Board of directors and auditor

LKAB:s board of directors and auditor are elected at the Annual General Meeting, which is held no later than April 30 and is our main decision-making body.

Göran Persson med LKAB-flagga. Foto: Fredric Alm.
Göran Persson, Chairman of the Board at LKAB. Photo: Fredric Alm.

According to LKAB’s Articles of Association, the Board of Directors shall consist of no fewer than six and no more than eleven members, deputies excluded, elected by the Annual General Meeting. The Board of Directors is appointed by the AGM.

LKAB’s Board consists of nine AGM-elected members. The employee organisations are entitled by law to appoint three members and three deputies. They have made use of this opportunity. Nobody from the Group management is included in the Board.

The attendance and work of the Board members during the year can be seen from the Corporate Governance Report, which is included in the annual and sustainability report.

The board’s work is lead by its chairman, currently Göran Persson. You can read more about the board composition below.

KPMG AB is the auditor for LKAB, with Helena Arvidsson Älgne as its principal auditor. On behalf of the owner, the auditor independently reviews the management by the Board and the President, as well as the company’s Annual Report and accounts. The auditor’s assignment also includes a general review of an interim report as well as reviewing the company’s sustainability reporting.

Göran Persson

Göran Persson

Chairman

Background

Swedish Prime Minister 1996-2006, Chairman of the Council of Ministers in the EU 2001, Swedish Minister for Finance 1994-1996, Swedish Minister of Education 1989-1991, Party Leader Social Democrats 1996-2007, Chairman of Sveaskog AB 2008-2015, Member of the Board Ålandsbanken Abp (Finland).

Education

Sociology and Political Science at Högskolan of Örebro 1969-1971.

Other board assignments

Chairman of the Board Swedbank AB and GreenGold Group AB.

Gunnar Axheim

Gunnar Axheim

Member

Background

Bu-chef Vattenfall Hydro och CEO Vattenfall Vattenkraft 2007 -2013. Bu-chef Vattenfall Tjänster 1998-2007. Management positions at Boliden 1989-1998, Holmen 1986-1989 och LKAB 1976-1986

Education

MSc, Luleå Tekniska Högskola

Other board assignments

Chairman of the Board Svenska Kraftnät Gasturbiner AB and GeoVista AB.

Catrin Fransson

Catrin Fransson

Member

Background

CEO at Svensk Exportkredit (SEK) 2014-2021. Various positions at Swedbank, 1997-2014. Member of Group Management at Swedbank 2004-2013.

Education

MBA, Luleå Tekniska Universitet, Senior Executive Program, London Business School.

Other board assignments

Chairman of the Board Swedfund International AB.

Eva Hamilton

Eva Hamilton

Member

Background

Chairman of the Board at Radiotjänst i Kiruna 2006-2015. Member of the Board at Fortum Oyj 2015-2021, Lindex 2015-2019 and Stockmann 2019-2021. Sveriges Television (SVT), CEO, 2006–2014, Sveriges Television (SVT), Head of SVT Fiction, 2004–2006 Sveriges Television (SVT), Director of News and Current Affairs, 2000–2004. Journalist at several Swedish newspapers, for example Sydsvenska Dagbladet, Sundsvalls tidning, Svenska Dagbladet (Svd) and Dagens Industri. Correspondent Brussels 1993-1996.

Education

Dag Hammarskiöld College, economics at Uppsala Universitet, Journalisthögskolan i Stockholm (Stockholm University of Journalism).

Other board assignments

Chairman of the Board at Luleå Tekniska Universitet, TV-producenterna and Nexiko Media AB. Member of the board at Bonnier News AB, Bonnier News Local AB and Expressen/Life Style AB.

Bjarne Moltke Hansen

Bjarne Moltke Hansen

Member

Background

Employed with FLSmidth & Co. A/S Group since 1984. Group Executive Vice President (Koncerndirektør), Product Companies Division, FLSmidth & Co. A/S 2015-2017, Group Executive Vice President, Customer Services Division, FL Smidth 2002-2015, CEO Aalborg Portland Holding A/S 2000-2002, CEO Cembrit Holding A/S 1992-2000, different manager positions within Unicon A/S 1984-1995.

