Pressrelease | Board of Directors | Advania
News 2021.04.29

New members to Advania’s Board of Directors

In February, Funds managed by Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division acquired a majority of the shares in Advania AB, alongside VIA Equity and other reinvesting shareholders. During a shareholder meeting, April 28th 2021, Advania’s new board of directors was elected.

Gestur G. Gestsson was re-elected as the chairman of the board. He was the Group CEO of Advania from 2009 to 2019 and has extensive management and board experience in IT and telecommunications.

Michael Bruun is EMEA head of corporate equity and head of India corporate and growth investing at Goldman Sachs Asset Management.

Benjamin Kramarz also continues at the board. He is currently a partner with the Nordic based private equity fund, VIA equity, and is an active board member in several Nordic based technology companies.

Tania Howarth is a Non Executive Director and advisor to Private Equity funds. She has over 25 years of Executive level experience, largely in transformation leadership roles in global CPG businesses PepsiCo, The Coca-Cola Company and Nomad Foods.

Franck Cohen is a board advisor of Workday, UIPATH and C3.AI. He is also the chairman of a non profitable association, PassW and the chairman of Geektime, the largest tech media platform in Israel.

Ylva Berg is the CIO at Tyréns and has held various executive and senior management positions in both IT and Facility management industry, in Lawson software and within Coor Service management.

Elisabeth Vestin is a lawyer with over fifteen years of experience of advising Swedish and international companies in the technology industry. She is a partner at Hannes Snellman Attorneys Ltd and heads the firm’s Intellectual Property & Technology practice at the Stockholm office.

Live Haukvik is working as an advisor and board member. She has extensive board experience from several blue-chip companies. She was the CFO/COO in Komplett Group from 2012 until January 2020. She also has experience as partner at Considium Consulting Group and for KPMG.


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