CLX Communications is required to comply with the mandatory corporate governance rules included in the Swedish Companies Act (2005:551) and Nasdaq Stockholm's Rule Book for Issuers.
Moreover, CLX Communications complies with the Swedish Code on Corporate Governance (the “Code”) that is applicable to all Swedish companies whose shares are listed on regulated market such as Nasdaq Stockholm. The Code specifies norms for good corporate governance at a higher and more detailed level than the statutory regulation. The individual norms in the Code are not mandatory and companies may deviate from them. In case of a deviation, the Company must report such deviation in its corporate governance report, describe the Company’s own solution and explain the reason for the deviation (the “comply or explain” principle).
Board & Committees
Board of Directors
The board of CLX Communications is responsible for the organization of the Company and for supervising the management of its business and affairs. In fulfilling its duties, the board oversees the Company’s strategic planning, its operations and the risks it is facing. The board is also responsible for implementing policies and systems aimed at increasing accountability, ensuring compliance with laws and with auditing and accounting principles and ensuring respect of the business conduct standards in all countries in which the Company operates as well as ensuring the integrity of the Company’s internal controls, information and financial management systems. The board further oversees the Company’s approach to corporate governance, environmental issues and sustainable development and material transactions outside the ordinary course of business. Members of the board are elected annually by the annual general meeting after nomination by the nomination committee. According to the Articles of Association of the Company, the board of directors shall consist of not less than three and not more than ten members with a maximum of five deputy board members. The Company’s board today consists of six members without deputy members. The board member Kjell Arvidsson is also part of the management team of the Company and a major shareholder and can therefore not be considered to be independent in relation to the Company and the management of the Company according to the Code. Jonas Fredriksson and Erik Fröberg are Managing Partners of Neqst Partner AB that is a major shareholder in the Company and can therefore not be considered to be independent in relation to the major shareholders of the Company according to the Code. The remaining board members are independent in relation to the Company, the management of the Company and the major shareholders of the Company. The board of directors has adopted written rules of procedures governing its work and the rules are determined annually.
Chairman of the Board since 2015, board member since 2012. Born 1957. Erik Fröberg is co-founder of the Nordic investment firm Neqst. He has an extensive international background within the technology sector, encompassing operational, strategic and financial aspects of the industry. Erik has held top management roles within companies such as Capgemini, LHS Group and Digiquant, both in Europe and the United States. In addition, he has acted as special advisor and co-investor to General Atlantic Partners, a leading US-based growth equity firm. Prior to co-founding Neqst, Erik acted as an independent board member and private investor. He holds an MSc in Engineering Physics from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. Erik Fröberg is independent in relation to the Company, but not in relation to the main shareholders. Erik Fröberg owns 175 000 shares in CLX (via endowment assurance).
Board member since 2012. Born in 1961. Kjell Arvidsson is one of the co-founders of CLX. He has over 25 years of industry experience including several management positions at Ericsson and telecom operator TeliaSonera in Sweden, Europe and South East Asia. Kjell has held various management positions within marketing, product management and sales in Sweden, United Kingdom and China. Prior to co-founding CLX Networks, Kjell co-founded Ericsson IPX in 2002 and successfully developed the company until 2005. Kjell Arvidsson is not independent in relation to the Company, nor in relation to the main shareholders. Kjell Arvidsson own 3 778 200 shares in CLX (including closely related party).
Board member since 2018. Born in 1961.
Bridget Cosgrave has executive and board experience in publicly listed, private equity owned, and venture funded start-ups across all communication technologies.
She was founding Chairman and CEO of BICS; also founding shareholder in Every European Digital sp zoo, Ukkoverkot oy & Blockshipping a/s. Ms. Cosgrave started her career in corporate finance with Banque Indosuez. Ms. Cosgrave is currently Advisor to VISMA Consulting a/s while completing an M.Sc. in Maritime Studies at the World Maritime University in Malmo. Her former NED roles include SES, EUSKALTEL, STERIA, ESSILOR, EUTELSAT. Ms Cosgrave holds an MBA from London Business School, BA Hons from Queen’s University Canada and corporate governance credentials.
Bridget Cosgrave is independent in relation to the Company and the main shareholders.
Board member since 2015. Born in 1957. Johan Stuart has more than 15 years of experience as CFO of listed and unlisted companies including Tradimus, XCounter, Hi3G Access and Utfors. Johan Stuart holds a position as board member of Best Practice Scandinavia, E. Öhman J:or Wealth Management, E. Öhman J:or Capital, Onside TV Production, HD1 Holding and a deputy board member of Affibody (including group companies). In excess of his hands-on experience, Johan Stuart has a M.Sc. in Finance and Business Administration from the Stockholm School of Economics. Johan Stuart is independent in relation to the Company and the main shareholders. Johan Stuart owns 7 000 shares i CLX (via endowment assurance).
