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A supervisory board to all ​Tetra Laval units

​The three Tetra Laval indu​stry 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.

  • Development and definition of overall strategies and policies.
  • The appointment and succession planning of senior management.
  • Corporate governance. 
  • Financial and operational control. An Audit Committee and a Remuneration Committee support the Board in these functions.
  • The Board defines financial targets for the Group’s different operations and for total resource allocation within the industry groups.

The Tetra Laval Group Board schedules four regular meetings each year and when circumstances require, additional meetings are held.​​

Lars Renström

Chairman of the Board since 10 June 2016.
Lars Renström joined the Board as non-executive director in 2013. Lars Renström was President and CEO of the Alfa Laval Group 2004 – 2016. 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.

Paul Conway

A non-executive director 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, Paul 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.

Nigel Higgins

A non-executive director since 1st August 2016.
Nigel Higgins is Chairman of Barclays plc. Prior to that he was Deputy Chairman of Rothschild & Co having been Managing Partner and Chairman of the Executive Committee since 2010. He worked at Rothschild upon 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 a member of the Trilateral Commission. He is Chairman of Sadler’s Wells, the world’s No. 1 venue dedicated to international dance.

Ola Källenius

Ola Källenius has been Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG since 22 May 2019.
He is also Chairman of the Board of Management of Mercedes-Benz AG and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Daimler Truck AG. He has been a Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG since 1 January 2015. In his prior position he was leading Group Research & Mercedes-Benz Cars Development and until 1 January 2017 Marketing & Sales. 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 production plant in Alabama in 2009. From 2005 – 2009, Ola Källenius was the Managing Director of Mercedes-Benz High Performance Engines Ltd. in Brixworth, UK - Daimler’s Formula 1 powertrain operation. He assumed this position after his role as Executive Director of Operations for McLaren Automotive Ltd. and after holding several Management positions within the Procurement and Controlling organisation of Mercedes-Benz Cars.

Jorma Olilla

A non-executive director since January 2013.
Jorma Ollila is Chairman of Alma Media Corporation since 2019. He was Chairman of Outokumpu 2013 – 2018, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Royal Dutch Shell plc 2006 – 2015, Chairman 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 Advisory Partner of Perella Weinberg Partners as of 2014. He is Chairman of Miltton as of 2015 as well as Chairman of the Board of Xinova LLC since 2016. Board member of TBG AG since 2016.

Finn Rausing

A non-executive director 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, DeLaval Holding AB, EQT AB, Excillum AB and SwedeShip Marine AB. Mr. Rausing is also chairman of the Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics (SITE).

Jörn Rausing

A non-executive director of the Tetra Laval Group Board since 1991. He was an alternate director of the Tetra Pak Group Board 1985 – 1991.
Jörn Rausing is also a board member of Alfa Laval AB, DeLaval Holding AB and of Ocado PLC. 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.

Kirsten Rausing

An alternate director since 1985 and a non-executive director since 1991.
Kirsten Rausing is a Member of the Jockey Club and a Director of the British Bloodstock Agency. She is the Chairman of the International Thoroughbred Breeders’ Federation, a world-wide organisation with some 40 members states. In addition, Ms. Rausing is the Hon. President of the European Federation of Thoroughbred Breeders’ Associations (Paris), as well as a past Chairman of the Thoroughbred Breeders Association of Great Britain. She was a Trustee of the newly formed Racing Foundation (UK) from 2012 to 2017; this Foundation handles the proceeds of the British Government’s sale of the Totalisator Board.

Dr. Mohsen M. Sohi

A non-executive director since June 2021

Dr. Mohsen M. Sohi is the Chief Executive Officer of Freudenberg SE, Weinheim, Germany, since 2012. From July 2010 to June 2012, Dr. Sohi served as Managing Partner of Freudenberg & Co.
From March 2003 through June 2010, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Freudenberg-NOK in Plymouth, USA.

From January 2001 to March 2003, Dr. Sohi was with NCR Corporation, a leading global technology company and managed its global Store Automation business. Prior to NCR, Dr. Sohi was with Honeywell International Inc. and its pre-merger constituent, Allied Signal, Inc. for 14 years, serving in positions of increasing responsibility in the aerospace, automotive, commercial vehicle, and engineered materials segments. His last position with Honeywell was President of Honeywell Electronic Materials. Dr. Sohi previously served as a director of Aviat Networks, Inc. (formerly known as Harris Stratex Networks, Inc.) from 2007 until January 2015 and Hayes Lemmerz International from 2004 until 2009.

He is Chairman of the Board of Directors of STERIS since 2018, member of the Supervisory Board of ZF Friedrichshafen AG and Chairman of Freudenberg Foundation.

Niels Björn Christiansen

A non-executive director since June 2021

Niels B. Christiansen is Chief Executive Officer of the LEGO Group.
He joined the company in October 2017.

As CEO, Niels manages the executive leadership team in the Groups mission to bring LEGO® play to children all over the world. During his tenure, the company has expanded retail stores across the world, launched the first sustainably sourced LEGO elements, created innovative play experiences combining the physical brick and digital experiences, and maintained its ranking as a highly reputable and loved brand globally.

Prior to joining the LEGO Group, Niels was CEO of Danfoss A/S for nine years. Before that, he was CEO of GN Netcom and held leadership positions in GN Store Nord and Hilti Corporation in Switzerland. He began his career at McKinsey & Company.
Niels is Chairman of the Board of Demant A/S.

He holds a Master of Science degree in Engineering from the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) and holds an MBA from INSEAD in France. His international experience from the management of major, global, industrial hi-tech corporations is comprehensive. He has extensive board experience from listed companies as well as comprehensive insight into industrial policy.