Feb 3, 2016
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H&M recommends new board members

Feb 3, 2016

The nomination committee for H&M, the Swedish fast fashion retailer, has completed its work on proposals to the annual general meeting on 3 May 2016, and proposed appointing Stina Honkamaa Bergfors and Erica Wiking Häger to its board of directors.

The committee also proposed the re-election of present directors Anders Dahlvig, Lena Patriksson Keller, Stefan Persson, Melker Schörling, Christian Sievert and Niklas Zennström, as well as the re-election of Stefan Persson, the board's current chairman.

Honkamaa Bergfors is the CEO and co-founder of the digital media company United Screens and former country director for Google in Sweden. She has fashion experience: Honkamaa Bergfors is also a member of the Swedish Fashion Council's advisory board. Her shareholding in H&M amounts to 1,000 shares and related parties' holdings amount to 3,000 shares.

Wiking Häger has been a partner at the law firm Mannheimer Swartling since 2009, and is also a member of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce. She holds no shares in H&M.

"I am very pleased that Stina Honkamaa Bergfors and Erica Wiking Häger have agreed to be proposed as new members of H&M's board. From her various leading positions in companies such as Google and IKEA, Stina Honkamaa Bergfors has gathered solid and valuable experience within media, digitalisation and entrepreneurship. As a lawyer, in addition specialising in sustainability and risk management Erica Wiking Häger has also distinguished herself as a much appreciated advisor to companies with big international operations in areas such as e-commerce, digital services and data privacy. We are convinced that Stina and Erica, with their skills and experience, will make valuable contributions to H&M's future board work," says Stefan Persson, chairman of H&M's nomination committee and of H&M's board of directors.

H&M nomination board consists of Stefan Persson, Lottie Tham, Liselott Ledin from Alecta, Jan Andersson from Swedbank Robur Fonder and Anders Oscarsson from AMF Pension.

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