Board of directors
The board of directors is responsible for the overall management of the company.
In accordance With Norwegian law, the board of directors is responsible for, among other things, supervising the general and day-to-day management of the company's business; ensuring proper organisation, preparing plans and Budgets for its activities; and ensuring that the company's activities, accounts and assets management are subject to adequate controls.
Between AGMs, the board of directors is the company’s highest governing body. According to Ice Group's articles of association, the company’s board of directors shall consist of three to nine members. The composition of the board of directors should ensure that the board can attend to the common interests of all shareholders and meet the company's need for expertise, capacity and diversity. Attention should be paid to ensuring that the board can function effectively as a collegiate body.
The composition of the board of directors should also ensure that it can operate independently of any special interests. The majority of the shareholder-elected members of the board should be independent of the company's executive personnel and material business contacts. At least two of the members of the board elected by shareholders should be independent of the company's main shareholder(s).
See below for details of the members of Ice Group's board of directors.
Audit Committee members are are Mari Thjømøe (Chair), Guillaume d’Hauteville and Ingvild Myhre, all members of the board of directors.
The primary purposes of the audit committee are to assist the board of directors in discharging its duties relating to the safeguarding of assets; the operation of adequate system and internal controls; control processes and the preparation of accurate financial reporting and statements in compliance with all applicable legal requirements, corporate governance and accounting standards; and provide support to the board of directors on the risk profile and risk management of the company.
The audit committee reports and makes recommendations to the board of directors, but the board of directors retains responsibility for implementing such recommendations.
Members of the remuneration committee are Hans-Holger Albrecht (Chair) and Guillaume d’Hauteville, both members of the board of directors.
The primary purpose of the remuneration committee is to assist and facilitate the decision making of the board of directors in matters relating to the remuneration of the Executive Management of the group, significant personnel related issues for senior executives and prepare matters relating to other material employment issues in respect of the executive management.
The remuneration committee reports and makes recommendations to the board of directors, but the board of directors retains responsibility for implementing such recommendations.
Members of the Board of Directors
Guillaume d’Hauteville (born 1963) has served as member of Ice Group ASA's board of directors since October 2018. In May 2020 he was elected Chair of the Board.
D’Hauteville is Vice Chairman of Access Industries and serves as the Chairman of Deezer and STT Properties.
D’Hauteville has many years’ experience from the telecommunication business. D’Hauteville has previously served as Vice Chairman of Nomura International and served as a Managing Director of Paris Office of Lehman Brothers Inc. D'Hauteville also served as the firm's Co-Head of French Investment Banking in July 2005; Chairman of Lehman Brothers - France in September 2003; and Vice Chairman of European Investment Banking in January 2007. He served as the Chief Executive of France at Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. and also served as its Co-Head of Investment Banking in France. In 2000 Mr. D'Hauteville joined Banque Lehman Brothers France, where he was served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.
D'Hauteville graduated with an M.B.A. from HEC and Harvard Business School.
Hans-Holger Albrecht (born 1963) has been a member of the Board since August 2018. From August 2018 to May 2020 he served as chairman of Ice Group ASA's board of directors.
Albrecht is CEO of Deezer, one of the largest music streaming services worldwide. Deezer offers more than 35 million tracks in over 180 countries to currently more than 16 million active monthly users. Prior to this Albrecht was President and CEO of Millicom International, the international telecom and media group, operating in more than 16 countries in Latin America and Africa.
Before this, Albrecht was President and CEO at Modern Times Group MTG AB. Before joining MTG, Albrecht worked for Luxembourg-based media group CLT, where he was responsible for all television activities and business development in Germany and Eastern Europe. Albrecht has studied at the University of Freiburg in German and received a Master of Laws degree (LLM) from the Ruhr University Bochum.
Albrecht and associated companies hold zero shares and 180,000 share options in Ice Group ASA.
Ingvild Myhre (born 1957) has served as member of Ice Group ASA's board of directors since August 2018.
Myhre is a graduate from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. She was previously president of the operator Network Norway. Under her leadership, the company grew from a startup to become one of Norway´s largest operators. Myhre has previously held leading positions at Alcatel Telecom Norway (CEO), Telenor Mobil (CEO). Since 2009, she has worked as an entrepreneur and board member. Amongst others she has launched the mobile operator Chili Mobile, a new Norwegian low cost operator to offer mobile services in Telia's network.
Myhre is the chairman of the board of Ice Communication Norge AS and Ice Norge AS.
Myhre and associated companies hold zero shares and 150,000 share options in Ice Group ASA.
Mari Thjømøe (born 1962) has served as member of Ice Group ASA's board of directors since October 2018.
Thjømøe has 30 years of experience from oil and energy, finance and real estate. She has held various management positions including SVP in Statoil ASA, CFO in KLP Insurance, and CFO and CEO in Norwegian Property ASA. Thjømøe runs an investment and consulting business, and she is a board member of several companies, both listed and private. Thjømøe holds a Master of Economics and Business Administration from BI Norwegian Business School and is a Chartered Financial Analyst from the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (“NHH”).
Thjømøe has attended executive programme at London Business School and Harvard Business School. She is a Norwegian citizen, and resides in Oslo, Norway.
Thjømøe and associated companies have a total holding of 60,620 shares in Ice Group ASA.