The three Tetra Laval industry groups have operations and representatives in more than 170 countries. It is a decentralised organisation but with clear rules and guidelines. The framework for Corporate Governance establishes the Board's requirements and expectations for the industry groups, and communicates governance guidelines throughout the organisation. The Tetra Laval Group Board has six primary areas of responsibility.
The Tetra Laval Group Board schedules four regular meetings each year and when circumstances require, additional meetings are held.
Effective June 10, 2016, Mr Lars Renström is appointed Non-Executive Chairman of the Tetra Laval Group. Lars Renström is President and CEO of the Alfa Laval Group since 2004. He has previously held positions as President and CEO of Seco Tools, President and head of Atlas Copco’s Rock Drilling Tools division and head of Ericsson’s Telecom Cables Division. He is currently also Chairman of the Board of Assa Abloy AB.
An alternate Board Member since 1985 and a non-executive Board Member since 1991. Kirsten Rausing is a Member of the Jockey Club and a Director of the British Bloodstock Agency. In addition, Ms. Rausing is the Hon. President of the European Federation of Thoroughbred Breeders’ Associations (Paris), as well as a past Chairman of Thoroughbred Breeders Association of Great Britain. She was appointed a Trustee of the newly formed Racing Foundation (UK) in 2012; this Foundation handles the proceeds of the British Government’s sale of the Totalisator Board.
A non-executive Board Member of the Tetra Pak Group Board from 1985 to 1989 and of the Tetra Laval Group Board from 1995. Finn Rausing, who is the Chairman of the Audit Committee of the Tetra Laval Group Board, is also a Board Member of Alfa Laval AB, EQT Holdings AB, DeLaval Holding AB and Swede Ship Marine AB. Mr. Rausing is also Chairman of the Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics (SITE).
A non-executive Board Member of the Tetra Laval Group Board since 1991 (an alternate Board Member of the Tetra Pak Group Board since 1985). Jörn Rausing is also a Board Member of Alfa Laval AB and DeLaval Holding AB and of Ocado Ltd. He is the Tetra Laval Group’s head of Mergers and Acquisitions. He is also the Chairman of the Remuneration Committee of the Tetra Laval Group Board.
A non-executive Board Member since 1999. Dr. Bernd Pischetsrieder has been Chairman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen AG from 2002 to 2006. He has been Chairman of the Board of Directors of Scania AB, Sweden from 2002 to 2007. He is Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Münchener Rückversicherungs-Gesellschaft, Aktiengesellschaft in München. Dr. Pischetsrieder is a member of the Supervisory Board of Daimler AG since April 2014.
A non-executive Board Member since January 2013. Jorma Ollila is Chairman of Royal Dutch Shell plc since 2006 and Chairman of Outokumpu since 2013. He was Chairman of the Board of Directors of Nokia 2006-2012, Chairman and CEO, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Group Executive Board of Nokia Corporation 1999-2006, President and CEO, Chairman of the Group Executive Board of Nokia Corporation 1992-1999. He is Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Otava Books and Magazines Group and Member of the Board of Directors of the University of Helsinki, Chairman of the Boards of Directors and the Supervisory Boards of the Research Institute of the Finnish Economy ETLA and Finnish Business and Policy Forum EVA. He is Advisory Partner of Perella Weinberg Partners as of 2014. He is also Chairman of Miltton as of 2015.
A non-executive Board Member since 2014. Paul Conway OBE. Former Vice Chairman of Cargill Inc and Chairman of Carval Investors Llc. Vice Chairman of the US-China Business Council and board member of the US-India business council. In his 36 year Cargill career worked mainly in Food & Agriculture supply chain businesses in East & West Europe, Asia and the USA. He had Executive supervision of Asia-Pacific as well as Strategy & Capital allocation and approval. Paul has been a frequent external speaker on Food Security & Sustainability issues worldwide.
A non-executive Board Member since 2016. Ola Källenius is currently a member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG, responsible for Mercedes-Benz Cars Marketing & Sales worldwide. Before his assignment in Marketing & Sales, he was the CEO of the performance and sports car division Mercedes-AMG GmbH for three years after having led Mercedes-Benz U.S. International, Inc., the Mercedes-Benz SUV production plant in Alabama, as its CEO in 2009.
Mr. Källenius attained a Master’s degree in International Management and Finance and Accounting at the Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden and at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.
A non-executive Board Member since 2016. Nigel Higgins is Co-Chief Executive and Chairman of the Group Management Committee of Rothschild & Co since 2010. He has worked at Rothschild since graduating from Oxford University in 1982.
He was a member of the Advisory Board for the Commercial Directorate of the UK's National Health Service from 2002-2007. He is also a member of the Trilateral Commission.