The board and management

"We are a diverse group of leaders that are united by a single goal: to simplify everyone's financial life." – Margareta Lindahl, Chairwoman of the Board

Board of directors

Based on decades of leadership experience in commercial and regulatory finance, Northmill's board sets the direction for the company and is ultimately responsible for its operations.

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Margareta Lindahl, Chairwoman

Margareta joined Northmill's board in 2018. She has extensive experience in finance and risk management, with roles such as Head of Corporate Banking at Landshypotek Bank, Head of Risk Management at Transcendent Group and Risk Analyst at the FSA (Finansinspektionen). Margareta has an education in Agricultural Economics from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. Number of other board assignments: 1.

People Per

Per Granath, Board Member

Per joined Northmill's board in 2018. He has held several leadership positions, among them CEO at Humana during the company's public listing, and Vice President at Handelsbanken's corporate finance. Per has an MSc in Chemical Engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology and an Executive Education from Harvard Business School. Number of other board assignments: 10.

People Erik Fagerland

Erik Fagerland, Board Member

Erik joined Northmill's board in 2017. He has over 30 years of experience in the financial industry, with a specialisation in compliance and control at companies such as Bluestep Finans and Hoist Kredit. Erik holds an MSc in Civil Engineering from Chalmers University of Technology and an MSc in Accounting and Finance from Gothenburg University. Number of other board assignments: 3.

People Karl

Karl Källberg, Board Member

Karl joined Northmill's board in 2018. He has over 20 years of experience from the financial industry, with roles such as Head of Model and Product Development at UC and Risk Manager at SEB. Karl holds a BSc in Statistics & Economics from Stockholm University. Number of other board assignments: -

People Bjorn

Björn Hazelius, Board Member

Björn joined Northmill's board in 2017. He has held several leading roles within the banking industry, including CEO at Nordic Finance and GE Capital’s financing company in Benelux. Björn holds a BA from Uppsala University. Number of other board assignments: 3.

People George

George Kurt, Board Member

George co-founded Northmill in 2006 and became the Chief Strategy Officer in 2018. Before Northmill, George was a serial entrepreneur in textile and marketing industries. Number of other board assignments: 1.

Management

Northmill's CEO is responsible for the day-to-day management of the company's affairs in accordance with external and internal rules. The CEO reports to the board and submits a special CEO report to the board at each board meeting. The report, among other things, deals with the development of the business based on the decisions made by the board.

The board has established an instruction for the CEO's work and role as well as the division of responsibilities and the interaction between the CEO and the board. The CEO appoints the members of the management group (chief executive officers, "CXOs") and the managers of the control functions. The Chief Risk Officer is also approved and decided by the board.

The CEO works together with the CXOs at Northmill's management team. The management discusses issues of common interest to several departments as well as strategic issues, risk management, business plans, financial forecasts and reports. 

Northmill's management team consists of the following people:

  • Hikmet Ego, CEO
  • George Kurt, CSO
  • Sargon Kurt, COO
  • Tobias Ritzén, CFO
  • Joakim Adolfsson, CTO
  • Babel Poli, CPO
  • Arim Salci, CMO
  • Daniel Roxö, CRO
  • Simon Nilsson, CCO
  • Niclas Carlsson, Group Legal Counsel

Northmill's CEO

Northmill's CEO is Hikmet Ego. Hikmet co-founded Northmill in 2006 and became Chief Executive Officer in 2009. He has experience from the IT industry as a consultant and project manager. Hikmet holds an MSc in industrial engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology.

Management committees

In addition to the management team, the CEO has two different committees at his disposal to manage the operational activities:

Credit committee
The credit committee is responsible for reviewing credit risk results, trends and decisions regarding Northmill's accumulation of credit risk.

Internal capital and liquidity adequacy assessment process committee (ICLAAP)
The internal capital and liquidity adequacy assessment process committee (ICLAAP) is responsible for assessing and deciding within the internal evaluation process for capital and liquidity.

Risk and audit committee

The board has appointed a risk and audit committee. The main task of the risk and audit committee is to monitor the company's financial reporting and ensure that the adopted principles for financial reporting, internal control, internal audit and risk assessment are complied with and applicable.

The risk and audit committee also has the task of supporting the nomination committee with proposals for the election of external auditors and auditors' fees. Northmill's risk and audit committee shall consist of at least two members of the board.

Risk and audit committee consists of the following members:

Erik Fagerland, Independent Member of the Board
Karl Källberg, Independent Member of the Board
George Kurt, Dependent Member of the Board

Read more about risk management

Specially appointed member regarding remuneration

The board of directors has appointed a member of the board to prepare matters for decisions in the board relating to remuneration principles, salaries and other remuneration to the CEO, the Chief Risk Officer and other members of management, and to follow up and evaluate the goals and principles for variable remuneration and long-term incentive programs.

The specially appointed member is Margareta Lindahl, Chairwoman of the Board.

Read more about remuneration

External auditor

Northmill Bank’s external auditor is PwC. PwC conducts the audit in Northmill Group AB (publ).

According to the articles of association, Northmill must have at least one and at most two auditors whose term of office runs until the end of the annual general meeting held after the year in which the auditor was appointed. At the annual general meeting 2019, the audit firm PwC was re-elected as auditor for the period that lasts until the end of the annual general meeting held in 2020. The authorized public accountant is Daniel Algotsson.

The annual audit comprises a statutory audit of the annual report, statutory audit of the parent company and all significant subsidiaries, auditing of internal report packages, auditing of the financial statements and a review of an interim report. Internal controls are used as part of the work. Auditing of the annual accounts are done during the period from January to February.

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