Industry
Khashayar Nikavar

Investment Director. Employed by Nordstjernan since 2013. Responsible for the sector Industry and member of the management team. 

Education: MSc Engineering, BSc Economics.
Board assignments: Chairman of Dacke Industri AB. Member of the Board of Rosti Group AB. 

Khashayar previously served as Junior Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company in Stockholm.

Johan Eklund

Investment Manager. Employed by Nordstjernan since 2015.

Education: BSc Business and Economics.
Board assignments: Member of the Board of Momentum Group AB.

Johan previously worked as an Analyst at Morgan Stanley.

Ylva Ersvik

Investment Manager. Employed by Nordstjernan since 2017.

Education: MSc Engineering, BSc Business and Economics.

Ylva previously served as Investment Professional at Verdane Capital Advisors and prior to that as Associate at McKinsey & Company in Stockholm.

Torbjörn Folkesson

Investment Director. Employed by No rdstjernan since 2020.

Education: MSc Business and Economics, BSc Psychology.
Board assignments: Member of the board of Roaring Apps AB.

Torbjörn has spent a decade in private equity at 3i and Bain Capital. Prior to that, he worked as a management consultant. Most recently, Torbjörn served as the CFO in a fast growing fin tech start up.

Eric Persson

Investment Director. Employed by Nordstjernan since 2020.

Education: MSc Business Studies and Economics.
Board assignments: Chairman of the board of Rosti Group AB. Member of the Boards of Livio AB and The Promobilia Foundation.

Eric has during the last decade had various roles within Axel Johnson e.g. Vice President of Business Development at Axel Johnson AB and most recently CEO of Novax. Prior to that, he was active as an advisor at KPMG Corporate Finance.

Rasmus Wiman

Investment Manager. Employed by Nordstjernan since 2016.

Education: MSc Engineering.
Board assignments: Member of the Board of Sunparadise Group AG.

Rasmus previously worked as an Associate at the Boston Consulting Group in Stockholm.

Construction & Real estate
Angela Langemar Olsson

Investment Director. Employed by Nordstjernan since 2000. Responsible for the sector Construction & Real estate and member of the management team.

Education: MSc Economics.
Board assignments:  Member of the Board of Bonava AB, NCC AB, and Sticklinge Udde AB.

Angela previously served as Group Controller at the listed property company Hufvudstaden AB. Prior to that, Angela worked as Assistant Controller at Swedish Match AB.

Simon Gunnarsson

Investment Manager. Employed by Nordstjernan since 2015.

Education: MSc Engineering, BSc Economics.
Board assignments: Member of the Board of Prima Vård Sverige AB and Sunparadise Group AG.

Simon previously worked as a Consultant at Arthur D. Little in Stockholm.

Tobias Lönnevall

Investment Director. Employed by Nordstjernan since 2009

Education: MSc Economics.
Board assignments: Member of the Board of Attendo AB and Diös Fastigheter AB.

Tobias previously served as CFO at the asset management firm Landic Property. Prior to that he worked at Accenture Management Consulting.

Sercan Samanci

Investment Professional. Employed by Nordstjernan since 2020.

Education: MSc Engineering.

Sercan previously worked as an Analyst at Rothschild & Co.

Rasmus Wiman

Investment Manager. Employed by Nordstjernan since 2016.

Education: MSc Engineering.
Board assignments: Member of the Board of Sunparadise Group AG.

Rasmus previously worked as an Associate at the Boston Consulting Group in Stockholm.

Health
Nora F. Larssen

Investment Director. Employed by Nordstjernan since 2008. Responsible for the sector Health and member of the management team.

Education: MSc Economics and MBA.
Board assignments: Chairman of Etac AB, Emma S. AB and Nobia AB. Member of the Board of Disruptive Materials AB.

Nora previously served as Product Line Manager at Electrolux AB. Prior to that, she was a Partner with McKinsey & Co, where she worked for 12 years.

Louise Delemark

Investment Professional. Employed by Nordstjernan since 2012.

Education: MSc Economics.

Louise previously worked in business development at Nordstjernan’s subsidiary Rosti.

Simon Gunnarsson

Investment Manager. Employed by Nordstjernan since 2015.

