Nordic M&A and Private Equity Forum


This year's Keynote: Jonas Kjellberg

As one of the founding partners of Skype, Jonas Kjellberg was part of one of the internet’s biggest businesses - a simple, innovative idea that has gone on to revolutionise and disrupt the telecommunications sector.

Having worked with Janus Friis and Niklas Zennström on the management side of Skype, Jonas eventually became VP of Global Sales and MD. Since the sale of Skype, he has worked extensively advising other start-ups as well as consulting and starting his own businesses.

As a speaker, as well as lessons from the Skype story, Jonas addresses all aspects of contemporary business both in the tech sector and elsewhere. From the specifics of sales, product, innovation, culture and growth, to broader examinations of the business climate and entrepreneurialism.

Jonas was CEO and founder of Campuz Mobile, and Optimal Telecom, part of Tele2. He has also served as vice president of Bertelsmann for Lycos Europe and CEO of Wyatt Media group. He lectures at Stanford University on sales cultures and how to bring product sales, profitability and the whole company together. He is the co-author (with business academics at both Stanford and Stockholm universities) of Gear Up which looks at growth strategy within businesses, especially how tech companies deal with rapid expansion and scaling, and also Business Creation, a guide for new businesses and entrepreneurs to test the durability of their business models.

Johan Rosenberg Johan Rosenberg Partner and Head of M&A PwC Sweden Bio
Johan Hultner Johan Hultner Managing Director RBS Bio
Thomas Fossum Thomas Fossum Partner and Head of M&A Integration & Carve-out PwC Bio
Klaus-Anders Nysteen Klaus-Anders Nysteen CEO Lindorff Group
Markus Sjöholm Markus Sjöholm Head of CapMan Buyout CapMan Buyout Bio
Erik  Tregaard Erik Tregaard Managing Director Morgan Stanley Bio
Bengt Claesson Bengt Claesson Head of strategy, M&A and Business Control NCC AB
Jesper Karpsen Jesper Karpsen Vice President, Business Development Vattenfall Distribution Bio
Ragnar Hellenius Ragnar Hellenius Partner & Head of Nordic Region PAI Partners Bio
Aarne Aktan Aarne Aktan CEO Pihlajalinna Bio
Crispin Vicars Crispin Vicars Senior Director – M&A Nokia
David Lillo David Lillo Nordic Practice Leader – Private Equity and M&A Marsh Bio
Ville Poukka Ville Poukka Partner, Head of Infra CapMan
Patrice Jabet Patrice Jabet Partner FSN Capital Bio
Heiko von Dewitz Heiko von Dewitz Managing Partner AGIC Capital Bio
Jan Johan Kühl Jan Johan Kühl Managing Partner Polaris Bio
Marja Aarnio-Isohanni Marja Aarnio-Isohanni CEO Esperi Care
Per-Olov Bergström Per-Olov Bergström Managing Director and Head of Nordic Region Rothschild Bio
Ulf-Henrik Kull Ulf-Henrik Kull Senior Partner Avance Bio
Michael Juhlin Michael Juhlin Partner Delphi
Alireza Etemad Alireza Etemad Partner & Head of the Swedish/Finnish Mid-Cap Investment Team IK Investment Partners Bio
Rasmus Molander Rasmus Molander Partner Adelis Equity Partners Bio
Cato Haug Cato Haug Partner Herkules Capital Bio
Petri Heikkila Petri Heikkila Director Nordic Healthcare Group
Tomas Therén Tomas Therén Managing Partner Procuritas Bio
Adam Rosenberg Adam Rosenberg Partner and M&A Leader for Europe Mercer Bio
Kasper Viio Kasper Viio Corporate Development Executive Acuris Global Bio
Scott Moseley Scott Moseley Partner 3i Bio
Magnus Lindquist Magnus Lindquist Co-Managing Partner Cordet Capital Partners Bio
Chris Caulkin Chris Caulkin Principal General Atlantic Bio
Melis Kahya Melis Kahya Vice President General Atlantic Bio
Mika Herold Mika Herold Director & Head of Nordic Upper Mid-market Buyouts Bridgepoint Bio
Catherine Ford Catherine Ford Editor-at-Large Mergermarket Bio
Fredrik Vom Hofe Fredrik Vom Hofe Group Senior Vice President, Business Development IFS Bio
William Mace William Mace Senior Reporter – Shareholder Activism Dealreporter Bio
Morten Pettersen Morten Pettersen CEO Nordic region Burson-Marsteller Bio
Dennis  Froneberg Dennis Froneberg M&A Manager - Senior Underwriter - Mergers & Acquisitions Financial Lines AIG Europe Limited Bio
Philip Whitchelo Philip Whitchelo Vice President, Strategy & Product Marketing Intralinks Bio
Auri Aittokallio Auri Aittokallio Nordics Reporter Mergermarket Bio
Hanna Gezelius Hanna Gezelius Senior Journalist Mergermarket Bio
Simon Moeller Simon Moeller Nordic Reporter Debtwire Bio
Dermot McCloskey Dermot McCloskey Co-Head of Research Inframation Group

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