevik AB, Founding Partner DHS Venture, Sofina S.A., Skanska AB and a member of the Swedish Securities Council.

Anne Thorstvedt Sjoberg

Ms. Anne Thorstvedt Sjoberg has been Independent Director at Clas Ohlson Aktiebolag since September 9, 2017. She holds Master of Business Administration, School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg. She has been Global Vice President Marketing at Electrolux AB. Previously, she was Global Director, Consumer, Analysis and Business Development at Mondelez International. She held several years of international experience in leading positions at companies such as Kraft Foods and Procter & Gamble.