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SSAB AB (SSABb.ST)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Bengt Kjell

65 2015 Chairman of the Board

Martin Lindqvist

57 2011 Chief Executive Officer, President, Director

Hakan Folin

43 2013 Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

Martin Pei

56 2014 Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer

Jonas Bergstrand

54 Executive Vice President, Head of Legal, M&A and Procurement; Secretary to the Board of Directors

Maria Langberg

49 2018 Executive Vice President, Head of People, Culture and Communication

Christina Friborg

50 2018 Executive Vice President, Head of Sustainability

Olavi Huhtala

57 2014 Executive Vice President, Head of SSAB Europe

Eva Petursson

51 2018 Executive Vice President, Head of Research and Innovation

Charles Schmitt

60 2011 Executive Vice President, Head of SSAB Americas

Johnny Sjostrom

45 2019 Executive Vice President, Head of SSAB Special Steels

Viktor Stromberg

46 2018 Executive Vice President, Head of Strategy and Digitalization

Bo Annvik

54 2019 Director

Marie Gronborg

2019 Director

Mikael Henriksson

58 2018 Director, Employee Representative

Tomas Jansson

51 2018 Director, Employee Representative

Tomas Karlsson

57 2017 Director, Employee Representative

Petra Einarsson

52 2014 Independent Director

Marika Fredriksson

56 2016 Independent Director

Pasi Laine

56 2017 Independent Director

Matti Lievonen

61 2014 Independent Director

Per Hillstrom

2016 Head of Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Bengt Kjell

Mr. Bengt Kjell has been Chairman of the Board of Directors of SSAB AB since April 8, 2015. He holds Master of Business Administration degree from Stockholm School of Economics. He was Acting CEO of AB Industrivarden, CEO and President of AB Handel och Industri, Vice President of AB Industrivarden, Senior Partner of Navet AB, Board Chairman of Kungsleden AB and Skanska Byggvaror Holding AB, and Board Member of Hoganas AB, Skanska AB and Munters AB. He is currently Board Chairman of Hemfosa Fastigheter AB and Nyfosa AB, Vice Chairman of the Board of Indutrade AB and Pandox AB, as well as Director of AB Industrivarden and ICA Gruppen AB, among others.

Martin Lindqvist

Mr. Martin Lindqvist has been President and Chief Executive Officer of SSAB AB since January 1, 2011 and Member of the Company’s Board of Directors since April 12, 2011. He joined SSAB’s Group Executive Committee in 2001. Mr. Lindqvist started the Company in 1998. He is a former Executive Vice President of SSAB and Head of SSAB EMEA and Chief Controller of NCC. He was also Head of SSAB Strip Products from August 1, 2008 until January 1, 2010, CFO at SSAB from 2001 until August 1, 2008 and CFO at SSAB Tunnplat. He also served as Director of Indutrade. He chairs the Board of Swedish Steel Producers Association and is Director of Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget SCA and Confederation of Swedish Enterprise, as well as Vice Chairman of the Swedish Association of Industrial Employers. Mr. Lindqvist holds Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Uppsala universitet.

Hakan Folin

Mr. Hakan Folin has been Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer of SSAB AB since May 1, 2013. Previously, he has held a number of senior positions in the Company. He came to SSAB in 2006 from the property company Stronghold and was initially involved in SSAB's strategic development, as well as the subsequent acquisition of the North American company IPSCO. During his time at SSAB, he has also served as CFO of Tibnor and SSAB APAC. He was also Head of Business Development at SSAB. Since the beginning of 2013, has been the Company's Chief Controller. He holds a Master of Science degree in Industrial Management from Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm (Kungliga Tekniska Hogskolan - KTH).

