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Elof Hansson is owned by a foundation

Elof Hansson is owned by a foundation: Elof Hanssons Stiftelse (Elof Hansson Foundation). The Foundation supports academic education, research and training in the commercial sector. The main focus is on trade and business activities such as marketing, international trade, accounting, commercial law and business language.

Grants and contributions

The Foundation awards grants to institutions such as

  • Chalmers University of Technology, Supply and Operations Management
  • University of Gothenburg, School of Business, Economics and Law
  • Swedish Chamber of Commerce, London
  • Swedish Chamber of Commerce, New York
  • London Business School
  • The Sweden-America Foundation

In addition, the Foundation makes annual contributions to Lutherhjälpen/Act Church of Sweden (The international work of the Church of Sweden and its international aid activities).

The Foundation does not award grants to individuals.

Origin of the Foundation

The Elof Hansson Foundation was created in 1985. In that year, Bo-Elof Hansson donated a number of Elof Hansson AB shares to the Foundation. Today the Foundation is the sole owner of Elof Hansson.

The Foundation’s Board

The Foundation’s board of directors, the registered address of which is in Gothenburg, consists of:


Peter Hentz, Director, Chairman
Camilla Hansson Ahlbom, M.Sc.
Finn Jacobsen, Director
Magnus Örtorp, Advokat

Auditors: EY

The Foundation is supervised by the County Administrative Board of Västra Götaland, Göteborg/Gothenburg, Sweden.


Applications for grants and contributions should be sent to:

Elof Hanssons Stiftelse/Elof Hansson Foundation
Peter Hentz
SE-413 80 Gothenburg, Sweden

Tel: +46 31 85 60 00