Board of Directors

According to the Articles of Association, the Board of Directors shall consist of no less than three and no more than twelve Directors elected by the General Meeting.

Dame Amelia Fawcett

Chairman
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Born: 1956
Nationality: US and UK citizen.
Independence: Independent of the Company and management and independent of major shareholders.
Direct or related person ownership: 15,000 class B shares.
Committee work: Chairman of the Risk, Compliance & Sustainability Committee, member of the People & Remuneration Committee.

Dame Amelia has been a Director of the Board of Kinnevik since 2011, she was appointed Deputy Chairman in 2013 and Chairman of the Board in 2018. She is also the Independent Lead Director of State Street Corporation in Boston, USA. Dame Amelia is Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, a Govenor of the Wellcome Trust, and a Trustee of Project Hope UK. She held managerial positions within Morgan Stanley during 1987-2006 and was Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer of its European operations during 2002-2006. She was a Board Director of the Guardian Media Group during 2007-2013, and Chairman during 2009-2013. In 2010 she was awarded a DBE (Dame Commander of the British Empire) by HM Queen Elizabeth II for services to the financial services industry. She has a Law Degree from University of Virginia, USA, and a BA in History from the Wellesley College in Massachusetts, USA.

Henrik Poulsen

Deputy Chairman
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Born: 1967
Nationality: Danish citizen.
Independence: Independent of the Company and management and independent of major shareholders.
Direct or related person ownership: 15,000 class B shares.
Committee work: Member of the Audit Committee.

Henrik Poulsen was elected a Director and appointed Deputy Chairman of the Board of Kinnevik in 2017. He is a Director of ISS A/S and the Chief Executive Officer of Ørsted. Prior to joining Ørsted in 2012, Henrik was the Chief Executive Officer of Danish telecommunications company TDC between 2008 and 2012, and also spent two years at KKR & Co after seven years at LEGO. Henrik graduated with BSc and MSc degrees in International Business and Finance & Accounting from Aarhus School of Business.

Susanna Campbell

Board Director
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Born: 1973
Nationality: Swedish citizen.
Independence: Independent of the Company and management and independent of major shareholders
Direct or related person ownership: 1,700 class B shares.
Committee work: Member of the Audit Committee, Chairman of the People & Remuneration Committee.

Susanna Campbell was elected a Director of the Board of Kinnevik in 2019. She currently serves as Chairman of Röhnisch Sportswear, Ljung & Sjöberg, and Babyshop Group. She is also a Board member of Indutrade, Northvolt and Nalka Invest, as well as Senior Advisor of Norrsken VC. Between 2012-2016, she was the Chief Executive Officer of Swedish investment firm Ratos, having joined the company in 2003 from McKinsey & Co. Susanna holds an MSc from Stockholm School of Economics. 

Wilhelm Klingspor

Board Director
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Born: 1962
Nationality: Swedish citizen.
Independence: Independent of the Company and management and independent of major shareholders.
Direct or related person ownership: 1,148,242 class A shares and 679,532 class B shares.
Committee work: Member of the Audit Committee.

Wilhelm Klingspor has been a Director of the Board of Kinnevik since 2004 and was Director of Industriförvaltnings AB Kinnevik 1999-2004. He also served as Director of the Board of BillerudKorsnäs 2012- 2014 (Director of Korsnäs 2003-2012). Wilhelm is CEO of Hellekis Säteri. He graduated as a Forest Engineer from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in Skinnskatteberg.

Brian McBride

Board Director
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Born: 1955
Nationality: UK citizen.
Independence: Independent of major shareholders.
Direct or related person ownership: -
Committee work: Member of the Risk, Compliance & Sustainability Committee.

Brian McBride was elected a Director of the Board of Kinnevik in 2019. He is the former Chairman of ASOS, the global online fashion and beauty retailer. He is currently non-executive Chair at Trainline, a leading independent rail and coach travel platform, a non-executive director of Wiggle, a private-equity owned online cycling and apparel business, and a non-executive director of the investment company Standard Life Aberdeen. Brian also sits on the UK government’s Government Digital Service Advisory Board, supporting the delivery of digital quality public services, is a senior adviser at Lazard, and a member of the Advisory Board of Scottish Equity Partners. Prior to assuming Chairmanship of ASOS, Brian was the Managing Director of Amazon UK, and prior to that the Managing Director of T-Mobile UK.

Charlotte Strömberg

Board Director
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Born: 1959
Nationality: Swedish citizen.
Independence: Independent of the Company and management and independent of major shareholders.
Direct or related person ownership: 4,000 class B shares.
Committee work: Chairman of the Audit Committee, member of the Risk, Compliance & Sustainability Committee.

Charlotte Strömberg was elected a Director of the Board of Kinnevik in 2018. She currently serves as Chairman of Castellum and as a Board Director of Clas Ohlson and Sofina. She is also a Board Director of Lindéngruppen AB. Charlotte is a member of the Swedish Securities Council, and a cofounder of DHS Venture Partners, a venture capital fund backed by Stockholm School of Economics alumni. During 2006-2011, she served as Chief Executive Officer of the Nordic operations of Jones Lang LaSalle. Prior to joining Jones Lang LaSalle, Charlotte was Head of Equity Capital Markets, and later Head of Investment Banking, at Carnegie Investment Bank. She holds an MBA from the Stockholm School of Economics.

Cecilia Qvist

Board Director
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Born: 1972
Nationality: Swedish citizen 
Independence: Independent of the Company and management and independent of major shareholders.
Direct or related person ownership: -
Committee work: Member of the People & Remuneration Committee.

Cecilia Qvist was elected a Director of the Board of Kinnevik in 2020. She currently serves as a senior advisor to Spotify on matters related to global growth strategy both in existing and new geographies. She was previously Global Head of Markets at Spotify. Before joining Spotify in 2017, Cecilia held senior positions at Ericsson and Swedbank, and she currently also serves on the Board of Catena Media, the online lead generation company listed on Nasdaq Stockholm, where she has declined re-election at the company’s 2020 Annual General Meeting. Cecilia holds an MBA from the University of Edinburgh.