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Board of Directors

Lennart Jacobsen

Non-Executive Director

Lennart Jacobsen has been a member of the Board of Qliro Group since May 2018. Lennart is active as a senior advisor and is currently Chairman of the Board of Qliro Financial Services. Between 2013-2016, Lennart was EVP Head of Retail Banking at Nordea, serving more than 10 million customers across the Nordics. Prior to joining Nordea, Lennart spent 15 years with GE Capital, ending his tenure serving as Chief Executive Officer of GE Money Bank Nordics.

Lennart holds an MSc in Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications from KTH Royal Institute of Technology.

Swedish citizen

Born 1966

Member of the Consolidated Situation Committee

Independent of the company and executive management and independent of major shareholders

Shareholding (including closely associated persons): 40,000 shares

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Andreas Bernström

Non-Executive Director

Andreas Bernström has been a member of the Board of Qliro Group since May 2018. Andreas is an Investment Director at Kinnevik, focusing on opportunities in the Nordic markets. Andreas has been the Chairman of Trustly, one of Europe’s fastest growing fintech companies, between 2016-2018 and has also been an industrial advisor to EQT on digital and TMT issues for the past seven years. In 2014 Andreas founded and successfully launched Sinch, a communications platform for iOS and Android developers which was subsequently sold to CLX Communications. He has also been the Chief Executive Officer of Rebtel and worked eight years at TradeDoubler first as Managing Director in the United Kingdom and later as Chief Operating Officer. Andreas also sits on the boards of Qliro Group’s subsidiaries Qliro Financial Services and CDON Marketplace.

Andreas holds a BA from Manchester University in Economics and French, and an MA in Finance from Webster University.

Swedish citizen

Born 1974

Independent of the company and executive management, but not independent of major shareholders

Shareholding (including closely associated persons): –

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Christoffer Häggblom

Chairman of the Board

Christoffer Häggblom has been a member of the Board of Qliro Group since May 2017 and Chairman of the Board since May 2018. Christoffer is a Founder and Managing Partner of Rite Ventures, and has twenty years of experience from technology growth companies both as an entrepreneur and investor. Christoffer currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Verkkokauppa.com, Finland’s largest e-commerce company listed on Nasdaq First North Helsinki, and is also a Board member of SaaS company Lemonsoft, and Acervo, an investment company focusing on public equities and bonds. Christoffer also sits on the boards of Qliro Group’s subsidiaries Nelly and CDON Marketplace.

Christoffer holds an MSc in Finance from Hanken School of Economics in Helsinki.

Finnish Citizen

Born 1981

Member of the Renumeration Committee

Independent of the company and executive management and independent of major shareholders

Shareholding (including closely associated persons): Rite Ventures owns, directly and indirectly, 10,321,494 ordinary shares in Qliro Group

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Erika Söderberg Johnson

Non-Executive Director

Erika Söderberg Johnson has been a member of the Board of Qliro Group since May 2017. Erika is the Chief Financial Officer of Biotage, a life science company listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. Prior to joining Biotage in 2012, Erika was the Chief Financial Officer of Karo Bio between 2007 and 2011, of Affibody between 2005 and 2007, and of Global Genomics between 2002 to 2005, and also previously worked in investment banking and corporate finance at SEB Enskilda between 1993 and 2002. Erika is a member of the Board of Saab AB listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. 

Erika holds an MSc in Economics from the Stockholm School of Economics.

Swedish citizen

Born 1970

Member and Chair of the Audit Committee. Member of the Consolidated Situation Committee

Independent of the company and executive management and independent of major shareholders

Shareholding (including closely associated persons): 1,300 shares

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Jessica Pedroni Thorell

Non-Executive Director

Jessica Pedroni Thorell has been a member of the Board of Qliro Group since May 2017. Jessica is an Investment Manager at Kinnevik since 2014, where she focuses on sourcing and driving new investments in Europe and manages a number of consumer focused investments in the ecommerce and financial services sectors. Prior to joining Kinnevik, Jessica spent four years at global growth equity investment firm General Atlantic as a Senior Associate where she managed the firm’s investment in Klarna. Between 2008 and 2010, Jessica worked at Goldman Sachs’ Nordic investment banking desk. Jessica also sits on the Board of Qliro Group’s subsidiary Nelly.

Jessica holds an MSc in Economics and Business Administration from the Stockholm School of Economics and a CEMS Master in International Management from the University of St. Gallen.

Swedish citizen

Born 1983

Member of the Renumeration Committee and the Audit Committee

Independent of the company and executive management, not independent of major shareholders

Shareholding (including closely associated persons): –

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Daniel Mytnik

Non-Executive Director

Daniel Mytnik has been a member of the Board of Qliro Group since May 2014. Daniel co-founded Ventiga Capital Partners, a London-based private equity firm, in 2015 and has been a Managing Partner since inception. Daniel was previously a partner at Palamon Capital Partners in London until 2013. During his seven years at Palamon, Daniel identified and managed a significant number of investments in rapid-growth service-oriented businesses, primarily in the Nordic countries and the United Kingdom. Before joining Palamon Capital Partners, Daniel spent four years as Managing Director at investment bank Altium Capital, prior to which he worked in Morgan Stanley’s Private Equity and Investment Banking department in London for five years.

Daniel has a BA (Hons) in Philosophy, Politics and Economics and an M.Phil. in Economics from Oxford University.

Swedish citizen

Born 1971

Member of the Audit Committee. Member and Chairman of the Remuneration Committee

Independent of the company, executive management and major shareholders

Shareholding (including closely associated persons): 131,513 shares

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