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Group Management

Alongside the CEO are Group Management, which in addition to the CEO consists of COO, Investor Relations, CFO, Head of Brand, Head of HR, CTO/CIO, M&A, Manager Financial Services & Integration and all VPOs. Together they are responsible for the daily group activities. Group management normally meets every month to review the previous month's results, update plans, guidelines and discuss strategic issues. In addition, decisions are made on Group-wide strategic issues such as policies, branding, communication, sustainability and HR. Through committees, questions are also prepared that are to be decided by the Board. Decisions are made in accordance with the guidelines decided by the Board in the instructions on the division of work between the Board and the CEO. Group management ensures a Nordic perspective and coordination in all Group-wide issues, otherwise it follows from Vitec culture that a large decision-making mandate lies within the individual business units.

Olle Backman, CEO

Employed since 2019. Born in 1969.
MSc in Business Administration and Economics, Uppsala University, 1993.
Previous experience: CFO Vitec, CEO Eitech AB, CEO Enycon AB, CFO Konftel AB and many years of experience from board assignments.

Gert Gustafsson, COO

Employed since 2017. Born in 1973.
Bachelor's Degree Electronic Engineering, University West, 1994, Masters Degree Business Administration, Växjö University, 1998.
Previous experience: Vice President Operations, Vitec. Various senior positions within Ericsson in Sweden, the Nordic countries and the USA, most recently as Head of Ericsson Broadcast & Media Services Nordics.

Patrik Fransson, Investor Relations

Employed since 2011. Born in 1966.
Computer science, Umeå University, 1990, MBA Executive Program, Stockholm School of Economics, 2006.
Previous experience: WM-data, Director Logica, CIO of H&M and CEO of CodeFactory AB.

Sara Nilsson, CFO

Employed since 2014. Born in 1970.
Master of Accounting & Finance, Umeå University, 1995.
Previous experience: Manager Group Finance, Vitec. Previous experience from both large and small organizations and the auditing industry.

Anna-Karin Nilsson, Head of Brand

Employed since 2020. Born in 1967.
Bachelor of Communications, Örebro universitet, 1991, MSc in Public Relations, Stirling University, 1992.
Professional experience: CEO and partner Humbly/Plakat Communications Agency, Senior Communication Consultant Gullers Grupp, and Brand Manager, Norrmejerier.

Anna Andersson, Head of HR

Employed since 2017. Born in 1974.
Master of Human Resources Management and Development, Umeå University, 2000.
Professional experience: Head of regional HR at SCA, PostNord and GE.

Jerker Vallbo, CIO/CTO

Employed since 1988. Born in 1964.
Bachelor's degree Engineering Physics/Applied Physics, Umeå University, 1985.
Professional experience: Research Engineer Umeå University, Software Developer Vitec and CEO Vitec Energy.

Aleš Zobec, Head of M&A

Employed since 2018. Born in 1971.
Master of Science in Engineering Physics, Chalmers University of Technology, 1996. Master of Science in Business Administration, University of Gothenburg, 1997. DIC, Foundations of Advanced IT, Imperial College, 1996.
Professional experience: Deputy CEO and Head of M&A, Malte Månson, Sr Vice President Central and Eastern Europe and Sr Vice President Business Development and other positions in OneMed Group. Member Lifecycle Director, SATS. Strategy consultant McKinsey & Company and Arkwright.

Karin Wendén, Manager Financial Services & Integration

Employed since 2012. Born in 1970.
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Finance, Umeå University, 1998. Professional experience: Head of Accounting Sweden & Finance Integration, Vitec.
Previous experience from, among others, SCA, Norra Skogsägarna, Duroc and Resonia Leasing.

Kerstin Anderson, Vice President Operations

Employed since 2018. Born in 1964.
BSc in Business and Economics, University of Gothenburg, 1987. Innovation Management, Chalmers PE, 2001. Executive Management Program, Stockholm School of Economics EE, 2004. Digital Transformation, KTH ES, 2016.
Professional experience: Deputy CEO & CFO IL Recycling AB. Various senior management positions within Ericsson, most recently as Director Business Applications, Ericsson Enterprise and as CEO Ericsson Business Innovation AB. Many years of experience from board assignments.

Kim Møller Jensen, Vice President Operations

Part of Vitec since 2016. Born in 1972.
BSc in Mathematics, IT and Economics, University of southern Denmark, 1995. Executive MBA at INSEAD, 2012. Board Certificate, Board Assure Institute, 2018.
Professional experience: Vice President Operation in Vitec, several CEO roles in Vitec Business units. Several Vice President, CEO- and CIO roles in both large and medium companies within IT.

Sten Stockmann, Vice President Operations

Employed since 2021. Born in 1972.
MSc in Industrial Engineering, Helsinki University of Technology, 1999.
Professional experience: CEO Linkkerbus, Vice President, and various senior positions within Murata. Vast experience within the electronics- and IT Industry.

Svein Roger Westengen, Vice President Operations

Employed since 2014. Born in 1969.
Bachelor in Computer Science, Gjøvik college of engineering, 1991. College graduate in economics, Buskerud college of engineering, 1997. MBA in Strategic Management, NHH Norwegian School of Economics, 2001.
Professional experience: Managing Director Vitec Autodata AS. Managing Director Vitec Megler AS. Various senior positions within Ericsson and EVRY.