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: 10,000 class B shares.
Committee work: Chairman of the GRC Committee, member of the Remuneration Committee.

Dame Amelia Fawcett has been a Director of the Board of Kinnevik since 2011, was appointed Deputy Chairman in 2013 and Chairman of the Board in 2018. She is also Chairman of the Standards Board for Alternative Investments,  the Independent Lead Director of State Street Corporation in Boston, USA and Chairman of its Risk Committee. Dame Amelia is Deputy Chairman and a Governor of the London Business School 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 the Chief Executive Officer of Ørsted (formerly DONG Energy) and Board Director of ISS A/S. 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.

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: 1,315,474 class A shares and 780,071 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.

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: -
Committee work: Member of the Audit Committee, Chairman of the Remuneration Committee.

Susanna Campbell currently serves as Chairman of Röhnisch Sportswear, Ljung & Sjöberg, and Babyshop Group. She is currently a Board member of Indutrade, Northvolt and Nalka Invest, as well as a member of Norrsken's Investment Committee. 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. 

Brian McBride

Board Director
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Born: 1955
Nationality: Brittish citizen
Independence: Independent of major shareholders.
Direct or related person ownership: -
Committee work: Member of the GRC Committee.

Brian McBride is the former Chairman of ASOS, the global online fashion and beauty retailer. He is currently a non-executive director of Wiggle, a private-equity owned online cycling and apparel business, and of AO World, an online retailer specializing in household appliances. 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 Remuneration Committee, member of the GRC 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, Sofina and Skanska. Charlotte is a member of the Swedish Securities Council, and a co-founder of DHS Venture Partners, a venture capital fund backed by Stockholm School of Economics alumni. Charlotte has served as Board Director of several Swedish listed companies within the Financial Services, Retail and Hospitality sectors. During 2006-11, she served as Chief Executive Officer of the Nordic operations of Jones Lang LaSalle, the global investment management and professional services company specialized in real estate. 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.