IK Investment Partners

Fredrik Alvesson

Fredrik Alvesson

Mr Alvesson joined IK in 2014, prior to which he worked at Barclay’s Investment Banking Division in London. He holds a B.Sc. in Finance from Lund University and Master studies in Finance & Strategic Management at Copenhagen Business School.

Nationality
Swedish
Title
Associate
Based in
Stockholm
Andreas Andersson

Andreas Andersson

Mr Andersson joined the firm in 2014. Prior to IK, he worked for KPMG Advisory in Stockholm in the Management Consulting and Transaction Services departments. Mr Andersson holds an MSc. in Industrial Engineering and Management from Chalmers University in Gothenburg. 
Nationality
Swedish
Title
Associate, Strategy, Operations & Business Control
Based in
Stockholm
Arnaud Bosc

Arnaud Bosc

Mr. Bosc joined the firm in 2007 after having worked in investment banking for Goldman Sachs International in Paris. He holds a Master of Science in Management from the HEC Business School in France. 

Nationality
French
Title
Director
Based in
Paris
Norman Bremer

Norman Bremer

Before joining the firm in 2014, Mr Bremer was a Vice President at Vitruvian Partners and prior to that worked as an associate in the M&A and leveraged finance group at J.P. Morgan in London. He holds a MSc in Business Economics and Political Science from the University of Amsterdam.

Nationality
Dutch
Title
Director
Based in
London
Rémi Buttiaux

Rémi Buttiaux

Mr Buttiaux joined IK in 2001. From 1999 to 2001 he worked in the Investment Banking Division of Morgan Stanley in London, after spending one year at Paribas Affaires Industrielles (PAI) in Paris. Mr Buttiaux graduated in 1999 from l'Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC) in Paris with major in Finance. 

Nationality
French
Title
Partner
Based in
Paris
Pawel Caruk

Pawel Caruk

Before joining IK in 2010, Mr Caruk worked for The Boston Consulting Group in Warsaw and prior to that for Ernst & Young Corporate Finance. He holds two Master Degrees from Warsaw School of Economics: Quantitative Methods and IT Systems as well as Management. In addition he is a Member of ACCA. 

Nationality
Polish
Title
Associate Director
Based in
Hamburg
Detlef Dinsel

Detlef Dinsel

Head of the Investment Committee and member of the Executive and Head of the Germany & DACH team. Before joining the firm in 1996, Mr Dinsel worked as a manager for Bain & Company in Munich, and served as both Vice President, Corporate Development and as Managing Director of the Schmidlin division of Hilti AG, Liechtenstein. He holds an MBA from INSEAD and an MSc. in Mechanical Engineering from the Technical University of Munich. 

Nationality
German
Title
Managing Partner
Based in
Hamburg
Gerard de Geer

Gerard de Geer

Mr De Geer retired from IK in 2010, having joined the group in 2001 as Partner for Strategy, Operations and Business Control.

Before joining IK, he spent eight years as Vice President at A.T. Kearney in Stockholm and prior to that, he held a number of general management positions in the manufacturing industry.

Mr De Geer serves on a number of boards, including several IK portfolio companies.

Nationality
Swedish
Title
Senior Adviser and Chairman of the IK Industrial Adviser Group
Based in
Stockholm
Charlotte Laveson Girard

Charlotte Laveson Girard

Ms. Laveson joined the firm in 2005, having previously worked as Director Investor Relations and Public Relations at Swedish high-tech company Anoto Group AB. Prior to Anoto Group, Ms. Laveson worked on various communication assignments as a communications consultant. Ms. Laveson holds a BSc in Marketing and Communications from the University of Uppsala.

Nationality
Swedish
Title
Director Communications & ESG
Based in
London
Remko Hilhorst

Remko Hilhorst

Head of the Benelux team. Mr Hilhorst joined the firm in 2001, prior to which he worked at HAL Investments in Rotterdam. He holds an MA in Economics from the University of Amsterdam. 

Nationality
Dutch
Title
Partner
Based in
London
Frances Houweling

Frances Houweling

Ms Houweling joined IK in 2013, prior to which she worked at J.P. Morgan in the Fixed Income and Investment Banking divisions in London. She holds a MSc in Finance from the University of Groningen.

