Göran has been working with business development and different types of start-ups throughout his professional career. After 11 years as a consultant specialising in business development and start-ups in Stockholm, and 16 years as a CEO for the Compare foundation, he has a large network of investors and decision-makers in regions like Stockholm, Värmland and Oslo. Over the years, Göran has been involved in several start-ups in Värmland.
Ingrid has extensive experience in both private and public organizations. She also have a large network and knowledge about the establishment of various businesses. Ingrid has worked for more than 10 years within the Stora Enso Group and 6 years as Director of Industrial and Commercial development for the City of Karlstad. Ingrid has worked in entrepreneurial companies as marketing director in Crem International, and recently in Vestre.
Marcus has previous experience of regional development work from Paper Province and a passion
for bioeconomic innovations. Prior to Paper Province, Marcus comes from Volvo Trucks' product
planning and a role as coordinator for the FP7 project TransFormers. He has a Master of Science in
technical physics from Chalmers and a constant desire to analyze new opportunities for
Johanna has more than 30 years of experience in the pulp and paper industry, where she has worked for both supplier and producer companies, most recently as Production Director for Wermland Paper and Operations Director for Nordic Paper's Kraft paper business area. During her professional life she has also worked for some years in Southeast Asia. Since 2009 Johanna runs her own consulting company in the areas of environmental strategy, energy efficiency and leadership. Johanna has been part of the working committee for the trade association Skogsindustrierna both nationally and at EU level and has since 2007 in various ways actively participated in the regional cluster organization Paper Province. Johanna has a large local as well as international network.
For more than 30 years, Kjell has been working to improve terms of conditions for Swedish companies. Through the work as a member of the Swedish Parliament, a municipal councilor and a member of Region Värmland board Kjell has worked to advice and consult companies. During the past nine years, he has worked as a consultant in Foxenkonsult and holds many board positions and serves as chairman of several companies. He has a large network both in Sweden and Norway with financial actors and has extensive experience of establishments.
Louise's experience and skills are above all in the industrial sector with solid experience from the forest and paper industry. She has had several roles as CEO, Business Area Manager, Service Manager and Board assignments within companies such as UMV, Valmet, Metso and BTG. Since 2012 she has been running the consulting company Resultat Effekt with a focus on Board assignments and Consulting assignments with change management, business development and change management. Louise's contribution to Business Värmland is primarily the great knowledge of the forest industry's entire value chain and her network regionally and nationally.
Mats has worked as CEO and held leading positions in International Engineering and Technology trading companies for over 20 years. He has established operations in many markets, including Italy, Russia, South Africa and Japan, and has carried out about fifty business transactions. Mats is active in IoT solutions and start-ups both as advisors and investor. He currently works as Senior Advisor and has a heart that is passionate about Värmland. Through his network, Mats will contribute to establishing more companies in the region.
Per is Partner and Senior Consultant at Effect Management. With a previous very broad experience from the commercial and industrial environment including management assignments within Banking, Pulp & Paper industry internationally, IT industry, Environmental technology and from a private investment company. Emphasis has been on management and sales assignments, constantly focusing on development, growth or expansion. Per contributes to inward investments to the region through a large national and international network, good knowledge of innovation processes and capital raising in various forms.
Terje is Partner in Kaluna Nordic and has broad national and international experience in industry, trade and the service. Terje has been CEO of several companies and has held positions in several Management Teams in various companies operating in the international market. He also has extensive experience from work as a board member for different companies and also as a chairman. Cooperation between Sweden and Norway has been Terje's focus for many years and the work with cross-border projects.
For more than 30 years, Thomas has worked in the IT and Telecom sector both nationally and internationally. The major part in large American IT companies such as IBM, Intel and Ingram Micro, but also a number of years within the Telia Group. Always in business-developing positions. For several years, Thomas is running the Management Consulting company Antoma Sales & Marketing, which makes the already solid network developed even further. Thomas is born and raised in Hammarö so Värmland is still present both in mind and hart, therefore he sees the commitment in Business Värmland very inspiring.