Felügyelőbizottság

According to company regulations the board of directors consists of – other than the members elected by employees – at least three and max. nine board members elected for one year at a time at the annual general meeting of shareholders.

Outgoing members can be re-elected. At the moment at BoConcept Holding A/S there are three board members elected at the annual general meeting of shareholders and two members elected by employees.

Qualifications of members of the supervisory board of BoConcept Holding A/S

The supervisory board must at all times ensure that its members, taken in total, possess the broad range of qualifications and skills required to be in charge of the general and strategic management of BoConcept Holding A/S, including the ability to determine objectives, policies and fields of activity; approve business strategies and action plans; and supervise the company's governance in compliance with its articles of association and guidelines, legislation and regulations.

When new candidates are nominated to the supervisory board, the aim is to ensure that the board members collectively possess a high degree of expert knowledge of conditions in society and the global market and of strategies, business development, organisation and good corporate governance. In addition, the competencies of the board must rest on a platform of expertise in finance, accounting, risk assessment, risk management, capital markets and legal affairs, including investor and stock market relations in a listed company.

In view of BoConcept’s specific business area, the supervisory board must also ensure that its members, taken together, possess the following specific competencies gained through an in-depth knowledge of the industry:

  • Expertise in the development and implementation of international growth strategies for retail-oriented companies.
  • Experience with global brands and consumer-targeted marketing.
  • Production, sourcing and supply chain management.


Supervisory board

Boris Kawohl (chairman)

Born 1977, joined the supervisory board of BoConcept in 2016

Other directorships:
Layout Holdco A/S, Layout Bidco A/S

Independency:
Complies with the Committee on Corporate Governance's definition of the concept independency.

Boris Kawohl is a Director at 3i, based in Amsterdam. He has been with 3i since 2005. Since 2010 he focusses on investments in the consumer sector which included Refresco, Action and Basic-Fit. Boris Kawohl has studied economics in the Netherlands, the US and Germany and amongst others been employed at the M&A department of ABN AMRO.


Anders Moberg (deputy chairman)

Born 1950, joined the supervisory board of BoConcept in 2016

Other directorships:
Byggmax AB, Hema BV, Zeta display AB, ITAB AB, Rezidor AB, Bergendahl & Son AB, Christ, Abyat Kuwait

Independency:
Complies with the Committee on Corporate Governance's definition of the concept independency.

Anders Christer Moberg has been CEO of IKEA from 1986 until 1999 and amongst other, CEO for Royal Ahold, Group President International for The Home Depot and CEO for The Majid Al Futtaim Group


Robert van Goethem

Born 1961, joined the supervisory board of BoConcept in 2016

Other directorships:
Layout Holdco A/S, Layout Bidco A/S, Peer Holding BV, Fuel Bidco NV, Euro-Diesel Holding SA

Independency:
Complies with the Committee on Corporate Governance's definition of the concept independency.

Robert Van Goethem is a partner at 3i, based in Amsterdam. He joined 3i in 2005 and is 3i’s global head for the Consumer Sector. Prior to joining 3i, Robert van Goethem was a partner at Permira and has worked with Salomon Smith Barney, Citibank and Chase Manhattan Bank. Robert van Goethem holds an MBA from the University of Chicago, a degree in Business administration and a law-degree from the University of Louvain.


Tommy Jensen Graugaard (employee representative)

Born 1969, joined the supervisory board of BoConcept in 2015

Other directorships
None.

Independency:
Does not comply with the Committee on Corporate Governance's definition of the concept independency due to employment with BoConcept A/S.

Since 2006, Tommy Jensen Graugaard has been employed with BoConcept A/S, first as Warehouse Manager, and now as Lean Coordinator. Before this, he was employed as team leader with Bodum Denmark A/S, and before that as realtor with EDC Mæglerne.

Poul Brændgaard (employee representative)

Born 1961, joined the supervisory board of BoConcept in 2011

Other directorships
None.

Independency:
Does not comply with the Committee on Corporate Governance's definition of the concept independency due to employment with BoConcept A/S.

Poul Brændgaard has been employed with BoConcept since 1991 e.g. as Department Manager in Ølgod. Before this, he was employed with Bema Industrilakering A/S as Foreman.