Nationality
Dutch
Title
Associate
Based in
London
Nina Kristine Hoffmann

Nina Kristine Hoffmann

Ms Hoffmann joined IK in 2013, having previously worked at Goldman Sachs as an analyst in the Healthcare and Northern groups of the Investment Banking Division. She holds a BSc in Business Administration and Commercial Law and a MSc in Finance and Strategic Management from Copenhagen Business School, Denmark.

Nationality
Danish
Title
Associate
Based in
London
Erik Ingemarsson

Erik Ingemarsson

Mr. Ingemarsson joined the firm in 2007 after having worked at Goldman Sachs in the Investment Banking Division focusing on M&A advisory. He holds an MSc from the Stockholm School of Economics. 

Nationality
Swedish
Title
Director
Based in
Stockholm
Carl Jakobsson

Carl Jakobsson

Mr Jakobsson joined IK in 2013, prior to which he worked within the Corporate Finance department of SEB Enskilda in Stockholm. He holds a M.Sc. in Finance from the Stockholm School of Economics.

Nationality
Swedish
Title
Associate
Based in
Stockholm
Frederik Jacobs

Frederik Jacobs

Mr Jacobs joined IK in 2014, prior to which he worked at Deutsche Bank's Investment Banking Division in Amsterdam. He holds a MSc. in Business Engineering from the University of Leuven. 
Nationality
Belgian
Title
Associate
Based in
London
Shaun Johnston

Shaun Johnston

Mr Johnston joined the firm in 1999. Prior to IK Mr Johnston headed the Fund Accounting department of Barclays International Funds in Jersey. Mr Johnston qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant in 1996 and holds a BA (Hons) in Business Studies from Southbank University in London.

Nationality
British
Title
Senior Fund Associate
Based in
Jersey
Kristian Carlsson Kemppinen

Kristian Carlsson Kemppinen

Mr Kemppinen joined the firm in 2001 after having worked in corporate finance for Mandatum & Co in Helsinki. He holds an MSc (Econ.) with major in Finance from Helsinki School of Economics and Business Administration. 

Nationality
Finnish / Swedish
Title
Partner
Based in
Stockholm
Thomas Klitbo

Thomas Klitbo

Mr Klitbo joined the firm in 2007 after having worked as an Associate Consultant with The Boston Consulting Group in Copenhagen. He holds an MSc. in Economics from the School of Economics and Management at The University of Aarhus, Denmark. 

Nationality
Danish
Title
Director
Based in
London
Diki Korniloff

Diki Korniloff

Before joining IK in 2012, Ms Korniloff worked for Boston Consulting Group and prior to that for Royal Bank of Scotland in Paris between 2008-2009. She holds an MSc. in Industrial Engineering from Ecole Centrale Paris in France. 

Nationality
French
Title
Associate
Based in
Paris
Alice Langley

Alice Langley

Ms Langley previously worked for Deloitte as Assistant Manager, Financial Services Group – Audit & Risk Advisory Services before joining the firm in 2005. Ms Langley is an ACA and holds a BA Hons degree in English Literature from the University of Bristol.

Nationality
British
Title
Director Investor Relations
Based in
London
Mads Ryum Larsen

Mads Ryum Larsen

Head of Investor Relations and member of the Executive Committee and the Danish/Norwegian team. Mr Ryum Larsen previously worked for two investment banks in Denmark before joining the firm in 1990. Mr Ryum Larsen holds an MSc (Econ.) in Finance and International Economics from Copenhagen Business School. 

Nationality
Danish
Title
Partner
Based in
London
Caroline Lehen

Caroline Lehen

Ms Lehen joined IK in 2013, prior to which she completed internships in the Merchant Banking Division of Rothschild, at Five Arrows Principal Investment and in the Investment Banking division of CA CIB. She graduated from ESCP Europe.

