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. Find information and links on this page, or click on “Corporate Governance” in the top menu to find more information.

Annual General Meeting 2016

H&M's ordinary general meeting – the Annual General Meeting – with the address by the CEO and other business was held at 3 pm on 3 May 2016 in the Erling Persson Hall/Jacob Berzelius Hall, Aula Medica, Karolinska Institutet in Solna.

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 eight 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.

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

More contacts

Annual General Meeting 2016

H&M's Annual General Meeting was held on Tuesday 3 May, 2016. More information.


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.

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