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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Par Boman

57 2016 Chairman of the Board

Magnus Groth

55 2017 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Fredrik Rystedt

55 2017 Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Head of Group Function Finance

Robert Sjostrom

54 2009 Senior Vice President, Group Function Strategy and Business Development, Global Business Services and IT

Mikael Schmidt

58 Senior Vice President, Group Function Legal Affairs, General Counsel, Secretary of the Board

Anna Savinger Aslund

49 2015 Senior Vice President, Group Function Human Resources

Josephine Edwall-Bjorklund

54 2017 Senior Vice President, Group Function Communications

Kersti Strandqvist

55 2010 Senior Vice President, Group Function Sustainability and Public Affairs

Pablo Fuentes

45 2015 President, Latin America

Donato Giorgio

45 2015 President, Global Hygiene Supply Tissue

Ulrika Kolsrud

48 2015 President, Global Hygiene Supply Personal Care

Margareta Lehmann

60 President, Health and Medical Solutions

Don Lewis

57 2012 President, Professional Hygiene

Georg Schmundt-Thomas

56

Volker Zoller

51 2015 President, Consumer Goods

Tina Elvingsson Engfors

51 2017 Director, Employee Representative

Orjan Svensson

55 2017 Director, Employee Representative

Niclas Thulin

42 2017 Director, Employee Representative

Ewa Bjorling

57 2016 Independent Director

Maija-Liisa Friman

66 2016 Independent Director

Annemarie Gardshol

51 2016 Independent Director

Johan Malmquist

57 2016 Independent Director

Barbara Milian Thoralfsson

59 2016 Independent Director

Bert Nordberg

62 2016 Independent Director

Lars Sorensen

64 2017 Independent Director

Louise Svanberg

60 2016 Independent Director

Johan Karlsson

Vice President Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Par Boman

Mr. Par Boman has been Chairman of the Board at Essity Aktiebolag (publ) since 2016. He has been Board Member in SCA since 2010 and Chairman since 2015. He holds Engineering and Business/Economics degree. He is Honorary Doctor of Economics. He also serves as Chairman of the Board of Svenska Handelsbanken AB and Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget SCA, Deputy Chairman of the Board of AB Industrivarden and Board Member of Skanska AB. He is former President and CEO of Svenska Handelsbanken AB. He previously also held other senior positions within Handelsbanken (1998-2002). He also served as Chairman of the Board of Anglo-Swedish Trade Service AB and Board Member of British-Swedish Chambers of Commerce and Svenska Bankforeningen, Naringsverksamhet, among others.

Magnus Groth

Mr. Magnus Groth has been President and Chief Executive Officer of Essity Aktiebolag (publ) since 2017 and he has been Director of the Company since 2016. He has been employed at SCA since 2011 and Board Member in SCA since 2015. He holds Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering (Avionics and Naval Technology) from Kungliga Tekniska Hogskolan (1983-1987) and Master of Business Administration degree from Handelshogskolan i Stockholm (1985-1992). He is Board Member of Acando AB. He was previously Board Member of Pilum AB. He was previously President of SCA Consumer Goods Europe (2011-2015), President and CEO of Studsvik AB (publ) from 2006 till 2011 and SVP of Vattenfall AB from 2001 to 2005. Before that, he served at Enron Corporation and Boston Consulting Group.

Fredrik Rystedt

Mr. Fredrik Rystedt has been Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Head of Group Function Finance at Essity Aktiebolag (publ) since 2017. He has been in SCA since 2014. He also serves as Board Member of Vattenfall AB and Vinda International Holdings Limited. He holds a Master of Sconce degree in Economics from Handelshogskolan i Stockholm. Previously, he was CFO of AB Electrolux, Nordea AB and Sapa AB. He was also Board Member of Gunnebo Industrier AB and Svenskt Industriflyg AB, Deputy Board Member of Affarsbankernas Serviceaktiebolag and Vice President of Nordea Bank AB.

