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The Kinnevik team

Georgi Ganev, Samuel Sjöström, Mattias Andersson, Natalie Tydeman, Andreas Bernström, Torun Litzén and Anna Stenberg are Senior Executives of Kinnevik. Shareholdings last updated 10 March, 2023.

Management

Georgi Ganev

Chief Executive Officer
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Employed: 2018
Nationality: Swedish
Born: 1976
Board positions: Board Director of Aira, Tele2, Global Fashion Group and Reach for Change
Previous Experience: CEO of Dustin, CEO at Bredbandsbolaget and CMO at Telenor Sweden 
Education: M.Sc. in Information Technology from Uppsala University
Shareholding (including closely affiliated persons): 294,463 class B shares
Social media: LinkedIn and Instagram

Samuel Sjöström

Chief Financial Officer
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Employed: 2013
Nationality: Swedish
Born: 1987
Board positions: Board Director of Playground Music Scandinavia
Previous Experience: Various roles within Kinnevik, last as Head of Strategy
Education: BSc in Business & Economics from Stockholm School of Economics and LLM from Stockholm University   
Shareholding (including closely affiliated persons): 77,500 class B shares, of which 19,230 held through pension plan, insurance or similar
Social media: LinkedIn

Mattias Andersson

General Counsel
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Employed: 2016
Nationality: Swedish
Born: 1976
Previous Experience: Legal Director at SKF, Associate at Setterwalls Advokatbyrå, Associate at Mannheimer Swartling
Education: LL.M from University of Gothenburg
Shareholding (including closely affiliated persons): 52,314 class B shares, of which 4,475 held through pension plan, insurance or similar
Social media: LinkedIn

Andreas Bernström

Senior Investment Director
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Employed: 2018
Nationality: Swedish 
Born: 1974
Board positions: Chairman of Pleo and Mathem. Board Director of Vivino and Budbee 
Previous Experience: Chairman of Trustly, Founder and CEO of Sinch, CEO of Rebtel and various managerial positions at TradeDoubler
Education: BA Manchester University, Economics and French, and Master in Finance from Webster's University
Shareholding (including closely affiliated persons): 68,751 class B shares, of which 4,500 held through pension plan, insurance or similar
Social media: LinkedIn

Torun Litzén

Director Corporate Communication
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Employed: 2007
Nationality: Swedish
Born: 1967
Board positions: Board Director of Reach for Change
Previous Experience: Senior IR officer at Nordea, fund manager at HQ Fonder, management consultant Coopers & Lybrand in Moscow, Russia
Education: Graduate in Business Administration from Stockholm School of Economics
Shareholding (including closely affiliated persons): 48,364 class B shares, of which 1,000 held through pension plan, insurance or similar
Social media: LinkedIn

Anna Stenberg

Chief People & Platform Officer
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Employed: 2020
Nationality: Swedish
Born: 1979
Board positions:Board Director of Bonnier Ventures, Advisor Norrsken, Chairman of the Board of QuizRR, Board Director of Tipser, Board Director of Ingager, member of the Advisory Board of Reach for Change
Previous Experience: Founder of WES, and various managerial positions at Modern Times Group
Education: M.Sc. BA from Stockholm School of Economics
Shareholding (including closely affiliated persons): 17,450 class B shares, whereof 7,250 through a company 
Social media: LinkedIn

Natalie Tydeman

Senior Investment Director
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Employed: 2021
Nationality: British
Born: 1971
Board positions: Board member of Nordic Entertainment Group, Modern Times Group, Betterment, Jobandtalent and Vay
Previous Experience: Senior Partner at GMT Communications Partners, Senior Vice President – Ventures at Fremantle Media, Managing Director of Online & Interactive at Fox Kids Europe
Education: MBA from Harvard Business School and BA in Mathematics from University of Oxford
Shareholding (including closely affiliated persons): 17,170 class B shares, of which 5,093 held through pension plan, insurance or similar
Social media: LinkedIn

Team members

Akhil Chainwala

Investment Director
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Employed: 2014
Nationality: Indian
Born: 1988
Board positions: Board Director of HungryPanda, Mews and TravelPerk
Previous Experience: Goldman Sachs
Education: BSc Economics from London School of Economics
Shareholding (including closely affiliated persons): 10,472 class B shares, all of which held through pension plan, insurance or similar
Social media: LinkedIn

Nina Holtenius

HR Director
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Employed: 2023
Nationality: Swedish
Born: 1982
Previous Experience: Telenor, EQT, CAKE
Education: Master in Human Resources Management, Linköping University
Social media: LinkedIn 