Nationality
French
Title
Analyst
Based in
Paris
Markus Loew

Markus Loew

Before joining IK in 2011, Mr Löw worked for FTI Consulting and prior to that for L.E.K Consulting between 2006-2009. He holds a Masters degree in Business Administration from University of St. Gallen, Switzerland as well as a Bachelors degree of Arts in Philosophy and Economics from University of Bayreuth, Germany. 

Nationality
German
Title
Associate
Based in
Hamburg
Anna Linder Lycett

Anna Linder Lycett

Ms Linder Lycett joined the firm in 1993 after having worked as an Administrations Manager for Servisen (UK) Ltd where she set up and maintained administrative activities for a company active as a market maker in Swedish derivatives. She holds a BSc in Business Administration and Economics from the University of Stockholm.

Nationality
Swedish
Title
Compliance Officer
Based in
London
Stephan Madsen

Stephan Madsen

Mr Madsen joined IK in 2010, prior to which he worked at Goldman Sachs as an analyst in the healthcare division of the investment banking group in London. He holds a BSc in Economics and Business Administration and a MSc in Applied Economics and Finance from the Copenhagen Business School, Denmark. 

Nationality
Danish
Title
Associate Director
Based in
London
Christopher Masek

Christopher Masek

Head of the Executive Committee, member of the Investment Committee and Head of the Danish/Norwegian team. Mr Masek joined the firm in 2000. From 1990 to 2000 he worked as a founding partner for KPMG Corporate Finance in Paris. Mr Masek graduated in 1987 from Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris and also holds a degree in Law from Paris University and an MA in International Economics from Yale University. 

Nationality
French
Title
Managing Partner
Based in
London
Alexander Meier

Alexander Meier

Mr Meier joined IK in 2013, having previously worked as an Associate in the Investment Banking Division of Credit Suisse in London.  He holds a BSc in Economics from University College London and an MBA from Columbia Business School, USA.

Nationality
German
Title
Associate
Based in
Hamburg
Daniel Mogerud

Daniel Mogerud

Before joining IK in 2009, Mr Mogerud worked with Operational Excellence at SEB in Stockholm, and prior to that in Corporate Development at Orkla. Earlier, he was a Manager at A.T. Kearney. He holds an MSc in Industrial Engineering and Management from the Linköping Institute of Technology.

Nationality
Swedish
Title
Director Strategy, Operations & Business Control
Based in
Stockholm
Lennart Nylander

Lennart Nylander

Mr Nylander has a wealth of experience across a broad range of sectors including industry, consumer and retail.

Currently Chairman of Kwintet and Colosseum Dental, he was the former Chairman of Suomen Lähikauppa.

Mr Nylander has held numerous positions as CEO, Interim CEO and Executive Director in both Private Equity and listed companies. 

Nationality
Swedish
Title
OSG Adviser
Based in
Stockholm
Hans Pettersson

Hans Pettersson

Mr Pettersson has extensive board experience both in private equity and more broadly.

Currently President and CEO of Dynea, he has worked closely with IK Investment Partners for many years. He was CEO of MacGregor and Superfos and Chairman of Prevesta/Myresjöhus.

He was also CEO of MoDo Paper AB and has served on many other boards across Europe. 

Nationality
Swedish
Title
OSG Adviser
Based in
Stockholm
Anders Petersson

Anders Petersson

Before joining the firm in 2002, Mr Petersson worked in the Investment Banking Division of JP Morgan in London. He holds an MSc in Economics and Business Administration from the University of Uppsala. 

Nationality
Swedish
Title
Partner
Based in
Hamburg
Nils Pohlmann

Nils Pohlmann

Mr Pohlmann joined IK in 2006. Before joining the firm Mr Pohlmann worked in the Investment Banking Division of JPMorgan Cazenove in Frankfurt. He holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration from the University of Passau and is also an Alumni of the London School of Economics (LSE). 

Nationality
German
Title
Director
Based in
Hamburg
Anne Holm Rannaleet

Anne Holm Rannaleet

Mrs Rannaleet retired as a Partner in 2008, having been with IK since its inception in 1989. She is a Trustee and the Executive Director of IKARE Ltd, a venture philanthropy operation whose main donor is IK Investment Partners Ltd.

