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H&M appoints computer scientist to board

Ahead of its annual general meeting on 7 May, H&M group’s nomination committee has proposed that computer scientist Danica Kragic Jensfelt is elected to the board of directors.

Kragic Jensfelt currently sits on several boards, including Swedish civil and military defence company Saab and research foundation the Institute for Future Studies. She currently holds 2,500 shares in H&M.

She became a professor of computer science at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden after conducting research in the fields of computer vision and robotics.

Stefan Persson, chair of the committee and its board of directors, said: “Danica has unique expertise within computer science and AI and how this can be used in robotisation, logistics and recycling as well as within fashion and the shopping experience. In view of the great transition that is taking place in fashion retail as a result of increasing digitalisation, Danica’s knowledge will be very valuable to the H&M group in the time ahead.”

The committee also proposes that the current board members are re-elected and that Persson is re-elected as chairman. The board currently comprises Stina Bergfors, Anders Dahlvig, Lena Patriksson Keller, Persson, Christian Sievert, Erica Wiking Häger and Niklas Zennström.

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