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Board of Directors

Scandic's Board of Directors consists of nine members as well as one employee representative.

The President and CEO is not a member of the Board of Directors.

Vagn Sørensen

Chairman of the Board of Directors since 2007. Member of the Compensation Committee.

Born: 1959. Danish citizen.

Education: Master of Business Administration from Aarhus University, Denmark.

Other current assignments: Chairman of the Board of F L Smidth A/S, SPP Group Plc, Tia Technology A/S and Air Canada. Deputy Chairman of the Board of Nordic Aviation Capital A/S. Board member of Braganza AB, CP DYVIG A/S, JP/Politikens Hus, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd, CHEP Aerospace and VFS Global.

Previous assignments: CEO of Austrian Airlines Group 2001–2006, Executive Vice President and Deputy CEO of Scandinavian Airlines Systems 1984–2001. Chairman of the Board of TDC A/S and KMD A/S. Deputy Chairman of DFDS A/S and Board member of VEGA.

Shareholdings as of March 31, 2017: 60, 676

Independency in relation to major shareholders: Yes

Independency in relation to the company and management: Yes

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Martin Svalstedt

Member of the Board of Directors since 2017.

Born: 1963. Swedish citizen.

Education: Education: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Law from the University of Karlstad, Sweden.

Other current assignments: CEO Stena Adactum AB and Stena Sessan AB, Chairman of the Board in Ballingslöv International, Gunnebo and Stena Renewable. Vice chairman of the Board in Envac. Board member in Svedbergs, Stena Sessan and Stena Adactum. Member of the Stena Sphere Coordination Group.

Previous assignments: Chairman of the board of MEDA, Envac, Mediatec Group & Blomsterlandet.  Experience from operational roles such as CFO at Capio and other senior financial positions.

Shareholdings: 15,000 (In addition, Stena Sessan Rederi AB holds 15,026,982 shares)

Independency in relation to major shareholders: No (Stena)

Independency in relation to the company and management: Yes

 

 

Eva Moen Adolfsson

Member of the Board of Directors since 2014. Chairman of the Compensation Committee.

Born: 1960. Swedish and American citizen.

Education: Master of Business Administration from University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

Other current assignments: President & CEO of Resia Travel Group AB and Board assignments in companies within the Resia Group. Board member of Svenska Resebyråföreningens Service AB and Västsvenska Handelskammaren Service AB.

Previous assignments: General Manager, Scandic Rubinen; General Manager, Scandinavian Service Partner; CFO, Radisson SAS Park Avenue Hotel and CFO, AVAB Elektronik.

Shareholdings as of March 31, 2017: 3,134

Independency in relation to major shareholders: Yes

Independency in relation to the company and management: Yes

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Ingalill Berglund

Member of the Board of Directors since 2016. Chairman of the Audit Committee.

Born: 1964. Swedish citizen.

Education: Special advanced course in economics, Frans Schartau Business Institute.

Other current assignments: Self-employed. Board member of Veidekke ASA, AxFast AB and Handelsbanken Regionbank Stockholm. Member of Balco Group AB, Juni Strategi and Analys AB.

Previous assignments: President and CFO at Atrium Ljungberg AB. Twenty years of experience from the real estate sector.

Shareholdings as of March 31, 2017: 3,000

Independency in relation to major shareholders: Yes

Independency in relation to the company and management: Yes

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Per G. Braathen

Member of the Board of Directors since 2007.

Born: 1960. Norwegian citizen.

Education: MBA from Schiller University London, UK.

Other current assignments: Chairman of the Board of Braathens Regional Airlines (BRA), Bramora Ltd and Scenorama AS. Chairman of the Board and CEO of Braganza AB. Board member of Wayday Travel AS.

Previous positions: Chairman of the Board of Braganza AS, Escape Travel A/S, Europa Reiser A/S and SunHotels AG. Board member of Arken Zoo Holding AB, Ticket Leisure Travel AB and Ticket Biz AB

Shareholdings: 14,925 (through companies)

Independency in relation to major shareholders: Yes

Independency in relation to the company and management: Yes

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Grant Hearn

Member of the Board of Directors since 2014. Member of the Compensation Committee.

Born: 1958. British citizen.

Education: Diploma in Hotel and Tourism Management, Shannon College of Hotel Management, Ireland.

Other current assignments: Chairman of the Board of Amaris Hospitality, Shearings Holidays Ltd and The Hotel Collection.

Previous assignments: Board member of London & Partners Ltd, Thame and London Ltd, TLLC Group Holdings Ltd and Travelodge Hotels Ltd.

Shareholdings as of March 31, 2017: 3,000

Independency in relation to major shareholders: Yes

Independency in relation to the company and management: Yes

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Lottie Knutson

Member of the Board of Directors since 2015.

