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Cecilia Malmström (born 1968) is a Swedish citizen, married with two children.
She partly grew up in France. She has studied French literature at Sorbonne Universiti, Paris, political science, development studies and international relations at Göteborg University in Sweden. She presented her Ph.D. thesis in Political Science at Göteborg University in April 1998. The subject of the thesis was regionalist parties in Europe, focusing on Spain and Italy. (Makten, regionen och härligheten. Regionala partier i Europa. SNS Förlag 1998) In parallel with the studies, she has also lectured and done research at the same institution. The topics have covered different aspects of European politics, migration, terrorism etc.
Apart from the academic work she has also worked as a technical assistant at SKF in Paris, Stuttgart and Barcelona, as an assistant psychiatric nurse at Lillhagens mentalsjukhus and as a teacher in social sciences at Lindholmen Komvux.
Her political career started in Göteborg as a member of the Liberal party. She was the vice chair of the municipal immigration committee and was later elected as a member of the Regional Assembly of Västra Götaland. Member of the liberal party executive committee for many years and vice chair of the party 2007-2010. She was elected to the European Parliament in 1999, reelected in 2004 but left in 2006 to serve as Minister of European Affairs in the Swedish government. In 2010, she was appointed Commissioner for Home affairs in the European Commission, Brussels and served as European Union Commissioner for Trade 2014-2019.
Since January 2020 she is Assar Gabrielsson visiting professor at Göteborg School of Economics at Göteborg University, Sweden. Cecilia Malmström speaks Swedish, English, French and Spanish and has a fair understanding of German and Italian. She has published books and academic articles on European Politics, Spanish and Italian politics, Migration issues etc.
Dorthe joined the Nets Group in 2014 and is heading up the Corporate and M&A team in Nets’ Group Legal & Compliance Department. Dorthe has more than 13 years’ experience working in an international M&A environment – both as an external legal advisor and as an in-house specialist. Dorthe has extensive experience with acquisitions, divestments and cross-border mergers and demergers across Europe, especially within the payments industry.
Fredrik vom Hofe is Group Senior Vice President, Business Development and member of the Group Executive Committee, at IFS.
He is passionate about making business and people grow! Having spent more than 25 years in business value driving operational roles within the global tech industry he is obsessed with helping customers transform their businesses to deliver more value by leveraging digitalization.
Fredrik joined IFS in 2003 as Senior Vice President, Group Marketing, Industry Sales & Partner Management. He has held his current position since 2006.
In his role, Fredrik is responsible for the Business Development Unit and for driving group-wide strategic and customer value driving growth and business transformation initiatives, including Mergers & Acquisitions, divestments, establishing joint ventures and new partnerships. Fredrik is co-opted at the board of directors of IFS AB.
Prior to joining IFS, Fredrik worked as Senior Manager at Cap Gemini Ernest & Young, and in senior executive roles within general management, sales, consulting and marketing at Framfab, Ericsson and Asea Brown Boveri in Sweden, Germany, Australia and New Zealand.
Fredrik has a Master of Science degree in industrial manufacturing and management from Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden), including studies at the University of California at Berkeley (US) and Diplomas in Corporate Finance from Stockholm School of Economics.
In his spare time, Fredrik likes mountain climbing, trekking and skiing with his family.
Rebecca has been the General Counsel at FSN Capital since 2015, and is also heading up the FSN Capital ESG team. FSN Capital is Pan-European mid-market buyout firm, currently investing Fund V, which was closed at hard cap of 1 Bn EUR in 2016. Before joining FSN Capital, Rebecca worked several years as an M&A lawyer at the law firm Schjødt in Oslo, Norway. She was also the General Counsel of Validus (FSN Capital Fund IV investment) for 1,5 years before joining FSN Capital. Rebecca holds a Cand. Jur (Master’s in law) from the University of Oslo, as well as an MBA from Bond University, Australia.
As Sales Manager for the Nordic and Benelux markets, Mark is focused on empowering professionals to leverage technology with complete control and confidence.
Including 6 years with Intralinks, he has 24 years of experience within financial print, Virtual Data Rooms and other enterprise software companies.
Rasmus is a Partner at Adelis Equity Partners. Prior to joining Adelis, Rasmus worked at Permira as a member of the Healthcare and Nordic teams and at the Boston Consulting Group (BCG). Rasmus serves as the Chairman of the Board of Ropo Capital and Dayton Group as well as a member of the Board of SSI Diagnostica, Quattro Mikenti Group, Puuilo and Valtti. He has previously served as Chairman of the Board of Med Group and a member of the Board / deal team of e.g. NGI and Pharmaq.
