Entrepreneur Henry Dunker's foundations
About Henry Dunker
Through Helsingborgs Gummifabrik AB and Trelleborg Gummifabrik AB, Henry Dunker built up a rubber empire and is believed to have been one of the richest people in Sweden in his time. Almost all of his wealth was donated and bequeathed to foundations, the proceeds of which are distributed between Helsingborg City and Dunker's relatives.
The Dunker Foundations hold the majority of voting rights in Trelleborg AB and, as decreed by Henry Dunker, have the task of contributing to the long-term stable development of this company. Helsingborg City can utilise the proceeds from the foundations for a purpose of benefit to the city and contribute financially to the operation of the Dunker Hospital.
Board and management
The Dunker interests own all Class A shares in Trelleborg AB, corresponding to 54.1% of the votes and 10.7% of all shares in the company. The returns from these shares go to the Dunker interests. The manner in which the Dunker Foundations' Boards of Directors are to be appointed and how the administration is to be managed is laid down in Henry Dunker's will.