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Board's independence

The Board’s principal task is to manage the Group’s affairs in a manner creating the best possible conditions for a good long-term investment return.

Avanza’s Board makes decisions on matters concerning the Group’s strategic direction, as well as on major investments, organisational issues, acquisitions and divestitures. Furthermore, the Board determines policies and guidelines, as well as rules of procedure for the CEO and for those responsible for Risk Control, Compliance and Internal Auditing. The Chairman of the Board as well as Avanza's founder is Sven Hagströmer.

    ElectedIndependent relation to the company and
its management/
largest shareholders
     Diversity and suitability
Sven Hagströmer,
Chairman of the Board
1997Yes/NoOver 40 years of experience in the finance industry.
Highly skilled business executive and entrepreneur who
has founded several companies and co-financed others
outside the finance industry. Strongly engaged in various
social projects, including projects in gender equality and
diversity. Thorough knowledge of and keen feel for the
financial markets.
Magnus Dybeck2020Yes/YesOperational experience from the financial industry in
analysis and asset management as well as extensive
experience in the development of financial systems in banking
and finance.
Catharina Eklöf2020Yes/YesExtensive global experience and broad knowledge in business
development, strategy, loyalty-data insight solutions and
payment technology. 12 years in management positions
at MasterCard, with extensive experience in M&A
with fintechs and global commercial partnerships.
Fact-based understanding of innovation, agile data
driven product development in payment technology.
Viktor Fritzén2018Yes/YesBackground in the financial industry and experience from
growth companies, building strong company culture,
IT and compliance.
Jonas Hagströmer2015Yes/NoExperience from corporate finance, investment
companies and board assignments for a number
of companies. Broad knowledge of the financial market.
Contributes an investor’s and shareholder’s perspective
as well as expertise in the inner workings
of the financial services sector.
Birgitta Klasén2014Yes/YesExtensive IT experience and expertise.
19 years as an executive at IBM, a member of a number
of boards in the banking and IT industries, and experience
as an IT consultant for corporate managements and boards.
Realistic and fact-based understanding of the technology
Avanza uses and what is required for Avanza to stay
on the technological forefront.
Mattias Miksche2008Yes/YesExtensive expertise in Internet and mobile services.
Operational experience from developing and improving digital
interaction with customers and users in various industries.
Experience from various board assignments and private
investments in tech-companies.
Johan Roos2020Yes/YesExtensive experience and knowledge in accounting and auditing.
20 years in senior management positions, subsidiary boards
as well as operational experience in banking and insurance.
Deep knowledge of developing efficiency and reliability in the
company’s processes and internal control with a strong customer
focus. Extensive experience in developing and enforcing good
corporate governance and evaluation of corporate strategies.
Hans Toll2014Yes/No20 years of experience from the financial sector with broad
network of contacts. Thorough understanding of Avanza’s
operations and challenges after his previous role as
Deputy Managing Director at Avanza Bank. Background as
financial analyst with deep understanding of the financial
services sector, its players and financial instruments.