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: See holdings

Karl Perlhagen

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

Education: Business and Economics studies at Lund University.

Other assignments: Chairman of the Board of Fridhem Fastighetsutveckling AB and Ullna Golf AB, Board member of Italo Invest AB (and assignments in subsidiaries of Italo Invest AB) and KPVS Holding AB.

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

Shareholding in the Company: See holdings

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 its subsidiaries), Board member of Fastighetsbolaget Emilshus AB, Vassvik Förvaltning Aktiebolag and Paco Holding AB and Deputy Board member of Manolo Holding AB.

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

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Christina Tillman

Board member since 2016. Born 1968.

Education: Master of Business Administration at Stockholm University.

Other assignments: Acting CEO of Hunter Sales i Stockholm AB, Chairman of the Board of NF11 Holding AB, Board member of Corem Property Group AB, Grimaldi Industri AB, MBRS AB and Footway Group AB, and Deputy Board member of Kattvik Financial Services AB, Stocksunds Financial Management AB and Stocksund Financial Services AB.

Background: Previous roles include CEO of Odd Molly International AB and Gudrun Sjödén Group AB.

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Maria Edsman

Board member since 2023. Born 1968.

Education: MBA, Stockholm School of Economics. Board of Directors training, Styrelseakademin.

Other assignments: Board member of Rusta AB and Bokhandlarföreningen.

Background: Board member of Lammhult Design Group AB and INTERSPORT AB. Also previously business area manager and CEO of Volati’s former business area Akademibokhandeln (now Bokusgruppen) and part of Volati’s management team. Former CEO of Brothers and Polarn O. Pyret.

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Anna-Karin Celsing

Board member since 2018. Born 1962.

Education: MBA, Stockholm School of Economics.

Other assignments: Board member of Lannebo Fonder, Landshypotek Bank, OX2 Group, Peas Industries, Castellum, Svensk Husproduktion, Tim Bergling Foundation, Stiftelsen Beckmans Designhögskola and Stiftelsen Orionteatern.

Background: Head of Investor Relations at Swedbank, Head of Communications at Ratos, Chairman of SVT, Director of Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority. Several advisory roles and directorships within strategy, finance and corporate governance.

Shareholding in the Company: See holdings

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: See holdings


Senior executives

Andreas Stenbäck

CEO since 2021. Born 1979.

Education: M.Sc., Royal Institute of Technology, and B.Sc. in Business Administration and Economics, Stockholm University.

Other assignments: -

Background: Andreas comes most recently from his role as Volati CFO. He has previously worked at Keystone Advisers and MCF Corporate Finance.

Shareholding in the Company: See holdings

Martin Aronsson

CFO since 2021. Born 1980.

Education: M.Sc. (Eng), Linköping University of Technology, and B.Sc., Linköping University.

Other assignments: -

Background: Martin has previously worked at Sweco and McKinsey & Company.

Shareholding in the Company: See holdings

Martin Hansson

Head of Business Area Salix Group since 2021. Born 1975.

Education: Law degree, University of Gothenburg.

Other assignments:

Background: Martin previously worked for 4.5 years at the German holding company Maxingvest and before that 17 years in different roles at IKEA.

Shareholding in the Company: See holdings

Rikard Ahlin

CEO Ettiketto Group since 2016 and Head of Business Area Ettiketto Group since 2022. Born 1975.

Education: Engineering degree, Lund University (LTH, Faculty of Engineering).

Other assignments:

Background: Rikard has worked in several sales and production roles within Ettiketto Group since 1998 and was appointed CEO in 2016.

Shareholding in the Company: See holdings

Nicklas Margård

CEO Tornum Group since 2022 and Chairman of the Board of Corroventa since 2017. Born 1969.

Education: Studied Economics at Lund University. MBA Studies at Concordia University, Montreal, Canada.

Other assignments: -

Background: Nicklas was Head of Business Area Industry in the period 2017-2022. He was CEO of Besikta Bilprovning in the period 2014-2017. Nicklas previously worked as CEO of John Bean Technologies AB and was also responsible for Asia at JBT FoodTech.

Shareholding in the Company: See holdings

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