Board of Directors


Patrik Wahlén

Chairman of the Board since 2018, Board member 2005-2017. Born 1969.

Education: Business and Economics studies at Lund University.

Other assignments: Deputy Board member of Italo Invest AB (and subsidiaries of Italo Invest AB) and Wahlén & Partner AB.

Background: Patrik founded Volati in 2003 together with Karl Perlhagen. He has previously worked for Kemira Group and Ernst & Young Management Consulting AB.

Shareholding in the Company: 19,356,283 ordinary shares.


Karl Perlhagen

Chairman of the Board 2005-2017, Board member since 2018. Born 1970.

Education: Business and Economics studies at Lund University.

Other assignments: Board member of Italo Invest AB (and assignments in subsidiaries of Italo Invest AB.

Background: Karl founded Volati in 2003 together with Patrik Wahlén, having previously founded Cross Pharma AB.

Shareholding in the Company: 34,440,000 ordinary shares and 216,190 preference shares (through companies).


Björn Garat

Board member since 2015. Born 1975.

Education: B.Sc., International Economics, Linköping University.

Other assignments: CFO and Deputy CEO at AB Sagax (and assignments in subsidiaries of AB Sagax), Board member of Manolo Holding AB and Paco Holding AB, and deputy Board member of LMG Distribution Aktiebolag.

Background: Partner and Head of Corporate Finance at Remium Nordic AB and financial analyst. CFO and Deputy CEO at AB Sagax since 2012.

Shareholding in the Company: 30,000 ordinary shares (via pension insurance).


Christina Tillman

Board member since 2016. Born 1968.

Education: Master of Business Administration at Stockholm University.

Other assignments: Chariman of the board of NF11 Holding AB. Board member Corem Property Group AB (publ), Grimaldi Industri AB, Cycleurope AB, Clean6 Holding and Deputy Board member of Kattvik Financial Services Aktiebolag and Stocksunds Fastighets AB.

Background: Christina’s previous roles include CEO of Odd Molly and CEO of Gudrun Sjödén Design.

Shareholding in the Company: 6,000 ordinary shares.


Louise Nicolin

Board member since 2016. Born 1973.

Education: M.Sc. Engineering, Uppsala University, eMBA, Stockholm University, and International Directors Programme at INSEAD.

Other assignments: Chair of AB Better Business World Wide, Board member of VBG Group AB (publ), Enzymatica AB (publ), Seafire AB (publ), Optinova Holding AB (Finland) and Atteviks Bil AB.

Background: Since 2011, Louise has run Nicolin Consulting AB, focusing on business development and quality assurance. Previously worked as Business Unit Manager and Consultant Manager at PlantVision AB.

Shareholding in the Company: 16,642 ordinary shares (including family).


Anna-Karin Celsing

Board member since 2018. Born 1962.

Education: MBA, Stockholm School of Economics.

Other assignments: Board member of Carnegie Bank, Landshypotek Bank AB, Lannebo Fonder AB and OX2 Group.

Background: Head of Investor Relations at Swedbank, Head of Communications at Ratos, Board member of Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority. Chairman of the board of Sveriges Television AB. Various advisory roles and directorships within strategy, finance and corportate governance.

Shareholding in the Company: 9,000 ordinary shares and 700 preference shares


Magnus Sundström

Board member since 2018. Born 1954.

Education: M.Sc., Industrial Economics, Linköping University.

Other assignments: CEO and owner of 1909 Gruppen AB and joint owner (50%) of B2B IT-Partner AB.

Background: Board member and Chairman of Tricorona AB.

Shareholding in the Company: 634,758 ordinary shares and 29,739 preference shares through associated company.

What we look for

We are constantly looking for new acquisitions, both add-on acquisitions to existing business units and acquisitions that can form new business units within Volati.

Our business areas

Volati is an industrial group organised in four business areas: Trading, Consumer, Industry and Akademibokhandeln.

Interim report Q2

Volati presents Interim Report January–June 2020

For investors

We provide investors, analysts and other stakeholders with clear and current financial information.