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SAS Board of Directors

The Board is responsible for the organization and administration of the Group, for ensuring proper control of its accounting and other financial circumstances as well as for appointing the President.

All Board members elected by the Shareholders’ Meeting are independent of the company and company management.

Carsten Dilling, born 1962

Chairman of the Board of SAS AB since 2018. Member of the Board of SAS AB since 2014.

Directorships: Chairman of NNIT A/S, Icotera A/S, MT Højgaard Holding A/S and MT Højgaard A/S, and Board member of Terma A/S as well as a member of Maj Invest’s Investment Committee and Senior Advisor for Bank of America.
Education: B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Economics and Business Administration, Copenhagen Business School.
Earlier directorships/positions: Chairman of Get AS and Traen A/S; Board member of Gatetrade A/S, Columbus IT Partner A/S, Confederation of Danish Industry (DI) and Industrial Employers in Copenhagen (IAK) and a number of board assignments for the TDC Group. Previously President and CEO of TDC A/S.

Shareholding: 352,220.
Shareholding of related parties: 0.

Independent of the company, the company management and the company’s major shareholders.

Lars-Johan Jarnheimer, born 1960

Vice Chairman of the Board of SAS AB since 2021. Member of the Board of SAS AB since 2013.

Directorships: Chairman of Telia Company AB, Arvid Nordqvist HAB, Egmont International Holding AS and Ingka Holding B.V (IKEA). Board member of Point Properties AB and Elite Hotels. Chairman of the Polar Music Prize.
Education: B.Sc. in Business Administration and Economics, Lund and Växjö universities.
Earlier directorships/positions: Chairman of Qliro Group, BRIS and Eniro AB. Board member of MTG Modern Times Group AB, Millicom International Cellular S.A, Invik and Apoteket AB. President and CEO of Tele2.

Shareholding: 100,000.
Shareholding of related parties: 0.

Independent of the company, the company management and the company’s major shareholders.

Michael Friisdahl, born 1962

Member of the Board of SAS AB since 2021.

Directorships: Board member of the Hospital for SickKids Foundation, Toronto, Canada, and Campaign Cabinet Chair for the Scarborough Health Network Foundation $100M fundraising campaign. President and Chief Executive Officer of Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment (MLSE).
Education: No formal degree.
Earlier directorships/positions: Board member of Entertainment One (eOne), Air Canada Rouge, Air Canada Vacations, Thomas Cook North America and The Holiday Network. President and Chief Executive Officer of Air Canada Leisure Group and President & CEO of Thomas Cook North America and The Holiday Network.

Shareholding: 521,800.
Shareholding of related parties: 0.

Independent of the company, the company management and the company’s major shareholders.

Nina Bjornstad, born 1977

Member of the Board of SAS AB since 2021.

Directorship/position: Managing Partner of Iconical, Board Director of Starship, Advisory Board of PwC UK.
Education: MBA in Business, University of Washington, B.Sc. in Business and Economics, University of Colorado.
Earlier directorships/positions: Head of Professional Services Google Cloud in N. Europe, Country Manger Google Cloud UK, Microsoft Enterprise Sales and Partnerships Director UK, Amazon US.

Shareholding: 0.
Shareholding of related parties: 0.

Independent of the company, the company management and the company’s major shareholders.

Monica Caneman, born 1954

Member of the Board of SAS AB since 2010.

Directorships: Chairman of the Board of Euroclear Sverige AB and Almi Företagspartner AB. Board member of Qliro Financial Services AB. Chairman of Nasdaq AB Listing Committee.
Education: MBA, Stockholm School of Economics.
Earlier directorships/positions: Chairman of Allenex AB, Arion Bank hf, Big Ba AB, Bravida Holding AB, EDT AS, the Fourth Swedish Pension Fund, Frösunda LSS AB, Interverbum AB and Viva Media Group AB. Board member of Akademikliniken AB, Citymail Group AB, Comhem AB, EDB Business Partner ASA, Intermail A/S, Lindorff Group AB, My Safety AB, Nets AB, Nordisk Energiförvaltning ASA, Nya Livförsäkrings AB, Nocom AB, Resco AB, Schibsted ASA, SEB Trygg Liv, Svenska Dagbladet AB and XponCard Group AB.

Shareholding: 40,000.
Shareholding of related parties: 0.

Independent of the company, the company management and the company’s major shareholders.

Henriette Hallberg Thygesen, born 1971

Member of the Board of SAS AB since 2021.

Directorships: Board member of Cowi Holding A/S. Executive Vice President Fleet & Strategic Brands, A.P. Møller Maersk A/S.
Education: Executive MBA, Columbia Business School and London Business School, Ph.D. Applied Mathematics, Copenhagen Business School. M.Sc, Copenhagen Business School.
Earlier directorships/positions: With A.P.Møller-Maersk since 1994. CEO of Svitzer, Regional Manager of Damco Americas, Regional Manager Damco North Asia and other previous leading positions in A.P.Møller Maersk.

Shareholding: 0.
Shareholding of related parties: 0.

Independent of the company, the company management and the company’s major shareholders.

Kay Kratky, born 1958

Directorship/position: President of the Aviation Initiative for Renewable Energy in Germany e.V. and global consultant and Chairman of the Advisory Board of Caphenia GmbH.
Education: Mechanical engineering at Technische Hochschule Darmstadt.
Earlier directorships/positions: Chief Executive Officer of Austrian Airlines, COO Lufthansa German Airlines and CEO of Jade Cargo International.

Shareholding: 50 000.
Shareholding of related parties: 0.

Independent of the company, the company management and the company’s major shareholders.

Oscar Stege Unger, born 1975

Member of the Board of SAS AB since 2018.

Directorship/position: Senior Advisor Wallenberg Foundations AB, Founder and CEO of Canucci AB.
Education: M.Sc. in Business Administration and B.Sc. in Economics at Stockholm University.
Earlier directorships/positions: Head of Investor Relations and Head of Communications at Investor AB and Director of Wallenberg Foundations AB.

Shareholding: 100,000.
Shareholding of related parties: 0.

Independent of the company, the company management and the company’s major shareholders.

Employee representative – Jens Lippestad, born 1960

Employed at Scandinavian Airlines in Norway. Member of the Board of SAS AB since March 2020.

Shareholding: 110 000

Deputies:

  • Endre Røros, First Deputy.
    Shareholding: 0
  • Pål Gisle Andersen, Second Deputy.
    Shareholding: 0

Employee representative – Tommy Nilsson, born 1957

Employed at Scandinavian Airlines in Sweden. Member of the Board of SAS AB since February 2020.

Shareholding: 0

Deputies:

  • Lisa Kemze, First Deputy.
    Shareholding: 0
  • Joacim Olsson, Second Deputy.
    Shareholding: 0

Employee representative - Christa Cerè

Employed at Scandinavian Airlines in Denmark. Member of the Board of SAS AB since 2019.

Shareholding: 2,000

Deputies:

  • Kim John Christiansen, First Deputy.
    Shareholding: 0
  • William Nielsen, Second Deputy.
    Shareholding: 0

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