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The Orkla Board of Directors consists of seven members elected by the shareholders and four members elected by the employees.

Members elected by the shareholders

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Stein Erik Hagen, Chairman of the Board

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  • Retailer
  • Owner of Canica AS and associated family-owned companies together with three of his children
  • Born 1956

Career

1999-2004
Retailer and co-founder of ICA AB

1976-1999
Retailer and founder of RIMI Norge AS and the Hakon Group AS

Education

1975-1976
The Retail Institute (now the Norwegian School of Retail)

1973-1975
Wang Commercial College

Positions of Trust

  • Chairman of the board and board member for several companies where the S.E. Hagen family has direct or indirect owner interests
  • Member of the ‘board of the Stein Erik Hagen Stiftelse for Klinisk Hjerteforskning (Foundation for Clinical Heart Research)
  • Member of the Committee of Shareholders’ Representatives of Stein Erik Hagens Allmennyttige stiftelse (Charitable Foundation)
  • Founder and General Manager of the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Norway
  • Member of the Board of the Byrd Hoffman Watermill Foundation
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Ingrid Jonasson Blank, Board member

  • First elected to the Board in 2013
  • Born 1962

Career

1986-2010
Several positions at ICA, the last: EVP ICA Sverige AB as well as Functional Market Responsibility, ICA Sverige (2009-2010)

Education

2007
Academy for the Expressive Leadership, Stockholm Sweden

2001
The Ruter Dam Program, Stockholm Sweden

1996-1997
IFL (executive education), Stockholm School of Economics

1982-1985
School of Business, Economics and Law, Gothenburg Sweden, MBA

Positions of Trust

  • Member of the Board, Fiskars
  • Member of the Board, MATAS
  • Member of the Board, Royal Unibrew
  • Member of the Board, Bilia
  • Member of the Board, Ambea Vård och Omsorg
  • Member of the Board, NORM Research and Consulting
  • Member of the Board, ZetaDisplay
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Nils K. Selte, CEO Canica

  • First elected to the Board in 2014
  • Born 1965

Career

2014-
Canica CEO

2006-2014
Canica CFO

2001-2006
Canica CEO

1999-2001
ICA Ahold AB, SVP Finance/Group Treasurer

1998-1999
Hakon Gruppen AS, SVP Finance/Group Treasurer

1996-1998
Hakon Gruppen AS, Finance Manager

1994-1996
LIVI Norge AS, Finance Manager

1991-1994
Office of the Auditor General of Norway, Consultant

Education

1991
Master of Business and Economics, Norwegian School of Management

Positions of Trust

  • Chairman of the Board of Komplett AS
  • Member of the Board of Centurie and several Canica companies
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Liselott Kilaas

  • First elected to the Board in 2017
  • Born 1959

Career

2013–2017
Aleris Group, Chief Executive Officer

2009–2013
Aleris Group, Managing Director Norway and Denmark

2006–2013
Aleris Group, Managing Director Norway

1997–2006
Stentofon-Zenitel, EVP Communications and Security Systems Managing Director, Zenitel ASA

1988–1997
PA Consulting, Partner

1984–1986
Norwegian Petroleum Consultants, Senior Safety Engineer

1982–1983
Shell International Petroleum Maatschappij bv, Reliability Engineer

Education

1983
M.Sc. Mathematical Statistics, University of Oslo

1987
Master of Business Administration, IMD

Position of Trust

  • DNV-GL (Audit Committee)
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Peter Agnefjäll

  • First elected to the Board in 2018
  • Born 1971

Career

2013 – 2017
President and CEO of the IKEA Group (Ingka Holding B.V)

2012 – 2013
Deputy CEO of the IKEA Group

2010 – 2012
Managing Director & Country manager – IKEA Retail Sweden

2008 – 2009
Assistant to former IKEA CEOs (Anders Dahlvig and Mikael Ohlsson) and to IKEA Founder (Ingvar Kamprad)

2006 – 2009
Store Manager – IKEA Padova Italy

2002 – 2006
Business Area Manager – IKEA of Sweden

1999 – 2002
International Marketing Manager, GolfStore Group AB, Sweden

1997 – 1999
IKEA of Sweden, Commercial Manager (Green Room & Rattan) and Assistant Business Area Manager (Children’s IKEA, Scandinavian Collection)

1996 – 1997
Department Head, IKEA Stores

1995 – 96
IKEA Trainee programme

Education

1995 –
Various IKEA training programmes

1995
University of Linköping, Master of Business degree

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Anders Kristiansen, Board member

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Anna Mossberg, Board member

Members elected by the employees

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Terje Utstrand, Chief trade union representative

  • First elected to the Board in 2012.
  • Born 1964.
  • Chief trade union representative (2010-), Chair of the Board for LO union members at Orkla, Chair of Orkla’s Committee of Union Representatives and European Works Council.
  • NNN union representative at Nidar AS since 1999.
  • Employed at Orkla Confectionery & Snacks Norge (Nidar) since 1993.
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Sverre Josvanger, Orkla Confectionery & Snacks Norge

  • First elected tothe Board in 2012.
  • Born 1963.
  • Chair of the Executive Committee for Salaried Employees at Orkla and secretary of Orkla’s Committee of Union Representatives and the Working Committee of the Executive Committee since 2012.
  • Member of Orkla’s Pension and Insurance Council (POFFO) since 2012.
  • In 2010 elected as member of the Liaison Committee.
  • Head of the trade union division at Nidar since 1994 and chief union representative for salaried employees at Nidar since 2010. Deputy member of Nidar’s Board of Directors since 2010.
  • Member of the Audit Committee since May 2014.
  • Employed at Orkla Confectionery & Snacks (Nidar) as sales consultant since 1988.
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Karin Hansson, Orkla Foods Sverige AB

  • First elected to the Board in 2016.
  • Born 1960.
  • Employed at Orkla Foods Sverige AB.
  • Trade union representative for the Swedish Food Workers’ Union at Orkla Foods Sverige.
  • Member of Orkla’s Committee of Union Representatives and and Working Committee of Union Representatives.
  • Member of European Works Council.
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Roger Vangen, Orkla Foods Norge

  • First elected to the Board in 2016.
  • Born 1965.
  • Employed and trade union representative for NNN (Nærings- og Nytelesesmiddelarbeiderforbund) at Orkla Foods Norge dept. Stabburet Stranda.
  • Member of Orkla Foods Norge’s Committee of Union Representatives.
  • Member of the Working Committee of the Coordinating Committee at Orkla Foods.
  • Member of the Board for LO union members in Orkla.
  • Member of Orkla’s Committee of Union Representatives and Working Committee of the Executive Committee.
  • Member of European Works Council.

Deputy member elected by the shareholders

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Caroline Marie Hagen Kjos, Personal deputy member for Stein Erik Hagen and Nils K. Selte

  • First elected to the Board in 2016 and up for election in 2017.
  • Born 1984.
  • Bachelor of Business Administration from Parsons The New School for Design, New York
  • Ms Hagen Kjos works as Project Manager in Canica International AG, Switzerland, where she shares responsibility for investments and strategy with the Managing Director. She has previously been employed as Project Manager in marketing and purchasing in Jernia Gruppen. Ms Hagen Kjos is Chair of the Board of Directors of Canica AS and member of the Board of Komplett Group.