About the Board of Directors
The Board of Directors has overall responsibility for Skanska’s organizational structure and management. The Board’s main duty is to safeguard the interests of the company and the shareholders.
The Board of Directors makes decisions regarding the Group’s strategy, interim and annual reports, major construction projects, investments and divestments, appointment of the President and CEO and the organizational structure of the Group.
The Chairman leads the Board in its work and has regular contact with the President and CEO in order to stay informed about the Group’s activities and development.
The Board has established three special committees: the Audit Committee, the Compensation Committee and the Project Review Committee. In its Procedural Rules, the Board has specified the duties and decision-making powers delegated by the Board to its committees. All committees report orally to the Board at each meeting in accordance with the routines stipulated in the Procedural Rules. Read more at Work of the Board.
Composition of the Board
According to the Articles of Association, the Board of Directors is to consist of no fewer than five and no more than ten members with no more than three deputies, all of which are elected by the shareholders at each AGM.
Detailed information about the individual Board members and deputies is provided on Board of Directors.
Independence of Board members
According to the Code the majority of the Board’s AGM-elected members are to be independent in relation to the company and senior executives and at least two members are to also be independent in relation to the largest shareholder in the company.