Robert Sjostrom

Mr. Robert Sjostrom has been appointed President Global Operational Services at Essity Aktiebolag (publ) effective as of December 31, 2018. He no longer serves as Senior Vice President, Group Function Strategy and Business Development, Global Business Services and IT at Essity Aktiebolag (publ) effective as of December 31, 2018. He has held the position since 2009. He has been in SCA since 2009. He is Board Member of Asaleo Care Ltd and Productos Familia S.A. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Uppsala universitet (1986-1990) and executive Master of Business Administration from Handelshogskolan i Stockholm (1995-1997). He was previously President of Global Hygiene Category in SCA and Board Member of Buildor AB and Ljung & Sjoberg AB.

Mikael Schmidt

Mr. Mikael Schmidt has been Senior Vice President, Group Function Legal Affairs, General Counsel at Essity Aktiebolag (publ) since 2012. He is also Secretary of the Board. He has been in SCA since 1992. He is Deputy Board Member of Vinda, Hong Kong and Chairman of Essity Forsakringsaktiebolag, Stockholm. He holds Master of Laws, Uppsala universitet (1986). He previously held various positions within the legal profession, including Associate Judge and Corporate Counsel. He was also Chairman of the Board of Svenskt Industriflyg AB.

Anna Savinger Aslund

Ms. Anna Savinger Aslund has been Senior Vice President, Group Function Human Resources at Essity Aktiebolag (publ) since 2015. She has been in SCA since 2001. She holds Bachelor of Science in Human Resources Management from Linkopings universitet (1992-1996). She was previously Human Resource Manager at AstraZeneca.

Josephine Edwall-Bjorklund

Ms. Josephine Edwall-Bjorklund has been Senior Vice President, Group Function Communications at Essity Aktiebolag (publ) since 2017. She has been in SCA since 2012. She holds Bachelor of Science in Communications and Information Administration, Jonkoping university (1986-1988) and Advanced Management Program at Handelshogskolan i Stockholm (1999). She previously held various communication positions within Ericsson AB from 1991 till 2012.

Kersti Strandqvist

Ms. Kersti Strandqvist has been appointed Vice President Digital Transformation Program at Essity Aktiebolag (publ) effective as of December 31, 2018. She no longer serves as Senior Vice President, Group Function Sustainability and Public Affairs at Essity Aktiebolag (publ) effective as of December 31, 2018. She has held the position since 2010. She has been in SCA since 1997. She holds Master of Science in Chemical Engineering (1983-1987) and Technology Licentiate (1987-1989), Chalmers Tekniska Hogskola. Previously, she was Board Member of Swedish Match AB and also held various senior positions within SCA, including Vice President Category Feminine Care and Category Director Baby Care. She is Board Member of SJ AB since 2016. She was previously Bored Member of Telia Company AB and Swedish Match AB.

Pablo Fuentes

Mr. Pablo Fuentes has been President, Latin America at Essity Aktiebolag (publ) since 2015. He has been in SCA since 2006. He holds Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico, and Master of Business Administration from Harvard University, Master of Science in Economics. He previously held a number of senior positions within SCA, including COO SCA Mexico and Central America of SCA Mexico y Centro America and CFO of Americas Business Unit of SCA Americas. He is Board Member of Productos Familia S.A.

Donato Giorgio

Mr. Donato Giorgio has been appointed President of Global Manufacturing at Essity Aktiebolag (publ) effective as of December 31, 2018. He no longer serves as President, Global Hygiene Supply Tissue of Essity Aktiebolag (publ) effective as of December 31, 2018. He has held the position since 2015. He has been in SCA since 2009. He holds Master of Science degree in Engineering, Politecnico di Bari, Italy. He previously held various senior positions within Procter & Gamble, including Operations Manager Beauty Care and Operations Manager Tissue.

