Board of directors

Gunnar Olofsson

Chairman of the board since 2017

Gunnar is a forester, Honorary Doctor of Forest Sciences and adviser in business and corporate development. Current Chairman of the Board of Statskog and former CEO and President of Sveaskog and CEO of Inlandsinnovation AB. He has also held leading positions within AssiDomän and the Setra Wood Products Group.

Mats Bergh

Mats Bergh

Sekab board member since 2018

Mats is the CEO of Johanneberg Science Park and a board member of Connect West. Mats has previously been Executive Vice President of RISE Holding AB and responsible for fundraising and enterprise collaboration at Chalmers University of Technology. Prior to that he was Group Manager at Saab AB and Celsius Consultants AB.

Per Carstedt

Sekab board member since 2007

Per is CEO of EcoEnergy Africa AB. Prior to this he was CEO of the SEKAB Group as well as Chairman of the Board of the BioAlcohol Fuel Foundation and a driving force behind ethanol development in Sweden and Europe.

Fredrik Herlitz

Sekab board member since 2019

Fredrik is CTO and co-owner of Permascand AB, of which he was previously CEO. Fredrik has worked on the development and commercialisation of products and services for Permascand and Nouryon and has been active within Teknikföretagen, the Chamber of Commerce and the Technical College of Southern Norrland.

Anders Järvelä

Sekab board member since 2019

Anders is Head of Strategic Management at Skellefteå Kraft AB and is a board member of Mellansvensk Kraftgrupp AB, Energiservice Skellefteå AB, Vattenkraftens Miljöfond Sverige AB and Norrlands Etanolkraft AB.

Per Grunewald

Per Grunewald

Sekab board member since 2020

Per is founder of Pegroco Invest and board member since 2007. Per has 16 years in the Electrolux Group, such as Senior VP, CEO e2Home, senior IM at Bure Equity, co-founder and CEO of Spine Robotics. Since 2011 elected member of IVA.

Karin Hedlund

Sekab board member since 2019

Karin is Executive Vice President and CFO of Umeå Energi AB.

Håkan Åström

Håkan Åström

Sekab board member since 2021

During the years 1976 to 2015, Håkan held managerial assignments within ASEA, ABB and BAE Systems. For four years he was Municipal Director in Örnsköldsvik, where he also had assignments as Chairman of the MidSweden Chamber of Commerce and Chairman of Örnsköldsvik’s Industry Group.

Employee representatives

Pär Nordlander

Pär Nordlander

Andreas Bäckman

Andreas Bäckman

IF Metall


Mats Wikman

christina bas

Christina Bas


Nominating Committee

Kristina Sundin-Jonsson, Head of local government Skellefteå
Pär Lindberg, Chairman of Nominating Committee
Per Carstedt, EcoDevelopment

SEKABs auditor

Ernst & Young AB
Rikard Grundin, huvudansvarig


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