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Board of Directors

Gränges’ Board is composed of seven members elected by the general meeting of shareholders. The Board also includes two ordinary members and two deputy members who are chosen by the employee organisations. Fredrik Arp is the Chairman of the Board.

Fredrik Arp

Chairman
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Born : 1953

Education : M.Sc. Economics and Ec. Doctor h.c., Lund University.

Position : Chairman of the Board. Elected to the Board in 2020. Chairman of the Remuneration Committee.

Other positions : Chairman of the Board in Bravida Holding AB, Nolato AB and Hövding Sverige AB. Board member in Swedfund International AB.

Previous positions : Chairman of the Board in, among others Ahlsell AB, Bröderna Edstrand AB, Munksjö AB, Thule AB, Parques Reunidos SA and Qioptiq SA. Board member in, among others Vattenfall AB, Nuevolution AB, Getinge AB and Technogym S.p.a. CEO for PLM AB, Volvo Personvagnar AB and Trelleborg AB.

Own and related parties’ shareholding : 13,636 shares.

Mats Backman

Member
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Born : 1968

Education : B.Sc. Business Administration, Stockholm University.

Position : Board member. Elected to the Board in 2018. Chairman of the Audit Committee.

Other positions : Group CFO in Trustly.

Previous positions : CFO and Executive Vice President of Financial Affairs in Veoneer, Inc. CFO at Autoliv, Inc. Various management positions within Sandvik Group, including as CFO. Various management positions in Outokumpu, Nordea and Boliden.

Own and related parties’ shareholding : 15,000 shares.

Peter Carlsson

Member
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Born : 1970

Education : B.Sc. Business Administration, Luleå University of Technology.

Position : Board member. Elected to the Board in 2016. Member of the Remuneration Committee.

Other assignments : CEO and Board member in Northvolt. Board member in Metso and Orbital.

Previous positions : Vice President Supply Chain and Chief Procurement Officer at Tesla Motors, Senior Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer at NXP Semiconductors, Head of Sourcing at Sony Ericsson. Board member in Fingerprint Cards and Rosti Group.

Own and related parties’ shareholding : 10,000 shares.

Hans Porat

Member
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Born : 1955

Education : M.Sc. Engineering, Material Science, Royal Institute of Technology.

Position : Board member. Elected to the Board in 2016. Member of the Remuneration Committee.

Other positions : Board member in Ecolean AB.

Previous positions : President and CEO in Nolato AB, various executive positions in ABB, Deputy CEO in Trelleborg AB, President of Gadelius Japan. Board member in Cloetta AB, Lindab International AB and Nolato AB.

Own and related parties’ shareholding : 0 shares.

Steven Armstrong

Member
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Born : 1964

Education : BA (Hons) in Business Studies & Economics, East London University.

Position : Board member. Elected to the Board in 2022.

Other positions : VP & Transformation Officer at Ford South America and Ford India. Corporate Officer at Ford Motor Company and Member of the board of governors of the University of East London.

Previous positions : President at Changan Ford. Chairman, President and CEO at Fordof Europe. President at Ford Brazil; Board member in Ford Sollers and Ford Otosan. President at Ford South America. SVP Purchasing and Chief Operating Officerat Volvo Cars and Chief Operating Officer at Getrag-Ford Transmissions.

Own and related parties’ shareholding : 0 shares.

Martina Buchhauser

Member
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Born : 1966

Education : M.Sc. Management, Stanford University.

Position : Board member. Elected to the Board in 2021.

Other assignments : –

Previous positions : Chief Procurement Officer of Volvo Car Corporation and member of the management team. Senior Vice President of Purchasing and Supplier Network for Interior at BMW. Vice President of Procurement at MAN Truck & Bus. Various management positions within the Purchasing and Supplier Quality areas of Opel and General Motors.

Own and related parties’ shareholding : 0 shares.

Katarina Lindström

Member
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Born : 1965

Education : M.Sc. Engineering, Material Science, Royal Institute of Technology.

Position : Board member. Elected to the Board in 2016. Member of the Audit Committee.

Other positions : Board member, Executive Vice President and COO in Hempel A/S. Elected member of the Swedish Royal Engineering Academy. Board member in Skövde Högskola.

Previous positions : President Global Operations, Munters AB. Senior Vice¨President International Manufacturing & Senior Vice President, Operations and Supply Chain Management in Volvo Group Trucks Operation. Various management positions in AB Volvo 1988–2018.

Own and related parties’ shareholding : 5,000 shares.

Isabelle Jonsson

Employee representative
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Born : 1995

Education : Master's degree, Business law, Linköping University.

Description : Contract specialist in the purchasing department, employed at Gränges since 2020. Employee representative of the Board since 2022. Representing Unionen.Avtalsspecialist inom inköpsavdelningen

Own and related parties’ shareholding : 0 shares.

Konny Svensson

Employee representative
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Born : 1954

Education : Electrician. Basic Board & Governance Training.

Description : Maintenance electrician, employed at Gränges since 1997. Employee representative of the Board since 2013. Representing IF Metall. Employee representative of Gränges Finspång AB.

Own and related parties’ shareholding : 319 shares.

Elin Lindfors

Deputy employee representative
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Born : 1988

Education : B.Sc. Engineering, Material Science, Royal Institute of Technology.

Description : Technical manager re-melting, employed at Gränges since 2013. Deputy employee representative of the Board since 2016. Representing the Swedish Association of Graduate Engineers and the Union for Professionals.

Own and related parties’ shareholding : 568 shares.