About Axfood

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee is made up of Axfood’s President and CEO, and an additional nine executives or subsidiary presidents.

The information, which includes own and related parties' holdings of shares, refers to the situation on 31 December 2018. Changes during the current year can be foolowed via Sweden's financial supervisory authority's (Finansinspektionen) website.

Klas Balkow

President and CEO Axfood AB

Born: 1965

Employee since: 2017

Other posts: Vice Chairman, Swedish Trade Federation, Director of Svensk Dagligvaruhandel and the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise

Education: Secondary school engineering

Experience: CEO, Clas Ohlson; CEO, Aximage (former business area of Axel Johnson); senior positions with Procter & Gamble in the Nordic region and the USA, and with Bredbandsbolaget

Member of Axfood's Executive Committee since: 2017

Number of Axfood shares: 15 000

Thomas Evertsson

President of Willys

Born: 1964

Employee since: 2008

Education: M.Sc. Econ., University of Gothenburg, School of Economics, Business and Law

Experience: Hypermarket manager, Head of chain operations, Coop Supermarkets, President, Coop Sverige AB; Vice President, Coop Norden AB.

Member of Axfood's Executive Committee since: 2008

Number of Axfood shares: 16 000

Thomas Gäreskog

President of Hemköp

Born: 1961

Employee since: 2010

Education: Secondary school diploma, business management training and leadership training

Experience: Store Manager ICA, several positions of trust in ICA, Regional Manager Hemköp, Sales Manager Hemköp

Member of Axfood's Executive Committee since: 2012

Number of Axfood shares: 2 700

Sara Kraft Westrell

Head of Corporate Communications

Born: 1974

Employee since: 2018

Education: M. Sc. Business Administration, Lund University and National University of Singapore

Experience: Director of Information, Clas Ohlson AB and Hexagon AB, Marketing and Communications Director, JB Education, and Communications Adviser, Kreab and Brunswick

Member of Axfood's Executive Committee since: 2018

Number of Axfood shares: 850

Anders Lexmon

Chief Financial Officer 

Born: 1968

Employee since: 2002

Education: M.Sc. Agricultural Economics and Management, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU)

Experience: Head of Financial Control, Axfood; Head of Group Accounting, Axfood; Head of Group Accounting, SJ; auditor, KPMG

Member of Axfood's Executive Committee since: 2017

Number of Axfood shares: 2 000

Jan Lindmark

Head of IT

Born: 1959

Employee since: 2001

Education: B.Sc. Econ., Stockholm University

Experience: IT director, Fritidsresegruppen, IT manager, Posten Brev, Consultant at Enator.

Member of Axfood's Executive Committee since: 2007

Number of Axfood shares: 4 000

Monica Längbo

Head of Human Resources

Born: 1963

Employee since: 2019

Education: Executive MBA; secondary teaching certificate, Stockholm University; board, leadership and strategic HR courses

Experience: Head of HR Sweden and Denmark, ManpowerGroup; HR Director & Head of Information/PR/Communication, Manpower Group; executive management consultant, own firm

Member of Axfood's Executive Committee since: 2019

Number of Axfood shares: 0

Eva Pettersson

President of Axfood Snabbgross

Born: 1966

Employee since: 2004

Other posts: Director, Svensk Servicehandel and Fastfood

Education: M.Sc. Econ, University of Linkoping and University of East Anglia. Management training, Novare.

Experience: President of Axfood Närlivs, Business Development Manager at Dagab. System Manager at Axfood IT. Consultant at Accenture AB in Food Retail.

Member of Axfood's Executive Committee since: 2014

Number of Axfood shares: 1 700

Nicholas Pettersson

President of Dagab

Born: 1976

Employee since: 2004

Other posts: Chairman of Urban Deli Holding AB and Hall Miba AB

Education: M.Sc. Econ., University of Växjö

Experience: President Axfood Närlivs, Marketing Manager Axfood Närlivs, Business Area Head Axfood Snabbgross, Supply Chain Manager AB Shell Sweden, Business Analyst Shell Detaljist AB.

Member of Axfood's Executive Committee since: 2009

Number of Axfood shares: 2 800

Carl Stenbeck

Head of Strategy and Business Development

Born: 1979

Employee since: 2018

Education: M.Sc. Business Administration, School of Business, Economics, and Law at the University of Gothenburg and M.Sc. Mechanical Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology

Experience: Global Head of Digital Development at H&M, Management Consultant at the Boston Consulting Group and Accenture, Program Manager at Papyrus

Member of Axfood's Executive Committee since: 2018

Number of Axfood shares: 850