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Husqvarna AB (HUSQa.ST)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Tom Johnstone

64 2015 Chairman of the Board

Kai Warn

60 2014 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Glen Instone

2018 Chief Financial Officer, Director of Communication, Senior Vice President

Anders Johanson

50 2015 Senior Vice President, Technology and Innovation

Brian Belanger

50 2015 Senior Vice President, Legal Affairs, General Counsel and Secretary to the Board

Per Ericson

56 2018 Senior Vice President, Group Staff People & Organization, Business Development

Leigh Dagberg

49 2018 Senior Vice President, People & Organization

Pavel Hajman

54 2018 Senior Vice President, Group Digital, Operations & Technology Development

Hillevi Agranius

48 2018 Group Chief Information Officer

Henric Andersson

46 2015 President, Construction Division

Par Astrom

47 2018 President, Gardena Division

Sascha Menges

48 2018 President, Husqvarna Division

Dan Bystrom

Director, Employee Representative

Soili Johansson

57 Director, Employee Representative

Anders Kohler

2019 Director, Employee Representative

Katarina Martinson

38 2012 Director

Daniel Nodhall

41 2013 Director

Lars Pettersson

65 2014 Director

Carita Svard

51 Director, Employee Representative

Ulla Litzen

63 2010 Independent Director

Bertrand Neuschwander

57 2016 Independent Director

Christine Robins

53 2017 Independent Director

Johan Andersson

2018 IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Tom Johnstone

Mr. Tom Johnstone, CBE has been Chairman of the Board of Directors of Husqvarna AB since April 21, 2015. He has been Director of the Company since 2006. He also chairs the Company’s Remuneration Committee and is Member of the Nomination Committee. Mr. Johnstone was President and Chief Executive Officer of AB SKF from 2003 until 2014. Additionally, he serves as Board Chairman of Combient AB and of the British-Swedish Chamber of Commerce and Board Member of Investor AB and Volvo Cars. During the course of his career, he has been holding various management positions within AB SKF since 1987, including President of Automotive Division from 1995 to 2003 and Executive Vice-President of AB SKF between 1999 and 2003. Mr. Johnstone holds a Master of Arts degree from University of Glasgow and honorary Doctorate degrees in Business Administration from the University of South Carolina, and in Science from Cranfield University.

Kai Warn

Mr. Kai Warn has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Husqvarna Aktiebolag, effective as of July 1, 2013. He has also been Member of the Board of Directors of the Company since April 10, 2014. He started his career at power and automation technologies company ABB (1985 -2004), where he held various senior international positions including roles in Belgium, Germany and the United Kingdom. His last assignment at ABB was President of the Business Unit ABB Robotics Products. Between 2004 and 2010, he was President and CEO at Seco Tools AB, a metal cutting tools company. Thereafter, he moved to the position of Operations Partner at the private equity firm IK Investment Partners (2011-2013). He is Board Member of AB Electrolux. Mr. Warn graduated with Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Kungliga Tekniska Hogskolan – KTH (the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm).

Glen Instone

Mr. Glen Instone has been appointed Chief Financial Officer, Director of Communication and Senior Vice President at Husqvarna Aktiebolag effective as of November 1, 2018. He was recently Vice President (VP) Global Sales & Services, Husqvarna Division, and has been working at Husqvarna Group since 2006. He has held various positions within the Group including VP Finance of the Husqvarna Division, VP Finance Europe, Middle East and Africa as well as VP Finance of Manufacturing, Logistics & Purchasing. Before joining Husqvarna Group, Glen Instone was the financial controller of Electrolux Outdoor Products UK, BE and NL. Glen holds an Accounting & Finance degree (BA Hons) from University of Teesside, UK.

Anders Johanson

Mr. Anders Johanson has been appointed Senior Vice President, Technology and Innovation at Husqvarna Aktiebolag, effective as of October 1, 2015. Anders Johanson was Partner and Global Practice Leader Technology and Innovation Management at Arthur D. Little (2000–2006, 2008–2015), Director Strategic Product and Technology Planning at Gambro (2008), Director Business office and head of Business Consulting of Volvo IT (2006–2007) and held various positions within Nobel Biocare (1996-2000). He holds a part time role as adjunct professor in industrial product development at KTH, Royal Institute of Technology, since January 2015. Anders has Master of Science in Chemical Engineering and MBA from Chalmers University of Technology.

