BEWi is a leading European producer, distributor and seller of packaging, components and insulation solutions based on 40 years of development and is one of the largest integrated Expandable Polystyrene (EPS) producers in Europe. By targeting growth through organic initiatives and M&A transactions, BEWi has a history of proven buy and-build strategy with around 20 acquisitions since 2014. The commitment to sustainability is integrated throughout the value chain, from the production of raw materials and end goods, to the recycling of used products. Since the start in the Norwegian archipelago at Frøya in 1980, the company create value for customers by offering sustainable solutions in innovative and efficient ways. With a vision to protect people and goods for a better every day, BEWi is leading the change towards a circular economy.
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Transferring of shares
In connection with the preparation for the admission to trading on Merkur Market, all of the shares in BEWiSynbra Group AB were transferred to BEWI ASA against an issuance of a total of 143,943,671 Shares in BEWI ASA to the shareholders of BEWiSynbra Group AB, simultaneously with a write down of the existing share capital of BEWI ASA which thereby established the same shareholder structure in BEWI ASA as in BEWiSynbra Group AB immediately prior to the Reorganization. The rationale for the Reorganization has been to establish the BEWI ASA as the new top holding company of BEWiSynbra ahead of the admission to trading on Merkur Market. The Reorganization was approved by BEWI ASA’s general meeting on 21 August 2020
Board of Directors
Chairman of the Board
Gunnar Syvertsen is Chairman of the Board of Directors and has been a member of the board of BEWiSynbra since 2014 with the position of chairman since 2018. Syvertsen has experience from being chairman of board as well as the CEO of several companies. Syvertsen has served as CEO of HeidelbergCement Northern Europe AB, a regional division of HeidelbergCement AG, one of the largest building materials companies in the world listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. Other current assignments include Frøya Invest AS (chairman), Gis AS (chairman), Bewi Holding AS (chairman) and Topaas og Haug AS Entreprenørforretning (board member).
Elected: 2020 Born: 1954 Shares: 150 000
Kristina Schauman is a Board Member and has been a board member of BEWiSynbra since 2016. Schauman has previous experience as CFO of Nasdaq OMX, Apoteket AB and Carnegie Investment Bank AB as well as various positions in companies such as Stora AB, ABB and Investor. She has experience as a board member from several companies and is a current member of the board of Nordic Entertainment Group AB, Åf Pöyry AB and BillerudKorsnäs Aktiebolag, both listed on Nasdaq Stockholm large cap. Schauman holds a degree in Accounting, Financial Management and International Business from Stockholm School of Economics. Other current assignments include Calea AB (board member, CEO), REEDA Capital Management AB (board member), Diaverum AB (board member) and Coor Service Management Holding AB (board member).
Elected: 2020 Born: 1965 Shares: 187500
Stig Wærnes is a Board Member. He is the chairman of the board in various companies, including Overaae Holding AS, Sw Invest AS (where he is also the CEO), KMC Properties AS and EBE Eiendom AS. He is board member of Snewær AS and Warnes Invest AS. He is also the CEO of BEWi Holding AS. Wærnes has extended experience from auditing, advisory and various director and board positions and as regional managing partner and Deputy Chairman of BDO AS. Until 2011 he was chairman and managing partner of Inter Revisjon/Praxity (int). Wærnes holds a degree in auditing and accounting from NTNU business school.
Elected: 2020 Born: 1968 Shares: 0
Anne-Lise Aukner has a law degree from the University of Oslo. She was the managing director and CEO of
Nexans Norway from 2002 and also managing director and CEO of Nexans Sweden from 2018, until she retired in 2019. She has long experience in management of technology and knowledge based companies and management of industrial companies. She has over the years had several external roles in listed companies and interest organizations such as board member, and later deputy chairman and leader of the audit committee, of Kongsberg Gruppen ASA (2009 – 2015), board member ISCO Group (2012 – 2014), board member, and later leader of the audit committee of EDB/EDB Ergogroup ASA (2006 – 2012), board member TBL/Norsk Industri (2002-2012), board member NHO (2006 – 2010), board member NEMKO (2005 – 2007) and board member INTPOW (2008 – 2012).