Education: MSc Engineering, BSc Economics.
Board assignments: Member of the Board of Prima Vård Sverige AB and Sunparadise Group AG. 

Simon previously worked as a Consultant at Arthur D. Little in Stockholm.

Tobias Lönnevall

Investment Director. Employed by Nordstjernan since 2009

Education: MSc Economics.
Board assignments: Member of the Board of Attendo AB and Diös Fastigheter AB.

Tobias previously served as CFO at the asset management firm Landic Property. Prior to that he worked at Accenture Management Consulting.

Niklas Samuelsson

Investment Professional. Employed by Nordstjernan since 2019.

Education: BSc Business and Economics.

Niklas previously worked as a Consultant at Arthur D. Little in Stockholm.

Sofia von Schéele

Investment Professional. Employed by Nordstjernan since 2021.

Education: MSc Business and Economics.
Board assignments: Member of the board of Insurello AB.

Sofia previously worked as an investment manager at Scope. Prior to that, Sofia worked within investment banking.

Distribution & Trade
Johan Sjö

Investment Director. Employed by Nordstjernan since 2020. Responsible for the sector Distribution & Trade and member of the management team.

Education: MSc Economics.
Born: 1967.

Board assignments: Chairman of Momentum Group AB, AddLife AB, Addtech AB, OptiGroup AB and Prosero Security Group AB. Member of the Board of Camfil AB and M2 Asset Management AB.

Johan was previously President and CEO of Addtech Group. Prior to that, Johan held senior positions in Bergman & Beving Group and at Alfred Berg/ABN Amro.

Johan Eklund

Investment Manager. Employed by Nordstjernan since 2015.

Education: BSc Business and Economics.
Board assignments: Member of the Board of Momentum Group AB.

Johan previously worked as an Analyst at Morgan Stanley.

Sercan Samanci

Investment Professional. Employed by Nordstjernan since 2020.

Education: MSc Engineering.

Sercan previously worked as an Analyst at Rothschild & Co.

Growth & New technology
Torbjörn Folkesson

Investment Director. Employed by Nordstjernan since 2020. Acting sector co-head.

Education: MSc Business and Economics, BSc Psychology.
Board assignments: Member of the board of Roaring Apps AB.

Torbjörn has spent a decade in private equity at 3i and Bain Capital. Prior to that, he worked as a management consultant. Most recently, Torbjörn served as the CFO in a fast growing fin tech start up.

Eric Persson

Investment Director. Employed by Nordstjernan since 2020. Acting sector co-head.

Education: MSc Business Studies and Economics.
Board assignments: Chairman of the board of Rosti Group AB. Member of the Boards of Livio AB and The Promobilia Foundation.

Eric has during the last decade had various roles within Axel Johnson e.g. Vice President of Business Development at Axel Johnson AB and most recently CEO of Novax. Prior to that, he was active as an advisor at KPMG Corporate Finance.

Ylva Ersvik

Investment Manager. Employed by Nordstjernan since 2017.

Education: MSc Engineering, BSc Business and Economics.

Ylva previously served as Investment Professional at Verdane Capital Advisors and prior to that as Associate at McKinsey & Company in Stockholm.

Niklas Samuelsson

Investment Professional. Employed by Nordstjernan since 2019.

Education: BSc Business and Economics.

Niklas previously worked as a Consultant at Arthur D. Little in Stockholm.

Sofia von Schéele

Investment Professional. Employed by Nordstjernan since 2021.

Education: MSc Business and Economics.
Board assignments: Member of the board of  Insurello AB.

Sofia previously worked as an investment manager at Scope. Prior to that, Sofia worked within investment banking.

Nordstjernan Credit
Thomas Naess

Investment Director. Employed by Nordstjernan since 2015. Responsible for Nordstjernan Credit and member of the management team.

Education: MSc Economics.

Thomas was previously a Partner with Goldbridge Capital Partners in London. Prior to that, he worked for eight years at BlueBay Asset Management in London and seven years at Deutsche Bank, first in New York and then in London from 2000.

Ted Arffman

Investment Professional. Employed by Nordstjernan since 2019.

Education: BSc Business and Economics.

Ted previously served as an Associate at Ares Management and prior to that as an Analyst at Danske Bank in Stockholm.