Hennes & Mauritz proposes two new Board of Directors members

Besides of the re-election of the H&M members of the board, now two new members replacing former members not standing for re-election are Stina Honkamaa Bergfors and Erica Wiking Häger. These are up for election at the annual general meeting (AGM) on Tuesday May 3, 2016

Stina Honkamaa Bergfors is born 1972. Her primary occupation: Co-founder of the digital media company United Screens, where she currently works on strategic matters and business development.  Her education: Bachelor’s degree in business and economics, honorary doctorate from Luleå University of Technology.

hm Board member 1Stina Honkamaa Bergfors is the CEO and co-founder of United Board member 2

Between 2008 and 2013, she was the Swedish country director of Google where she, among other things, launched YouTube in Sweden 2008. Prior to that, she was the CEO of the media agency Carat.

Stina has been honoured several times for her leadership and strategic thinking within the media industry. Stina is a member of the Swedish Media Commission’s group of experts and is also involved in the Prince Daniel Fellowship at the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA). She holds the following board positions: Member of Ikea’s global board of directors and a member of the board of Eniro. Shareholding: 1,000. Shares held by related parties: 3,000.

Erica Wiking Häger is born 1970. Her primary occupation: Partner at Mannheimer Swartling Advokatbyrå and chair of Mannheimer Swartling’s Corporate Sustainability & Risk Management practice group.

Erica has 15 years’ experience of qualified business law work in an international context in areas such as commercial contracts, international expansion and data privacy.

Her education: Master of Laws from Uppsala University, LL.M. from Harvard Law School in the US and supplementary studies at the University of Oklahoma in the US and Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg in Germany.

Shareholding: 0. Shares held by related parties: 835.

Changes at the top of Uster Technologies Ltd

Thomas Nasiou will take over the position as CEO of Uster Technologies as of April 1st, 2016. Dr. Geoffrey Scott and Philip Mosimann will become Co-Chairmen of the Board of Directors. Koichi Ito joins the USTER Board of Directors succeeding Susumu Toyoda.

As previously communicated, Thomas Nasiou will assume the role of CEO for the new financial year starting on April 1, 2016. This is a planned transition and handover of responsibilities from Dr. Geoffrey Scott. He will remain as a member of the Board of Directors.

In order to ensure the most effective operation of the Board, the Board of Directors has decided to appoint Philip Mosimann and Dr. Geoffrey Scott to the roles of Co-Chairmen.

From April 1,  2016 Koichi Ito also joins the Board of Uster Technologies. Koichi Ito is the new Head of the Textile Machinery Division of Toyota Industries Corporation, succeeding Susumu Toyoda, who has been promoted to a new position in Toyota Motor Corporation. Susumu Toyoda will leave the USTER Board as of April 1, 2016

“The Board of Directors of Uster Technologies and Toyota Industries Corporation are pleased that, with the new management organization, the long term continuity and success of Uster Technologies is secured. With Thomas Nasiou, a strong internal successor as CEO is in charge, and with the support of Dr. Geoffrey Scott as a Co-Chairman, knowledgeable and dedicated leadership continues in the best interest for the company and its customers”, says Philip Mosimann, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Uster Technologies.

New country manager KappAhl Finland

Laura Kiianlinna-Tunkelo has been appointed Country Manager for Swedish clothier KappAhl in Finland from April 4, 2016. Laura Kiianlinna-Tunkelo has extensive experience in sales, service and leadership in the retail sector, most recently as country manager at Jysk in Finland.

“I am very pleased that we can tie Laura, who is an ambitious and result oriented person, to the task of continuing to strengthen the KappAhl brand on a challenging market,” says KappAhl’s CEO Danny Feltmann.

KappahlLaura Kiianlinna-Tunkelo will from April 4, 2016 lead and develop the sales organization in KappAhl’s 60 stores in Finland. She has extensive experience in sales, service and leadership in the retail sector, most recently as country manager at Jysk in Finland. Before that, she has also been in charge of other chain concept operations.

“I am looking forward to continuing the work to strengthen KappAhl’s relationship with the Finnish customer, together with my new colleagues,” says Laura Kiianlinna-Tunkelo.

KappAhl was founded in Gothenburg in 1953 and is a leading fashion chain in the Nordic region with close to 380 stores in Sweden, Norway, Finland and Poland. Our business idea is to offer value-for-money fashion of our own design to the many people. Sustainability-labeled fashion accounts for roughly one quarter of the range. Sales for 2014/2015 totaled SEK 4.6 billion and the company has approx. 4000 employees in eight countries.

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