It is mandatory for a public limited company to appoint a managing director (verkställande direktör). For a private limited company this is optional.
Managing director being the chairperson of the board
The managing director can be a board member. In a private limited company the managing director can also be the chairperson of the board, whereas in a public limited company he or she cannot.
Requirements on managing directors
A managing director must be over 18 years of age. He or she must not be declared bankrupt, be prohibited to carry on business or have a guardian.
A managing director must reside within the European economic area (EEA). You can apply for exemption from this rule, see the page Apply for exemption from residency requirements.
A managing director has extensive responsibility for the company. He or she can be held personally liable for debts, for example if the company’s taxes have not been duly paid.
Use our form Application for changes, number 817 e to register a managing director.