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Helge Leiro Baastad, Chairman of the Board

Independent from company: Yes
Independent from main shareholder: Yes

Became a board member in 2023.

Baastad has two decades of experience as CEO of the Noridc insurance and pension company Gjensidige and has extensive experience in financing and corporate governance. He also chairs the board for Bertel O. Steen and Kavli Holding AS.

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Ivar Tollefsen, Board Member

Independent from company: No
Independent from main shareholder: No

Founder, owner and Chairman of Fredensborg AS and largest owner and Chairman of Heimstaden AB. Tollefsen is an industrialist and investor with a keen interest for long-term real estate investments and operations.

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John Giverholt, Board Member

Committee membership: Audit and GRC Committee Chairman
Independent from company: Yes
Independent from main shareholder: No

Giverholt has extensive capital markets experience as CFO of DNB and CEO of leading Norwegian family office Ferd. He also has extensive board experience from listed companies, such as Telenor, Kongsberg Gruppen, Gjensidige and Scatec Solar as well as board positions in family-owned businesses. He also sits on the boards of Fredensborg and Heimstaden AB.

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Bente A. Landsnes, Board Member

Committee membership: Audit and GRC Committee
Independent from company: Yes
Independent from main shareholder: Yes

Landsnes has an excellent track record within financial services and licenced financial operations from i.a., Oslo Børs. She has strong relationships with large international investors and experience within digital transformation, change and reputation management, financial reporting, investor relations, corporate governance and ESG. She has extensive board experience from companies such as Danske Bank, Norbit ASA, Infront ASA and Oslo Clearing.

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Fredrik Reinfeldt, Board Member

Fredrik is an experienced politician who led the New Moderates for 12 years and served as Sweden's Prime Minister for two terms. After retiring from politics in 2015, Fredrik has had assignments as an advisor to Nordic Capital and Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Fredrik's current assignment is as Chairman of the Board of the Center for AMP and the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative.

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Daniel Kristiansson, Board Member

Committee membership: Audit and GRC Committee
Independent from company: Yes
Independent from main shareholder: No

Kristiansson serves as a Stewardship and Corporate Governance Specialist at Alecta. Previously, he was Investment Director at the Swedish Ministry of Finance, focusing on state-owned enterprises. His board experience includes positions at Vattenfall, Swedfund International, and Industrifonden.

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Rebecka Elkert, Board Member

Independent from company: Yes
Independent from main shareholder: No

Became a member of the board in 2023.

Head of Alternative Investments at Folksam. Elkert has extensive investment experience and has previously held roles such as Head of Sustainable Investments at Carnegie Investment Bank and Portfolio Manager Alternative Investments and ESG Responsible at SEB

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Klas Åkerbäck, Board Member

Independent from company: Yes
Independent from main shareholder: No

Klas Åkerbäck is a seasoned Senior Portfolio Manager with extensive experience in real estate investment. He is currently leading Alectas indirect international real estate investments and has held key positions at Trophi Fastighets AB, and Tredje AP-fonden, where he led the evaluation and implementation of investment strategies. Klas has also been involved in the founding and management of several real estate companies, including Fastighets AB Regio and Trophi Fastighets AB.

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Helge Krogsbøl, Chief Executive Officer

Helge has extensive experience in executive positions as SVP in Pandox AB, GM at Benelux Thon Hotels, MP Room2Room and as CEO at First Hotels.

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Christian Fladeland, Deputy CEO & Chief Investment Officer

Christian holds the position of Chief Investment Officer and has extensive experience within real estate investment management from his position as Partner at Colliers International Denmark.

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Thomas Alexander Hansen, Chief Financial Officer

Thomas has extensive experience from previous positions within finance, international tax, and commercial operations in Scatec ASA, Circle K Europe and as a Senior Manager at KPMG.

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Eddo Rats, Chief Operating Officer

Eddo Rats has more than 20 years of management experience, built up in both the residential real estate as well as the hotel industry.

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Katarina Skalare, Chief Sustainability Officer

Katarina holds considerable experience within sustainability work, and in addition to an entrepreneurial background, has worked as Sustainability Strategist at Kraftringen, Manager of Sustainable Business Solutions at PwC, and Manager for Corporate Responsibility at E.ON Nordic.

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Suzanna Malmgren, Chief People and Culture Officer

Our Chief People and Culture Officer, Suzanna, has extensive experience within Management Consulting and HR whereof 11 years in the role as executive search consultant and Partner at Alumni.