Martin Pei

Mr. Martin Pei has been Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of SSAB AB since September 1, 2014. He no longer serves as Executive Vice President and Head of Business Area SSAB APAC at the Company, as of September 1, 2014. He has held this position since January 1, 2010. He has been Member of the Company's Group Executive Committee since 2007. He joined SSAB in 2001 and has previously served as Executive Vice President, Chief Technical Officer (2007- January 1, 2010), Manager of Research & Development Department, and General Manager, Slab Production within SSAB Plate. He also held several positions with Danieli Centro Met. Mr. Pei holds a Doctorate of Philosophy degree from Kungliga Tekniska Hogsholan - KTH (the Royal Institute of Technology).

Jonas Bergstrand

Mr. Jonas Bergstrand serves as Executive Vice President, Head of Legal, M&A and Procurement at SSAB AB. He is also Secretary to the Board of Directors of SSAB AB. He has been Member of the Group Executive Committee of the Company since 2006. He previously worked as Corporate Counsel at ABB, OM Gruppen and Ericsson Radio Systems. He holds Master of Laws degree from Uppsala Universitet.

Maria Langberg

Ms. Maria Langberg has served as Executive Vice President, Head of People, Culture and Communication at SSAB AB since April 3, 2018. She has been appointed as Acting Head of Sustainability for a period from July 6, 2018 until October 1, 2018. She has previously been Executive Vice President and Head of Group Human Resources & Sustainability at SSAB AB since February 1, 2016. She was Executive Vice President, Head of Group Communications at the Company from 2013 until September 1, 2014. She has been Member of the Group Executive Committee since 2016. She previously served as Senior Consultant at JKL and as SVP Group Communications at Gambro and as President of Merox and VP Group Sustainability at SSAB. She holds Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Uppsala Universitet and Master of Business Administration degree from Handelshogskolan i Stockholm.

Christina Friborg

Ms. Christina Friborg has been appointed Executive Vice President, Head of Sustainability of SSAB AB, effective as of October 1, 2018. She has wide experience of working with sustainability issues. In recent years, she has supported large companies in their work of creating competitive advantage in both the short and long term through a heightened emphasis on sustainability. She joined SSAB from Sandvik AB, where she was Head of Sustainable Business. Prior to this, she also worked for the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency - Sida and the UN organization UNHCR on human rights issues. She was also Founder and Partner at Ethos and worked for OSCE. She graduated with a Master of Law degree from Uppsala University.

Olavi Huhtala

Mr. Olavi Huhtala has been appointed Executive Vice President and Head of SSAB Europe within SSAB AB, effective as of September 1, 2014. He has been employed at Rautaruukki/SSAB since 1987. Previously, he was Executive Vice President of Ruukki Metals, President of Ruukki Fabrication and held executive roles in Sales and Production at Rautaruukki Metform. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering.

Eva Petursson

Ms. Eva Petursson has been Executive Vice President, Head of Research and Innovation at SSAB AB since April 3, 2018. She joined SSAB in 2005. Previously, she was Assistant Professor in Steel Structures at Lulea University of Technology, Design specialist and head of research at SSAB Knowledge Service Center, Head of Strategic R&D at SSAB. She is Civil Engineer and Doctorate of Philosophy degree in Steel Structures, Lulea University of Technology.

Charles Schmitt

Mr. Charles Schmitt has served as Executive Vice President and Head of SSAB Americas at SSAB AB since July 18, 2011. Mr. Schmitt has been employed by IPSCO/SSAB since 1990. Over the years he held various positions with US Steel Corporation and served as Vice President of the Southern Business Unit for SSAB Americas. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration/Finance from the University of Texas at Arlington and two-year steel fellowship at the American Iron and Steel Institute.

Johnny Sjostrom

Mr. Johnny Sjostrom has been appointed Executive Vice President, Head of SSAB Special Steels at SSAB AB, effective as of January 14, 2019. He has broad experience of the steel industry and of working internationally. In recent years he has been CEO at Uddeholm, where he amongst other things has renewed the production strategy and address leadership and digitalization. Johnny Sjostrom has also worked for SSAB earlier in China, where he was responsible for market, technology and strategy development. Han was formerly CEO at Scana Leshan in China and has held various management positions at Outokumpu Stainless Oy. Johnny Sjostrom holds a PhD in Material Sciences from Karlstad University and an executive MBA from Stockholm School of Economics.