Ulrika Kolsrud

Ms. Ulrika Kolsrud has been appointed President Health and Medical Solutions at Essity Aktiebolag (publ) effective as of December 31, 2018. She no longer serves as President, Global Hygiene Supply Personal Care at Essity Aktiebolag (publ) effective as of December 31, 2018. She has held the position since 2015. She has been in SCA since 1995. She holds Master of Science degree in Engineering from Chalmers Tekniska Hogskola. She previously held various senior positions within SCA, including Vice President R&D Personal Care and Global Product Director Baby.

Margareta Lehmann

Ms. Margareta Lehmann no longer serves as President, Health and Medical Solutions at Essity Aktiebolag (publ) effective as of December 31, 2018. She has been in SCA since 1983. She holds Master of Science degree in Economics, Goteborgs universitet. She previously held various senior positions within SCA, including Regional Director SCA Tissue Europe, AFH North West Europe and Molnlycke, including International Product Manager, Category AFH. She was previously Board Member of Sanitec Oy.

Don Lewis

Mr. Don Lewis has been President, Professional Hygiene at Essity Aktiebolag (publ) since 2012. He has been in SCA since 2002. He holds Master of Science degree in Economics from Youngstown State University. He was previously EVP at Encore Paper and Sales Manager at Fort Howard Paper, as well as Board Member of Productos Familia S.A.

Georg Schmundt-Thomas

Mr. Georg Schmundt-Thomas no longer serves as President, Global Hygiene Category at Essity Aktiebolag (publ) effective as of November 15, 2018. He has held the position since 2016. He has been in SCA since 2016. He holds Doctorate of Philosophy degree in English from Northwestern University and Master of Arts degree. He previously held a number of senior positions within Procter & Gamble, including Vice President and Brand Franchise Leader Duracell and Vice President Special Assignment.

Volker Zoller

Mr. Volker Zoller has been President, Consumer Goods of Essity Aktiebolag (publ) since 2015. He has been in SCA since 1994. He holds Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Berufsakademie Mannheim. He was previously Controller for Pepperl & Fuchs GmbH Mannheim.

Tina Elvingsson Engfors

Ms. Tina Elvingsson Engfors has been Director, Employee Representative of Essity Aktiebolag (publ) since 2017. She is Operator at Essity Hygiene and Health AB, Falkenberg. She is Member of the Swedish Trade Union Confederation (LO).

Orjan Svensson

Mr. Orjan Svensson has been Director, Employee Representative at Essity Aktiebolag (publ) since 2017. He was appointed in SCA in 2005. He is Senior Industrial Safety Representative at Essity Hygiene and Health AB, Lille Edet. He is Member of the Swedish Trade Union Confederation (LO).

Niclas Thulin

Mr. Niclas Thulin has been Director, Employee Representative of Essity Aktiebolag (publ) since 2017. He is Team Leader Collaboration & Workplace at Essity Hygiene & Health AB, Gothenburg. He is also Limited partner of TH Tryck & Reklam Kommanditbolag. He is Member of the Council for Negotiation and Cooperation (PTK).

Ewa Bjorling

Ms. Ewa Bjorling has been Independent Director at Essity Aktiebolag (publ) since 2016. She has been Board Member in SCA since 2016. She is educated in Dentistry and M.D. and Associate Professor from Karolinska Institutet. She is also Board Member of Biogaia AB and Mobilaris AB. She is former Member of the Swedish Parliament and the Boards of Swedish National Insurance Office and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA). She was also Swedish Minister for Trade (2007-2014) and Minister for Nordic Cooperation (2010-2014). She also worked for Karolinska Institutet.

Maija-Liisa Friman

Ms. Maija-Liisa Friman has been Independent Director at Essity Aktiebolag (publ) since 2016. She has been Board Member in SCA since 2016. She holds Master of Science in Engineering from Helsinki University of Technology. She is Board Member of Finnair Oyj, Boardman Oy and the Securities Market Association. Previously, she was CEO of Aspocomp Group Plc (2004-2007), President of Vattenfall Oy and Gyproc Oy. She also served as Chairman of the Board of Ekokem Oyj and Helsinki Deaconess Institute, Vice Chairman of Metso Oyj and Neste Corproation, as well as Board Member of LKAB, Rautaruukki, Ekokem, Metso, Talvivaara Mining Company Plc and TeliaSonera, among others.

