Board

Directors

Fredriksson_DO7I7763-2-smallLars Fredriksson, Chairman & Co-Founder

  • Board member of the Company since 2000
  • Shares: 259,942 through Fredriksson & Forssell AB –Share options: 7,982
  • Former CEO, Optima batteries, brought to IPO; former CEO and current chairman of Gycom AB
  • Deep experience in building world-wide distribution and sales organizations for battery

 

 

Obermayer_DO7I7550-2-1-smallMichael Obermayer, CEO

  • Board member of the Company since 2012
  • CEO of Nilar International AB since 2016
  • Shares: 321,075 privately and through R&H Trust Co (Jersey) Limited as Trustee of the Elk Trust
  • Share options: 54,918
  • MSc eng., PhD chem, MBA INSEAD
  • Managing partner at Fjord Capital Partners. 28 years at McKinsey Company, Senior Partner; former Managing Director of World Economic Forum

 

Barsk_12-smallAnders Barsk, Vice Chairman

  • Board member of the Company since 2004
  • Shares: 212,025 held privately and through Sagax Limited
  • Investor with focus on technology
  • Director of Gycom AB and former Director for Boston Power Inc (Li-Ion batteries)

 

 

Gudmarsson_DO7I7745-2-1-smallAnders Gudmarsson

  • Board member of the Company since June 2016, alternate since 2015
  • Shares: 3,694
  • Master of Law, Uppsala
  • Former; Assistant judge, Court of Appeal, Stockholm, President Boliden Intermarket and Flakt Service Sweden, Managing Partner Odgers Berndtson, Stockholm

 

 

Izosimov_DO7I8040-2-smallAlexander Izosimov

  • Board member of the Company since June 2016
  • Shares: 100
  • M.Sc. in Production Management Systems and Computer Science, MBA INSEAD
  • President and CEO AO VimpelCom (later Vimpelcom Ltd.), President for CIS, Central Europe and Nordics Mars Inc., McKinsey & Co. (Stockholm, London). Board experience: EVRAZ Plc, LM Ericsson AB, MTG AB, East Capital AB, Transcom SPA, ICC (International Chamber of Commerce) Carlsberg (advisory board) Orkla (advisory board) Dynasty Foundation.

 

Tell_DO7I7731-2-smallPeter Tell

  • Board member of the Company since 2010
  • Shares: 78,244 through Stamfar Peter AB and XAOC AB
  • Share options: 2,685
  • Founder of PIAB AB vacuum division
  • Currently member of the Board and the CTO of PIAB. In 2006 PIAB was sold to Altor Equity Partners. Altor sold Piab to EQT during 2015.

 

Alternates

Franzen_DO7I7753-2-smallHans Franzén

  • Alternate since 2014
  • Shares: 110,378
  • Share options: 16,818
  • Founder of OEM International AB

 

 Ted Kalborg

  • Board member of the Company since 2007, alternate since June 2016
  • Shares: 113,523 through Christmas Common Ltd
  • Share options: 11,497
  • Founder of Tufton Oceanic Group AUM today of $1.5 billion
  • Served on the board of several public and private companies in the shipping and energy sector

 

Observers to the Board

Braden_DO7I7794-2-smallKit Braden

  • Representing Lecorsier Investments
  • Shares: 379,002
  • Share options: 77,956

 

 Samuel Gerssen

  • Representing Waterman 40 Holding B.V.
  • Shares: 120,791
  • Share options: 5,645

Lennart Kalén

  • Representing Segulah AB
  • Shares: 52,500

Advisors to the Board

Neil Puester, Co-Founder

  • Board member 2001-2007
  • Shares: 60,186
  • BSME Tufts University
  • Over 30 years of experience in several battery chemistries at Yardney, Gates Energy Products, Optima Battery, and Nilar.
  • 35+ battery patents

Uwe Köhler

  • Advisor to the Board since 2016
  • Share options: 6,000
  • MSc phys., PhD phys.
  • Battery pioneer.
  • Over 30 years of experience from Varta, SAFT and Johnson Control at senior positions such as Head of Development, Advanced Battery Systems at Varta Automotive Systems.