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, not independent of major shareholders.
Direct or related person ownership: 10,000 class B shares.
Committee work: Chairman of the Remuneration Committee, Chairman of the GRC 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, a Board Director of State Street Corporation in Boston, USA and Chairman of its Risk Committee, a member of the Board of the UK Treasury and Director of the Board of Verdere S.à r.l.. 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). 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 GRC 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.

Erik Mitteregger

Board Director
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Born: 1960 
Nationality: Swedish citizen
Independence: Independent of the Company and management and independent of major shareholders.
Direct or related person ownership: 35,000 class A shares and 165,000 class B shares.
Committee work: Member of the Audit Committee, member of the Remuneration Committee.

Erik Mitteregger has been a Director of the Board of Kinnevik since 2004. He is also Chairman of the Board of Firefly, Fasadglas Bäcklin, MatHem and Wise Group. Erik was Founding Partner and Fund Manager at Brummer & Partners Kapitalförvaltning 1995-2002. In 1989-1995 he was Head of Equity Research and member of the Management Board at Alfred Berg Fondkommission. Erik holds a B.Sc. in Economics and Business Administration from Stockholm School of Economics.

Mario Queiroz

Board Director
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Born: 1966
Nationality: Brazilian and US citizen
Independence: Independent of the Company and management and independent of major shareholders.
Direct or related person ownership: -
Committee work: -

Mario Queiroz has been a Director of the Board of Kinnevik since 2016. He is Vice President of Product Management at Google for consumer hardware, including smartphones, Chromecast, Google Home, VR, and others. Previously at Google, Mario led Android product management, product internationalization, and the build out of Google R&D centres outside of the United States. Prior to joining Google in 2005, Mario held a number of positions at Hewlett-Packard, including Vice President of Operations and Senior Director of Global eCommerce. Mario also served as non-executive director of Metro International 2008-2013. Mario holds BSc and MSc degrees in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University

Cristina Stenbeck

Board Director
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Born: 1977
Nationality: Swedish citizen 
Independence: Independent of the Company and management, not independent of major shareholders.
Direct or related person ownership: 25,914,686 class A shares and 2,200 class B shares.
Committee work: Member of the GRC Committee.

Cristina was elected Vice Chairman of the Board of Kinnevik in 2003 and was the Chairman of the Board during 2007-2016. She currently serves as a non-executive on both the Board of one of Kinnevik’s private investee companies, Babylon Health, as well as the Board of Kinnevik. She also serves on the Board of Spotify. Cristina has held Board positions in a number of Kinnevik’s investee companies within e-commerce, financial services and communications, including Zalando, Invik & Co., Millicom, Tele2 and MTG. Cristina graduated with a B.Sc. from Georgetown University in Washington DC, USA.

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, Skanska, and Bonnier Holding. She also serves on the Board of Ratos, where she has declined re-election at the 2018 Annual General Meeting. 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.

The AGM 2018 resolved to re-elect Dame Amelia Fawcett, Wilhelm Klingspor, Erik Mitteregger, Henrik Poulsen, Mario Queiroz and Cristina Stenbeck as members of the Board and to elect Charlotte Strömberg as new member of the Board. The AGM further elected Dame Amelia Fawcett as new Chairman of the Board.