Brian Belanger

Mr. Brian S. Belanger has been appointed Senior Vice President, Legal Affairs, General Counsel and Secretary to the Board at Husqvarna Aktiebolag, effective as of August 2015. He was Acting Head of Asia/Pacific at the Company from January 1, 2014 until June 1, 2014. He was Vice President Legal Affairs Husqvarna Asia/Pacific Region within the Company from 2009 till 2012. He holds Juris Doctor/Master of Legal Letters degree from Duke University School of Law, Durham, NC, US; Law Clerk, US. He has served at Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. He has been employed by the Company since 2006. Previously, he served as Acting General Counsel Husqvarna Americas 2013 (Charlotte, NC); Associate General Counsel, Husqvarna Americas (2006–2009) (Augusta, GA), and Partner, Cohen & Grigsby, P.C. (2000-2006).

Per Ericson

Mr. Per Ericson has served as Senior Vice President, Group Staff People & Organization at Husqvarna Aktiebolag since 2011 and he has been Head of Group Business Development since February 1, 2018. He was also Acting Head of Group Communications, Brand & Marketing at the Company from the end of September 2017 till February 19, 2018. Prior to this, he worked as Executive Vice President Human Resources at Haldex (2006-2011) and held several executive positions, including President Human Resources, at Stora Enso (1987–2006). Mr. Ericson is Forest Engineer, US. He also has Forestry Studies from Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences) as well as Studies in Management Change in Organization and Social Systems, International Association for Organizational and Social Development (IOD), Belgium.

Leigh Dagberg

Ms. Leigh Dagberg has been Senior Vice President, People & Organization since 2018. She holds Master of Science in Organizational Behavior from University of London and Bachelor of Arts in History from University of California, Berkeley. Previously she served as Manager at PwC Consulting (2012-2013), Partner and Consultant at MindShift (2002-2012), Head of Research & Consulting, Manager at Universum (1997 – 2000) and Content Development Manager and Research Specialist at Information Express (1992 – 1996).

Pavel Hajman

Mr. Pavel Hajman has been Senior Vice President, Group Digital, Operations & Technology Development at Husqvarna Aktiebolag since February 1, 2018. He was previously appointed as President, Husqvarna Division as of January 1, 2015. Before that, was Executive Vice President, Head of Asia/Pacific at Husqvarna AB from June 1, 2014. He has over 20 years of international business experience within several different areas including sales, marketing, logistics and manufacturing. Most recently, he comes from Assa Abloy, where he has been heading operations in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. He was President Assa Abloy AHG Greater China (2013-2014). Previous experiences include numerous managerial roles within Seco Tools from 1990 until 2013. He holds Master of Science degree in Industrial Engineering and Management from Linkoping Institute of Technology, Sweden.

Hillevi Agranius

Ms. Hillevi Agranius has been Group Chief Information Officer at Husqvarna Aktiebolag since February 1, 2018. She was previously GIS Business Performance Director, Husqvarna Group, 2015-2016; Vice President, Technologies Finance, Corporate & Compliance, American Express, 2014-2011; Vice President Technologies Transformation 2009-2011, American Express; Vice President, Technologies Investment optimization & business planning 2005-2006, American Express, Director Technologies Performance Management 2004-2005, American Express. She held numerous positions at American Express 1995-2004. She holds Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Economics from University of Sussex, School of social sciences.

Henric Andersson

Mr. Henric Andersson has been appointed President, Construction Division at Husqvarna Aktiebolag, effective as of August 2015. He no longer serves as Senior Vice President, Technology Office at the Company, as of August 2015. He held this position from 2014. Before that, he served as Executive Vice President, Head of Product Management and Development at Husqvarna AB as of 2011. He joined the Company in 1997 and has since held such roles as Vice President, Construction Equipment (2008-2011), Vice President, Commercial Lawn & Garden and President of Husqvarna Turf Care (2004-2008) and Vice President, Riders & Robotic Mowers (2002-2004), among several other positions in Product and Business Management (1997-2001). Mr. Andersson holds Master of Science degree in Industrial Engineering & Management from Linkoping Institute of Technology at Linkopings universitet.

Par Astrom

Mr. Par Astrom has been President, Gardena Division at Husqvarna Aktiebolag since February 1, 2018. He was previously Senior Vice President, Business Development as of January 1, 2015. He holds a Master of Science degree in Industrial Engineering & Management, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden. He has been employed at the Company since 2013 and member of Group Management from 2015. His previous positions include: Vice President Business Development, Husqvarna Group, 2013-2014; Principal, A.T. Kearney Management Consultants, 2007-2013 and Management Consulting 1998-2009.

Sascha Menges

Mr. Sascha Menges has been President, Husqvarna Division at Husqvarna Aktiebolag since February 1, 2018. He was previously President, Gardena Division as of January 1, 2015. Prior to this, he served as Executive Vice President, Head of Manufacturing and Logistics at Husqvarna AB from 2011 till 2014. He joined the Company in 2004, and has since held leadership positions in Supply Chain Management and Operations (2007-2011), and the role of Vice President Supply Chain Management at Gardena AG (2004-2007). Prior to that, he worked within Associate Principal Management Consulting of McKinsey & Company, Inc (1996-2004). He holds Master of Science degree in Industrial Engineering & Management from Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, and Master of Business Administration degree from INSEAD, France.