Viktor Stromberg

Mr. Viktor Stromberg has been Executive Vice President, Head of Strategy and Digitalization at SSAB AB since April 3, 2018. He joined SSAB in 2011. Previously, he was VP and Head of Strategy at SSAB AB, Associate Partner at McKinsey & Company, product manager at SAP and consultant at IBM. He holds an MBA from INSEAD, France and an MSc in Industrial Engineering & Management, from Linkoping University.

Bo Annvik

Marie Gronborg

Mikael Henriksson

Mr. Mikael Henriksson has been Director, Employee Representative at SSAB AB since 2018. He has previously been Deputy Director since 2017. He is Furnace Operator, SSAB Special Steels.

Tomas Jansson

Mr. Tomas Jansson has served as Employee Representative on the Board of Directors at SSAB AB since 2018. He was previously Director, Employee Representative from 2014 till 2016. He is Sales Coordinator at SSAB Europe.

Tomas Karlsson

Mr. Tomas Karlsson has served as Employee Representative on the Board of Directors of SSAB AB since 2017. He previously held that position from April 8, 2015 till 2016. He is Maintenance Mechanic at SSAB Europe.

Petra Einarsson

Ms. Petra Einarsson has been Independent Director of SSAB AB since September 11, 2014. She holds Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. She was previously Financial Manager at Sandvik Materials Technology and President of Sandvik Strip and Sandvik Tube product areas. She was also President of the Sandvik Materials Technology business area since 2013. She has been CEO of BillerudKorsnas AB since January 2018. She is Board Member of Confederation of Swedish Enterprise. Previously, she was Director of Swedish Association of Industrial Employers and Member of the Council of Swedish Steel Producers’ Association.

Marika Fredriksson

Ms. Marika Fredriksson has been Independent Director of SSAB AB since April 7, 2016. She holds Master of Business Administration degree. She was previously Senior Vice President, Finance, CFO at Gambro AB, CFO at Autoliv Inc (Stockholm, Sweden), Volvo Construction Equipment (Brussels, Belgium) and Volvo Construction Equipment International AB. She currently serves as CFO & Group Executive Vice President at Vestas Wind Systems A/S since 2013 and Board Member of Sandvik AB. Previously, she was Director of AF AB.

Pasi Laine

Mr. Pasi Kalevi Laine has been Independent Director at SSAB AB since April 6, 2017. He holds a Master of Science degree in Engineering. He has been President and CEO of Valmet Oyj since 2013. Previously, he was Director of HKScan Oyj and Tamfelt Oyj. He also held several senior positions at Metso group, including President of Pulp, Paper and Power Technology, President of Metso Automation.

Matti Lievonen

Mr. Matti Lievonen has been Independent Director of SSAB AB since September 11, 2014. He holds Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering, Executive Master of Business Administration degree and Honorary Finnish title of Vuorineuvos. He also holds honorary Doctorate of Science degree in Technology. He is currently Board Chairman of Fortum Abp and Member of the Board of Solvay Group. Previously, he held several senior positions at UPM-Kymmene, was Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Company, Deputy Chairman of the Board of the Confederation of European Paper Industries, Director of Confederation of Finnish Industries, Rautaruukki Corporation, Finnish Oil and Gas Federation and EUROPIA. He was President and CEO of Neste Corporation. He was Board Member of Chemical Industry Federation of Finland, Member of the Advisory Board of National Emergency Supply Agency (Finland) and Member of the Supervisory Board of the Finnish Fair Corporation, European Business Leaders’ Convention and the Finnish Business and Policy Forum EVA. He was also Board Chairman of Nynas AB, among others.

Per Hillstrom