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Board of Directors

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Elekta’s Board of Directors and Chairman are elected by the AGM. The Board of Directors approves Elekta’s strategy and goals, evaluates the day-to-day operations and monitors the Company’s development and financial position. The 2013 AGM appointed the persons presented below as Board members until the 2014 AGM. Six of the eight Board members are independent of the Company and its senior management, as well as of major shareholders in the Company, according to the Code.

During the 2012/13 fiscal year, the Board held eleven meetings at which minutes were recorded. As part of its work, the Board regularly visits Elekta’s larger units around the world and also participates in other activities of interest. During the past year, the Board traveled to Boston, in the US, to hold a Board meeting in conjunction with ASTRO, which is the largest radiotherapy trade fair of the year. Other meetings were held at the head office in Stockholm. Representatives from the Executive Management and other managerial representatives regularly participated in Board meetings to report on issues relating to their respective areas during the year.

Rules of procedure for the Board
Within the Board of Directors, there is no special distribution of responsibility among Board members except for the tasks that the Board has delegated to the Executive Compensation Committee and the Audit Committee. In addition to the division of responsibilities that generally apply under the Swedish Companies Act, Elekta’s articles of association and the Code, the work of the Board of Directors is regulated by its rules of procedure, which stipulate that the Board should, for example:

  • Hold at least seven ordinary meetings
  • Resolve on finance and currency policies
  • Approve budgets and similar long-term plans, including investment budgets
  • Consider matters regarding investments and similar measures in amounts over SEK 5 M if such matters are beyond the scope of approved investment budgets
  • Decide on acquisitions of real estate, shares or the acquisition of operations in another company
  • Decide on the establishment and capitalization of subsidiaries
  • Resolve on the terms of employment for the CEO
  • Resolve on the annual reports and interim reports

At the ordinary Board meetings, the following items should also be considered:

  • Report on the Group’s operations including financial management
  • Report on extraordinary measures or events
  • Development of major projects in progress and forecast business events
  • Report on existing or potential legal disputes

 

Significant decisions during the year
In addition to decisions on plans and strategy, continuous monitoring of business operations and approval of interim and year-end reports, the Board of Directors decided during the 2012/13 fiscal year on matters including:

  • Long-term strategic plan
  • Long-term financing and financial policy
  • Plan for succession management
  • Major investments in research and development, and product development programs

 

Remuneration to the Board of Directors is resolved on by the AGM and is paid to those Board members who are not Elekta employees. Elekta has not introduced any share, or share-based incentive program for Board members. Remuneration to the respective members is detailed in the table on this page.

 

Laurent Leksell

Laurent Leksell

First elected 1972
Board Chairman

Born 1952. Master of Business Administration and PhD from Stockholm School of Economics
Independent: Not independent in relation to the Company or the executive management and, being the Company’s largest shareholder, not independent in relation to major shareholders
Board chairman: Stockholm City Mission
Board member: International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and Sweden-China Trade Council
Holdings in Elekta: 14,250,000 A-shares, 9,406,624 B-shares, 3,562,500 A-convertibles and 2,500,681 B-convertibles
Principal work experience and other information: Founder of Elekta and Executive Director, since 2005. Former CEO and President of Elekta during the years from 1972 to 2005. Scientist and teacher at Stockholm School of Economics

Hans Barella

Hans Barella

First elected 2003
Chairman of the Audit Committee

Born 1943. Master of Science in Electrical Engineering/Business Administration from the Technical University in Eindhoven, the Netherlands
Independent: Independent of the Company and the executive management and independent of the major shareholders
Board chairman: Sapiens GmbH and Super Sonic Imagine SA
Holdings in Elekta:
Principal work experience and other information: CEO at Philips Medical Systems and member of the Group Management Committee of Royal Philips from 1997 to 2002. Former board chairman of COCIR

Luciano Cattani

Luciano Cattani

First elected 2008
Member of the Compensation Committee

Born 1945. Master of Science in Economics from the University of Rome
Independent: Independent of the Company and the executive management and independent of the major shareholders Deputy board chairman: EQVAL SA – Switzerland
Board member: EGEA Medical- Carpi and Sorin Spa
Holdings in Elekta: 1,000 B- convertibles
Principal work experience and other information: President for EMEA at Stryker Corporation from 2001 to 2004, Group President International at Stryker Corporation from 2005 to 2008 and Executive Vice President International Public Affairs at Stryker Corporation from 2008 to 2010

