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The Nomination Committee's proposal for new Chairperson of Proact IT Group AB

08:00 / 28 March 2022 Proact Press release

The Nomination Committee of Proact IT Group AB proposes that Anna Söderblom be elected Chairperson of the Board at the Annual General Meeting on 5 May 2022.

"In the Nomination Committee's evaluation of different candidates, we have prioritised, among other things, previous experience from board work in listed companies, but also from acquisition strategies, understanding of the business model, and the ability to challenge and follow up management. Strategic height and modern leadership have also been prioritised. It is now with pleasure that we can present such a well-qualified candidate as Anna Söderblom for the position of Chairperson of Proact," says Malin Ruijsenaars, Chairperson of the Nomination Committee

Anna Söderblom holds a PhD in Economics from Stockholm School of Economics and a degree in Mathematics from Lund University. She currently works as a teacher and researcher at Stockholm School of Economics, focusing on financing for small businesses and start-ups. In addition, she is Chairperson of Echandia Group and currently a board member of Cabonline Group, Länsförsäkringar Liv, BTS Group, Midway Holding, Almi Företagspartner, B3 Consulting Group and Dedicare. Söderblom also has years of operational experience from Microsoft, Posten and Industrifonden and 15 completed board assignments, including Svenska Spel, Bredbandsbolaget, Poolia, ReadSoft, Bong, Svenska riskkapitalföreningen and Avega Group. Söderblom is independent of the company and its major shareholders.

"I am very pleased and honoured that the Nomination Committee has proposed me as Chairperson of the Board of Proact. Proact has a unique position in the market - with a strong offering of services for secure data and information management - in a rapidly evolving industry. I am looking forward to an exciting assignment and to further develop the company together with my colleagues on the Board, the management and the other employees of Proact," says Anna Söderblom.

As previously communicated, Proact's current Chairperson Eva Elmstedt has informed the Nomination Committee that she is not available to the Nomination Committee for the 2022 Annual General Meeting.

"After 13 years on the Board, including four as Chairperson, I have declined re-election. It feels safe to hand over the Chairpersonship to Anna Söderblom, who has both industry experience and a solid track record of board work. This will ensure that Proact continues its successful journey," says Eva Elmstedt

The Nomination Committee consists of the company's four largest shareholders in terms of votes as of 30 September 2021, represented by Malin Ruijsenaars, Chairperson (Aktiebolaget Grenspecialisten), Stephanie Göthman (Livförsäkringsbolaget Skandia), Johannes Wingborg (Länsförsäkringar Fondförvaltning AB) and Karin Möllborg (Carey Trustees Limited). The Nomination Committee's other proposals will be published in connection with the notice of the 2022 Annual General Meeting.

This disclosure contains information that Proact IT Group AB is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation (EU nr 596/2014). The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact person, on 28-03-2022 08:00 CET.

About Proact

Proact is Europe's leading specialist in data and information management with focus on cloud services and data centre solutions. We help our customers to store, connect, protect, secure and drive value through their data whilst increasing agility, productivity and efficiency. We've completed thousands of successful projects around the world, have more than 4,000 customers and currently manage hundreds of petabytes of information in the cloud. We employ over 1,000 people in 15 countries across Europe and North America. Founded in 1994, our parent company, Proact IT Group AB (publ), was listed on Nasdaq Stockholm in 1999 (under the symbol PACT). For further information about Proact's activities please visit us at

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