Magnus Jakobson

Capital Markets Director
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Employed: 2015
Nationality: Swedish
Born: 1976
Board positions: Board Director of Oda and Mathem
Previous Experience: Executive Director at J.P. Morgan, Board Director of Agreena, Nick’s, Bayport, Simple Feast and Bima, and Chairman of Saltside
Education: BSc in Business Administration and LLM from Stockholm University, LLM from Columbia University
Shareholding (including closely affiliated persons): 55,637 class B shares, of which 12,241 held through pension plan, insurance or similar
Social media: LinkedIn

Mathew Joseph

Sustainability Director
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Employed: 2014
Nationality: Indian
Born: 1979
Previous Experience: CFO and COO of Metro International's local operations, Internal Auditor at Audit Value International, Auditor at PwC
Education: Certified Public Accountant (Denver, Colorado), Chartered Accountant (India), Bachelors in Commerce and Economics from University of Mumbai 
Shareholding (including closely affiliated persons): 35,250 class B shares, of which 9,000 held through pension plan, insurance or similar
Social media: LinkedIn

Ola Nordbye

Investment Director
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Employed: 2015
Nationality: Swedish, British
Born: 1987
Board positions: Board Director of Omnipresent, Sure and Monese
Previous Experience: J.P. Morgan, One Peak Partners, Board Director of Bread, Lamoda, Linio, Board Observer of Betterment
Education: BSc Management from Warwick Business School
Shareholding (including closely affiliated persons): 21,944 class B shares, of which 5,969 held through pension plan, insurance or similar
Social media: LinkedIn

Jessica Pedroni

Investment Director
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Employed: 2014
Nationality: Swedish
Born: 1983
Board positions: -
Previous Experience: Goldman Sachs, General Atlantic
Education: MSc in Economics and Business from Stockholm School of Economics, CEMS Master in International Management from University of St. Gallen and BA in Political Science and Government from Stockholm University.
Shareholding (including closely affiliated persons): 30,974 class B shares

Tatiana Shalalvand

Investment Director
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Employed: 2022
Nationality: Swedish
Born: 1987
Board positions: Board Director of SafetyWing and Agreena
Previous Experience: Investment Director at Inventure, Board Director at Zaver and Lassie, Board Observer at Stockeld Dreamery, COO at Sparta
Education: BSc Business and Administration from Lund University School of Economics and Management
Shareholding (including closely affiliated persons): 2,160 class B shares.
Social media: LinkedIn

Christian Scherrer

Investment Director
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Employed: 2014
Nationality: Swiss
Born: 1986
Board positions: Board Director of Spring Health, Quit Genius, Parsley Health, Board Observer at Transcarent and Cityblock
Previous Experience: JP Morgan, Board Director of Home24
Education: MSc Finance from Imperial College London
Shareholding (including closely affiliated persons): 20,720 class B shares, of which 5,841 held through pension plan, insurance or similar
Social media: LinkedIn

Anders Strandberg

Legal Director M&A and Transactional Tax
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Employed: 2013
Nationality: Swedish
Born: 1983
Board positions: Chairman of Saltside Technologies AB
Previous Experience: White & Case, Ashurst
Education: LL.M. from Stockholm University
Shareholding (including closely affiliated persons): 26,435 class B shares, of which 7,000 held through pension plan, insurance or similar
Social media: LinkedIn

Alex Verzariu

Legal Director M&A
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Employed: 2015
Nationality: British
Born: 1981 
Previous experience: Ashurst LLP
Education: MA University of Cambridge, Graduate Diploma in Law BPP University, Legal Practice Course BBP University
Shareholding (including closely affiliated persons): 11,766 B shares (of which 2,375 held through pension plan)
Social media: LinkedIn

Camilla Abrahamsson

Office Management

Anna Adlarson

Investments

Ala Alenazi

Investments

Camilla Andersson

Finance

Linda Andersson

Office Management

Carl Arfwidson

Strategy & Finance

Elin Ashrafi

Investments

Sonia Assasi

Office Management

Therese Ekström

HR

Rebecka Elming Saidac

Legal & Sustainability

William Jaeckel

LUMA

Jose Gaytan de Ayala

Investments

Axel Gustafsson

Finance

Greta Grunewald

CFO Trainee

Mikaela Kramer

Corporate Communications & Sustainability

Anna Lindberger Larsson

Finance

Maria-Helen Maras

Investments

Samuel Marsden

Investments

Charles Martin

Investments

Adrienn Nagy

Office Management

Helene Norberg

Office Management

Anton Norrman

Investments

Emma Näslund Nadim

Finance

Lucinda Palmer

Investments

Charlotte Pitt

Legal

Anna Rosén

Strategy & Finance

Stacey Sharkey

Office Management

Sophia Uddén

Finance

Maria Zackrisson

Office Management

Cecilia Zhao

Investments