Altered Nomination Committee and proposal for expanded Board in Knowit AB

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Knowits current Nomination Committee has been adjusted to reflect the current onwership in the Company.

Pursuant to the instruction to the Nomination Committee of Knowit AB, the Nomination Committee shall be appointed by the three largest shareholders that want to participate in its work, and also include the Chairman of the Board.

Knowit’s current Nomination Committee, which was constituted in October 2020 ahead of the AGM 2021, has been adjusted to reflect the current ownership in the Company. Nordea Funds and Handelsbanken Fonder, which had appointed members in the Nomination Committee, along with Swedbank Robur Fonder, have left the committee to accommodate new larger shareholders in the form of Formica Capital I AB and JCE Group AB.

The new Nomination Committee consists of: 

  • Olof Cato, appointed by Formica Capital I AB
  • Carl Backman, appointed by JCE Group AB
  • Lennart Francke, appointed by Swedbank Robur Fonder
  • Jon Risfelt, Chairman of the Board

Carl Backman has been appointed Chairman of the Nomination Committee. The Nomination Committee represents around 25% of the shareholdings in the Company.

The Nomination Committee has decided to suggest, at an extraordinary general meeting, an expansion of the Board with two new board members. The Nomination Committee suggests that Olof Cato, CEO of Formica Capital I AB, and Sofia Karlsson, Investment Director JCE Group AB, be elected as new board members. Notice of the extraordinary general meeting and more information on the suggested board members will be communicated by Knowit in August.

Shareholders who wish to make suggestions to the Nomination Committee can do so to


This press release was made public through the agency of the contact persons listed below, at 08.00 CEST on July 16, 2021.

För mer information, kontakta

Jon Risfelt, Styrelseordförande Knowit AB, +46 73 434 3332 eller

Christina Johansson, Kommunikationschef Knowit AB, +46 70 5421734 eller

About Knowit

We are digitalization consultants and a Nordic powerhouse for the digital business models of the future. Our vision is to create a sustainable and humane society through digitalization and innovation. Knowit supports its clients in the digital transformation and stands out among other consultancy firms through its decentralized organization and agile work methods in client assignments. The operations are divided into four business areas – Solutions, Experience, Connectivity, and Insight – which offer services in bespoke system development, digital customer experiences, the internet of things, cloud, cybersecurity, and management consultancy. Competences from several business areas are often combined in client projects.

Knowit was founded in 1990 and, following the acquisition of Cybercom on July 1, 2021, has around 3,800 employees, mainly in the Nordic countries, but also in Poland and Germany. The merger with Cybercom has created new opportunities to take on larger and more complex assignments, primarily within the industry, tech, and telecom sectors. In addition, an even stronger platform is created, from which we offer digital solutions to the sustainability challenges of society.

Knowit AB (publ) has been listed on the stock market since 1997 and is currently listed on Nasdaq OMX Stockholm Mid Cap. For more information on Knowit, please visit



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