Board Program

3 days board training, aimed at those who are both interested in board work and want to work through a board assignment. Maybe you already have a board assignment today or want to be able to take one later.


The Board Program – Successful board work

Our 3-day board training The Board Program – Successful board work is a board training that has its roots in contemporary and modern board work and is aimed at you who are both interested in board work and want to work through a board assignment. Maybe you already have a board assignment today or want to be able to take one later. Board training is also interesting for owners who want to run effective board work and/or appoint external board members or who want to prepare employees to be able to take on board assignments in subsidiaries and holding companies. In our basic board training, we focus on everything you need to know to be a competent and safe board member in the boardroom, and to be able to contribute to the company’s development. Our board education embraces and is based on an ESG – Environment-Social-Governance – perspective.


Additional benefits of the program
The training ends with a Certificate of Completion from Novare Board Programs and membership in the Novare Board Network.

Novare Board Network
As a participant in our board program, you are always offered membership in the Novare Board Network, where you extend the benefits of the training through a meeting platform for your entire professional life. Through our other activities in the Novare Leadership Academy and the Novare Group as a whole, we always want to contribute to lifelong learning and continuous development.

Our offer to you
In our offer, you also get the opportunity to meet a Senior consultant from Novare Executive Search with solid experience and a focus on Board appointments. During the meeting, you get a unique chance to match your skills against the market’s needs and reason about your personal profile. We will contact you before the start of the course to book the meeting. After the course, you are also offered membership in the Novare Board Network*

3 days
35 900 SEK ex VAT
Blasieholmen, Stockholm
Antal deltagare
15-20 participants
3-5 December (in English)
Call or email if you want to be on the waiting list! The program is also tailored for separate companies and boards
“The course gives a very good insight into board work, both from a theoretical and a practical perspective and offers a good opportunity for continued network building. Highly recommend it for both prospective and already active board members.”
– Magnus Dalhammar, Head of Investor Relations, Investor AB

The program

  • The board’s duties
  • The Swedish Companies Act and its meaning for the board
  • Corporate governance
  • Swedish Code of Corporate Governance, an overview
  • Delegation and other division of responsibilities
  • Liability for damages and other personal liability for individual board members
  • Compensation and regulations
  • Finance for the board: driving profitable growth
  • To grow in financial balance
  • Key KPIs
  • CEO recruitment
  • People & Talent Management on the board’s agenda
  • Strategy work
  • Security on the board’s agenda
  • Sustainability issues in the board
  • Practical tips for effective board work
“You have really succeeded with the whole, which is based on heavy knowledge-based individuals. The program gives a very positive insight into Novare’s culture, which is an inspiration in itself.”
– Ulrika Andersson, EVP Strategic Project & MA, Perstorp AB

Our speakers

Urban Båvestam

Urban Båvestam

Course leader

Urban Båvestam is a lawyer at Lindahls Advokatbyrå in Stockholm. He specializes in company law and dispute resolution. He assists boards with ongoing advice and is regularly appointed chairman of general meetings.
Petra Hedengran

Petra Hedengran

Course leader October 2023

Petra Hedengran is General Counsel at Investor AB and is responsible for corporate governance, as well as for investments in EQT. Petra is also a board member of Alecta, Electrolux, the Association for good practice in the securities market.
Magnus Bild

Magnus Bild

Course leader

Magnus Bild is co-founder of the educational company Bild&Runsten. He has long and broad experience in training for board members. Magnus has a doctorate in economics and has been an adjunct professor in financial communication at the Stockholm School of Economics.
jessica häggström

Jessica Häggström

Speaker Talent Management

Jessica Häggström is Head of Human Resources, Investor AB. She is also a board member of Collegial and Min Stora Dag. Jessica has also worked at Ericsson with Talent Management, HR Management and Compensation and Benefits and was a consultant at Watson Wyatt. M.Sc. in Human Resources and Labor Relations, Linköping University and Uppsala University.

Hans Stråberg

Guest speaker

Hans Stråberg, winner of “Guldklubban” 2019, Chairman of the Board of Atlas Copco, SKF, CTEK and Roxtec, board member of Investor AB, Anocca and Mellby Gård. Hans was also previously President and CEO of Electrolux.
Patrik Tigerschiöld

Patrik Tigerschiöld

Guest speaker

Patrik Tigerschiöld is the winner of “Guldklubban” for listed companies 2020. Chairman of the board Bure Equity AB. Chairman of the board of Cavotec SA, Mycronic AB, the Association for good practice on the stock market, Aktiemarknadsbolagens Förening and Atle Investment Management AB. Board member of Fondbolaget Fondita Ab, SNS and Ovzon AB. Member of the Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA).
Erika Andersson

Erika Andersson

Speaker Compensation

Erika Andersson, CEO Allshares. Erika has over 10 years of experience working with compensation issues. Erika has previously worked as a consultant at Novare Executive Compensation, Aon Hewitt and McLagan in London.
Hanna Setterberg

Hanna Setterberg

Speaker Sustainability

Hanna Setterberg is an expert in sustainability, accounting and financing, with a PhD from Stockholm School of Economics. Among other things, she has researched how capital market actors integrate ESG in their practice and has been a visiting researcher at Columbia Business School in NYC and ESMT Berlin. Hanna is a passionate teacher who is often hired by international business schools and companies in the areas of business administration and sustainability.
Cecilia Lundin

Cecilia Lundin

Speaker Talent Management 

Cecilia Lundin is Chief Human Resources Officer at Handelsbanken. She is also a board member of Childhood and Grant Thornton. Cecilia has a background from business roles in senior positions within IT and Telecom as well as from HR director roles in Northvolt AB, Telia Company AB, Tele2 AB, Billerud AB, Novartis and Kinnevik. She has an M. Sc. in Business Administration from Linköping University.
Fredrik Hillelson

Fredrik Hillelson

Speaker CEO recruitment

Founder & CEO Novare Human Capital, CEO Novare Executive Search. Founded Novare in 2001. Works mainly in CEO & Board recruitment. Previous experience from Investor AB, 3 Sweden, Accenture and Scania. Bachelor’s degree in personnel and labor law from Stockholm University and an officer’s degree from the Navy’s Officers’ College.
Sofie Montelius

Sofie Montelius

Speaker Security

Sofie Montelius, Head of Security, Investor AB. Sofie is a political scientist and graduated from Uppsala University and St. Petersburg State University. With over 20 years of experience from the Security Police’s State Actors Unit, she has solid experience in security consulting.
Mats Granryd

Mats Granryd


Mats Granryd är generaldirektör och styrelsemedlem i GSMA, en sammanslutning av mer än 700 mobiloperatörer världen över vars syfte är att leda den globala utvecklingen inom mobilindustrin. Dessförinnan var han VD för Tele2 Group och har mångårig erfarenhet av olika ledande befattningar inom telekombranschen.
Marie-Louise Kjellström

Marie-Louise Kjellström

Moderator and course leader

Marie-Louise Kjellström is working board chairman of Novare Leadership Academy and leads the Board Programs business area. Marie-Louise has been working with issues in professional board development since 2015. She is also Chair of Club Eriks AB and of the Selection Committee for Sophiahemmet in Stockholm. Previous board assignments include Hemnet, the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce and Projektplce, among others.

Contact us

If you have any questions about the training, you are most welcome to contact us.

Jacob Neckmar Novare Leadership Academy

Jacob Neckmar

Project Manager

Marie-Louise Kjellström Novare Leadership Academy

Marie-Louise Kjellström

Head of Novare Board Programs