The overall task of the Board of Directors is to manage the interests of the shareholders.
The Board’s tasks and duties include:
- Managing the interests of the company and all of its shareholders
- Ensuring the preparation of a Corporate Governance Report
- Adopting strategies, business plans, operational targets, interim reports and year-end reports
- Deciding on significant changes to the organisation of Gunnebo and its business activities
- Evaluating the work of the President
In 2019, the Board convened 16 times in addition to the statutory meeting.
The Board shall comprise no fewer than five and no more than seven members, with no more than two deputies. The employees have the right to appoint two representatives and two deputies to the Board.
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The Chairman of the Board is appointed by the Annual General Meeting. None of Gunnebo’s senior executives are members of the Board. The Group’s President and the CFO participate at Board meetings, the latter also serving as secretary. Furthermore, other senior executives participate at meetings whenever required.
Independence of Board Members
The majority of Board members elected at the Annual General Meeting must be independent of the company and its executive management. At least two members who are independent of the company and its executive management must also be independent of the company’s major shareholders.
The Board’s Rules of Procedure
The Board’s work is primarily governed by the Swedish Companies Act, the Swedish Corporate Governance Code and the Board’s rules of procedure. The rules of procedure are adopted every year at the statutory meeting of the Board. The current rules of procedure state that the Board shall hold at least six scheduled meetings between Annual General Meetings and describe the matters to be addressed at each meeting. The rules of procedure also outline the division of work and responsibilities between the Board, the Chairman, the Board Committees and the President.