Annemarie Gardshol

Ms. Annemarie Gardshol has been Independent Director of Essity Aktiebolag (publ) since 2016. She has been Board Member in SCA since 2015. She holds Master of Science degree in Engineering from Chalmers Tekniska Hogskola. She serves as Board Member of Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget SCA. She is also President of PostNord Sverige AB and has been member of its corporate management team since 2012. She previously held senior positions within Gambro AB, including Head of Research and Development and Global Marketing Director, and at McKinsey & Company. She was also Board Member of Bygghemma Group Nordic AB, Etac AB, Semcon and Ortivus AB. She served as President of PostNord Stralfors Group AB.

Johan Malmquist

Mr. Johan Malmquist has been Independent Director at Essity Aktiebolag (publ) since 2016. He has been Board Member in SCA since 2016. He holds Master of Science in Economics from Handelshogskolan i Stockholm. He is Chairman of the Board of Arjo AB and Tingstad Papper AB, as well as Board Member of Elekta AB, Getinge AB, Stena Addactum, Molnlycke Health Care AB, Dunkerintressen, Chalmers University of Technology Foundation and Trelleborg AB. He was previously President and CEO of Getinge AB (1997-2015) and Board Member of Capio AB.

Barbara Milian Thoralfsson

Ms. Barbara Milian Thoralfsson has been Independent Director at Essity Aktiebolag (publ) since 2016. She has been Board Member in SCA since 2006. She serves as Chairman of the Board of ColArt Group Holdings Ltd and Board Member of G4S Plc, Hilti AG and Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget SCA. She holds Master of Business Administration in Marketing & Finance from Columbia University and Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Duke University. She was previously President of Midelfart & Co AS (1995-2000) and NetCom ASA (2001-2005). She was Board Member of AB Electrolux, Cable & Wireless Plc, Orkla ASA, Tandberg ASA and Telenor ASA.

Bert Nordberg

Mr. Bert Nordberg has been Independent Director at Essity Aktiebolag (publ) since 2016. He has been Board Member in SCA since 2012. He also serves as Chairman of the Board of Vestas Wind Systems A/S, as well as Board Member of AB Electrolux, SAAB and Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget, SCA. He studied Electrical Engineering at Malmo Tekniska Laroverk and is Swedish Marines from Berga, Sweden, and studied International Management Marketing and Finance, INSEDA Univeristy, France. He was previously Chairman of Ideonfonden AB and Sony Mobile Communications AB, as well as Board Member of Abecede AB, BlackBerry Ltdm Skistar AB, Axis AB and NOTE AB, among others. Previously, he also held various management positions in Digital Equipment Corp. and Ericsson, President of Sony Mobile Communications AB 2009–2012.

Lars Sorensen

Mr. Lars Rebien Sorensen has been Independent Director at Essity Aktiebolag (publ) since 2017. He is Deputy Chairman of the Board of Carlsberg A/S and Board Member of Jungbunzlauer, Novo Holding A/S, Novo Nordisk Foundation and Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. Previously, he was President and CEO of Novo Nordisk (2000-2017). He holds Bachelor of Science in Forestry from Koebenhavns universitet and Bachelor in International Economics from Copenhagen Business School. He was previously Board Member of Bertelsmann and SAS. He also served as Board Member of Dong Energy and Member of the Board of Representatives of Danish National Bank.

Louise Svanberg

Ms. Louise Julian Svanberg has been Independent Director at Essity Aktiebolag (publ) since 2016. She has been Board Member in SCA since 2012. She holds Master of Science degree in Economics from Stockholms universitet. She is Board Member of CERAS Health, New York and Member of Advisory Board for Cue Ball Capital, Boston. She previously held various management positions within EF, including President (2002-2008) and Chairman of the Board (2008-2010). She is former member of the Board of Careers Australia Group Ltd.

Johan Karlsson