Who was Herman Krefting?
Herman Krefting (1907-1993) was born and raised in Norway, but was forced to flee across the border, together with his family, during the second world war. They ended up in Vänersborg, where Krefting later founded the nowadays big, international consortium VGB Group. He suffered from severe asthma since childhood but was a hard worker and a successful businessman. During the 1980s, he decided to introduce the company on the stock market, but before that he created three foundations and donated a major part of his shares. The bigger of the three was aimed at supporting asthma research. The foundation was named the Herman Krefting Foundation for Allergy and Asthma Research.