TOMRA Board of Directors


Johan Hjertonsson (b. 1968)

Johan Hjertonsson, TOMRA Board of Directors

Chair of TOMRA Systems ASA since 2022. 

Other board memberships - publicly-listed: Alimak Group (Chair), ASSA ABLOY AB (Chair), Sweco AB (member), Investment AB Latour (member).

Johan Hjertonsson is President and CEO of Investment AB Latour since 2019. Previous experience includes CEO of AB Fagerhult between 2009-2018, CEO of Lammhults Design Group AB between 2007-2009 and several management positions within The Electrolux Group between 1990 and 2007.

A native Swede, Hjertonsson received his B.Sc in Economics and Business Administration from the University of Lund in 1993. He lives in Sweden.

Number of shares in TOMRA Systems ASA: 7,000.


Bodil Sonesson (b. 1968)

Bodil Sonesson, TOMRA Board of Directors

Board member of TOMRA Systems ASA since 2013.

Other board memberships: The Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Paris.

Bodil Sonesson is President and CEO of AB Fagerhult. Previous experience includes several positions within Axis Communications since 1996, most recently as VP Global Sales. Other work experience includes employment with Lars Weibull AB.

Sonesson received her Master’s degree in International Finance from the University of Lund and Konstanz University in Germany.

She is Swedish and lives in Sweden.

Number of shares in TOMRA: 4,202.


Pierre Couderc (b. 1959)

Pierre Couderc, TOMRA Board of Directors

Board member of TOMRA Systems ASA since 2014. 

Other Board memberships: CIC Bank S.O. (unlisted).

Pierre Couderc is Managing Director of Trouw Nutrition Iberia.

Prior to joining Trouw Nutrition, Couderc served as the CEO and Chairman of the Executive Committee of Groupe Euralis from 2009 to 2020. Preceding this he held numerous management positions within the Danone Group from 1987 to 2008, including Executive General Manager at Jose Cuervo (2008-09), General Manager Asia Pacific (2005-08), General Manager Danone Mexico (2004-05), and General Manager Danone Argentina (2002-04).

Couderc received a degree in Engineering from Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Paris in 1982. He is a French citizen and currently lives in France.

Number of shares held in TOMRA Systems ASA: 5,520.


Hege Skryseth (b. 1967)

Hege Skryseth, TOMRA Board of Directors

Board member TOMRA Systems ASA since 2019.

Other board memberships: Autostore (member).

Hege Skryseth is Executive Vice President of Technology, Digitization and Innovation at Equinor. She was previously EVP of Kongsberg ASA and President of Kongsberg Digital, and has vast experience from top management positions within international tech companies such as Microsoft Norway and Geodata (ESRI).

She holds an eMBA from NHH Norwegian School of Economics, Bachelor from BI and College graduate NITH.

Skryseth is Norwegian and lives in Norway.

Number of shares in TOMRA Systems ASA: 4,673.


Erik Osmundsen (b. 1968)

Erik Osmundsen, member of TOMRA Board of Directors

Board member of TOMRA Systems ASA since 2024.

Other board memberships: WWF Norway (chair), Scanbio Marine Group, NORNORM, Re-Match.

Erik Osmundsen is a Partner at Verdane, the European specialist growth investor where he is co-heading the decarbonisation strategy and Idun funds.

Previous experience includes Group CEO of Norsk Gjenvinning, Managing Partner at Creo Advisors, Investment Director at Kistefos, and Senior Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Co.

Erik Osmundsen holds a MBA from Harvard Business School (1997), and a Msc (“Siviløkonom”) from the BI Norwegian Business School (1992).

He is a Norwegian citizen and currently lives in Oslo.

Number of shares held in TOMRA Systems ASA: 200.

employee-elected director

Pauline Bergan (b. 1986)

Pauline Bergan, TOMRA Board of Directors

Board member of TOMRA Systems ASA since 2023.

Pauline Bergan joined TOMRA in 2021 at the Asker headquarters as Senior Business Development Manager for Future Circular Solutions within TOMRA Collection. Currently she is serving as Acting Head of Strategy & Business Development for TOMRA Collection. Prior to joining TOMRA, Bergan has worked as a management consultant at Capgemini Invent and in software sales and key account management at Microsoft both in France and Norway.

Bergan holds a master’s degree in management from ESCP Europe in Paris. She is French and lives in Norway.

Number of shares in TOMRA: 353.

employee-elected director

Kjell Korneliussen (b. 1967)

Kjell Korneliussen, TOMRA Board of Directors

Board member of TOMRA Systems ASA since 2023.

Kjell Korneliussen joined TOMRA in 2001 as a production assembly line worker at TOMRA Production AS. Since 2015 he has been a part of the TOMRA Production support team based in Lier, Norway as a mechatronics engineer. Prior to joining TOMRA he worked as a process operator for Dyno Nobel ASA (1986-2001).

He has received a diploma in the field of mechatronics at the Tinius Olsen technical school (2011-15), now known as Fagskolen I Viken.

Number of shares in TOMRA: 0.

employee-elected director

Alexander Verlo (b. 1980)

Alexander Verlo, TOMRA Board of Directors

Board member of TOMRA Systems ASA since 2023.

Joined TOMRA in 2018 as Senior Mechanical Engineer for TOMRA Collection at the Asker headquarters, and is currently working within the TOMRA Collection Sustainability Taskforce. Prior to joining TOMRA, Verlo has worked with advanced technical product development and innovation as a senior mechanical designer with Jotron AS (seven years) and GE Healthcare (six years).

Alexander has a master of science degree from Lunds University, Sweden and bachelor of science degree from University of South-Eastern Norway. He has previously served as deputy employee-elected TOMRA board member (2021-23) and executive member of the Tekna board of directors (2011-13).

Number of shares in TOMRA: 889.


Board Committees

Compensation & Organizational Development Committee

  • Johan Hjertonsson, Committee Chair
  • Kjell Korneliussen

Audit Committee

  • Pierre Couderc, Committee Chair
  • Hege Skryseth
  • Pauline Bergan

Sustainability Committee

  • Bodil Sonesson, Committee Chair
  • Alexander Verlo

Nomination Committee

  • Rune Selmar, Committee Chair
  • Jacob Chris Lassen, Director at KIRKBI AS
  • Geert-Jan Hoppers, Senior Portfolio Manager at APG Asset Management
  • Tine Fossland, Portfolio Manager, Folketrygdfondet

All board members and committee members are non-executive according to the Norwegian Corporate Governance guidelines established by among others the Oslo Stock Exchange.

All external Board members are up for election each year. Proposals for new Board members should be submitted to the chairman of the Nomination committee at [email protected] prior to January 1st to be considered for that year's election process.