It has been a turbulent spring for Swedbank, where both the ceo Birgitte Bonnesen and chairman of the board Lars Idermark has left in the wake of the suspected penningtvättshärvan. Now leave for a further three board members and three new candidates have been developed.
Ulrika Francke, who took over as chairman after Lars Idemark will not stand for re-election. Thus, she leaves the board of directors in connection with the applicable extraordinary general meeting, as the members Siv Svensson and Peter Norman chose to do.
– If you want to do if the board so I think it is quite natural that the longest and make their sites available to them, and I asked to not be re-elected, " says Ulrika Francke to DN.
she took last week and then announced the nominating committee.
"I wanted to take my responsibility, of course, and so but I didn't take the decision too early, for I am the president now and it is important to also have some form of power as the president in the making," says Francke.
Swedbank's nomination committee has now called for an extraordinary general meeting where the shareholders shall take a position to the new names proposed.
former prime minister Göran Persson, which was already known. In addition to him, the committee has developed bankveteranen Bo Magnusson, who thought a new vice president, and the lawyer Josefin Lindstrand as a member with excellence in the work against money laundering.
– I think we've got together a good board of directors is now considering the requirements, " says Lennart Haglund, president of Swedbank's nomination committee.
Bo Magnusson has previously worked in SEB and sits right now as the chairman in the two banks, SBAB and Carnegie. He is also a board member of the belgian bank KBC.
the closest from the law firm Hammarskiöld, where she works with the regulatory compliance and investigations in the banking and finance department.
– I think that the confidence of this board we have will be solid, and the problems we had with money laundering and the bits and pieces we supplement now with Josefin Lindstrand who is a specialist in the field, and who is well versed in the problems both in Sweden and abroad, " says Lennart Haglund.
the bank has since the scandal briserade in February criticized for its communication regarding the suspected money laundering. But in conjunction with the new ceo Anders Karlsson presented the first quarterly report in april, it had shifted and was much more open about the actions and investigations of money laundering.
Ulrika Francke believes that it is she who pushed for the change.
I am a part of. I felt that we really must try to be open as much as we can in these matters, and it was what I tried to do then.
"You could say that it was given a chance to do it in and with that we got a new ceo and was able to pull another line," she says.
"I can't have an opinion on it," says Ulrika Francke.
All of the new names, according to the bank's press release, to leave their current assignments if they are not compatible with the assignments in the Swedbankstyrelsen. They will also undergo a ledningsprövning of the Swedish financial supervisory authority to take a position on how appropriate they are.
They are already current board members Bodil Eriksson, Mats Granryd, Kerstin Hermansson, Bo Johansson, Anna Mossberg and Magnus Uggla proposed for re-election.
the Changes, provided that they are voted by the shareholders, means that Swedbankstyrelsen pared down to nine people from the eleven which is the board of directors in the day.
will, according to Lennart Haglund, not to appear before the egm.
" We have decided that we should take in the correct names now and is there any further we have to take in so we are taking it further forward. We have the ability to expand with one or two of the next annual general meeting if we want it, " he says.
According to the bank's articles of association, a notice convening an extraordinary general meeting, to go out no earlier than six weeks and no later than three weeks in advance. The nomination committee has said that the annual general meeting shall be held before the midsummer, which means that the board should go out with a date before may's end.
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