Board of directors

Opus’ Board of Directors consists of six elected members, François Dekker (Chairman), Katarina Bonde, Friedrich Hecker, Oliver Haarmann, Jonathan Laloum, and Lothar Geilen.

The director’s office address is:

Opus Group AB (publ)
Basargatan 10 
SE-435 39 Göteborg
Sverige

François Dekker
Chairman of the Board

Born in 1975
Chairman of the Board since 2020

Background:
Partner Searchlight Capital Partners UK LLP 2011-, Principal Bain Capital 2002-2011, Analyst Morgan Stanley 1999-2002

Other board assignments:
Board member in Ardent Hire Solutions Ltd.

Education:
MSc in Business Administration and Economics at the University of St. Gallen (HSG), Switzerland

Number of shares:
0

Number of stock options:
0

Independent of the Company, its management and dependent of the Company’s major shareholders

Katarina Bonde
Member of the Board

Born in 1958
Board member since 2020
Chairman of the Board 2016-2020

Background:
CEO UniSite Software, Inc. 2000–2004, CEO Captura International 1997–2000, Managing Director Marketing Dun & Bradstreet Software, Inc. 1996–1996, VP Sales and Marketing Timeline Software, Inc. 1994–1995, CEO of Programator Industri AB 1989–1992

Other board assignments:
Founder and Managing Director of the management consultancy company Kubi LLC, Chairman of the board in Flatfrog Laboratories AB, Reason Studios AB, Mentimeter and in Imint Intelligence AB. Board member in Mycronic AB (publ) and Stillfront Group AB

Education:
Master of Science in Technology at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, studies in Business and Economics at the University of Stockholm

Number of shares:
40,000

Number of stock options:
0

Independent of the Company, its management and major shareholders

Friedrich Hecker
Member of the Board

Born in 1962
Board member since 2016

Background:
CEO and Managing Director ROSEN Swiss AG 2012–2015, CEO TÜV Rheinland AG 2010–2011, COO TÜV Rheinland AG 2009–2010, member of the executive board TÜV Rheinland AG 2009–2011, Executive Vice President Industrial Services and board member SGS SA 2003–2009, COO and board member SGS SA 2002–2003, Managing Director TÜV SÜD Bau und Betrieb GmbH 2001–2002

Other board assignments:
Senior Advisor to COBEPA SA, member of the board in Underwriters Laboratory (UL) Inc, Vice President of OiER (Organization For International Economic Relations)

Education:
Dipl.-Kfm. at Ludwig-Maximilian University, Munich, Germany

Number of shares:
0

Number of stock options:
0

Independent of the Company, its management and major shareholders

Oliver Haarmann
Member of the Board

Born in 1967
Board member since 2020

Background:
Founding Partner Searchlight Capital Partners UK LLP 2010-present, Partner KKR & Co L.P. 1998-2010

Other board assignments:
Board member in Hunter Boot, Ltd. and EOLO SpA

Education:
BA degrees in International Relations and History from Brown University, USA, MBA from Harvard Business School, USA

Number of shares:
0

Number of stock options:
0

Independent of the Company, its management and dependent of the Company’s major shareholders

Jonathan Laloum
Member of the Board

Born in 1986
Board member since 2020

Background:
Principal Searchlight Capital Partners UK LLP 2014-, Leveraged Finance Associate Deutsche Bank 2011-2014, Private Equity Analyst PAI Partners 2010

Other board assignments:
Board member in Ardent Hire Solutions Ltd.

Education:
MA from EDHEC Business School, France

Number of shares:
0

Number of stock options:
0

Independent of the Company, its management and dependent of the Company’s major shareholders

Lothar Geilen
Member of the Board and CEO

Born in 1961
Board member since 2020

Background:
President Systech International, LLC, President Sensors, Inc. (USA), Managing Director Sensors Europe (Germany)

Other assignments:
Vice President & Treasurer and member of CITA Bureau Permanent, board member of BDEX LLC

Education:
Dipl.-Kfm. at Ludwig-Maximilian University in Munich, Germany

Number of shares:
0

Number of stock options:
0

Not independent of the Company, its management and major shareholders

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