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Board of Directors

The mission of the Board is to contribute to a sound business development and control of the operations of the Group. The Board of Kährs Group has as one of its most important tasks to ensure long-term strategy, governance, monitoring and control of the company in order to create value for the owners, customers and other stakeholders.

The duties of the Board of Directors are regulated by the Swedish Companies Act, the Articles of Association, the Swedish Corporate Governance Code and the Rules of Procedure adopted by the Board of Directors. These govern the number of meetings per financial year, which matters should be dealt with at the meetings and the distribution of work between the Board of Directors and the President. Normally, at least six board meetings are held each year.

 

Anders Wassberg

 


Chairman
Anders Wassberg

Member of the board since 2011.

Other assignments: President and CEO of Ballingslöv International AB. Board member of Inwido AB

Previous assignments include President of AB Gustaf Kähr, President of Beijer Byggmaterial AB.

Education: MSc Eng. Chalmers University of Technology.

 

Sven-Gunnar Schough 

 


Board Member

Sven-Gunnar Schough

Member of the Board since 2011.

Other assignments: COB of Scandinavian Business Seating and MOB in Espersen Group

Previous assignments include CEO of Inwido and Trelleborg Industries.

Carl-Johan Falkenberg 

 


Board Member

Carl Johan Falkenberg

Member of the Board since 2011.

Other assignments: Investment advisory professional at Triton Advisers Sweden. Board member of Alimak Hek and Infratek

Previous assignments include positions with Credit Suisse in London and ABB in Zurich.

Education: MSc, Stockholm University.

 

Eva Lindqvist

 


Board Member
Eva Lindqvist

Member of the Board since 2016.

Other assignments: Board member of Assa Abloy AB, Bodycote AB, Alimak Group AB, Caverion Oy, Mycronic AB and Sweco AB

Previous assignments include CEO of Xelerated Holding AB and TeliaSonera International Carrier. 

Education: MSc Econ., MSc Eng., Linköping University

Hannu Paitula 

 


Board Member

Hannu Paitula

Member of the board since 2011.

Other assignments:  Industrial Advisor. Member of the Board of Directors of Systemair and Oras

Previous assignments include senior management positions in Lindab, Fläkt Woods and ABB.

Education: BSc Eng. 

Bertel Langenschiöld 

 


Board Member
 
Bertel Langenskiöld

Member of the board since 2012.

Other assignments: Managing Director, Hartwall Capital. Board member of Karelia-Upofloor, Konecranes, Inkerman International.

Previous assignments include various leading positions within Metso Paper and Metso Minerals, President & CEO of Fiskars Corporation, President of Tampella Power/Kvaerner Pulping, Power Division.

Education: MSc Eng.

Johanna Arantola-Hattab

 


Board Member

Johanna Arantola-Hattab

Member of the Board since 2016.

Other assignments: Management consultant entrepreneur and a member of the Board of Workspace Oy

Previous assignments include Director, Iittala Brand and International Marketing, at Iittala Group and Brand Development Manager at Sonera (TeliaSonera).

Education: DrSc Econ., Hanken School of Economics, Helsinki

Young Kim 

 


Deputy Board Member

Young Kim

Member of the board since 2014.

Other assignments: Investment Advisory Professional at Triton Advisers

Previous assignments include positions within investment banking at Stella Capital Advisors and Credit Suisse in London.

Education: MSc in Physics, KTH, Stockholm.

Stefan Karlsson 

 


Employee Representative

Stefan Karlsson

Member of the board since 2012.

Jakob Jakobsson 

 


Employee Representative

Jakob Jakobsson

Member of the board since 2012.

 

 

Accountant
Rickard Andersson, Authorized Public Accountant, Ernst & Young AB

Principal auditor for Kährs Group since 2014.

Other assignments: Accountant in Alimak Group, Autoliv, Hexagon and Proact IT Group.