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Steen Lønberg Jørgensen, Head of Capital Raising & Client Relations

Steen joined Heimstaden in 2022. He has extensive capital raising and investment experience from executive roles at Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP), where he was instrumental in developing and raising its leading renewables funds, as well as from Nordea, and Dansk Kapitalanlæg.

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Paul Spina, Chief Asset Management and Development Officer

Paul has his real estate experience from WeWork where he held the position as Head of Project Delivery at WeWork International as well as Development Director, Tri-State at WeWork.

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Christian V. Dreyer, Chief Corporate Communications Officer

Christian holds substantial experience in the real estate sector, he has previously been CEO for Real Estate Norway, CEO of Eie Eiendomsmegling, Chairman of the Board of the Norwegian Realtor Association, and Owner and CEO of In-Vest Eiendomsmegling AS.

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Rodin Lie, Chief Technology Officer

Rodin brings with him a strong background in technology and innovation and has previously held the positions as CDO in Selmer, CDO in Innovation Norway and CTO in NOS Clearing.

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Kristian Berentsen, Chief Legal Officer

Kristian is a corporate lawyer with experience and expertise within real estate, M&A, and financing from positions as Chief Legal Officer at Adolfsen Group, Corporate Counsel at Entra ASA, and Senior Lawyer with DLA Piper.

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Karmen Mandic, Chief Brand and Marketing Communications Officer

Karmen has a substantial background in marketing with experience as Global Director of Marketing and Communication at OctoFrost Group, Head of Global Brand Licensing Partnerships and Global Marketing Activation Manager at Sony Mobile, and Head of Marketing at Western Union.

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Nikolaj Degn Brammer, Chief Business Development Officer

Nikolaj leads the Business Development team and has a background in corporate transformation, private equity, and strategy from Bain and Company, Goldman Sachs, and Maersk.

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Maria Petersson, Sweden

Maria Petersson has a long and diversified experience of executive positions at companies such as Ragn Sells and Tetra Pak. She has been Country Manager since 2015, and before that she acted as Chief Financial Officer. Maria has been at Heimstaden since 2007.

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Kristian Fredrik Mehus, Norway (interim)

Kristian Fredrik has more than 20 years’ experience as General Manager in the Norwegian hospitality industry, holding top positions in Scandic Hotels and Rica Hotels. Kristian has been with Heimstaden since 2022 and holds a dual role as Head of Letting in Heimstaden Norway.

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Michael B. Hansen, Denmark

Michael has extensive experience from the real estate and property management industry from various domestic and international companies. Prior to joining Heimstaden, Michael spent 14 years with the INGKA Group, covering several positions such as Development Director in Europe, Managing Director in Spain and European Regional Asset Manager.

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Jan Rafaj, Czechia

Jan has extensive experience within top management roles across the industry. He was Vice President of Confederation of Industry in Czechia and spent 16 years with steel company ArcelorMittal. Since 2017, Jan has led the biggest residential portfolio in Czechia.

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Michiel Vrijman, Netherlands

Michiel has more than 20 years’ management experience in the residential real estate and hotel industry. He has previously worked as the Senior Director of Operations at Greystar, as well as various management roles at Golden Tulip, Eden Hotels, and Stayokay.

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Gerrit Sperling, Germany

Gerrit has over 20 years of leadership experience in the German real estate industry, including roles as Managing Director at BauBeCon, WVB Centuria, and the In-West Group. Gerrit's recent positions include Head of Transaction at ADO Properties and Head of Portfolio Management/Transaction at the Adler Group.

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Przemek Orchowicz, Poland

Przemek has extensive experience from the Polish hotel and real estate industries. He was General manager for Novotel Poznań Malta and later on Regional Director of Wrocław's Accor Hotels. Przemek has been with Heimstaden since 2021.

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Andreas Lindqvist, Finland

Andreas has worked in different positions the Finnish hospitality industry for more than 20 years. Prior to joining Heimstaden, he was involved in the creation and launch of the hybrid concept VALO Hotel & Work.

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Amit Kumar, United Kingdom

Amit has more than 15 years’ experience managing housing and hospitality businesses in the UK. Prior to joining Heimstaden, Amit served as the General Manager of the 603-unit Allegro Living, one of the largest built to rent schemes in Birmingham.

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