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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Par Boman

58 2016 Chairman of the Board

Magnus Groth

56 2017 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Fredrik Rystedt

56 2017 Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Head of Group Function Finance

Mikael Schmidt

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

Anna Savinger Aslund

50 2017 Senior Vice President, Group Function Human Resources

Josephine Edwall-Bjorklund

55 2017 Senior Vice President, Group Function Communications

Pablo Fuentes

46 2017 President, Latin America

Donato Giorgio

46 2018 President, Global Manufacturing

Ulrika Kolsrud

49 2018 President Health and Medical Solutions

Don Lewis

58 2017 President, Professional Hygiene

Robert Sjostrom

55 2018 President, Global Operational Services

Tuomas Yrjola

41 2018 President, Global Brand, Innovation and Sustainability

Volker Zoller

52 2017 President, Consumer Goods

Tina Elvingsson Engfors

52 2017 Director, Employee Representative

Orjan Svensson

56 2017 Director, Employee Representative

Niclas Thulin

43 2017 Director, Employee Representative

Ewa Bjorling

58 2016 Independent Director

Maija-Liisa Friman

67 2016 Independent Director

Annemarie Gardshol

52 2016 Independent Director

Barbara Milian Thoralfsson

60 2016 Independent Director

Bert Nordberg

63 2016 Independent Director

Lars Sorensen

65 2017 Independent Director

Louise Svanberg

61 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 Adminsitration degrees. 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 and CEO of SCA (2015-2017), 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 (1985-1989). Previously, he was CFO of AB Electrolux, Nordea AB and Sapa AB, among others. 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, among others.

Mikael Schmidt

Mr. Mikael Schmidt has been Senior Vice President, Group Function Legal Affairs, General Counsel at Essity Aktiebolag (publ) since 2017. 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 Assistant 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 2017. She has been in SCA and held various positions since 2001. She holds Bachelor of Science in Human Resources Management from Linkopings universitet (1992-1996). She was previously Human Resource Manager at AstraZeneca and Engineer at Forser Arkitekter.

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 a 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.

Pablo Fuentes

Mr. Pablo Fuentes has been President, Latin America at Essity Aktiebolag (publ) since 2017. He has been in SCA since 2006. He holds Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico (1992-1997), and Master of Business Administration from Harvard University (2001-2003), 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, among others. He also worked as Finance and Operations Director at Danone Mexico (2003-2006) and Group Manager, Finance and Strategic Planning (1999-2001) at Procter & Gamble Global Business Unit, as well as Department Manager, Wal*Mart Sales Team (1997-1999) and Product Supply Finance Analyst (1996-1997) at Procter & Gamble Mexico. He is Board Member of Grupo Familia since 2012.

Donato Giorgio

Mr. Donato Giorgio has been appointed President, Global Manufacturing at Essity Aktiebolag (publ) effective as of December 31, 2018. He no longer serves as President, Global Hygiene Supply Tissue of the Company effective as of December 31, 2018. He has held the position since 2017. He has been in SCA since 2009. He holds Master in Mechanical Engineering with management orientation, Politecnico di Bari, Italy (1992-1996). 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 2017. She has been in SCA since 1995. She holds Master of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Chalmers Tekniska Hogskola (1990-1995). She previously held various senior positions within SCA, including Vice President R&D Personal Care and Global Product Director Baby, among others.

Don Lewis

Mr. Don Lewis has been President, Professional Hygiene at Essity Aktiebolag (publ) since 2017. He has been in SCA since 2002. He holds Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Youngstown State University (1986). He was previously EVP at Encore Paper and Sales Manager at Fort Howard Paper, as well as Board Member of Productos Familia S.A., among others. He has been Board Member of The Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. since 2015, American Forest & Paper Association since 2014 and American Red Cross, Southeastern Pennsylvania since 2014.

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 2017. 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. He also served as Cap Gemini, Telia MegaCon and TeliaFinans AB, among others.

Tuomas Yrjola

Mr. Tuomas Yrjola has been appointed President, Global Brand, Innovation and Sustainability at Essity Aktiebolag (publ) effective as of November 15, 2018. He has previously been Global Vice President Baby Care and Feminine Care Category at the Company since 2017. He was Global Vice President Baby Care & Feminine Care Category at SCA Hygiene Products (2014-2017). He joined SCA in 2014. He also held various positions at Procter & Gamble from 2001 till 2014. He holds Master of Science in Economics from Helsinki Swedish School of Economics (Hanken) (2000-2001) and International Bachelor of Business Administration from Helsinki School of Economics and Business Administration (1997-1999).

Volker Zoller

Mr. Volker Zoller has been President, Consumer Goods at Essity Aktiebolag (publ) since 2017. He has been in SCA and held various positions since 1994. He holds Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Berufsakademie Mannheim (1987-1990). He was previously Controller for Pepperl+Fuchs GmbH Mannheim.

Tina Elvingsson Engfors

Ms. Tina Elvingsson Engfors has been Director, Employee Representative at 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, Lilla 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 It Specialist 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 Med.Dr.Sci. and Associate Professor from Karolinska Institutet. She is also Board Member of Biogaia AB and Mobilaris AB, as well as Chairman of the Board of The Swedish Petroleum & Biofules Institute (SPBI). 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. Previously, she was CEO of Aspocomp Group Plc (2004-2007), President of Vattenfall Oy and Gyproc Oy. She is former Chairman of the Board of Helsinki Deaconess Institute, Vice Chairman of Neste Corporation, as well as Board Member of Rautaruukki, Ekokem, Metso, Talvivaara Mining Company Plc and TeliaSonera.

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 a 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.

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 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 of 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 Master of Science in 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 a Master of Science degree in Economics from Stockholms universitet. She is Board Member of Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston and CERAS Health, New York. She previously held various management positions within EF Education First, 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