Director bios

Michael Obermayer, Chairman

  • Board member since 2012
  • Shares: 344,969 privately and through R&H Trust Co (Jersey) Limited as Trustee of the Elk Trust
  • Share options: 24,000
  • 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

Anders Barsk, Vice Chairman

  • Board member 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)

Lars Fredriksson, Co-Founder

  • Board member since 2000
  • Shares: 267,924 through Fredriksson & Forssell AB
  • 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 companies

Stefan De Geer

  • Board member of the since 2017
  • Shares: 2,000
  • Share options: 5,000
  • JD
  • Advisor to RoosGruppen AB, former head of corporate finance at
    Pareto Securities Stockholm, former general counsel E. Öhman J:or AB,
    former partner of Gernandt & Danielsson.
    Board assignments: PCTC Invest AB (chairman), United Spaces Network
    Offices AB, Wolseley Nordic holdings AB (chairman)

Gunilla Fransson

  • Board member since 2018
  • Shares: 2,000
  • Share options: 5,000
  • CivIng, KTH
  • Chairman Novare Peritos AB, board member of Net Insight AB, Trelleborg AB, ex SAAB

Anders Gudmarsson

  • Board member since 2016
  • Shares: 3,763
  • Master of Law, Uppsala
  • Former; Assistant judge, Court of Appeal, Stockholm, President Boliden Intermarket and Flakt Service Sweden, Managing Partner Odgers Berndtson, Stockholm

Alexander Izosimov

  • Board member since 2016
  • Shares: 12,800 through Zuberio Holdings Ltd
  • 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

Peter Tell

  • Board member since 2010
  • Shares: 90,856 through Stamfar Peter AB and XAOC AB
  • Founder of PIAB AB vacuum division
  • In 2006 PIAB was sold to Altor Equity Partners. In 2015 Altor sold Piab to EQT, who sold to Investor AB 2018.

Observers to the Board

 Ted Kalborg

  • Shares: 123,020 through Christmas Common Ltd
  • 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

Kit Braden

  • Shares: 466,133

 Samuel Gerssen

  • Representing Waterman 40 Holding B.V.
  • Shares: 60,449

Lennart Kalén

  • Representing Segulah Venture 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

Dag Noréus

  • Affiliated expert, Stockholm University
  • Expert on metal hydrides and compressed powder electrodes
  • Share options: 6,000

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.