Renée Robinson Strömberg
Renée Robinson Strömberg is a board member from 2017. She was born in 1970.
Renée Robinson Strömberg has more than 20 years of experience in international high-tech industry. At Swedish-based start-ups she has managed worldwide marketing efforts including product strategy, inbound marketing while established thought leadership market positions resulting in successful acquisitions (Drutt – Ericsson and Tail-f – Cisco). Currently Ms. Strömberg leads the automation development community at Cisco where she joined through the 2014 acquisition of Swedish based Tail-f Systems.
Ms. Strömberg earned her undergraduate degree from Kalamazoo College in Chinese Studies and Economics. Early in her career she spent several years in China working in business development after finishing a Thomas J. Watson Fellowship. She holds an MBA from the University of Michigan – Stephen M. Ross School of Business. Ms. Strömberg is both an American and Swedish citizen.
Renée Robinson Strömberg is independent in relation to the Company and main shareholders. She has no shares in CLX.
Björn co-founded CLX Networks 2008. Björn brings more than 25 years of experience from the telecom industry to the company. He has held several management positions within Ericsson in Sweden and Asia. He co-founded Ericsson IPX AB in 2002 together with Kjell Arvidsson and successfully developed the company until 2006. Prior to co-founding CLX Björn worked as management consultant and interim manager at various mobile network operators and mobile marketing companies. Björn holds an MSc in Industrial Engineering and Management from Linköping Institute of Technology.
Below is a summary of our committee structure and membership information. To read more about any of the committees, click on committee names in the chart below.
Oscar has been CEO of CLX Communications since September 1st, 2018.
Oscar has over 10 years’ experience in the mobile messaging industry. He co-founded and was CEO of CoTraveller, a start-up in the wireless industry, in 2000. CoTraveller was sold to Mblox, where Oscar later held positions as VP Sales and VP Products & Marketing based in London, Stockholm and San Francisco. Mblox was later acquired by CLX.
In addition to his messaging background Oscar has also spent 4 years in Med Tech and 4 years in Consumer Electronics as President of Tobii Dynavox and President of Tobii Tech. Oscar was also CEO of Getupdated, an internet marketing company listed on Nasdaq Stockholm.
Oscar holds a Masters of Business and Administration from Stockholm School of Economics, and has studied the Master of Science Program at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm.
Odd Bolin recieved a MSc and and a PhD in plasma physics from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm before starting to work as a stock market analyst with the investment bank Hagströmer & Qviberg in 1996. In 2003 he co-founded a M&A-advisory company, Ceres Corporate Advisors, focusing on technology, telecom and defence companies. In 2009 he became CFO of Cybercom, a Nasdaq Stockholm-listed IT consulting company, and in 2011 he took up the position as Managing Director of Cybercom Sweden. In 2013 he became CFO of G5 Entertainment, which was listed on Nasdaq Stockholm on 2014. He became CFO of CLX Communications in 2015. Odd Bolin owns 4 550 shares in CLX (including closely related party)
Johan RosendahlManaging Director, Operator Division
Johan Rosendahl brings 20 years of experience from the telecom and mobile value added services industry to the company. He has held several senior management positions internationally and in Sweden. Prior to joining CLX Operator Division, Johan Rosendahl worked as management consultant within the mobile value added services space. Johan holds an MSc in Business Administration from University of Linköping. Johan Rosendahl owns 1 700 shares in CLX.
Björn ZethraeusCo-Founder & Business DevelopmentBjörn co-founded CLX Networks 2008. Björn brings more than 25 years of experience from the telecom industry to the company. He has held several management positions within Ericsson in Sweden and Asia. He founded Ericsson IPX AB in 2002 together with Kjell Arvidsson and successfully developed the company until 2006. Prior to co- founding CLX Björn worked as management consultant and interim manager at various mobile network operators and mobile marketing companies. Björn holds an MSc in Industrial Engineering and Management from Linköping Institute of Technology.
Lena OldbergHR Director
Lena Oldberg has been managing HR for CLX since 2013, through a period of extensive growth and change. She is responsible for overseeing people matters globally and for ensuring an excellent experience for CLX employees.
She has 12 years of experience of HR in fast-paced, knowledge intensive environments. Before joining CLX, Lena held various positions within HR in the pharmaceuticals industry, at GlaxoSmithKline and Novartis. Lena has a BSc in Human Resources Management from the University of Gothenburg.