Education: MBA, Harvard Business School (Baker Scholar), Boston and MSc, Helsinki University of Technology / Boston University
Christian is a Founding Partner of Infranode. He has over 15 years of infrastructure sector experience and a total of 18 years international experience in credit structuring, corporate finance and business development across a variety of European jurisdictions.
Christian co-leads Infranode’s activity, chairs its Board of Directors and is a member of its Investment Committee. Prior to launching Infranode, Christian was a Senior Advisor to SEK (Svenskt Export Kredit) Advisory Services, evaluating the setup of an export dedicated infrastructure fund, the Swedish Export and Infrastructure Fund and Head of Corporate Development and Legal at IBS, the Swedish international software company.
He graduated from the Universitá Bocconi in Milan with a degree in Financial Markets and Institutions. He later studied at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam and the London Business School. He is a native Italian speaker, he is fluent in English and Slovene and has a good knowledge of Swedish and French.
Mrs Torborg Chetkovich, BSc Business Administration and Economics at Uppsala University and MBA at IMD Lausanne, has over 25 years of experience from leading positions within the transport, real estate and infrastructure sector.
During the years her main focus has been to successfully increase profitability and create share-holder value through in-depth turn-arounds in complex environments involving many stake holders, always with the customer needs in focus for the company and employees to act upon.
She began her career at Swedish State Railways between 1991 – 1999, before moving on to Veolia Transport, at the time Sweden´s largest passenger transportation company, as Transport Director. During 2006 - 2008 she served as Deputy CEO at Veolia Transport Sweden. 2008 she took the position as CEO for MTR Nordic and won their first contract in the region being the tender of the metro operations in Stockholm (contract worth 30 billion SEK). In only 9 months she built up the new company and delivered a successful takeover of the metro operations. Between 2010 - 2015 Mrs. Chetkovich served as Group CEO at Swedavia, a company established 2010 operating ten climate neutral airports across Sweden, still focusing on customer and employee satisfaction, profitability and sustainability in order to secure competitive strength over time.
Mrs Chetkovich has served at several boards over time including Stockmann Plc, ACI (Airports Council International) Europe, Almega, MTR Nordic, Veolia Transport Sweden being some of the examples. She has also served as Industrial Advisor for EQT Partners / EQT AB but also as Independent Advisor to owners, boards and management teams.
Currently she is a Partner at CapMan Infra, part of the CapMan Group. She holds the position as Chairman of the Board of Directors at Hong Kong Chamber of Commerce in Sweden , Acting Chairperson at Norled AS and Board member of Center for Higher Ambition Leadership Europe.
Mrs Chetkovich has successfully developed large organizations over more than 25 years and have a strong interest in leadership and is also acting as a mentor since several years in official mentor programs.
Šarūnas Stepukonis has been with BaltCap, the largest private equity manager in the Baltic countries, since 2011. He is responsible for a EUR100 million BaltCap Infrastructure Fund, funded by institutional investors such as European Investment Bank, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, NEFCO and local pension funds. He serves as Chairman of the Board at 48MW biomass plant in Vilnius, 4.9MW biogas portfolio in Latvia, 4MWel and 18MWth biomass CHP in Riga as well as 7,431m2 greenfield development of school in Vilnius. Previously, Sarunas was responsible for a growth fund established under JEREMIE program in Lithuania and led BaltCap’s investment in greenfield development of 24MW wind farm. Prior to joining BaltCap, he worked in a regional corporate finance boutique. Sarunas has finished Project and Infrastructure Finance Programme at London Business School and has a Bachelor’s degree in Finance Management from Kaunas University of Technology.
Ingrid is a medical doctor and investment professional with background in healthcare, consumer goods and technology. She is founder and managing partner of Hadean Ventures, a European life science fund manager. Prior to starting Hadean Ventures, Ingrid served as a senior investment professional at London-based Inventages. As a medical doctor, Ingrid worked within general medicine and surgery, with exposure to both the public and private sector. Ingrid holds a medical degree from Medizinische Hochschule Hannover,Germany, and an MBA with Finance Concentration from London Business School.
Ragnar Hellenius is responsible for the Nordic Team at PAI. He is the chairman for Atos Medical and is on the board of ADB Safegate Group and Perstorp.
He has extensive experience in management consulting having worked for Accenture, McKinsey & Company and Booz Allen Hamilton. Prior to joining PAI, he worked as CFO and deputy CEO for Unibet Plc, a European on-line gaming company.