Board of Directors

Fredrik Rapp

Chairman
Born 1972, elected 2004.

Principal education:
Graduate economist.

Principal professional experience:
Managing Director Pomona-gruppen, Managing Director Talk Telecom.

Other XANO board commissions:
Chairman of the remuneration committee.

Other directorships:
Chairman of the boards of ITAB Shop Concept AB, Eesti Höövelliist AS, Serica Consulting AB and Svenska Handbollförbundet. Member of the boards of AGES Industri AB, Nordic Flow Group AB, PrimeKey Solutions AB and AB Segulah

Shareholding in XANO:
1,080,000 Class A shares and 3,134,090 Class B shares (own holdings, holdings via related parties and holdings where a controlling interest may be exerted).

Independent in relation to the company and the company management. Controls more than 10 per cent of the capital and the votes for all shares in the company.
 

 

 

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Anna Benjamin

Vice chairman
Born 1976, elected 2016.

Principal education:
Master’s degree in economics.

Principal professional experience:
Project manager in business development ICA Sverige, manager PricewaterhouseCoopers, controller Nobina.

Other XANO board commissions:
Member of the audit committee.

Other directorships : 
Member of the boards of AGES Industri AB, Industri Evolution Sverige AB and ITAB Shop Concept AB. 

Shareholding in XANO:
2,564,400 Class A shares and 1,475,600 Class B shares (own holdings and holdings via related parties).

Independent in relation to the company and the company management. Controls more than 10 per cent of the capital and the votes for all shares in the company.
 

 

 

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Stig-Olof Simonsson

Board member
Born 1948, elected 2002

Principal education:
BA.

Principal professional experience:
Managing Director SYSteam.

Other XANO board commissions:


Other directorships:
Chairman of the boards of Simonssongruppen AB and Tosito AB. 

Shareholding in XANO:
474,762 Class B shares (own holdings and holdings via related parties).

Independent in relation to both major shareholders and the company and the company management.
 

 

 

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Petter Fägersten

Board member
Born 1982, elected 2011.

Principal education:
Graduate economist.

Principal professional experience:
Managing Director and Marketing Director ITAB Shop Concept Jönköping.

Other XANO board commissions:
Member of the remuneration committee.

Other directorships:
Member of the boards of AGES Industri AB, Industri Evolution Sverige AB, ITAB Shop Concept AB, Ravingatan AB, Skanditape AB and Övre Kullen AB.

Shareholding in XANO:
300,400 Class B shares (own holdings and holdings via related parties).

Independent in relation to the company and company management. At an overall assessment considered to be dependent in relation to major shareholders.

 

 

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Eva-Lotta Kraft

Board member
Born 1951, elected 2012. 

Principal education:
Graduate engineer, MBA.

Principal professional experience:
Area Manager Alfa Laval and Siemens-Elema, Strategy and Marketing Director FOI. 

Other XANO board commissions:
Member of the audit committee. 

Other directorships:
Member of the boards of Advenica AB, Försvarshögskolan and NIBE Industrier AB. 

Shareholding in XANO:
2,224 Class B shares (holdings via related parties).

Independent in relation to both major shareholders and the company and the company management.

 

 

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Per Rodert

Board member
Born 1953, elected 2013. 

Principal education:
Graduate in business administration.

Principal professional experience:
Managing Director Rörvik Timber, Managing Director and CFO Munksjö. 

Other XANO board commissions:
Chairman of the audit committee.

Other directorships:
Member of the boards of Alfaros AB, DevPort AB, Emballator Ulricehamn Bleck AB, Industri Evolution Sverige AB and Jönköping Business Development AB. 

Shareholding in XANO:


Independent in relation to both major shareholders and the company and the company management.

 

 

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Work of the Board of Directors

The task of the Board of Directors is to manage the company’s affairs on behalf of the shareholders.

The Board of Directors currently consists of six members: Fredrik Rapp (Chairman), Stig-Olof Simonsson, Petter Fägersten, Eva-Lotta Kraft, Per Rodert and Anna Benjamin. Fredrik Rapp and Anna Benjamin are considered to be dependent in relation to major shareholders in their capacity as shareholders. At an overall assessment, Petter Fägersten is also considered to be dependent in relation to major shareholders. Other members are judged to be independent in relation to both major shareholders and the company and the company management.

The work of XANO’s Board of Directors is governed both by laws and recommendations and by the Board’s rules of procedure, which are adopted once a year. These rules of procedure contain rules concerning matters such as the distribution of work between the Board of Directors and the CEO, financial reporting and investments.

The Board's annual program comprises six scheduled meetings. Each scheduled meeting considers the following fixed items: review of the minutes of the previous meeting, general review of the business units with follow-up on the latest report and comparison with the forecast as well as financing and liquidity. In addition to fixed reporting items, the Board of Directors also decides on issues of a more general nature, such as the Group’s strategy, structural and organisational matters, policies, guidelines, acquisitions and major investments. The company’s auditor participates in at least one of the Board’s meetings each year. The auditor’s observations arising from the audit of the company’s accounts, procedures and internal controls are presented at this meeting.

Audit committee
The task of the audit committee is to prepare the Board’s work by quality assuring the company’s financial reporting, regularly meeting the company’s auditor to inform themselves of the audit’s direction and scope, as well as discussing the co-ordination between the external audit and the internal controls and the view of the company’s risks, setting guidelines for which services other than auditing may be handled by the company’s auditor, evaluating the audit work and informing the company’s nomination committee of the outcome of the evaluation as well as assisting the nomination committee in its proposals for auditor and fees for audit work.

Remuneration committee
The task of the remuneration committee is to prepare issues relating to remuneration and other employment conditions for the company management. The remuneration committee at XANO also has the task of dealing with issues relating to remuneration and other employment conditions for the managing directors of other companies in the Group.

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