The Board of Directors

The first members of the Foundation’s Board of Directors were appointed in Henry Dunker's will. When any member leaves the Board of Directors, the remaining members select a new member, with the proviso that at least three Board members must be resident in or near Helsingborg.


Ragnar Lindqvist

Chair, born 1955

Current positions
Chair of the Board of Isec Monitoring Systems AB, Innovum Invest AB, Hemon i Helsingborg AB (Pyramid Communications) and ARMEC Lindeberg’s foundation. Board member of, among others, Anocca AB, Stig and Ragna Gorthon’s foundation.

Previous positions
Partner in Mannheimer Swartling law firm.


John Abrahamson

Board member, born 1957

Current positions
Senior advisor at SEB Corporate Finance. Chair of the Board of Lunds University School of Economics and Management.

Previous positions
Global Head of Corporate Finance and CEO of Enskilda Securities and consultant in M&A and Capital Markets transactions.


Anders Dahlvig

Board member, born 1957

Current positions
Chairman of Inter Ikea Holding BV. Board member of Hennes&Mauritz AB, Oriflame AG, Resurs Bank AB, Star for Life Foundation.

Previous positions
President of IKEA Group.


Gunilla Fransson

Board member, born 1960

Current positions
Chair of the Board of Net Insight AB. Board member of Trelleborg AB, Eltel AB, Nederman AB, Enea AB and Permobil AB.

Previous positions
Various managerial roles at Saab AB and Ericsson AB.


Bengt Kjell

Board member, born 1954

Current positions
Chair of the Board of SSAB as well as Board member of, among others, Industrivärden, Indutrade, Amasten and Pandox.

Previous positions
Leading roles at Industrivärden. Board member since May 2019.


Johan Malmquist

Board member, born 1961

Current positions
Chair of the Board of Getinge AB and Arjo AB. Board Member of Trelleborg AB, Elekta AB, Mölnlycke Health Care AB, Stena Adactum AB and Stiftelsen Chalmers Tekniska Högskola.

Previous positions
President and CEO of the Getinge Group and has also held senior positions in the Electrolux Group.



Göran Pelvén

CEO, born 1957

Previous positions
Leading positions within Handelsbanken.


Anneli Olsson

Administration and Finance, born 1965

Other employment
Manager of the Stig and Ragna Gorthon Foundation.

Previous positions
Metals procurement and other positions at AB Elektrokoppar.