ÅF: Nominations Committee's proposal to AGM 2007 for ÅF's Board
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Jonas Wiström, President and CEO +46 (0)8-657 11 15 / +46 (0)70-608 12 20
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The ÅF Nominations Committee proposes that the Annual General Meeting of shareholders on 8 May 2007 elects Ulf Dinkelspiel as the new Chairman of the Board and appoints Patrik Enblad and Jon Risfelt as new directors in the company.
It is proposed that Ulf Dinkelspiel replaces Carl-Erik Nyquist as Chairman of the Board of ÅF. This means that Carl-Erik Nyquist will leave the ÅF Board, where he has served as Chairman since 2002.
The Nominations Committee proposes that the ÅF Board be increased in size from seven members to eight. Nominated for re-election are Ulf Dinkelspiel (proposed as Chairman), Magnus Grill, Eva-Lotta Kraft, Peter Sandström, Helena Skåntorp and Lena Treschow Torell. Two new board members are proposed, namely Patrik Enblad and Jon Risfelt.
Ulf Dinkelspiel, born 1939, has served on the ÅF Board since 2004. Among his other directorships are positions on the boards of Landshypotek AB, Nordnet and E. Öhman J:or AB. Dinkelspiel has previously been President of the Swedish Trade Council and has held leading positions in Sweden's Ministry for Foreign Affairs, as Minister for Europe and Minister for Foreign Trade (1991-1994) and as ambassador and chief negotiator for EU issues (1988-1991).
Patrik Enblad, born 1966, is President of HQ AB and HQ Bank AB. He is also a member of the board of ORC Software, the Swedish Ski Association and the Royal Swedish Sailing Association.
Jon Risfelt, born 1961, is a member of the board of TeliaSonera, Enea AB, Bilia AB and Svensk Fastighetsförmedling AB and an advisor to Gambro. He has also previously been President of Gambro Renal Products, Europolitan/Vodafone in Sweden and the Nyman & Schultz Group, and has held positions in SAS, Ericsson and American Express.
The ÅF Group is a leader in technical consulting, with expertise founded on more than a century of experience. We offer highly qualified services and solutions for industrial processes, infrastructure projects and the development of products and IT systems. We are also one of the leading names in testing and inspection. Today the ÅF Group has 3,500 employees. Our base is in Europe, but our business and our clients are found all over the world.