Ann Krumlinde, who was elected to the Board of Directors at the annual general meeting on 23 March, has held senior positions with Danske Bank for 15 years and served as CEO of Danske Bank Sverige between 2012 and 2017. In addition to this new board assignment for Väderstad, Ann is also a board member at Bynk, Landshypotek and Wästgöta Finans.
- We are delighted at Ann’s appointment to our Board. With her solid experience in both the finance and agriculture industry, I am convinced that she will bring valuable expertise to the table at Väderstad during our continued expansion, says Crister Stark, Chairman of the Board and a shareholder in the Group.
Growing up on a farm north of Motala gave Ann plenty of early insight into the agricultural world. This connection to the land, forests and green business has characterised her professional career in various ways ever since. Among other things, she was a driving force in introducing the business area Forestry and Agriculture at Danske Bank and has worked with LRF Konsult. Ann’s board assignment at Landshypotek also has ties with green businesses.
- Väderstad is a fantastic and innovative international group, with a strong and clear vision and culture. Its ability to achieve strong growth in a short space of time is impressive. It will be very exciting to be involved in driving that development forward, and I hope to be able to contribute some of my experience of and expertise in business development, as well as risk and financial issues, says Ann Krumlinde.
Linnéa Stark, Charlotte Stark and Victoria Sirén, all of whom are third-generation shareholders, were also elected to the Board of Directors. They contribute expertise in the areas of communication, HR and marketing. Consequently, Väderstad’s new Board has 60 per cent female representation and a broad age range.
Väderstad Group - Board of Directors:
Chairman of the Board Crister Stark, Siw Stark, Christina Stark, Andreas Stark, Bo Stark, Linnéa Stark, Charlotte Stark, Victoria Sirén, trade union representatives Peter Bladh and Andreas Karlsson, and external Board members Ann Krumlinde and Erik Ljungberg. Erik was elected to the Board in January 2016 and is Senior Vice President and Head of Communications, Brand and Marketing at Scania. He has also previously worked for the CLAAS Group in Germany, which is a major manufacturer of agricultural machinery.