Golden Gavel Award Winners 2012

The 2012 Golden Gavel for outstanding performance in the role of chair of the board of a listed company was awarded to Cristina Stenbeck for her role as Chair of the Board of Kinnevik. The role of chair of the board of a private company was awarded to Johan Markman for his role as Chair of the Board of Atteviks bil. His Royal Highness Prince Daniel presented the awards at a ceremony in Stockholm on 1 December. The main speaker was Arne Karlsson and the moderators were Anna Ekelund and Hans Dalborg.

Johan-Markman

PRIVATE COMPANIES

Johan Markman

Atteviks Bil

Extract from the jury’s announcement:
With his visionary leadership, personal charm and a talent for diplomacy, allied with a wealth of experience from running a family business, Johan Markman has encouraged the board broaden its horizons and dare to think outside the box without losing focus on the company’s long-term value creation. In a well-run family-owned company, a chair who can achieve this is well worth such recognition.

See the full jury announcement and background information on Johan Markman and Atteviks Bil.

Cristina-Stenbeck

LISTED COMPANIES

Cristina Stenbeck

Kinnevik

 Extract from the jury’s announcement:
Cristina Stenbeck is an example of a modern company chair, with great commitment and the courage to make changes. She pushes her board to constantly focus on the future and improve the business, always with increased shareholder value as the primary guiding principle.

See the full jury announcement and background information on Cristina Stenbeck and Kinnevik.