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General Shareholders´ meetings

At the General Meeting, the shareholders decide upon key issues. Among other things, the General Meeting adopts the income statements and balance sheets, resolves upon allocation of the Company’s earnings, discharge from liability for the directors and the CEO, election of the Board of Directors and auditors, as well as the remuneration of the Board of Directors and auditors.

Pursuant to the Swedish Companies Act, notice of Duni’s Annual General Meeting must be issued no earlier than six weeks and no later than four weeks prior to the meeting. Notice shall be issued through an announcement in Post och Inrikes Tidningar (The Official Gazette) and on Duni’s website. The fact that notice has been issued shall be announced in Svenska Dagbladet. In order to participate in a General Meeting, shareholders must notify the company no later than the day specified in the notice convening the General Meeting. Shareholders unable to attend the meeting in person may be represented by proxy. The Board may also resolve that the shareholders shall be able to exercise their voting rights by post before the General Meeting. In connection with the issuance of the notice convening the General Meeting, information is provided regarding the forms of the General Meeting as well as the time and manner for notification to participate in the General Meeting.

A shareholder who wishes that a matter is addressed at a General Meeting must submit a written request to this effect to the Board. The request must be received by the Company no later than seven weeks prior to the General Meeting, or in due time for the matter to be included in the notice convening the General Meeting. As regards proposals for resolutions in matters already included on the agenda and for which a proposal, according to law, does not have to be submitted a certain time in advance, a shareholder has the right to submit such proposal during the period up until the General Meeting (including during the General Meeting).

The agenda for the General Meeting sets out the items which are subject to resolution by the General Meeting, and the items that are included for information purposes. Items on the agenda which require resolutions by the General Meeting are subject to a binding vote whereby the shareholders vote in favor or against or abstain from voting on the matter. Pursuant to Chapter 7, Section 32 of the Swedish Companies Act, at General Meetings all shareholders are entitled to ask the Board and CEO questions regarding matters on the agenda and the company’s relation to another group company. At Annual General Meetings shareholders are also entitled to ask questions about the financial situation of the company and the Group.

Duni Group’s Annual General Meeting will be held in Malmö on Tuesday 21 May 2024.

Shareholders wishing to submit proposals to Duni Group's Nomination Committee can do so by sending an e-mail addressed to valberedning@duni.com or by sending a letter addressed to Duni AB, Attention: Nomination Committee, Box 237, 201 22 Malmö, no later than 2 April 2024.


Annual General Meetings


Nomination committee

The Nomination Committee nominates the persons to be proposed at the Annual General Meeting for election to Duni’s Board. Proposals are also produced regarding auditor fees, Board fees for the Chairman of the Board and other directors, as well as compensation for committee work. All proposals are presented at the Annual General Meeting as well as in the notice to attend and on the website prior to the Annual General Meeting. The Nomination Committee shall be comprised of representatives of Duni’s three largest shareholders as per September 30.

The following persons serve on the Nomination Committee, which is charged with presenting proposals to the Annual General Meeting in 2023 regarding the composition of Duni's Board of Directors, etc.:

Mr Johan Andersson, Mellby Gård AB, Mr Hans Hedström, Carnegie fonder, Mr Bernard R. Horn, Jr., Polaris Capital Management, LLC, Mr Thomas Gustafsson, Chairman of Duni AB

Annual General meeting 2023

During the period pending the 2023 Annual General Meeting, the Nomination Committee held two meetings at which minutes were taken. The work of the Nomination Committee begins by reviewing the independent evaluation of the current Board, which is carried out each year. The Nomination Committee considers that the Board functions well and that all directors are duly engaged and committed, including employee representatives. The Nomination Committee also notes that the Board is comprised of a sound and relevant mix of gender, skills and experience. The Nomination Committee proposes the re-election of four members and the election of two new members. Pauline Lindvall has declined re-election. 

