The board of directors of Elekta AB is appointed by the annual general meeting of shareholders for a period until the end of the next annual general meeting of shareholders. The board is responsible for the organization of Elekta AB and the management of the Company’s operations in the interest of the Company and all shareholders.
The board of directors comprises nine members. The members of the board are Laurent Leksell, who is also the chairman of the board, Luciano Cattani, Annika Espander Jansson, Caroline Leksell Cooke, Johan Malmquist, Tomas Puusepp, Wolfgang Reim, Jan Secher and Birgitta Stymne Göransson. There are neither deputy board members nor employee representatives on the board. The general counsel serves as secretary for the board.
The composition of the board meets applicable independence requirements as six of the nine members of the board have been deemed independent in relation to the Company, the executive management and major shareholders. These six members are: Luciano Cattani, Annika Espander Jansson, Johan Malmquist, Wolfgang Reim, Jan Secher and Birgitta Stymne Göransson.
The board’s work is regulated by the Swedish Companies Act, the articles of association, the corporate governance code and the working instructions for the board of directors. The board is responsible for the organization of Elekta AB and the management of the company’s operations in the interest of the company and all shareholders. This includes appointing a President and CEO who is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations in accordance with instructions from the board. The responsibilities for the board also include:
The working instructions for the board of directors establish that the board is to:
Within the board, there is no special distribution of responsibilities among the members of the board in addition to the duties that the board has delegated to the executive compensation and capability committee and to the audit committee respectively.