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SSAB AB (SSABa.ST)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Bengt Kjell

64 2015 Chairman of the Board

Martin Lindqvist

56 2011 Chief Executive Officer, President, Director

Hakan Folin

42 2013 Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

Martin Pei

55 2014 Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer

Jonas Bergstrand

53 Executive Vice President, Legal & Strategy; Secretary to the Board of Directors

Maria Langberg

48 2018 Executive Vice President People, Culture and Communication

Olavi Huhtala

56 2014 Executive Vice President, Head of SSAB Europe

Eva Petursson

50 2018 Executive Vice President, Research and Innovation

Charles Schmitt

59 2011 Executive Vice President, Head of SSAB Americas

Per Stark

64 2014 Executive Vice President, Head of SSAB Special Steels

Viktor Stromberg

45 2018 Executive Vice President, Strategy and Digitalization

Christina Bage-Friborg

2018 Head of Sustainability

Sture Bergvall

62 2005 Director, Employee Representative

Tomas Karlsson

55 2017 Director, Employee Representative

Annika Lundius

66 2011 Director

Patrick Sjoholm

51 2017 Director, Employee Representative

Petra Einarsson

51 2014 Independent Director

Marika Fredriksson

55 2016 Independent Director

Pasi Laine

55 2017 Independent Director

Matti Lievonen

60 2014 Independent Director

Lars Westerberg

70 2006 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, Vice Chairman of the Board of Indutrade AB and Director of AB Industrivarden, ICA Gruppen AB and Pandox AB.

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 and Confederation of Swedish Enterprise. He chairs the Board of Swedish Steel Producers Association and is Director of Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget SCA and the Swedish Association of Industrial Employers. Mr. Lindqvist holds a 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 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 Doctorate of Philosophy degree from Kungliga Tekniska Hogsholan - KTH (the Royal Institute of Technology).

Jonas Bergstrand

Mr. Jonas Bergstrand serves as Executive Vice President, Legal & Strategy and 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 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.

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 Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering.

Eva Petursson

Ms. Eva Petursson has been Executive Vice President, 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 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.

Per Stark

Mr. Per Olof Stark no longer serves as Executive Vice President and Head of SSAB Special Steels within SSAB AB, effective as of 2019. He has held this position since September 1, 2014. He has been employed at SSAB since 1983. Previously, he was Head of the SSAB Wear Services business unit, President of the wholly owned subsidiary Plannja, Head of Global Marketing, Head of Sales and Product Development at SSAB Plate Division as well as Head of business area SSAB Plate Europe and North America. He holds Master of Science degree from The Royal Institute of Technology (Kungliga Tekniska Hogskola - KTH).

Viktor Stromberg

Mr. Viktor Stromberg has been Executive Vice President, Strategy and Digitalization at SSAB AB since April 3, 2018. He joined SSAB in 2011. Previously, he was an 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.

Christina Bage-Friborg

Ms. Christina Bage-Friborg has been appointed 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 joins SSAB from Sandvik AB, where she is currently head of Sustainable Business. Prior to this, Christina Båge-Friborg also worked for the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency - Sida and the UN organization UNHCR on human rights issues. She graduated with a degree in law from Uppsala University.

Sture Bergvall

Mr. Sture Bergvall has served as Employee Representative on the Board of Directors of SSAB AB since 2005. He is Electrician, SSAB Europe.

Tomas Karlsson

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

Annika Lundius

Ms. Annika Marie Lundius has been Member of the Board of Directors of SSAB AB since 2011. She was Executive Vice President of the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise. She was also Legal Director and Financial Counselor at Swedish Ministry of Finance and served as Chief Executive Officer of Insurance Sweden and Swedish Insurance Employers’ Association. She is Member of the Board of AB Industrivarden. Ms. Lundius holds Master of Legal Letters degree.

Patrick Sjoholm

Mr. Patrick Sjoholm has served as Director, Employee Representative at SSAB AB since 2017. He previously held that position until 2015. He had previously been Alternate Member of the Board. He has been on the Board from 2011. He is Automation Engineer at SSAB Special Steels.

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 and Economics. 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 A since January 2018. She is Board member of Swedish Association of Industrial Employers and Confederation of Swedish Enterprise as well as 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 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. 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 is President and CEO of Neste Corporation since 2008, Vice Chairman of the Board of Fortum Abp and Nynas AB, Member of the Board 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.

Lars Westerberg

Mr. Lars Westerberg has been Independent Member of the Board of Directors of SSAB AB since 2006. He is a former President and Chief Executive Officer of Granges and President, CEO and Chairman of Autoliv. He was also Chairman of the Board of Directors at Husqvarna and Board Member at Meda. He serves as Board Member of AB Volvo, Sandvik AB and Stena AB. He holds Master of Science degree and Bachelor of Science degree.

Per Hillstrom