Board

Axfood’s corporate governance aims to achieve sustainable value creation for the shareholders through effective risk control and a sound company culture.

The information, which includes own and related parties' holdings of shares, refers to the situation on 31 December 2019. Changes during the current year can be followed via Sweden's financial supervisory authority's (Finansinspektionen) website.

Mia Brunell Livfors

Chairman of the Board

Born: 1965

Other posts: Chairman Axel Johnson International, Dustin Group, Kicks Kosmetikkedjan and Åhléns. Director: Efva Attling Stockholm, Martin & Servera, Stena and the Swedish Trade Federation.

Education: Economics studies, Stockholm University.

Current position: President and CEO of Axel Johnson.

Experience: Former President and CEO of Kinnevik, many years of experience from board work with listed Swedish companies.

Chairman of the Board and director since: 2016

Committee membership: Compensation Committee

Independent in relation to the Company and executive management. Non-independent in relation to major shareholders of the Company.

Number of Axfood shares: 0

Lars Olofsson

Vice Chairman

Born: 1951

Other posts: Vice Chairman Smart Eye and TCC Global N.V.

Education: B.Sc. Business and Economics, Lund University, studies at IMD in Switzerland.

Experience: President and Chairman of the Board of Carrefour S.A., Vice President of Nestlé S.A.

Director since: 2013 and Vice Chairman since 2014

Committee membership: Compensation committee

Independent in relation to the Company and executive management, and to major shareholders of the Company.

Number of Axfood shares: 8 000

Stina Andersson

Director

Born: 1983

Other posts: Director Fram Skandinavien, Kicks Kosmetikkedjan, Åhléns, Skincity Sweden, Novax, Axel Johnson International, Eneo Solutions and Otovo AS.

Education: M. Sc. Business and Economics, Stockholm School of Economics; CEMS Master’s in International Management, HEC Paris and the Stockholm School of Economics.

Current position: COO of Axel Johnson.

Experience: EVP Strategy and Business Development and responsible for Tele2 IoT, Investment Director and Head of Strategy for Kinnevik, many years of experience from e-commerce companies. Also former management consultant for McKinsey.

Director since: 2018

Independent in relation to the Company and executive management. Non-independent in relation to major shareholders of the Company.

Number of Axfood shares: 0

Fabian Bengtsson

Director

Born: 1972

Other posts: Chairman SIBA Invest and Företagarnas Riksstyrelse. Director NetOnNet Group, Svensk Fastighetsförmedling, Tipser, Irootfor and Strawbes.

Education: B.Sc. Business and Economics, Lund University.

Experience: Long record of experience in the retail trade and digital trade, including as CEO of the SIBA Group, Chairman of NetOnNet, and as a director/Chairman of CE-Konsumentelektronikbranschen.

Director since: 2016

Independent in relation to the Company and executive management, and to major shareholders of the Company.

Number of Axfood shares: 7 050

Caroline Berg

Director

Born: 1968

Other posts: Chairman Axel Johnson, Martin & Servera and the Erik, the Göran Ennerfelt Foundation for International Studies for Young Swedes and The Global Village foundation. Vice Chairman Nordstjernan. Director The Axel and Margaret Ax:son Johnson Foundation, Axfast, Dustin Group and the Future Work Forum.

Education: BA Media and Psychology, Middlebury College, USA.

Experience: Active in the family-owned Axel Johnson Group since 2005, most recently as Vice President, Human Resources and Communication at Axel Johnson and member of the management team.

Director since: 2014

Committee membership: Compensation Committee

Independent in relation to the Company and executive management. Non-independent in relation to major shareholders of the Company.

Number of Axfood shares: 15 840

Jesper Lien

Director

Born: 1969

Education: Engineer, Technical University of Denmark; Business Administration (financial management), Copenhagen Business School.

Current position: CEO of Isabella Ohlson ApS.

Experience: CEO and other leading positions in Coop Denmark, with many years of experience from the retail, digital and food retail trade, including as CCO of the do-it-yourself chain B&Q and operating partner of Aurelius Investment Group.

Director since: 2018

Independent in relation to the Company and executive management, and to major shareholders of the Company.

Number of Axfood shares: 0

Christer Åberg

Director

Born: 1966

Other posts: Chairman Apoex and Kappa BioScience AS. Vice Chairman Plantasjen AS.

Education: IHM Business School Stockholm.

Experience: President and CEO of Food Folks AS/McDonald’s Nordic; President and CEO Hilding Anders International; CEO Orkla Confectionery & Snacks Sweden; CEO Arla Foods; CEO Atria Scandinavia; various positions at Unilever.

Director since: 2017

Independent in relation to the Company and executive management, and to major shareholders of the Company.

Number of Axfood shares: 4 800

Christian Luiga

Director

Born: 1968

Other posts: Acting President and CEO of Telia Company

Education: Bachelor of Science in Economics, Stockholm University

Experience: Executive Vice President and CFO at Telia Company, Head of Corporate Control at Telia Company, CFO of Teleca and CFO of Framfab.

Director since: 2020

Independent both in relation to the Company and the Executive Committee, and to major shareholders of the Company.

Number of Axfood shares: 2 100

Anders Helsing

Employee representative

Born: 1966

Other posts: Employee representative on the board of directors of Axel Johnson and Axfood IT.

Experience: Axfood employee since 1998.

Non-independent in relation to the Company and executive management.

Number of Axfood shares: 59

Michael Sjörén

Employee representative

Born: 1960

Other posts: Employee representative on the board of directors of Axfood Snabbgross and Dagab Inköp & Logistik.

Experience: Axfood Group employee since 1995.

Non-independent in relation to the Company and executive management.

Number of Axfood shares: 0

Lars Östberg

Employee representative

Born: 1968

Other posts: Employee representative for Willys.

Experience: Willys employee since 2002.

Non-independent in relation to the Company and executive management.

Number of Axfood shares: 0