Jonas LindeborgVP Engineering
As VP of Engineering, Jonas Lindeborg has responsibility for the CLX infrastructure and development of our in-house tools, ensuring we can offer customers the very best in products and services.
Jonas has over 25 years of software development and management experience from a range of businesses, from tech start-ups to Fortune 100 global companies. In 2000, Jonas joined Symbian, where he was responsible for the UIQ Technology software development team, growing it from a handful of engineers into a global 380 person organization delivering the UI and app platform for Sony Ericsson and Motorola smartphones. Jonas joined Mashmobile in Lund, Sweden in 2008 and was part of the team Mblox acquired in 2010. In 2016 Mblox was acquired by CLX and become the VP of Engineering. Jonas holds an M.B.A. in Leading Innovation from the Stockholm School of Economics.
Anders OlinPresident – Enterprise Division
Anders Olin brings 20+ years of experience from the telecom and IT industry with a background in international business, multi culture leadership, and business turnarounds. He became a top 200 Ericsson Executive in 2001 as general manager for the AT&T account. In 2004 he was promoted to lead Ericsson’s largest account, Vodafone group. He has held board member positions for local companies in Europe, lead the Telenor global account turnaround from 2010, and in 2014 he took over product area responsibility for Telecom Core, the 2nd largest product area. Anders holds an MSC in electrical engineering from Royal Institute of Technology.
As of to September 30, 2018(updated quarterly) please find below our ownership structure.
* Owned by Neqst 1 AB
** Owned by Robert Gerstmann, Kristian Männik, Henrik Sandell and Björn Zethraeus
*** Owned by Johan Hedberg
Click here to view the information about insiders in CLX Communications.
The board of directors of a company whose shares are listed on a regulated market is to prepare a corporate governance report pursuant to the Annual Accounts Act (1995:1554). The first corporate governance report will be prepared for the financial year 2015/2016.
The shareholders’ meeting is the body where the shareholders exercise their influence by casting votes on central issues, inter alia, adopting the profit and loss account and balance sheet, allocation of the Company’s profit and loss, discharge the members of the board of directors and the managing director from liability, election of the board of directors and auditors and determining fees to be paid to the board of directors and auditors.
Notice of the annual general meeting, or an extraordinary general meeting where alteration to the articles of association is to be addressed, shall be issued not earlier than six weeks and not later than four weeks prior to the meeting. Notice to other extraordinary general meetings shall be issued not earlier than six weeks and not later than three weeks before the meeting. Public limited liability companies whose shares are traded on a regulated market must always notify shareholders of a general meeting through an announcement in Post- och Inrikes Tidningar (i.e. the Official Swedish Gazette) and by making the notice to attend available on the Company’s website. Concurrently with the issuance of a notice to attend, the Company shall announce, in at least one national daily newspaper identified in the Articles of Association that notice to attend has taken place.
According to the Articles of Association of CLX Communications, such announcement is to be made in Svenska Dagbladet. Pursuant to the Code, a company shall also, as soon as the time and venue of a shareholders’ meeting have been decided, and as regards annual general meetings no later than in conjunction with the third quarter report, post such information on the Company’s website along with information regarding the closing date for issues to be submitted by shareholders for inclusion in the notice of the meeting.
Annual General Meeting 2018
The annual general meeting will take place on Friday 18 May 2018 at 2.00 p.m. CET in the meeting venue Horn, Lindhagen mat & möten, Lindhagensgatan 126, Stockholm. Registration of participation at the meeting will be terminated at the opening of the meeting. The premises will open at 1.30 p.m. CET
Annual General Meeting 2017
Friday 19 May 2017 at 2.00 p.m. CET in Kista Science Tower, Färögatan 33, Kista, Stockholm.
Extraordinary General Meeting (December 5 2016)
The events of material significance for the company’s financial position which has occurred subsequent to the presentation of the annual report for the fiscal year 2014/2015 are set forth in the company’s press releases’ enclosed as Appendix A and in the company’s interim reports for the periods July-September 2015, Appendix B, October-December 2015, Appendix C, January-March 2016, Appendix D and July 2015 – June 2016, Appendix E. Except as stated above, no events of material significance to the company’s financial position have occurred since the presentation of the annual report for the period July 1 2014 – 30 June 2015
Extraordinary General Meeting (June 13 2016)
Extraordinary General Meeting (June 7 2016)
The Board of Directors’ responsibility for internal control is governed by the Companies Act and the Code. In accordance with the Annual Accounts Act, the corporate governance report includes a description of the key elements of the company’s internal control and risk management system. Internal control of financial reporting has two primary aims: to provide reasonable assurance of the reliability of external financial reporting and to ensure that external financial reports have been prepared in compliance with law, applicable accounting standards and other requirements imposed upon listed companies.