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Essity AB (publ) (ESSITYa.ST)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Par Boman

59 2016 Independent Chairman of the Board

Magnus Groth

57 2017 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Fredrik Rystedt

57 2017 Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Head of Group Function Finance

Pablo Fuentes

47 2017 President - Latin America

Mikael Schmidt

60 Senior Vice President, Group Function Legal Affairs, General Counsel, Secretary to the Board

Anna Savinger Aslund

51 2017 Senior Vice President, Group Function Human Resources

Josephine Edwall-Bjorklund

56 2017 Senior Vice President, Group Function Communications

Donato Giorgio

47 2018 President, Global Manufacturing

Ulrika Kolsrud

50 2018 President Health and Medical Solutions

Don Lewis

59 2017 President, Professional Hygiene

Robert Sjostrom

56 2018 President, Global Operational Services

Tuomas Yrjola

42 2018 President, Global Brand, Innovation and Sustainability

Volker Zoller

53 2017 President, Consumer Goods

Susanna Naumanen

54 2019 Director, Employee Representative

Orjan Svensson

57 2017 Director, Employee Representative

Niclas Thulin

44 2017 Director, Employee Representative

Ewa Bjorling

59 2016 Independent Director

Maija-Liisa Friman

68 2016 Independent Director

Annemarie Gardshol

53 2016 Independent Director

Barbara Milian Thoralfsson

61 2016 Independent Director

Bert Nordberg

63 2016 Independent Director

Lars Sorensen

66 2017 Independent Director

Louise Svanberg

62 2016 Independent Director

Johan Karlsson

Vice President Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Par Boman

Mr. Par Boman serves as Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company. He has been Engineering and Business Administration degrees Chairman of the Board since 2016. Chairman of the Board of Svenska Handelsbanken AB and Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget SCA, Deputy Chairman of the Board of AB Industrivärden and member of the Board of Skanska AB. 2006–2015 President of Handelsbanken Elected: 2016 Independent of the company and corporate management.

Magnus Groth

Mr. Magnus Groth serves as President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. He was 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, Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget SCA and Studsvik.

Fredrik Rystedt

Mr. Fredrik Rystedt serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Head of Group Function Finance of the Company. He has been in SCA since 2014. He also serves as Board Member of Vattenfall AB and Vinda International Holdings Limited. He holds a Master of Sconce degree in Economics from Handelshogskolan i Stockholm (1985-1989). Previously, he was CFO of AB Electrolux, Nordea AB and Sapa AB, among others. He was also Board Member of Gunnebo Industrier AB and Svenskt Industriflyg AB, Deputy Board Member of Affarsbankernas Serviceaktiebolag and Vice President of Nordea Bank AB, among others.

Pablo Fuentes

Mr. Pablo Fuentes serves as President - Latin America of the Company. He has been in SCA since 2006. He holds Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico (1992-1997), and Master of Business Administration from Harvard University (2001-2003), Master of Science in Economics. He previously held a number of senior positions within SCA, including COO SCA Mexico and Central America of SCA Mexico y Centro America and CFO of Americas Business Unit of SCA Americas, among others. He also worked as Finance and Operations Director at Danone Mexico (2003-2006) and Group Manager, Finance and Strategic Planning (1999-2001) at Procter & Gamble Global Business Unit, as well as Department Manager, Wal*Mart Sales Team (1997-1999) and Product Supply Finance Analyst (1996-1997) at Procter & Gamble Mexico. He is Board Member of Grupo Familia since 2012.

Mikael Schmidt

Mr. Mikael Schmidt serves as Senior Vice President, Group Function Legal Affairs, General Counsel, Secretary to the Board of the Company. He is also Secretary of the Board. He has been in SCA since 1992. He is Deputy Board Member of Vinda, Hong Kong and Chairman of Essity Forsakringsaktiebolag, Stockholm. He holds Master of Laws, Uppsala universitet (1986). He previously held various positions within the legal profession, including Assistant Judge and Corporate Counsel. He was also Chairman of the Board of Svenskt Industriflyg AB.

Anna Savinger Aslund

Ms. Anna Savinger Aslund serves as Senior Vice President, Group Function Human Resources of the Company. She has been in SCA and held various positions since 2001. She holds Bachelor of Science in Human Resources Management from Linkopings universitet (1992-1996). She was previously Human Resource Manager at AstraZeneca and Engineer at Forser Arkitekter.

Josephine Edwall-Bjorklund

Ms. Josephine Edwall-Bjorklund serves as Senior Vice President, Group Function Communications of the Company. She has been in SCA since 2012. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Communications and Information Administration, Jonkoping university (1986-1988) and Advanced Management Program at Handelshogskolan i Stockholm (1999). She previously held various communication positions within Ericsson AB from 1991 till 2012.

Donato Giorgio

Mr. Donato Giorgio serves as President, Global Manufacturing of the Company. He no longer serves as President, Global Hygiene Supply Tissue of the Company effective as of December 31, 2018. He has held the position since 2017. He has been in SCA since 2009. He holds Master in Mechanical Engineering with management orientation, Politecnico di Bari, Italy (1992-1996). He previously held various senior positions within Procter & Gamble, including Operations Manager Beauty Care and Operations Manager Tissue.

Ulrika Kolsrud

Ms. Ulrika Kolsrud serves as President Health and Medical Solutions of the Company. She no longer serves as President, Global Hygiene Supply Personal Care at Essity Aktiebolag (publ) effective as of December 31, 2018. She has held the position since 2017. She has been in SCA since 1995. She holds Master of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Chalmers Tekniska Hogskola (1990-1995). She previously held various senior positions within SCA, including Vice President R&D Personal Care and Global Product Director Baby, among others.

