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Board, Group CEO and EMT Members

Board of Directors

Please note that the shareholdings listed below are updated annually.



Born 1964

Elected 2014

Patrik Tigerschiöld holds an M.Sc. in Business and Economics. Since 2013, he has been Chairman of Bure Equity AB, (a role he also held between 2004 and 2009), following his tenure as President & CEO of the company. He is also Chairman of Mycronic AB, The Swedish Association of Listed Companies and The Association for Generally Accepted Principles in the Securities Market. He serves among other assignments as a Board Member for Stockholm University.

Patrik Tigerschiöld, together with related parties, holds 100,000 shares in Cavotec. (As per 31 December 2017)

Member of the Audit Committee
Member of the Remuneration Committee


Born 1965

Elected 2010

Fabio Cannavale holds a diploma in engineering from Politecnico di Milano and holds an MBA from INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France. In 2004, he founded with Marco Corradino and has acted as Chairman of the Bravofly Rumbo Group, now group, since then. He started his career as a consultant, working between 1989 and 1996 for A. T. Kearney and for McKinsey & Company. Between 1996 and 1998, he launched The Floating Village in Venezuela, an innovative concept of a holiday village built on boats. Between 1999 and 2001, Fabio was a member of the management team of eDreams, an online travel start-up. Between 2001 and 2004, he worked for his family-owned businesses and collaborated with a not-for-profit entity. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Cavotec SA, Nomina SA and Consortium Real Estate BV.

Fabio Cannavale holds 7,298,046 shares in Cavotec, (through Nomina SA, in which Fabio, together with related parties, hold 100 per cent of the shares). (As per 31 December 2017)

Member of the Audit Committee
Roberto Italia

Elected 2018

Roberto Italia graduated cum laude in Business and Economics from LUISS, Rome (Italy) in 1990 and in 1994 received a MBA with distinction from INSEAD, Fontainebleau (France). After starting with Telecom Italia group, Mr. Italia has been in private equity since 1994 and as a partner since 1999, initially with Warburg, Pincus, then Henderson Private Capital and more recently Cinven, with which he has had an association until 2018. In 2013 he founded Red Black Capital, his own investment group targeting investment in small-to medium-sized companies across Europe, co-founded Space Holding, a holding company promoting special purpose acquisition companies in public markets, and RedSeed Ventures, an investment partnership targeting venture capital and early-stage investments.  Roberto is chairman of Avio (AVIO.MI), executive chairman of Space4 (SPA4.MI), member of the board of Group (LMN.SW) and of a number of private companies associated with his investment activities.

Roberto Italia does not hold any shares or warrants in Cavotec. 



Born 1950

Elected 2007

After obtaining a BSc from the Stockholm School of Economics, Erik’s professional career has primarily been in logistics and consulting. He has served as managing director of DHL in Northern Europe, as managing director of Jetpak Group, and was managing director of Catella when the company was founded in 1987. Since 2007, Erik has been at Cavotec as a Non-executive Board Director and industrial advisor. In addition, he chairs another listed company and chairs two other private equity and privately owned businesses. Erik is a Fellow of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA).

Erik Lautmann holds 107,802 shares in Cavotec. (As per 31 December 2017)

Chair of the Remuneration Committee


Born 1964

Heléne holds a BA in International Business Administration at the University of Gothenburg and completed the Executive Program IFL at Handelshögskolanmin Stockholm. She is currently the Senior vice president, Volvo Trucks International. Prior to this role Heléne was CEO of TransAtlantic AB, CFO of Rederi AB TransAtlantic and also CFO at Volvo Lastvagnars International division. She has also held a number of leading positions within Volvo Group. Heléne is also a Board Member of Thule Group AB .

Heléne Mellquist does not hold any shares or warrants in Cavotec. (As of December 31, 2017)

Chair of the Audit Committee


Born 1954

Helena holds a M.A. in Philosophy from Paris University and an International Marketing degree at INSEAD. She currently runs an independent management consulting company helping CAC 40 companies like Veolia with the organisation of global pooling and outsourcing programs: HRIS, Payroll and ATS International deployments, along with various corporate cross-functional HR projects. Helena was 10 years a Country Director for a BONNIER owned publishing company in France, followed by many years as a Project Director/ HR Change Management Internal Consultant for various consulting companies and global corporations.

Helena Thrap-Olsen does not hold any shares or warrants in Cavotec. (As of December 31, 2017).

Member of the Remuneration Committee