Appointment of nomination committee

The nomination committee proposes that the representatives of the nomination committee shall be appointed through a procedure where the chairman of the board of directors contacts the three largest shareholders in terms of votes as per 30 September 2023 and that each such shareholder appoints a representative to, together with the chairman of the board of directors, constitute the nomination committee up until the next annual general meeting, or, if applicable, up until a new nomination committee has been appointed. The nomination committee shall be convened no later than 31 October 2023. If any of the three largest shareholders, in terms of votes, renounces from its right to appoint a representative, the right shall pass to the largest shareholder in turn. Should a representative resign from the nomination committee before its work is completed, a substitute shall be appointed by the same shareholder that has appointed the resigning representative, if considered necessary, or, if this shareholder does not belong to the three largest shareholders in terms of votes anymore, by the new shareholder that belongs to this group. The nomination committee shall appoint one of its members as chairman. The composition of the nomination committee shall be made public as soon as the nomination committee has been formed and no later than six months before the annual general meeting. In the event that the ownership structure is changed after the nomination committee has been composed such that one or several shareholders that have appointed a representative to the nomination committee is no longer in the group of the three largest shareholders in terms of votes, the composition of the nomination committee may be changed in accordance therewith if the nomination committee considers that it is necessary. The tasks of the nomination committee shall be to prepare, for the next annual general meeting, proposals in respect of number of members of the board of directors to be elected by the annual general meeting, remuneration to the members of the board of directors and the auditors, remuneration, if any, for committee work, the composition of the board of directors, the chairman of the board of directors, resolution regarding the nomination committee, chairman at the general meeting and election of auditors.

Board of directors


Thomas Gustafsson

Born 1965

Vice CEO and board member of Mellby Gård AB, Chairman of the board of Smart Eyes International AB and OJ Holding Sweden AB and board member of KappAhl AB (publ), Topeja Holding AB and Aros Kapital AB

Work experience: CEO of Duni AB (publ) 2012-2017, previous responsible for overseeing Mellby Gård’s consumer goods companies and before then President and CEO of 2E Group AB (publ). Senior executive positions at Spendrups Bryggeri AB, Brämhults Juice AB and Eckes Granini GmbH

Diploma in Business Administration

Shares in Duni: 26,400

Independent in relation to the company, the company management but not in relation to Duni’s major shareholders.


Sven Knutsson

Born 1969

CEO of Mellby Gård Innovation och Tillväxt AB. Chairman of the Board at Klarahill AB and Söderberg & Haak Maskin AB. Board member in KappAhl AB (publ), Open Air Group AB, Hedson Technologies AB and OJ Holding AB (Oscar Jacobson).

Work experience: Previous experience from various industries such as Thule Group, Cardo Flow Solutions and Alfa Laval and as CFO of Boxon AB.

Mr Knutsson holds an MBA in economics from Lund University.

Elected 2020

Shares in Duni: 2 000

Independent in relation to the company, the company management but not in relation to Duni’s major shareholders.


Pia Marions

Born 1963

CFO at Skandia Group

Board member of Vitrolife AB (publ), Skandiabanken Aktiebolag (publ) and Skandia Fastigheter AB.

Work experience: CFO at Folksam, Carnegie Group and Skandia Liv and as Chartered accountant and senior positions at Royal Bank of Scotland, Länsförsäkringar Liv and the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority.

Ms Marions holds a M.Sc. in Business and Economics from Stockholm University.

Elected 2020

Shares in Duni: 1 000

Independent in relation to the company, the company management and Duni’s major shareholders.


Morten Falkenberg

Born 1958

Board member Embellence Group AB and Ansell.

Work experience: President and CEO, and board member, of Nobia AB (publ), Executive Vice President and Head of Floor Care and Small Appliances at Electrolux and also senior positions at TDC Mobile and the Coca-Cola Company.

Mr Falkenberg holds a M. Sc in Business Administration from Copenhagen School of Economics and Business Administration

Elected 2020

Shares in Duni: 10 112

Independent in relation to the company, the company management and Duni’s major shareholders.


Viktoria Bergman

Born 1965

Chairman of the board of Trianon AB (publ) and Galber AB, deputy Chair of WaterAid Sweden, board member Cinis Fertilizer AB and Novus Group International AB (publ).

Work experience: Senior Vice President of Communications and Sustainability EON Nordic, Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications Trelleborg Group, and various positions within Falcon Breweries/Unilever and the Cerealia Group.

Berghs School of Communications, Communication Executives Program at Stockholm School of Economics

Elected 2023

Shares in Duni: 1 000

Independent in relation to the Company, company management, and Duni’s largest shareholders.


Janne Moltke-Leth

Born 1966

CEO of Reform Group A/S and board member of Sydbank A/S

Work experience: CEO of Kolpin Hotels A/S and Paustian A/S, and various positions at Carlsberg, Royal Unibrew, and Copenhagen Airport.

MS Moltke-Leth holds a M.Sc. in Business and Economics, Aarhus University.

Elected 2023

Shares in Duni: 0

Independent in relation to the Company, company management, and Duni’s largest shareholders.


Maria Fredholm

Born 1980

Employee representative for Unionen

Mrs Fredholm is employed as Product Compliance and Regulatory Manager

Elected 2021

Shares in Duni: 0

Not independent in relation to the Company.