Education

BSc Engineering

Other board assignments

Chairman of the Board in Aalborg Portland Holding A/S, Bladt Industries A/S, RMIG A/S Pindstrup Mosebrug A/S and Randers Tegl A/S. Member of the Board PPC Ltd, Odico A/S and Danish SGD Investment Fund, Investment Committee.

Lotta Mellström

Lotta Mellström

Member

Background

In the Government Offices since 2001. Analysts at the Ministry of State-owned enterprises at the Ministry of Industry / Ministry of Finance (2001-2008), Management Consultant Resco AB (2000-2001), Controller Sydkraft Försäljning AB (1998-2000), Management trainee and controller positions in ABB- the group (1993-1998).

Education

MBA, University of Lund

Other board assignments

Styrelseledamot i Swedavia AB och Jernhusen AB.

Gunilla Saltin

Gunilla Saltin

Member

Background

Various positions at Södra Group 2000-2019, for example Executive Vice President Södra Cell and Site manager Södra Cell Värö. Research engineer and process engineer MoDo 1994-2000.

Education

M.Sc. chemistry at Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. Ph.D. Chemical Engineering University of Idaho. MBA at Stockholm School of Economics.

Other board assignments

Ola Salmén

Ola Salmén

Member

Background

CFO Sandvik AB, Vin & Sprit AB and Adcore AB. Financial manager Handelsbanken Markets. Different posititions as Financial manger and controller within Swedish Match Group and STORA.

Education

MBA, University of Stockholm.

Other board assignments

Member of the Board Arla Plast AB.

Per-Olov Wedin

Per-Olof Wedin

Member

Background

CEO Sveaskog AB 2011-2019, CEO Svevia 2008 – 2011, manager Stora Enso business area Obestruket Magasinspapper och Massa and unit Transport och Distribution 2001 – 2008, CEO Stora Enso Grycksbo AB 1998 – 2001. Leading positions within SCA and Modo 1982 – 1998.

Education

MSc, KTH Royal Institute of Technology.

Other board assignments

Member of the board at Inlandsbanan AB, Envigas AB, Skogssällskapet and High Coast Distillery AB.

Anders Elenius

Anders Elenius

Member, Employee representative

Background

Employed with LKAB since 1990.

Education

Upper Secondary School.

Other board assignments

Chairman of the Gruv12:an Club, IF Metall Malmfälten.

Tomas Larsson

Tomas Larsson

Member, Employee representative

Background

Employed with LKAB since 2003.

Education

Upper Secondary School.

Other board assignments

Other directorships: Chairman of the Gruv4:an Club, IF Metall Malmfälten.

Dan Hallberg

Member, Employee representative

Background

Employed with LKAB since 1990.

Education

Bachelor of Chemical Engineering, LTU

Other board assignments

Member of the Board of Unionen, Luleå & Malmberget

Emil Lantto

Emil Lantto

Alternate, Employee representative

Background

Employed with LKAB since 2011.

Education

Upper Secondary School.

Other board assignments

Chairman of IF Metall Klubb Svartöstaden. Member of the board of Miners Forum (Gruvarbetarnas branschforum), member of the board Stiftelsen Ellen och Harald Björnlunds Hem för Gamla in Luleå.

Peter Nordström

Peter Nordström

Alternate, Employee representative

Background

Employed with LKAB since 2010.

Education

Upper Secondary School.

Other board assignments

Chairman of the Club 135:an, IF Metall Malmfälten, Chairman of Vittangi Alltjänst AB.

Stefan Tallfjärd

Stefan Tallfjärd

Alternate, Employee representative

Background

Employed with LKAB since 1998, different positions under ground in Malmberget.

Education

Building and construction.

Other board assignments

Former chairman and present alternate member of the board at Ledarna, Malmberget/Luleå/Stockholm. Member of the Board Ledarna Process industry.