Versasec’s board of directors are highly respected and well-regarded IT, financial and marketing executives that have counseled many successful start-up companies.
Chairman of the board, born 1950, elected 2012
Torvald has nearly 40 years of experience from leading executive positions in Swedish and international business. His positions have mostly been the CFO, CEO, Chairman or board-member of companies primarily in media, IT, telecommunications and financial services. Torvald has, among other positions, been the CEO and board member of Aftonbladet (media), Senior Executive VP of the Telia Group (telecom), Chairman of Com Hem (triple-play) and Eniro (search and directories), CEO and board member of Neonet (financial services) and board member of Tradedoubler (digital marketing). He has also been a boardmember of industry and employers organizations. As CEO or Chairman, he has been responsible for a number of acquisitions and divestments, capital raisings and IPOs of companies both in Sweden and abroad. Since 2006, Torvald is mainly active as an investor and board member of growth companies, primarily in IT and telecom. He is also a Senior Advisor at the Swedish corporate finance firm Sundström & Partner. Torvald Bohlin holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Linköping in Sweden.
Board member, born 1947, elected 2011
Fredrik Runnquist graduated as MSc from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, and holds a BSc in Economics, Stockholm University. His career includes being Business CIO at Ericsson and Head of IT at Sweden Post and Swedbank. Fredrik is now working as an investor and is on several Advisory boards as well as Board positions. He is also chairman of the Swedish Computer Society (www.dfs.se) and co-author of the book "IT and Leadership – Do IT Right".
Board member, born 1958, elected 2018
Sven Hammar earned his master's in science degree in industrial economics from Sweden's Linköping University. He is currently the CEO of Apica Systems, an applications performance company which he founded in 2005. He previously worked for Gemplus (now Gemalto) and Celo Communications. Mr. Hammar has extensive experience in working with start-ups and established companies as well as strong negotiating experience with both enterprise customers and financial institutions.
CEO, Founder, Board member, born 1973, elected 2007
Joakim Thorén has worked in management positions for major IT security and smart card companies in Europe and in the US. He has been part of several start-ups that have all done successful exits. Mr. Thorén is the CEO and President at Versasec and is one of the founders of Versasec. Mr. Thorén holds an M.Sc. in Computer Science from the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm, Sweden.
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