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Board and CEO

The task of the Board of Directors is to manage the company's affairs on behalf of the owners. The Board's work is governed by applicable laws and recommendations as well as by the Board's rules of procedure, which include rules regarding the division of work between the Board and the CEO, financial reporting, investments and financing. The rules of procedure are determined annually at the statutory Board meeting, held in conjunction with the AGM.
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Lars Stenlund, Chairman of the Board

Founder of the company, together with Olov Sandberg 1985. Employed 1985-2021. CEO 1990-2021.  Board member 1985-2009. Chairman of the Board since 2021. Born in 1958.
PhD in applied physics (1987) from Umeå University. Board member of Umeå University Holding AB, Treac AB. Previous experience: Assistant professor at Umeå University.
Holdings in Vitec: 1,570,000 class A shares, 37,280 class B shares (including family members). No convertibles. Warrants for 10,000 class B shares.

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Crister Stjernfelt

Board Member since 2009. Chairman of the Board 2013-2021. Born in 1943.
BSc in Business and Economics from Stockholm University. Other assignments/positions: Chairman of the Board at AcelQ AB and Ariser AB. Former CEO and President of WM-Data AB, as well as CEO of Logica AB.
Holdings in Vitec: 8,000 class B shares, no convertibles.

 

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Anna Valtonen

Board member since 2012. Born in 1974.
PhD. Department of Industrial and Strategic Design, Helsinki, Finland, 2007. Other assignments/positions: Professor of Strategic Design, Aalto University. Former Vice President of Aalto University, and dean of the School of Arts, Design and Architecture at Aalto University (2014–2020), and professor and President of Umeå Institute of Design (2009–2014). Prior to this, industrial design at companies such as Nokia (1997–2009), where the most recent position was Head of Design Research & Foresight. Chairperson of the Board of the Design Museum in Helsinki and Board member of Kalevala Jewelry.
Also has several other international assignments and seats on various boards.
Holdings in Vitec: No shares, no convertibles.

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Birgitta Johansson-Hedberg

Board member since 2011. Born in 1947.
BA, MSc in Psychology from Lund University, 1972. Other assignments/positions: Board Chairman of Sörmlands Sparbank. Board member of Hedberg Ekologkonsult AB and Sparbankernas Ägareförening. Former CEO of Lantmännen, Föreningssparbanken and Liber.
Holdings in Vitec: 7,500 class B shares, no convertibles.

 

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Jan Friedman

Board member since 2010. Born in 1952.
MBA from the Stockholm School of Economics in 1978. Other assignments/positions: Chairman of the Board of Grönklittsgruppen AB and IFIT AB Holding AB. Many years of experience from various CEO, board and consultancy assignments.
Holdings in Vitec: 13,376 class B shares through company, no convertibles.

 

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Kaj Sandart

Board member since 1998. Born in 1953.
MSc in Engineering from the Royal Swedish Institute of Technology in 1977. Other assignments/positions: Director at Hallvarsson & Halvarsson Group. Director of Vallabacken Invest AB and the association Baltic Deepwater Life with its subsidiaries BDWL Torch AB and BDWL Signals AB. Former CIO of ÅF (now AFRY) and CEO of Svensk Energiförsörjning AB.
Holdings in Vitec: 116,000 class B shares (including family members).

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Olle Backman, CEO

CEO since 2021. CFO 2019-2021. Employed since 2019. Born in 1969.
MSc in Business Administration and Economics, Uppsala University 1993. Previous experience: CEO Eitech AB, CEO Enycon AB, CFO Konftel AB and many years of experience from board assignments.
Holdings in Vitec: 10,000 B shares. 300 B shares through KV2009. Warrants for 10,000 B shares.