Axel Johnson’s board currently consists of ten people. Caroline Berg is Board Chair since 2015.
Caroline Berg, Board Chair since March 2015 and member of the board since 2014.
Caroline is also Board Chair of Martin & Servera and a Board Member of Axfood, Axfast, Novax, and the SSE Advisory Board. Caroline is also Chair of the Axel and Margaret Ax:son Johnson Foundation, the Erik and Göran Ennerfelt Foundation, and the Global Village Foundation. Between 2006 and 2014, Caroline was Director of Human Development and Communications at Axel Johnson. Caroline has an honorary doctorate from the Stockholm School of Economics.
Marie Ehrling, Vice Chair and member of the board since 2012.Marie is Board Chair of Disruptive Pharma and Board Member of Axel Johnson International and Disruptive Materials. She is also Board Chair of the SSE Advisory Board and Member of the Wisory Advisory Board and the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA). Previously, she served as Board Chair of Telia Company and President of Telia Sonera Sweden. Prior to that, she worked for the SAS Group for 20 years in various roles, including as Head of SAS Airlines. She has an honorary doctorate from the Stockholm School of Economics.
Antonia Ax:son Johnson, Member of the Board since 1982.
Antonia is Board Chair of Axel Johnson Holding and a Member of the Board of Axel Johnson Inc., Axfast, the Axel and Margaret Ax:son Johnson Foundation and the Axel and Margaret Ax:son Johnson Foundation for Public Welfare, as well as the founder and Board Member of Axfoundation. Antonia is founder and Board Chair of Lövsta stuteri, and holds honorary doctorates from the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm and Middlebury College in the U.S.
Tomas Franzén, Member of the Board since 2018.
Tomas is Board Chair of TietoEVRY, Elajo and Bonnier News, among others, and a Board Member of Dustin, Martin & Servera, Thunderful Group and Liljedahl Group, among others. He was CEO of Bonnier AB in 2014–2018 and before that CEO of Com Hem and Eniro.
Alexandra Mörner, Member of the Board since 2005.
Alexandra is also acting Board Chair of Axfoundation, the Antonia Ax:son Johnson Foundation for Sustainable Development. Alexandra is a member of several boards within the Axel Johnson Group, including Axel Johnson Inc., and has been so since the mid-1990s. She was previously head of Axstores’ Retail Chains. Prior to that, she was Investment Manager at Novax.
Jonas Samuelson, Member of the Board since 2018.
Jonas is President and CEO of Electrolux since 2016 and has been at Electrolux since 2008. He is also a Board Member of Volvo Cars and has previously worked in SAAB Automobile and General Motors, among others, among others.
Björn Annwall, Member of the Board since 2022.
Björn is serving as the Chief Commercial Officer & Deputy CEO of Volvo Cars since 2022 and has previously held several leading positions within Volvo Car Group, including CFO, head of EMEA and Senior VP for Marketing, Sales and Service. Before joining Volvo, he was a Senior Partner at McKinsey & Co.
Directors appointed by employee unions:
Anders Helsing, Member of the Board since 2018.
Anders is employed by Axfood IT AB and employee representative for Unionen. He is also an Employee Member of Axfood’s Board of Directors.
Frida Antbrink, Member of the Board since 2022, alternate since 2019.
Frida is employed by Hemköpskedjan and Employee Representative for the Commercial Employees’ Union. She is also Employee Member of Hemköp’s Board and alternate Employee Member of Axfood’s Board.
Rasmus Tallén, Member of the Board since 2000, alternate since 1999.
Rasmus is employed by Martin & Servera and Employee Representative for the Commercial Employees’ Union. He is also a Board Member of Martin & Servera, Board Chair of the Commercial Employees’ Union and the Swedish Trade Union Confederation District in Stockholm as well as a representative to the national organization.
Mia Brunell Livfors, President and CEO
Mia was appointed CEO of Axel Johnson in 2015. Prior to that she was an advisor and Board Member of the company. Mia held various positions at Kinnevik for 22 years, the last eight of which she served as CEO of Investment AB Kinnevik. Mia studied economics at Stockholm University.
Directorships: Board Chair of Axel Johnson International, Axfood and Dustin Group. Board Member of AxSol, KICKS, Martin & Servera and Efva Attling Stockholm AB.
Camilla Wideroth, CFO
Camilla has worked within the Group since 2009, first at Axel Johnson International and then at Axel Johnson as Head of Group Financial Control. Prior to that, she worked at KPMG for 15 years, first as an accountant and then as a consultant in connection with the implementation of IFRS in listed companies. Camilla studied international business and economics at Linköping University.
Directorships: Board Chair of KICKS. Board Member of Axel Johnson International, Novax, Martin & Servera, Humla and Alight.
Jacob Wall, EVP, Business Development
Jacob joined Axel Johnson in 2015. Jacob was previously a partner and advisor at ABG Sundal Collier and, prior to that, Senior Vice President and co-founder of Alcur hedge fund, and spent nine years as equity analyst at ABG Sundal Collier and Alfred Berg. Jacob studied financial management, economic history and political science at Stockholm University and Uppsala University.
Directorships: Board Chair of Novax and Board Member of Skincity, Elon and New Moon.
David Salsbäck, EVP, Communications and Sustainability
David joined Axel Johnson in 2019. He has held several roles within Bonnier, where he was Director of Communications for the last five years. Prior to that, he worked at the global communications firm JKL in Stockholm and Brussels. David holds a Master of Science in Business and Economics from the Stockholm School of Economics.
Directorships: Board Member of AxSol, KICKS and Axfoundation.
Emma Claesson, EVP, People and Culture
Emma Claesson joined Axel Johnson in 2020. She came most recently from the role of Director of Human Resources at technology consulting company AFRY (formerly ÅF Pöyry). Before that, she was Human Resources Manager at SSAB and for ten years before that, a management consultant at Accenture. Emma studied economics at Uppsala University.
Directorships: Board Member of Martin & Servera and Board Chair of Mitt Liv.