Board of Directors

Nilar’s board of directors consists of five board members, including the chairman of the board, all of whom have been elected for the period up until the end of the 2022 annual general meeting. According to the Company’s articles of association, the Board of Directors shall consist of at least three and at most ten members.

Gunnar Wieslander
Chairman of the Board

  • Born: 1962
  • Board member since: 2022
  • Current assignments: Senior Vice President Kreab Worldwide AB.
  • Experience and previous positions: Naval officer, served i.a. as submarine commander and commander of the submarine flotilla. Former Secretary of State to the Prime Minister, Secretary of State to the Trade minister and CEO of Saab Kockums AB.
  • Education: Swedish Defence University, Spanish Defence College, Stanford Executive Program.
  • Holding in the Company (including related parties): 0.
  • Independent in relation to the company/major shareholders: Yes/No

Stefan De Geer
Director of the Board

  • Born: 1956
  • Board member since: 2017
  • Current assignments: Chairman of the Board Halmslätten Fastighets AB (publ) and PCTC Invest AB. Board member Origa Care AB (publ) and De Geer & Co AB.
  • Experience and previous positions: 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. Completed assignments (the last five years): Board member of Oscar Properties Holding AB and United Spaces Network Offices AB. Chairman of the Board of Foundation Umeå Fastigheter AB, Fondamentor Umeå Battery AB, Fondamentor & Roosgruppen 5 Umeå AB, Fondamentor & Roosgruppen 6 Umeå AB, Fondamentor & Roosgruppen 7 Umeå AB and Wolseley Nordic Holdings AB.
  • Education: Law degree, Stockholm University, MCJ (Master of Comparative Jurisprudence), New York University School of Law.
  • Holding in the Company (including related parties): Owns 12,990 shares and 10,000 warrants of which 5,000 warrants are included in the 2017 incentive program and 5,000 warrants are 2021 incentive program which entities to subscribe for 60,000 shares in the Company.
  • Independent in relation to the company/major shareholders: Yes/Yes

Helena Nathhorst
Director of the Board

  • Born: 1967
  • Board member since: 2020
  • Current assignments: CFO Byggmax Group AB. Board member of BYGGmax AB, BYGGmax Fastighetsutveckling AB, BYGGmax Fastighets Holding AB, BYGGmax International Purchasing AB, BYGGmax property development 7 AB Nodnarc and Næstved Lavprispriser A/S. External signatory of Svea Distribution AB.
  • Experience and previous positions: CFO of Addnode Group and Teracom Boxer Group, M&A consultant at KPMG Advisory Completed assignments (the last five years): Board member of Boxer TV-Access AB, Service Works Global Nordic AB, Symetri AB, TECHNIA AB and Teracom AB. Deputy member of Percensor Aktiebolag and Vikbryggan AB.
  • Education: Bachelor of Science in Business Economics, Uppsala University.
  • Holding in the Company (including related parties): Owns no shares and 4,000 warrants included in the 2021 incentive program which entities to subscribe for 24,000 shares in the Company.
  • Independent in relation to the company/major shareholders: Yes/Yes

Ulrika Molander
Director of the Board

  • Born: 1966
  • Board member since: 2021
  • Current assignments: Group Manufacturing Director at Systemair AB. Board member of Good Solutions Sweden AB. Management position in Systemair AB.
  • Experience and previous positions: CEO at BDX Företagen AB, Operations Director at Sapa Profiler AB. Completed assignments (the last five years): CEO Systemair Sverige AB.
  • Education: University Engineer, University of Borås, AMP INSEAD.
  • Holding in the Company (including related parties): Owns no shares and 2,000 warrants included in the 2021 incentive program which entities to subscribe for 12,000 shares in the Company.
  • Independent in relation to the company/major shareholders: Yes/Yes

Marko Allikson
Director of the Board

  • Born: 1971
  • Board member since: 2021 (June)
  • Current assignments: Partner in Baltic Energy Asset Management OÜ, Home of Smart Energy Baltic Energy Partners OÜ and Baltic Energy Partners OÜ.
  • Experience and previous positions: Member of the Supervisory Board in Baltic Energy Services OÜ/Scener OÜ. Head of operations for Gunvor International B.V. Member of the Management Board in Eesti Energia.
  • Education: Master of Science in Economics, Tallinn Technical University. Economics Bachelor degree, Tallinn Technical University.
  • Holding in the Company (including related parties): 50% of ultimate beneficiary owner of Baltic Energy Asset Management OÜ owning 119,820 shares in the Company.
  • Independent in relation to the company/major shareholders: Yes/Yes

Advisors to the company

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

Uwe Köhler

  • Advisor to the Board since 2016
  • 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.