Don Lewis

Mr. Don Lewis serves as President, Professional Hygiene of the Company. He has been in SCA since 2002. He holds Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Youngstown State University (1986). He was previously EVP at Encore Paper and Sales Manager at Fort Howard Paper, as well as Board Member of Productos Familia S.A., among others. He has been Board Member of The Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. since 2015, American Forest & Paper Association since 2014 and American Red Cross, Southeastern Pennsylvania since 2014.

Robert Sjostrom

Mr. Robert Sjostrom serves as President, Global Operational Services of the Company. He no longer serves as Senior Vice President, Group Function Strategy and Business Development, Global Business Services and IT at Essity Aktiebolag (publ) effective as of December 31, 2018. He has held the position since 2017. He has been in SCA since 2009. He is Board Member of Asaleo Care Ltd and Productos Familia S.A. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Uppsala universitet (1986-1990) and executive Master of Business Administration from Handelshogskolan i Stockholm (1995-1997). He was previously President of Global Hygiene Category in SCA and Board Member of Buildor AB and Ljung & Sjoberg AB. He also served as Cap Gemini, Telia MegaCon and TeliaFinans AB, among others.

Tuomas Yrjola

Mr. Tuomas Yrjola serves as President, Global Brand, Innovation and Sustainability of the Company. He has previously been Global Vice President Baby Care and Feminine Care Category at the Company since 2017. He was Global Vice President Baby Care & Feminine Care Category at SCA Hygiene Products (2014-2017). He joined SCA in 2014. He also held various positions at Procter & Gamble from 2001 till 2014. He holds Master of Science in Economics from Helsinki Swedish School of Economics (Hanken) (2000-2001) and International Bachelor of Business Administration from Helsinki School of Economics and Business Administration (1997-1999).

Volker Zoller

Mr. Volker Zoller serves as President, Consumer Goods of the Company. He has been in SCA and held various positions since 1994. He holds Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Berufsakademie Mannheim (1987-1990). He was previously Controller for Pepperl+Fuchs GmbH Mannheim.

Susanna Naumanen

Ms. Susanna Naumanen serves as Director, Employee Representative of the Company. She has been Operator at Essity Hygiene and Health AB, Falkenberg Member of the Swedish Trade Union Confederation (LO).

Orjan Svensson

Mr. Orjan Svensson serves as Director, Employee Representative of the Company. He was Senior Industrial Safety Representative at Essity Hygiene and Health AB, Edet Bruk, Lilla Edet. Member of the Swedish Trade Union Confederation (LO). Former member of the Board of Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget SCA.

Niclas Thulin

Mr. Niclas Thulin serves as Director, Employee Representative of the Company. He is IT Specialist Collaboration & Workplace at Essity Hygiene & Health AB, Gothenburg Member of the Council for Negotiation and Cooperation (PTK).

Ewa Bjorling

Ms. Ewa Bjorling serves as Independent Director of the Company. She Med. Dr. Sci. and Associate Professor from Karolinska Institutet. Chairman of the Board of The Swedish Petroleum & Biofuels Institute (SPBI). Member of the boards of Biogaia AB, Bioarctic AB and Mobilaris AB. Former member of the Boards of the Swedish National Insurance Office, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) and Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget SCA. Minister for Trade 2007–2014, and Minister for Nordic Cooperation 2010–2014. Previously Karolinska Institutet.

Maija-Liisa Friman

Ms. Maija-Liisa Friman serves as Independent Director of the Company. She has been Partner of Boardman Oy. Former Chairman of the Board of Helsinki Deaconess Institute and Ekokem. Vice Chairman of Neste Corporation, member of the Boards of TeliaSonera, Rautaruukki, Metso, Talvivaara Mining Company Plc, Finnair, Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget SCA and Securities Market Association. Former CEO of Aspocomp Group Plc 2004–2007 and President of Vattenfall Oy and Gyproc Oy.

Annemarie Gardshol

Ms. Annemarie Gardshol serves as Independent Director of the Company. She has been Member of the Board of Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget SCA. CEO of PostNord and President PostNord Sverige. 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.

Barbara Milian Thoralfsson

Ms. Barbara Milian Thoralfsson serves as Independent Director of the Company. She has been Member of the Board of Hilti AG, G4S Plc and Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget SCA. 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, Orkla ASA, Tandberg ASA and Telenor ASA.

Bert Nordberg

Mr. Bert Nordberg serves as Independent Director of the Company. He has been Chairman of the Board of Vestas Wind Systems A/S. Member of the Boards of Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget SCA and SAAB. Previously held various management positions in Digital Equipment Corp. and Ericsson, President of Sony Mobile Communications AB 2009–2012. Former Chairman of the Board of Sony Mobile Communications and member of the Boards of BlackBerry Ltd, Skistar AB, Axis AB and AB Electrolux.

Lars Sorensen

Mr. Lars Rebien Sorensen serves as Independent Director of the Company. He is Chairman of Axcel. Member of the Boards of Jungbunzlauer, Novo Holding A/S, Novo Nordisk Foundation and Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. Former Deputy Chairman of the Board of Carlsberg A/S, President and CEO of Novo Nordisk 2000–2017.

Louise Svanberg

Ms. Louise Julian Svanberg serves as Independent Director of the Company. She has been Member of the Boards of Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston and CERAS Health, New York. Chairman of the Swedes Worldwide organization. Previously held various management positions in EF Education First, including President 2002–2008 and Chairman of the Board 2008–2010. Former member of the Boards of Careers Australia Group Ltd and Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget SCA.

Johan Karlsson