Consumer electronics profile to join the Axfood board

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Swedish food giant Axfood has found the replacer to Odd Reitan in the Board: Siba and Netonnet-owner and profile Fabian Bengtsson.

As a new Chairman, the Nominating Committee proposes the CEO of majority owner Axel Johnson, Mia Brunell Livfors

Nominating Committee of Axfood Aktiebolag (publ) proposes the re-election of board members Antonia Ax:son Johnson, Caroline Berg, Ann Carlsson and Lars Olofsson, and new election of Fabian Bengtsson and Mia Brunell Livfors.

Board members Fredrik Persson, Odd Reitan and Peggy Bruzelius have declined re-election.

Fabian Bengtsson has extensive experience in retailing and digital trade from the SIBA group, where he served as President during the years 2001–2014, and from NetOnNet AB, where he served as Chairman during the years 2012–2015. He has left the CEO-position in Siba and is currently a director on the boards of NetOnNet Group Aktiebolag, Waldir Aktiebolag and Aktiebolaget Remvassen.

He is the best known consumer electronics CEO in Sweden, partly for fronting the chain’s commercial campaigns but before that he was by many Swedes known as the person who was kidnapped and held captive in a box before he was released.

Mia Brunell Livfors  is President and CEO of Axel Johnson Aktiebolag and a co-opted member Axfood’s board. She was formerly President of Investment AB Kinnevik and has many years of experience from board work in listed Swedish companies. She is currently Chairman of Axstores AB and a director of Martin & Servera Aktiebolag, Axel Johnson International Aktiebolag, Stena Aktiebolag and Efva Attling Stockholm Aktiebolag.

The Annual General Meeting of Axfood Aktiebolag (publ) will be held on 16 March.