Born: 1964. Swedish citizen.

Education: Bachelor from the Department of Media Studies, Stockholm University, Sweden. Diplôme de l’Université Paris IV.

Other current assignments: Board member of Actic AB, Cloetta AB, Stena Line BV, STS Alpresor AB, Swedavia AB, Careereye Online Group AB and Wise Group AB.

Previous assignments: Board member of H&M Hennes & Mauritz AB and TUI Nordic Holding AB.

Shareholdings as of March 31, 2017: 3,134

Independency in relation to major shareholders: Yes

Independency in relation to the company and management: Yes

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Christoffer Lundström

Member of the Board of Directors since 2016.

Born: 1973. Swedish citizen.

Education: Bachelor of Arts, Webster University and Hotel Management Diploma, HOSTA.

Other current assignments: Owner and President of the investment company RCL Holding AB. Board member of Collector AB, Feelgood Svenska AB, Rasta Group AB, Provobis Invest AB, Harrys Pubar AB, RCL Holding AB, KL Capital AB, Future Pawnbroker AB and Tableflip Entertainment AB. Chairman of the Board of AM Brands AB and member of the Nomination Committee of Betsson AB and NetEnt AB.

Shareholdings: 205,219

Independency in relation to major shareholders: No (Rolf Lundström/Novobis)

Independency in relation to the company and management: Yes

Fredrik Wirdenius

Member of the Board since 2015.

Born: 1961. Swedish citizen.

Education: Master of Science in Engineering, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden.

Other current assignments: CEO of Vasakronan AB. Board member of RICS Sweden.

Previous assignments: Board member of Vasakronan AB.

Shareholdings as of March 31, 2017: 3,134

Independency in relation to major shareholders: Yes

Independency in relation to the company and management: Yes

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Jan Wallmark

Member of the Board of Directors since 2015. Employee representative.

Born: 1951. Swedish citizen.

Education: IHM Business School, Stockholm, Sweden.

Other current assignments: Employee within Scandic’s hotel operations.

Previous assignments: Deputy member of the Board of Directors (employee representative) of Scandic Hotels AB.

Shareholdings as of March 31, 2017: –

Independency in relation to major shareholders: Yes

Independency in relation to the company and management: No (Employee representative)

 

Scandic's Board of Directors consists of nine members as well as one employee representative.

The President and CEO is not a member of the Board of Directors.

Vagn Sørensen

Chairman of the Board of Directors since 2007. Member of the Compensation Committee.

Born: 1959. Danish citizen.

Education: Master of Business Administration from Aarhus University, Denmark.

Other current assignments: Chairman of the Board of F L Smidth A/S, SPP Group Plc, Tia Technology A/S and Air Canada. Deputy Chairman of the Board of Nordic Aviation Capital A/S. Board member of Braganza AB, CP DYVIG A/S, JP/Politikens Hus, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd, CHEP Aerospace and VFS Global.

Previous assignments: CEO of Austrian Airlines Group 2001–2006, Executive Vice President and Deputy CEO of Scandinavian Airlines Systems 1984–2001. Chairman of the Board of TDC A/S and KMD A/S. Deputy Chairman of DFDS A/S and Board member of VEGA.

Shareholdings as of March 31, 2017: 60, 676

Independency in relation to major shareholders: Yes

Independency in relation to the company and management: Yes

LinkedIn

 

Martin Svalstedt

Member of the Board of Directors since 2017.

Born: 1963. Swedish citizen.

Education: Education: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Law from the University of Karlstad, Sweden.

Other current assignments: CEO Stena Adactum AB and Stena Sessan AB, Chairman of the Board in Ballingslöv International, Gunnebo and Stena Renewable. Vice chairman of the Board in Envac. Board member in Svedbergs, Stena Sessan and Stena Adactum. Member of the Stena Sphere Coordination Group.

Previous assignments: Chairman of the board of MEDA, Envac, Mediatec Group & Blomsterlandet.  Experience from operational roles such as CFO at Capio and other senior financial positions.

Shareholdings: 15,000 (In addition, Stena Sessan Rederi AB holds 15,026,982 shares)

Independency in relation to major shareholders: No (Stena)

Independency in relation to the company and management: Yes

 

 

Eva Moen Adolfsson

Member of the Board of Directors since 2014. Chairman of the Compensation Committee.

Born: 1960. Swedish and American citizen.

Education: Master of Business Administration from University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

Other current assignments: President & CEO of Resia Travel Group AB and Board assignments in companies within the Resia Group. Board member of Svenska Resebyråföreningens Service AB and Västsvenska Handelskammaren Service AB.