David Green

Born 1978

Employee representative for LO/Pappers

Mr Green is employed as an operator at TM3 at Rexcell Tissue & Airlaid AB

Elected 2018

Shares in Duni 0

Not independent in relation to the company

Board & board committees

Board Audit Remuneration
Thomas Gustafsson chairman, not independent*) member member
Viktoria Bergman member, independent
Morten Falkenberg member, independent chairman
Sven Knutsson member, not independent*) member member
Pia Marions member, independent chairman
Janne Moltke-Leth member, independent
David Green union representative, not independent**)
Maria Fredholm union representative, not independent**)

Remuneration committee

The Remuneration Committee prepares issues concerning remuneration and other benefits for corporate management, while decisions thereon are taken by Duni’s Board of Directors. The Remuneration Committee shall also follow and evaluate the guidelines for the remuneration of senior executives adopted by the Annual General Meeting. Remuneration and benefits for company management are evaluated through comparisons with market data provided by external sources. Such data demonstrates that Duni has competitive remuneration levels and that the total remuneration package is reasonable and not excessively high. The Remuneration Committee evaluates bonus policies prior to each new year. Once a year, the Remuneration Committee evaluates senior executives and also certain second-​tier managers in accordance with a systematic procedure.

The Remuneration Committee held three meetings in 2022 and comprises three members: Pauline Lindwall (Chairman), Thomas Gustafsson and Morten Falkenberg. The CEO attends the meetings, except for matters regarding his own remuneration, as does the People & Culture Director, who serves as a secretary at meetings of the Remuneration Committee.

Audit comitee

Duni’s Audit Committee is responsible for ensuring the quality of the Company’s financial and business reporting. The Committee also evaluates Duni’s internal control processes and management of financial and operating risks. A special iterm on the yearly agenda addresses fraud and anti-corruption. The Committee meets regularly with the Company’s auditors in order to obtain information regarding the focus and scope of the external audit and to evaluate the work of the external auditors. The evaluation also covers the scope of any non-audit-related work performed by the auditors on behalf of Duni. When preparing a proposal regarding the election of auditors and compensation for audit work, the Nomination Committee is assisted by the Audit Committee.

The Audit Committee held four meetings in 2022 and comprises three members: Pia Marions (chair), Thomas Gustafsson and Sven Knutsson. The CFO and the Group Accounting Manager, as well as the auditors, attend all meetings.


Management team



Born in 1971

President and CEO since January 2021.

Most recently Robert was the CEO of Unident AB. Before that he held management positions at Duni Group such as, Director Business Area Table Top and Director Business Area Consumer.

Robert Dackeskog holds an MSc in Business Administration from the University of Gothenburg.

Shares in Duni (own and related parties): 20,000


Born 1972

EVP People & Culture and Sustainability since January 2020

Malin comes from the role as Global Employer Branding & Talent Manager at INTER IKEA Group and has prior to that worked within the field of HR in several different companies, such as Tarkett and Lyckeby Culinar. Malin has combined 18 years of experience within HR from a variety of positions.

Malin Cullin holds a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources and exam as officer in the Marines, submarine

Shares in Duni (own and related parties): 540


Born 1976

Executive Vice President Finance/CFO since January 2021.

Magnus has been employed at Duni Group since 2009 and comes from a position as Executive Vice President Corporate Development since September 2018. Before that he worked in different controlling positions at Lindab AB and most previously as Business Controller Lindab Ventilation.

Magnus Carlsson has a Master’s degree in Business Administration and Finance and a Bachelor of Science in Politics and Economics from Lund University.

Shareholdings (own and related parties): 7,000 shares


Born 1977

Executive Vice President business area Duni since January 2021

Linus Lemark has been employed at Duni Group since since 2007 and been a member of the Duni Group Management since May 2012. He has held several positions within the company such as Executive Vice President Commercial and Director for the current business area BioPak. Before working at Duni Group he was Innovation Director at The Absolut Company and Vice President at Aqvavit in New York.

Linus Lemark has a MSc in economics and business administration from the Stockholm School of Economics.

Shareholdings (own and related parties): 5,770 shares


Born 1969

Executive Vice President BioPak since September 2022.

Nicklas Bengtsson has worked at Duni Group since 2017 and most recently came from a position as EVP Commercial. He previously worked as CEO of Carepa AB. Nicklas has a solid background in marketing, sales and leadership from Nestlé, Paramount Pictures, Mars Inc and StenaLine. Nicklas Bengtssson has a degree in Marketing and Economics from IHM.

