Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of Hembla consists of six (6) regular members, including the chairman, without alternates, who were elected for a term lasting until the end of the 2020 AGM.

Holdings in Hembla AB as of 16 May 2019. Changes in holdings will updated in conjunction with the interim reports.

James Seppala
James Seppala
Chairman of the board. Chairman of the board since 2016.

Born: 1979.
Education: Bachelor of Arts (Magna Cum Laude), Harvard College.
Other current assignments: Senior Managing Director in Blackstone’s Real Estate Group and the Head of Real Estate Europe. Member of the Blackstone Real Estate Investment Committee. Board Member of Sponda and The Office Group.
Previous assignments: Board Member of Obligo Holding AS.
Shareholding in the company: The Director is considered independent of the Company and its management, but not independent in relation to major shareholders in the Company. James Seppala owns no shares in the Company.

Fredrik Brodin
Fredrik Brodin
Board member. Board Member since 2017.

Born: 1967.
Education: Fredrik Brodin has a Master in Engineering from KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm.
Other current assignments:
Previous assignments: Fredrik Brodin has 25 years of experience in the real estate industry with a focus on Stockholm. He was previously the CEO of Cartera AB, the CEO of StayAt Hotel Apartments until 2005 and the co-dounder of Mengus between the years 2005-2007. Fredrik Brodin has had various positions in the Kvalitena group of companies during the years 2007-2014 and was also involved in developing the foundation of the company that is now known as Hembla AB.
Shareholding in the company: Fredrik Brodin is considered independent of the Company and its management as well as major shareholders in the Company. Fredrik Brodin owns 285,713 Class B shares in the Company.

Donatella Fanti
Donatella Fanti
Board member. Board Member since 2018.

Born: 1982.
Education: Master of Science in Engineering from Politecnico di Milano.
Other current assignments: At present, Donatella Fanti works at the Blackstone Real Estate Group in London.
Previous assignments: Previously, Donatella Fanti worked as the Vice President at Morgan Stanley where she was part of Morgan Stanley’s real estate management team.
Shareholding in the company: Donatella Fanti is considered independent of the Company and its management, but not independent in relation to major shareholders in the Company. Donatella Fanti owns no shares in the Company.

Patrick Forslund
Patrick Forslund
Board member. Board Member since 2019.

Born: 1969
Education: Stockholm University, LLM, 1994 Stockholm University, B.S./B.A. 1995
Other current assignments: Patrick Forslund is a member of the swedish Bar Association and as of 2015 founder and partner at Wigge & Partners Advokat KB.
Previous assignments: Patrick Forslund has the following previous assignments: Court clerk at Handen’s District Court 1995-96. Associate, Vinge Law Firm 1996 -2004. Partner, Vinge Law Firm 2005 -2014.
Shareholding in the company: Patrick Forslund is considered independent of the Company and its management as well as major shareholders in the Company. Patrick Forslund does not own any shares in the Company.

Karolina Keyzer
Karolina Keyzer
Board member. Board Member since 2017.

Born: 1966.
Education: Karolina Keyzer has a Master in Architecture from KTH Royal Institute of Technology.
Other current assignments: Since 2016, Karolina Keyzer is the CEO of OKK+, a company that she also is the founder of. She is a board member of Birthe and Per Arwidsson Foundation, Färgfabriken, Strategic Advisory Board KTH School of Architecture.
Previous assignments: Karolina Keyzer has previously worked at the architect firm Wingårdhs (1997-2010), where she was also part of its management team. At Wingårdhs, she was project leader for a number of large projects in the Stockholm region, e.g. Victoria Tower in Kista and the Friends Arena Hotel in Solna. During 2010-2016, she was employed as a city architect in Stockholm. She has also previously been a board member in the Swedish Architectural Association.
Shareholding in the company: The Director is considered independent of the Company and its management as well as major shareholders in the Company. Karolina Keyzer does not own any Class B shares in the Company.

Melissa Pianko
Melissa Pianko
Board member. Board Member since 2017.

Born: 1976.
Education: Melissa Pianko has a MBA from Stanford University and a BA from Columbia University.
Other current assignments: At present, Melissa Pianko is a Managing Director in the Real Estate Group of Blackstone New York. Melissa is involved in the asset management of Blackstone’s US residential investments, including Stuyvesant Town–Peter Cooper Village (approximately 11,000 residential units). Further she is on the Board of Advisors to the NYU Furman Center, the Boards of Directors of the JCC in Manhattan and the 42nd Street Development Corp.
Previous assignments: Previously, Melissa Pianko has worked at Goldman Sachs. Before joining Blackstone in 2016, Melissa was an Executive Vice President at Gotham Organization, Inc, a privately held New York City based residential-focussed real estate development firm.
Shareholding in the company: Melissa Pianko is considered independent of the Company and its management, but not independent in relation to major shareholders in the Company. Melissa Pianko owns no shares in the Company.