Corporate governance

Under the Articles of Association, the Board of Directors of the Company shall have three (3) to six (6) members with a maximum of five (5) deputies. Board members and deputies are elected by the Annual General Meeting. The Board’s assignment is valid until the end of the next Annual General Meeting, which is scheduled for May 22, 2020. The management and all board members can be reached through the Company’s head office at Gasverksgatan 1, 222 29, Lund. The board’s work is governed by the Swedish Companies Act, the Articles of Association and the Rules of Procedure adopted by the Board of Directors.

Articles of association

Board of Directors

Ingemar Kihlström

Date of birth: 1952-07-10
Shares: 0
Total shares including related: 25 000

Bachelor of Arts. In Chemistry and Biology, Doctor of Physiology from Uppsala university, and Associate Professor at Uppsala University. Consultant in biotechnology and finance. Kihlström has previously worked with research and development and business development at both Astra AB and Pharmacia AB from 1982-1996. Then as a pharmaceutical analyst in the finance industry at Swedbank, Aros Securities and ABG Sundal Collier. Today, he is Chairman of the Board of Ilya Pharma AB, Miris Holding AB, Sensidose AB and SpectraCure AB. Board member of Attana AB, Emplicure AB, Health Invest AB, Prolight Diagnostics AB and Respiratorius AB. Involved with SpectraCure since 29-06-2012.

Ingemar Kihlström is independent of the Company and the owners.

Homer Pien

Date of birth: 1963-06-20
Board member
Shares: 0
Total shares with related*: 0

Homer Pien was most recently SVP and Chief Scientific Officer for the Precision Diagnosis cluster of businesses, and prior to that Chief Technology Officer for Imaging System, at Philips.  Before joining Philips in 2012, he was in the Department of Radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, where he led the Laboratory for Medical Imaging and Computations.  Homer was also at two start-ups, one of which was a biotech company he co-founded and served as CEO before the company was acquired.  Earlier in his career Homer was at MIT Lincoln Lab and Draper Lab.  Homer has a PhD in computer science from Northeastern University (Boston, MA), and MS Management from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA).

Involved in SpectraCure since 2021-05-19.

Homer Pien is independent of the Company and the owners.

Sune Svanberg

Date of birth: 1943-01-01
Board member
Shares: 100 000
Total shares including related: 200 000

Sune Svanberg is a senior professor of physics at Lund University. He has been head of the Division of Atomic Physics for 28 years and of the Lund Laser Center for 15 years, as well as a member of the Nobel Committee in Physics for 10 years. Sune has been awarded around 20 international and national awards and holds five honorary doctorates and four honorary professorships. Since 2011, Sune also holds a part-time professorship at South China Normal University, Guangzhou, China.

Engaged in SpectraCure since 2003.

Sune Svanberg is independent of the Company and the owners.

Prof. Katarina Svanberg

Date of birth: 1944-12-11
Board member
Shares: 100 000
Total shares including related: 200 000

Katarina Svanberg is M.D., PhD and has for a long time been a consultant and adjunct professor of oncology at Lund University. Since 2011, she has been a part-time professor at South China Normal University in Guangzhou, China. Katarina has introduced photodynamic tumour therapy in clinical use at Lund University Hospital. She is the co-author of over 180 peer-reviewed articles and has, as the first woman in 41 years, been awarded with the National Institute of Health Lifetime Achievement Award in Biophotonics by the International Society for Optics and Photonics – the American Medical Board’s award in laser medicine, and optics and laser organization SPIE’s highest reward – its gold medal.

Katarina is a board member of the Lund Laser Center and has served since 1993, first as director and now as chairman of the board at Lund University Medical Laser Center.

Engaged in SpectraCure since 2003.

Katarina Svanberg is an independent board member towards the owners and the Company.

Ulf Bladin

Born: 1964-05-25
Board member
Shares: 0
Total shares including related: 0

Medicine graduate from Karolinska Institutet, MSc in Business Administration and Master from the Stockholm School of Economics. Currently CEO of Prolight Diagnostics AB. Has previously been, among other things, the General Manager, Vice President of the Region of EMEA at Hycor Biomedical, Vice President Commercial Operations Europe at Thermo Fisher Scientific Immuno Diagnostics Division, Vice President with Global Responsibility for Marketing, Health Economy, Corporate Communications, Scientific & Regulatory Affairs at Phadia AB. Involved with SpectraCure since 23-05-2019. Ulf Bladin has also held leading commercial positions in the pharmaceutical industry at Pfizer and Merck Sharp & Dohme.

Involved in SpectraCure since 23-05-2019.

Ulf Bladin is an independent board member in relation to the owners of the company.

Hans Bornefalk

Date of birth: 1974-07-03
Board member
Shares: 28 750
Total shares including related: 28 750

Hans Bornefalk is Associate Professor in Medical Image Physics and received his PhD in Physics from KTH 2006. His research interests are focused on the development of new detector technology for x-ray systems and he is co-founder of two medtech companies. Hans also holds a degree in business economics from the Stockholm School of Economics and commercial experience from both start-ups, as CEO and from large global companies, most recently as marketing manager for Philips computer tomography in the Nordic region.

Committed to SpectraCure since 2018-05-23.

Hans Bornefalk is independent of the owners and the Company.

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