Board of Directors
Shareholders elect the Board at the AGM to serve a mandate period beginning with the AGM and concluding with the AGM the following year. On behalf of Investor’s owners, the Board establishes the goals and strategies for the company, evaluates the operational management and ensures that systems are in place to monitor and verify the company’s business and organizational objectives.
The Board also ensures that the company’s stakeholders are furnished with accurate information, that laws and regulations are complied with and that ethical guidelines and internal policies are modified as needed. Investor’s Board forms a quorum when more than half of the members are present.
Pursuant to the Articles of Association, the Board should consist of no less than three and no more than eleven directors and no more than four deputies. The AGM decides the exact number. The Board is assisted by a secretary, who is not a member of the Board. Board members are to devote the time and attention to Investor that their assignment demands. Each Board member is responsible for requesting supplementary information he/she feels is necessary to make sound decisions. New Board members are introduced to Investor's business operations by attending a comprehensive introduction orientation involving, for example, meetings with departmental managers. Board members are continuously updated on new regulations, practices and statutory requirements that may affect the business.
The independence and attendence of the Board of Directors is presented in the Annual Report for each year.
The Board discusses the development and the effects on industries, markets and individual companies, paying particularly close attention to Investor’s holdings and the long-term strategies of such holdings.
An important part of the Board’s work is the financial reports presented, including those prior to the interim report, the interim management statements and the year-end report. At regular Board meetings reports are delivered on the ongoing operations in the business areas, together with in-depth analyses and proposed actions regarding holdings. Succession planning is also evaluated yearly by the Board.
Value Creation Plans
The Management presentes value creation plans for Listed Companies, including analyses of the holdings’ operations and development potential in the business areas where they are active. These analyses were discussed and assessed by the Board with a focus on the individual companies as well as in the context of overall strategic discussions. The Board also discussed the overall strategy for Investor thoroughly at the yearly strategy review.