Dan Bystrom

Soili Johansson

Ms. Soili Johansson serves as Employee Representative on the Board of Directors of Husqvarna Aktiebolag. She is Representative of the Federation of Salaried Employees in Industry and Services.

Anders Kohler

Katarina Martinson

Ms. Katarina Martinson has been Member of the Board of Directors of Husqvarna AB since 2012. She is Member of the Audit Committee. She is responsible for portfolio management for the Lundberg Family. Apart from that, she serves as Board Member at L E Lundbergforetagen AB, Fastighets AB L E Lundberg, Byggnads AB Karlsson & Wingesjo, L E Lundberg Kapitalforvaltning AB, Indutrade AB, Fidelio Capital AB and AniCura AB. In the past, she worked as Analyst at Handelsbanken Capital Markets (2008) and as Vice President at Strategas Research Partners LLC, New York, the United States (2006–2008). She was also involved in investment research at ISI, International Strategy & Investment Group, New York (2005–2006). Ms. Martinson has completed a Master of Science Program at Handelshogskolan i Stockholm (Stockholm School of Economics).

Daniel Nodhall

Mr. Daniel Nodhall has served as Member of the Board of Directors of Husqvarna AB since April 11, 2013. He is Member of the Audit Committee. He has been Managing Director, Head of Listed Core Investments at Investor AB. He has worked within Investor AB in various positions since 2002. He is Board Member of SAAB AB. Mr. Nodhall holds Master of Science degree from Handelshogskolan i Stockholm (Stockholm School of Economics).

Lars Pettersson

Mr. Lars Pettersson has been Member of the Board of Directors of Husqvarna AB since April 10, 2014. He is Member of the Remuneration Committee. He holds Master of Science in Applied Physics and Material Sciences from Uppsala University, Sweden. He is also Hon. Doc. at Uppsala University. He is Board Member of Festo AG, AB Industrivarden, Indutrade AB and L E Lundbergforetagen AB. He is also Chairman of KP-Komponenter A/S. He was previously President and CEO of AB Sandvik (2002-2011) and held various positions within AB Sandvik (1978-2002).

Carita Svard

Ulla Litzen

Ms. Ulla Litzen has been Independent Member of the Board of Directors of Husqvarna AB since April 27, 2010. She is also Chair of the Company’s Audit Committee. Apart from her duties at Husqvarna, she serves on the Boards of Directors of AB Electrolux, Ratos AB and NCC AB. Ms. Litzen is a former President of W Capital Management AB (2001-2005). In the past, she held senior management positions and served as Member of the Management Group at Investor AB (1996-2001). She also has experience as Managing Director responsible for Core Holdings (1999-2000) and as President (1996-1998) from Investor Scandinavia AB. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Handelshogskolan i Stockholm (Stockholm School of Economics) and a Master of Business Administration degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the United States of America.

Bertrand Neuschwander

Mr. Bertrand Neuschwander has been Independent Director at Husqvarna Aktiebolag since April 6, 2016. He is Member of the Remuneration Committee. He is Graduate engineer, Institut National Agronomique de Paris-Grignon, France, and holds MBA from INSEAD. He is Chief Operating Officer, Groupe SEB, France. He also serves as Board Chair of SEB Alliance (Groupe SEB Corporate Venture), Board Chair of WMF Group Supervisory Board, Board member of Groupe SEB Denmark, Groupe SEB Finland, Groupe SEB Norway, Serge Ferrari Group SA, Tefal OBH Group AB and Zhejiang Supor Co., Ltd. He was previously Senior Executive Vice President for Business Units, Brands, Innovation & Strategy, Groupe SEB 2012– 2014, Senior Executive Vice President for Business Units Brands & Innovation, Groupe SEB 2010–2012, CEO, Devanlay/Lacoste 2004–2009, Chair and Chief Executive Officer, Aubert Group 2001–2004.

Christine Robins

Ms. Christine Robins has been Independent Director at Husqvarna Aktiebolag since April 4, 2017. She holds BBA in Marketing and Finance, University of Wisconsin, Madison, US and MBA at Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI, US. She is President & CEO of Char-Broil LLC, Columbus, GA, US. She previously was President & CEO of BodyMedia, Pittsburgh, PA, US 2009-2014; President & CEO of Philips Oral Healthcare, Seattle, WA, US 2005-2009; Marketing and Finance positions within S.C. Johnson company 1988-2005.

Johan Andersson