She serves on the board of the EVPA (European Venture Philanthropy Association), is a member of the Swedish Securities Council, the ESMA Securities and Markets Stakeholder Group and the EVCA Mid Market Council and Responsible Investment Roundtable.

Nationality
Swedish
Title
Senior Adviser Public Affairs
Based in
Stockholm
Thibaut Richard

Thibaut Richard

Mr. Richard joined IK in 2014. From 2011 to 2013, he worked in the Investment Banking Division of Morgan Stanley in Paris. He graduated from ESCP Europe.

Nationality
French
Title
Associate
Based in
Paris
Björn Savén

Björn Savén

Chairman and Chief Executive since the start in 1989 until 2008 when he became Executive Chairman, followed by Chariman in 2012. Member of the Executive Committee. Previous work experience includes 12 years in various managerial positions within the Esselte Group in Sweden, the UK and the US. Mr Savén holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a degree from Stockholm School of Economics. 

Nationality
Swedish
Title
Chairman
Based in
London
Dan Soudry

Dan Soudry

Head of the French team and member of the Executive Committee. Mr Soudry joined the firm in 2003, prior to which he worked respectively for ABN AMRO Capital, KPMG Corporate Finance and Paribas in Paris. Mr Soudry graduated from l'Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC) in 1993, having majored in Law, Tax and Finance. Additionally, he earned a postgraduate degree (DESS) in Law from Paris Sorbonne in 1994. 

Nationality
French
Title
Partner
Based in
Paris
Helena Stjernholm

Helena Stjernholm

Head of the Swedish/Finnish team and member of the Executive Committee. Ms Stjernholm joined the firm in 1998, prior to which she worked as a management consultant for Bain & Company. Ms Stjernholm holds an MSc in Economics and Business Administration from Stockholm School of Economics. 

Nationality
Swedish
Title
Partner
Based in
Stockholm
Christopher Tangen

Christopher Tangen

Mr Tangen joined IK in 2011, prior to which he worked at Merrill Lynch as an analyst in the Nordic team of the investment banking group in London. He holds a BSc in Economics and Business Administration from the Norwegian School of Economics, Bergen and a MSc in Finance from the Cass Business School, London. 

Nationality
Norwegian
Title
Associate
Based in
London
Andrew Townend

Andrew Townend

Mr Townend joined the firm in 2004. From 1999 to 2004, he worked in the Finance department at ABN AMRO Bank, prior to which he was employed at Baker Tilly Chartered Accountants. Mr Townend qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1998 and holds a BA (Hons) in European Studies from Royal Holloway University of London.

Nationality
British
Title
Director Investment Administration
Based in
London
John Notman Watt

John Notman Watt

Mr. Notman-Watt has extensive executive and board level experience across business services.   He has lived and worked on four continents in various senior executive roles and has a broad international perspective.

He has worked in two private equity backed investee companies, one as a Chief Executive.   Since his last exit in 2011, Mr. Notman-Watt has worked closely with IK Investment Partners for whom he Chairs Trigo Quality Network and DNVPS.  He is also Chairman of Millbrook Proving Ground.
Nationality
English
Title
OSG Adviser
Based in
London
Dorte Wigg

Dorte Wigg

Ms Wigg joined the firm in 2009, having previously worked for Berry Bros & Rudd in London. She holds a BA (Hons) in Modern Languages from the Aarhus School of Economics.

Nationality
Danish
Title
Human Resource Manager
Based in
London
James Yates

James Yates

Mr Yates joined the firm in 2002. From 1997 to 2002, he worked for Arthur Andersen, prior to which he was employed at Moores Rowland International. Mr Yates qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1997 and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

Nationality
British
Title
Partner
Based in
London
Christoffer Zilliacus

Christoffer Zilliacus

Mr. Zilliacus joined the firm in 2006 after having worked as a management consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton, based in Helsinki. Mr. Zilliacus has a MSc (Econ.) degree with a major in finance from the Swedish School of Economics and Business Administration in Helsinki, and is a Certified EFFAS Financial Analyst (CEFA).

Nationality
Finnish
Title
Director
Based in
Stockholm