Siaou-Sze Lien

Siaou-Sze Lien

First elected 2011
Member of the Compensation Committee

Born 1950. Bachelor of Science in Physics from Nanyang University and an Master of Science in Computer Science from Imperial College in London
Independent: Independent of the Company and the executive management and independent of the major shareholders
Board member: Luvata Holding, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), NTU’s Confucius Institute and Republic Polytechnic Singapore
Holdings in Elekta:
Principal work experience and other information: Senior Executive Coach at Mobley Group Pacifi c Ltd after a 28-year career at Hewlett-Packard. Until 2006, Senior Vice President, Hewlett- Packard Services for the Asia- Pacific & Japan region

Wolfgang Reim

Wolfgang Reim

First elected 2011

Born 1956. Master in Natural Sciences and PhD in Physics from the Federal Institute of Technology ETH in Zürich
Independent: Independent of the Company and the executive management and independent of the major shareholders
Board chairman: Ondal Medical Systems GmbH since November 2012
Board member: Carl Zeiss Meditec AG, GN Store Nord A/S, Esaote S.p.A until December 2012, Klingel GmbH from December 2012 and Medlumics S.L. from January 2013
Holdings in Elekta:
Principal work experience and other information: Independent consultant focusing on the medical technology industry. Until end of 2006 CEO of Dräger Medical AG. He started to work for Siemens in 1986 and was the CEO of the Siemens Ultrasound Division from 1997 to 2000 and President of the Special Products Division from 1995 to 1997

Jan Secher

Jan Secher

First elected 2010
Member of the Audit Committee

Born 1957. Master of Science in Industrial Engineering and Management from Linköping University in Sweden
Independent: Independent of the Company and the executive management and independent of the major shareholders
Board chairman: Peak Management AG and Holmstaden A/S from October 1, 2013
Holdings in Elekta: 8,800 B-shares and 2,340 B-convertibles
Principal work experience and other information: President and CEO of Perstorp AB from September 16, 2013. Previous the President and CEO of Ferrostaal AG from 2010 to 2012, operating partner of the US private equity fund Apollo in London from 2009 to 2010, CEO of Clariant AG in Basel from 2006 to 2008 and CEO of SICPA in Lausanne from 2003 to 2005. Before he held various leading positions in the ABB Group during the years from 1982 to 2002

Birgitta Stymne Goransson

Birgitta Stymne Göransson

First elected 2005
Member of the Audit Committee

Born 1957. Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School and Master of Science in Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm
Independent: Independent of the Company and the executive management and independent of the major shareholders
Board chairman: Fryshuset Foundation
Board member: Medivir AB, Rhenman & Partners Asset Management AB and Stockholm Chamber of Commerce
Holdings in Elekta: 7,600 B-shares and 1,900 B-convertibles
Principal work experience and other information: President and CEO of Memira Group since 2010. Previous positions as CEO for Semantix from 2005 to 2009 and VP and CFO for Telefos from 2001 to 2005. Before that CFO for Åhlens, senior management consultant at McKinsey & Company, Swedish Technical Attache’s in Washington DC and product manager for Gambro

Tomas Puusepp

Tomas Puusepp

Elected 2013

Born 1955. Bachelor of Science
Independent: Not independent in relation to the company and the management but is independent in relation to the company’s major shareholders.
Board chairman: -
Board member: The Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce in New York and American Chamber of Commerce in Stockholm
Holdings in Elekta: 600 000 B-shares, 150 000 B-convertibles
Principal work experience and other information: Various positions at the Research Institute for Atomic Physics, Scanditronix and Ericsson before being employed by Elekta in 1988. Since then, he has held various management positions within the Company, including head of Elekta’s neurosurgery operations, President of Elekta’s subsidiary in North America, global head of Elekta’s sales, marketing and service operations and CEO and President of Elekta during the years from 2005 to 2014.

 


Meeting attendance and fees for the Board of Directors 2012/13, thousands

  Fees decided by the 2012 AGM Number of meetings attended
Name Board fees Committee fees Board Audit Committee Compensation Committee
Chairman:          
Akbar Seddigh 750 70 11 4
Members:          
Hans Barella 340 150 11 4
Luciano Cattani 340 35 11 4
Laurent Leksell 1) 11 4
Siaou-Sze Lien 340 35 10 4
Wolfgang Reim 340 11
Jan Secher 340 70 11 4
Birgitta Stymne Göransson 340 70 11 4
Total 2 790 430 11 4 4

 

1) No remuneration is paid to members of the Board who are employed by the Company

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