Board & Auditor

The Board constitutes the highest decision-making body during the period between general meetings. The tasks of the Board are regulated in the Swedish Companies Act and in the company’s Articles of Association. The board shall make decisions in matters concerning:

  • Strategies, business plan and budget;
  • Annual reports, interim reports and year-end reports;
  • Important changes in the Company’s organization and operations, internal control and risk management;
  • Major investments, acquisitions and other changes in the group structure;
  • Loans and other financing issues of a significant nature; and
  • The company’s compliance with applicable rules.

The work of the Board follows the rules of procedure that are adopted annually at the statutory Board meeting that follows the Annual General Meeting. The rules of procedure regulate the rules of procedure within SDS, the board’s meeting rules and the division of work between the board, the chairman of the board, the board’s committees and the managing director. The tasks and rules of procedure of the committees are determined by the Board in written instructions. The main task of the committees is to prepare matters that are presented to the Board for decision. The CEO shall handle the day-to-day administration in accordance with the Board’s guidelines and instructions. The division of work between the Board and the CEO is determined by written instructions.

Chairman of the Board

The Chairman of the Board leads the work of the Board and monitors that the Board performs its tasks and represents the Board towards the owners and maintains contact with the owners. The Chairman is also responsible for initiating the annual evaluation of the work of the Board and the CEO. The chairman ensures that the board receives satisfactory information and decision material for its work and receives the training required for the board’s work to function effectively, and checks that the board’s decisions are implemented.

Composition of the Board

According to the Articles of Association, the SDS Board shall consist of three to five members with a maximum of five deputies. The Board members are elected annually at the Annual General Meeting, until the end of the next Annual General Meeting.

Leif Frykman Chairman of the Board

Born: 1958
Chairman of the Board of SDS since 22 April 2021
Holding of shares in the company, both physically and legally: 1 186 shares
Independent in relation to the company and major shareholders

Leif Frykman has a master's degree in Law from Uppsala University and most of the specially adapted business and management educations from e.g. Darden Business School in Virginia and from the Stockholm School of Economics.

Leif Frykman has many years of experience as a business lawyer in global listed companies, primarily in the IT industry, where he has also had the role of global Sales Operations manager. Currently Chairman of the Board and owner of Legal Works Nordic AB. Former General Counsel at Sun Microsystems Inc., VMware Inc. and Fingerprint Cards, all roles with a focus on commercial law and running a business and creating business opportunities.

Board assignments: Leif currently sits on the board as a member of LWA Legal AB, Capchap AB and as chairman of Legal Works Nordic AB, Privacy Works Nordic AB, LB Legal Online AB, Lewo Group AB, Bright-Line Group AB

Leif's extensive experience and expertise in the area of business law and the ability to create value for the companies he has worked with will strengthen the company's board and provide opportunities for collaborations and business opportunities for the company.

Martin Roos Board Member

Born: 1975
Board Member of SDS since April 25 2019
Holding of shares in the company, both physically and legally: 320,540 shares
Independent in relation to the company and major shareholders

Currently, Martin Roos has board assignments in Rencom AB and Milvik AB (chairman). Martin Roos has a master's degree in engineering (Chemistry) from KTH and a master's degree in economics from the Stockholm School of Economics. in the telecom industry.

As an employee during the years 2001 to 2012, Martin Roos held various management positions within Ericsson, then CEO of the operators Cable and Wireless Caribbean (CWC) and Altice in the Dominican Republic. He has also been a board member of Telecommunication Services of Trinidad and Tobago Ltd (TSTT). Martin's extensive experience and expertise in the telecom market as well as the ability to create value for the companies he has worked with will strengthen the company's board and provide opportunities for collaborations and business opportunities for the company.

Pia Hofstedt Board Member

Born: 1961
Board Member of SDS since June 2020
Holding of the shares in the company, both physically and legally: 25,000 shares
Independent in relation to the company and major shareholders

Pia Hofstedt currently holds board positions in Sensys Gatso AB. Previous board assignments within MSC Consult and PRC Engineering. Other management assignments; VD Hofstedt Management & Consulting. Pia Hofstedt has a degree in business administration (Master of Business Administration) from Stockholm University and management education, Dale Carnegie.

Pia Hofstedt has an extensive background as a CIO in various industries. Currently CIO Quant AB. Former CIO at Aleris, Scandic Hotels, Salus Ansvar, Neo Net AB, CEO Neo Net Technology. All roles with a focus on running business and technology to customers and internal processes. Pia's extensive experience and expertise in technology and the ability to create value for the companies she has worked with will strengthen the company's board and provide opportunities for collaborations and business opportunities for the company.

Johan Wilsby Board Member

Born: 1966
Board Member of SDS since April 2021
Holding of the shares in the company, both physically and legally: 3,000 shares
Independent in relation to the company and major shareholders

Johan Wilsby has a Master's degree in economics and marketing from the Stockholm School of Economics.

Johan Wilsby has an extensive background as CFO in many listed Swedish companies in various industries. He is currently CFO of Kindred Group and was previously CFO of Tobii, Fingerprint Cards, and Transmode, all roles with a focus on finance and running a business, and creating business opportunities.

Johan's extensive experience and expertise in economics and finance as well as the ability to create value for companies he has worked with will strengthen the company's board and provide opportunities for cooperation and business opportunities for the company.

Morten Karlsen Sörby Board Member

Born: 1959
Board Member of SDS since April, 2021
Holding of the shares in the company, both physically and legally: 1,200 shares
Independent in relation to the company and major shareholders

Morten Karlsen Sörby graduated with a bachelor's degree in business administration from Karlstad University in 1983 and received professional accreditation as a "Siviløkonom" in Norway. In 1986, he completed the degree program in accounting and auditing from the Norwegian School of Economics, Bergen, Norway, and qualified as a chartered accountant in Norway in 1987. He participated in the program for Executive Development at IMD, Lausanne, Switzerland in 1997.

Morten Karlsen Sörby was EVP and a member of the Group Management of Telenor Group for more than 15 years and during this time held positions as Head of Scandinavia, Head of Group Transformation, Acting CFO, and Acting Regional Manager in Asia. He was also the CEO of Telenor India.

In recent years, Morten has worked with transformation initiatives with growth focus and digital development as important driving forces. He has gained significant board experience from, among others. a. his position as Chairman of Digi, Malaysia, Deputy Chairman of Dtac, Thailand, Board Member of Veon (formerly Vimpelcom).

Board assignments: Morten currently sits on the board of Allente Group, Sweden and Mesta, Norway, and several start-ups.

Morten's extensive experience and expertise in management and board work as well as the ability to create value for the companies he has worked with will strengthen the company's board and provide opportunities for collaborations and business opportunities for the company.

Auditor

The auditor shall examine the company’s annual report and accounts as well as the Board of Directors’ and the President’s administration. After each financial year, the auditor shall submit an audit report to the Annual General Meeting. According to the company’s articles of association, the company must have one to two auditors with a maximum of two deputy auditors or a registered auditing company.

Henrietta Segenmark Auditor

The auditor for Seamless Distribution Systems AB is Öhrlings PricewaterhouseCoopers AB (Torsgatan 21, 113 21 Stockholm) with Henrietta Segenmark as the principal auditor. Henrietta Segenmark is a certified public accountant.