Meet our Board of Directors and the Executive Committee
Beckers Group is owned by Lindéngruppen, a Swedish family business with a focus on the long-term development of industrial companies.
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Beckers Group is governed by its Board of Directors and managed by the Executive Committee.
Board of Directors
The Board of Directors is ultimately responsible for the management of the business. The Board is made up of owner representatives as well as independent external members who establish the strategic direction of Beckers Group. It is responsible for ensuring that the company drives forward its long-term, sustainable business plans, protects its assets and meets its financial targets. Continuously monitoring the financial standing of Beckers Group, the Board also evaluates and decides on investments. Furthermore, it evaluates and appoints the CEO.
The Chair of the Board of Directors is Paul Schrotti, CEO of Lindéngruppen. The CEO of Beckers and selected Executive Group members participate in the Board’s four annual meetings, which take place in person or online. One of these meetings is dedicated to long-term strategic direction and planning. At each ordinary board meeting the following items are always discussed:
- Business review and CEO update
- Financial review/Earnings trend/Net debt position
- Investments and/or other decision items
- Update on HR and organization
The Executive Committee consists of the CEO, CFO, CHRO, COO, CTO, and Presidents of all business regions. It holds monthly meetings – either in person at Beckers’ sites, online or in hybrid format. The CEO and the Executive Committee are responsible for running the day-to-day operations of the company. The CEO is also responsible for informing the Board of Directors of the company’s market position and strategic status, and for executing the strategy and the instructions received from the Board of Directors.
Each of the companies in the Lindéngruppen Group operates independently, but in order to create efficiency and economy of scale, all companies follow an annual business cycle, and a number of processes are coordinated within the entire Group. These include sustainability, strategy, budget and audit processes, financial reporting as well as financing and cash management.
Sustainability is a key part of the Executive Committee’s agenda, where the final responsibility lies with the CEO, Christophe Sabas. Beckers’ sustainability strategy is divided into three work streams, each of which falls under the responsibility of an Executive Committee member.
- People with Impact: Judith Jungmann (CHRO)
- Products with Impact: Gavin Bown (CTO)
- Operations with Impact: Eric Gaertner (COO) (until 2/2022 Laurent Legendre)
The sustainability agenda is given further drive and support by a dedicated Sustainability Team led by the Global Sustainability Director, Nicklas Augustsson. The Sustainability Council, which is chaired by the Global Sustainability Director, is responsible for strategy development, stakeholder engagement and alignment. It consists of representatives from all key functions and regions.See also Sustainability governance structure
Changes in 2021
Georg Brunstam, Chairman of Hexpol AB, left the Board of Directors.
In 2021, Beckers recruited a CTO and appointed a President, Southern Europe & Africa. At the beginning of 2022, the company appointed a COO and a new President, Northern Europe & Americas to complete the Executive Committee.