Corporate Governance

Corporate governance

H&M’s corporate governance – from shareholders, Board of Directors and Managing Director to the executive management team and country managers – is based on external laws, regulations and recommendations as well as internal rules.

Annual General Meeting 2014

H&M's Annual General Meeting was held at Victoriahallen, Stockholm International Fairs in Sweden on Tuesday 29 April, 2014. 

Managing Director

Karl-Johan Persson, born in 1975, has been the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of H & M Hennes & Mauritz AB since 1 July 2009.


Board of Directors

The Board of Directors manages the company’s affairs on behalf of the shareholders. It consists of seven ordinary members, two employee representatives with two deputies for these positions.

About Corporate Governance

Effective corporate governance is about ensuring that companies are run as efficiently as possible in the interests of the shareholders. H&M applies the Swedish Code of Corporate Governance.


See a list of insiders at H&M.

Release of information

H&M publishes interim reports and financial reports in both English and Swedish. See the financial calendar.

Contact Corporate Governance

Liv Asarnoj

Telephone: +46 8 796 55 00

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Corporate governance reports

The reports contain information on H&M’s corporate governance and internal control.

Board of directors

The Board of Directors manage the company’s affairs on behalf of the shareholders.

the h&m way

"The H&M Way" (PDF) defines who we are, what we do and how we do it.