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Lena Erixon new Chairperson of the Board of Directors of Akademiska Hus

Wednesday, 26 April 2023

Lena Erixon ny styrelseordförande för Akademiska Hus

At today’s Annual General Meeting Lena Erixon was elected to serve as the new Chairperson of the Board of Directors of Akademiska Hus. She has previously been Director-General of the Swedish Transport Administration and the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration. The dividend to the owner was approved in the amount of SEK 2,905 million, which is in line with the owner’s objective.

Lena Erixon was Director-General of the Swedish Transport Administration from 2015 to 2021; before that she held several senior positions in the Swedish Transport Administration, the Swedish Road Administration and within municipal operations. She also served as Director-General of the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration from 2012 to 2015.

Lena is also active on a number of other boards, including the Saab Group, Hector Rail and the National Government Employee Pensions Board. In addition, she has also been commissioned by the Swedish Government Offices to serve as a special investigator for the feasibility study on national spatial planning.

“As Chairperson of the Board, I look forward to continuing the important work of creating attractive knowledge environments and campuses that contribute to the development of higher education institutions and to switch to even more sustainable property management in line with the company’s ambitious climate goals,” says Lena Erixon.

Lena Erixon, born in 1960, graduated from Stockholm University with a degree in public administration. She succeeds Anitra Steen, who decided to step down after holding the position of chairperson for seven years.

Peter Gudmundson, Mariette Hilmersson, Mariell Juhlin, Christer Nerlich, Erik Sandstedt, Håkan Stenström and Örjan Wikforss were re-elected as board members at the Annual General Meeting.

Decision regarding dividend

The Meeting approved the dividend of SEK 2,905 million. The dividend is based on the financial objectives that the state decided for Akademiska Hus. According to the economic target for the dividend, it should be between 40 and 70 per cent of the profit for the year after tax, after reversal of changes in value and with related deferred tax. This year’s dividend is 70 per cent of adjusted earnings.