Previous assignments: General Manager, Scandic Rubinen; General Manager, Scandinavian Service Partner; CFO, Radisson SAS Park Avenue Hotel and CFO, AVAB Elektronik.

Shareholdings as of March 31, 2017: 3,134

Independency in relation to major shareholders: Yes

Independency in relation to the company and management: Yes

LinkedIn

 

Ingalill Berglund

Member of the Board of Directors since 2016. Chairman of the Audit Committee.

Born: 1964. Swedish citizen.

Education: Special advanced course in economics, Frans Schartau Business Institute.

Other current assignments: Self-employed. Board member of Veidekke ASA, AxFast AB and Handelsbanken Regionbank Stockholm. Member of Balco Group AB, Juni Strategi and Analys AB.

Previous assignments: President and CFO at Atrium Ljungberg AB. Twenty years of experience from the real estate sector.

Shareholdings as of March 31, 2017: 3,000

Independency in relation to major shareholders: Yes

Independency in relation to the company and management: Yes

LinkedIn

Per G. Braathen

Member of the Board of Directors since 2007.

Born: 1960. Norwegian citizen.

Education: MBA from Schiller University London, UK.

Other current assignments: Chairman of the Board of Braathens Regional Airlines (BRA), Bramora Ltd and Scenorama AS. Chairman of the Board and CEO of Braganza AB. Board member of Wayday Travel AS.

Previous positions: Chairman of the Board of Braganza AS, Escape Travel A/S, Europa Reiser A/S and SunHotels AG. Board member of Arken Zoo Holding AB, Ticket Leisure Travel AB and Ticket Biz AB

Shareholdings: 14,925 (through companies)

Independency in relation to major shareholders: Yes

Independency in relation to the company and management: Yes

LinkedIn

Grant Hearn

Member of the Board of Directors since 2014. Member of the Compensation Committee.

Born: 1958. British citizen.

Education: Diploma in Hotel and Tourism Management, Shannon College of Hotel Management, Ireland.

Other current assignments: Chairman of the Board of Amaris Hospitality, Shearings Holidays Ltd and The Hotel Collection.

Previous assignments: Board member of London & Partners Ltd, Thame and London Ltd, TLLC Group Holdings Ltd and Travelodge Hotels Ltd.

Shareholdings as of March 31, 2017: 3,000

Independency in relation to major shareholders: Yes

Independency in relation to the company and management: Yes

LinkedIn

Lottie Knutson

Member of the Board of Directors since 2015.

Born: 1964. Swedish citizen.

Education: Bachelor from the Department of Media Studies, Stockholm University, Sweden. Diplôme de l’Université Paris IV.

Other current assignments: Board member of Actic AB, Cloetta AB, Stena Line BV, STS Alpresor AB, Swedavia AB, Careereye Online Group AB and Wise Group AB.

Previous assignments: Board member of H&M Hennes & Mauritz AB and TUI Nordic Holding AB.

Shareholdings as of March 31, 2017: 3,134

Independency in relation to major shareholders: Yes

Independency in relation to the company and management: Yes

LinkedIn

Christoffer Lundström

Member of the Board of Directors since 2016.

Born: 1973. Swedish citizen.

Education: Bachelor of Arts, Webster University and Hotel Management Diploma, HOSTA.

Other current assignments: Owner and President of the investment company RCL Holding AB. Board member of Collector AB, Feelgood Svenska AB, Rasta Group AB, Provobis Invest AB, Harrys Pubar AB, RCL Holding AB, KL Capital AB, Future Pawnbroker AB and Tableflip Entertainment AB. Chairman of the Board of AM Brands AB and member of the Nomination Committee of Betsson AB and NetEnt AB.

Shareholdings: 205,219

Independency in relation to major shareholders: No (Rolf Lundström/Novobis)

Independency in relation to the company and management: Yes

Fredrik Wirdenius

Member of the Board since 2015.

Born: 1961. Swedish citizen.

Education: Master of Science in Engineering, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden.

Other current assignments: CEO of Vasakronan AB. Board member of RICS Sweden.

Previous assignments: Board member of Vasakronan AB.

Shareholdings as of March 31, 2017: 3,134

Independency in relation to major shareholders: Yes

Independency in relation to the company and management: Yes

LinkedIn 

Jan Wallmark

Member of the Board of Directors since 2015. Employee representative.

Born: 1951. Swedish citizen.

Education: IHM Business School, Stockholm, Sweden.

Other current assignments: Employee within Scandic’s hotel operations.

Previous assignments: Deputy member of the Board of Directors (employee representative) of Scandic Hotels AB.

Shareholdings as of March 31, 2017: –

Independency in relation to major shareholders: Yes

Independency in relation to the company and management: No (Employee representative)