Elected: 2020 Born: 1956 Shares: 0
Per Nordlander has been a member of the board of BEWiSynbra since 2014 and continues as a board member in the Company. Nordlander is a partner and employee at Verdane Capital Advisors, a private equity firm investing in growth-oriented business. He is a former founder, CEO and member of the board of Avanza Bank Holding AB listed on Nasdaq Stockholm large cap. Nordlander has held several management positions in firms as Nasdaq and Öhman, he was the founder and managing director of Nordnet and has worked as a consultant at Accenture. He has experience as a board member from several companies and is currently a member of the board of Allgon AB, listed on Nasdaq First North, and Livförsäkringsbolaget Skandia, ömsesidigt. Nordlander holds a master’s degree in engineering physics from Uppsala University and has completed the Advanced Management Program at Stockholm School of Economics. Other current assignments include NF Holding AB (board member) and Bellman Group AB (publ) (board member). Additionally, Nordlander is a board member of several funds, management companies and holding companies in the Verdane sphere and personal holding companies.
Elected: 2020 Born: 1967 Shares: 0
Members of the Board of Directors are appointed by the general meeting for a period of two years unless otherwise is decided by the general meeting. According to the Company’s Articles of Association, the Board of Directors shall consist of a minimum of three (3) and a maximum of eight (8) members. The composition of the Board of Directors is in compliance with the independence requirements of the Norwegian corporate governance Code, meaning that…
- The majority of the shareholder elected members of the Board are independent of the Company and the Management
- At least two of the shareholder-elected members of the Board independent of the Company and the Management are also independent of the Company’s major shareholders (shareholders controlling, directly or indirectly, at least ten per cent of the Securities or votes in the Company).
Chief Executive Officer
Christian Bekken is a member of the Bekken family, the majority shareholder, and is the former CEO of BEWiSynbra from 2014 to 2018. Bekken has held various positions within BEWiSynbra since 2002.
Bekken has an upper secondary general degree in economy and business administration.
Shares: Owns 13.33 % in Bekken Invest AS which indirectly controls 58.5% of Bewi ASA’s shares
Chief Finance Officer
Marie Danielsson has been CFO in BEWiSynbra since 2015. Danielsson has previous positions as approved/authorised public accountant at KPMG AB and vice president Financial Control and Taxes at Haldex AB (publ).
Danielsson holds a master’s degree in economics from Stockholm University in Sweden.
Shares: 175 000
Chief Operations Officer
Jonas Siljeskär has been CEO of the BEWiSynbra Group since 2019, and has previously held various positions in BEWiSynbra, including COO of the Group. He was also production manager of Thermisol AB and director of production at Tomoku Hus AB. Siljeskär is managing director and a member of the board of directors in several subsidiaries in the Group.
Siljeskär holds a degree in engineering from Dalarna University in Sweden and a degree in lean management from Toyota Nagoya.
Shares: 93 750
BEWi is committed to healthy corporate governance practices which strengthen and maintains confidence in the Company, thereby contributing to optimal long-term value creation for shareholders and other stakeholders. The objective of corporate governance is to regulate the division of roles between shareholders, the Board and executive management more comprehensively than is required by legislation. The Company has implemented the Norwegian Code of Practice for Corporate Governance, last revised on 17 October 2018, which is available at the Norwegian Corporate Governance Committee’s web site www.nues.no.
Articles of Association of BEWi
Last amended on 21 August 2020
BEWi has three main core segments. Read more about the BEWi operations at bewisynbra.com
Production of white and grey expanded polystyrene (EPS) and BioFoam, which is further developed into end market products, either internally or externally
Packing & Componentes
Manufacturing of standard and customised packaging solutions for many industrial sectors
Manufacturing of an extensive range of insulation products for the construction and infrastructure sectors
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