Nicklas Bengtssson has a degree in Marketing and Economics from IHM.

Shareholdings (own and related parties): 3,500 shares


Born 1963

Executive Vice President Commerical since January 2022.

Manfred Hargarten has been employed at Duni Group since 2017 and comes from a position as Commercial Director Central Europe since January 2020. Before working at Duni Group he was Sales Director AfH-Market Germany at Coca Cola European Partner. Manfred Hargarten has 25 years of experience in leading positions within sales and marketing at Coca Cola, Fürstenberg Brewery and Karlsberg Brewery.

Manfred Hargarten has a Master Degree in Business Administration from the State University of New York.

Shareholdings (own and related parties): 1000 shares


Born 1976

Executive Vice President Logistics since January 2022.

Johan Crusefalk has been employed at Duni Group since 2021 and comes from a position as Director Logistics since September 2021 and has been a member of the Duni Management Team since January 2022. Before working at Duni Group he was Supply Chain Director Europe & Africa at Hempel A/S, and Vice President Global Supply Chain at GN Netcom A/S.

Johan Crusefalk holds a MSc in Economics and Business Administration from Karlstad University.

Shareholdings (own and related parties): 4000 shares


Risk factors for Duni Group

There are a number of risk factors that can affect the Group’s operations, linked to both commercial and financial risks.

Business risks

The business risks are divided into strategic and environmental risks, operational risks and sustainability risks. These risks affect, among other things, the company’s business model and long-term strategic planning. They may have a negative impact on the Group’s results or reputation.

Strategic and environmental risks refer to risks and external factors that have an impact on the company’s business and market position. The Board and management develop strategies to manage these risks, which is done through strategy meetings. This includes risks related to acquisitions, suppliers, regulations and laws. External factors that may also affect operations include raw material prices, transport costs, local restrictions due to a pandemic, a worsening economy, and changes in market demand and taxes. Events that could lead to fewer restaurant visits, reduced demand and increased price competition, affect volumes and gross margins, among other things through increased discounts and customer bonuses. The development of a varied and attractive range is important for the Group to achieve good sales and earnings development.

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine resulted in a deterioration in geopolitical conditions. The Group monitors developments and complies with all sanctions imposed. Uncertainty is high and it is currently difficult to assess the consequences and long-term effects for the Group because of this. At present, the direct impact is limited. No input materials and no imports come from these two countries.

Operational risks are normally handled by the respective operating unit and may refer to production interruptions, IT breakdowns, fire or other risks due to insufficient processes or handling errors. In many cases, the company can control this type of risk itself.

Sustainability risks include environmental, human rights and anti-corruption risks. This also includes risks such as not being able to keep up with external requirements regarding material development and reporting or legal requirements. These risks are managed through active prevention measures. The company also has activities and control mechanisms to counter them, for example through audits of suppliers under our Code of Business Conduct. To read more about our extensive sustainability work, see the Annual Report and Sustainability Report 2022.

Financial risks

The Group’s financial management and its management of financial risks are regulated by a finance policy adopted by the Board of Directors. The Group divides its financial risks between currency risks, interest rate risks, credit risks, financing risks and liquidity risks. These risks are controlled in an overall risk management policy that focuses on unforeseen events in the financial markets and endeavors to minimize potential adverse effects on the Group’s financial results. The risks for the Group are also related to the Parent Company in all essential respects. The Group’s management of financial risks is described in more detail in the Annual Report and Sustainability Report 2022.




At the Annual General Meeting held on May 17, 2021, PricewaterhouseCoopers AB was re-​elected auditor, with Carl Fogelberg as auditor-​in-charge.

The auditors review the annual accounts and the Annual Report as well as the Company’s ongoing operations and procedures in order to express an opinion regarding the accounts and management by the Board of Directors and the CEO.

The audit of the annual accounts and annual report is conducted in January and February. Thereafter, compliance with the Annual General Meeting’s guidelines for remuneration of senior executives is audited. The auditors attend all meetings of the Audit Committee during the year. In October, an interim audit is performed in combination with a general review of Duni’s third quarter report.

In ad­di­tion to Duni AB, Carl Fo­gel­berg is also the auditor-​in-charge for com­pa­nies such as Eniro AB and As­celia Phar­ma AB and co-​signing au­di­tor for Haldex. Carl Fo­gel­berg is an au­tho­rized pub­lic ac­coun­tant and mem­ber of FAR SRS. Apart from the audit en­gage­ment, fees to PwC for other en­gage­ments dur­ing 2022 to­taled SEK 1.7 m (2021: 7.8).


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Magnus Carlsson



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Katja Margell

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