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Being decentralised enables us to focus wholly on the customer, with the individual branch office at the front line.
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A decentralised organisation

A firm trust in our employees led us to decentralise our organisation in the early-1970s. Each of our branches has customer and business responsibility, and decision-making authority in its local marketplace. The local branch is part of a regional bank, whose head office staff provide administrative and business support to the local team as required. Group units provides additional resources to our branches, while carrying out the general functions required for the Bank to operate responsibly and efficiently. The Bank's Capital Markets function is the hub for expertise that supports the branches with services within asset management, investment banking and institutional services.

In addition to our six home markets, we are present in other markets to support corporate and individual customers from our home markets.

Handelsbanken's Board

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The Board

At the Annual General Meeting on 25 March 2020, Jon-Fredrik Baksaas, Hans Biörck, Pär Boman, Kerstin Hessius, Lise Kaae*, Fredrik Lundberg and Carina Åkerström were re-elected. Ulf Riese and Arja Taaveniku were elected as new members. Pär Boman was re-elected as Chairman. At the subsequent first Board meeting, Fredrik Lundberg was appointed as Vice Chairman.


Meet the Board

The Board consists of nine members elected by the annual general meeting. Employee organisations have appointed employee representatives, two ordinary members and two substitutes.

*On 5 October 2020, Lise Kaae left Handelsbanken's board of directors.

Executive Management

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The Executive Management team consists of Handelsbanken Group's CEO and a number of department heads. 

Included are the heads of Group Credits, Group HR, Group Finance, IT and Infrastructure, Group Legal and Handelsbanken Capital Markets. They all report directly to the Group CEO.

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