Tele2 Nomination Committee’s proposed Board composition

Stockholm – In advance of the Tele2 AB (“Tele2”) (Nasdaq Stockholm: TEL2 A and TEL2 B) Annual General Meeting 2021, the Nomination Committee proposes the election of Stina Bergfors and Sam Kini as new Board members, and the re-election of all current members of the Board except Anders Björkman and Cynthia Gordon who have declined re-election. The Nomination Committee furthermore proposes the re-election of Carla Smits-Nusteling as Chairman of the Board, and recommends the Board to reappoint Andrew Barron as Deputy Chairman.

If the Annual General Meeting approves the Nomination Committee’s proposals, Tele2’s Board of Directors will consist of Carla Smits-Nusteling as Chairman, Andrew Barron as Deputy Chairman, Stina Bergfors, Georgi Ganev, Sam Kini, Eva Lindqvist and Lars-Åke Norling.

Stina Bergfors was co-founder and the CEO of the digital media company United Screens which was sold to RTL Group in 2018. She has been country director for Google and Youtube in Sweden, following other executive assignments in the Swedish media landscape, including the start of her career at former Kinnevik broadcaster TV3. Stina currently serves on the boards of H&M and the logistics technology company Budbee. She has also served six years on the board of Ingka Group (IKEA Retail, Ingka Centres and Ingka Investment). Stina is involved in the Prince Daniel Fellowship at the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences IVA. She holds a BSc in Business and Economics and an honorary doctorate from Luleå University of Technology.

Sam Kini is Global Vice President Applications & Platforms of Unilever. She was recently Chief Data and Information Officer of easyJet Group, the multinational low-cost airline group. Before that, Sam spent 20 years in IT-focused executive roles at Belgian cable broadband provider Telenet Group, British telecommunications company Virgin Media and the multinational telecommunications company Liberty Global. Sam holds a BA in Administrative Management from the University of Lincoln. 

– The Nomination Committee is pleased to propose the election of Stina Bergfors and Sam Kini to the Tele2 Board. Stina brings important experience from digital content distribution drawing on her background at United Screens and Google, and in Sam the Board will gain significant perspectives on strategic technology transformations in complex environments such as the telecommunications sector, says Anna Stenberg, Chairman of the Nomination Committee.

– On behalf of the Nomination Committee, I would also like to extend our gratitude to Cynthia Gordon and Anders Björkman for their contributions during their respective tenures on the Tele2 Board.

The Nomination Committee’s complete proposals will be presented in the notice convening Tele2’s Annual General Meeting. Tele2’s Nomination Committee comprises Anna Stenberg, Chairman, appointed by Kinnevik AB, John Hernander appointed by Nordea Funds, and Jan Dworsky appointed by Swedbank Robur Funds.


For more information, please contact:
Joel Ibson, Head of Corporate Communications, Phone: +46 766 26 44 00
Peter Landgren, Interim Head of Investor Relations, Phone: +46 70 426 45 69


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