Gunnar Haglund

Chairman of the board

Gunnar Haglund has worked for 28 years for the Ahlsell Group. In the period from 1986 to 2014 Gunnar has held several leading positions. He was appointed the Group CFO in 1989 and further worked as COO from 1999.

Before his career in Ahlsell Gunnar worked as CFO for El-Partner Grossist AB which is a subsidiary of Siemens.

Gunnar studied business at high school.

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Christina Skogster Stange

Board member

Christina’s current role is Division Manager for Digital Services at Sweco Sweden AB.

She has been working within the ERP business for more than 20 years. She started her career at Intentia where she went from programmer to CEO for the Swedish organization. She had the role as Sales Director at both Samhall and Previa where she developed the sales organisations.

Before she took on the role at Sweco she was General Manager at Jeeves Information AB and spent four years to change their business model from a partner model to go direct.

Christina has a University degree in Computer Science.

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Bernt Ulstein

Board member

Bernt was the founder, together with Jan Olav Sandnes, of System Konsult AS in 1987 (now Cordel Norge AS).

For most of the years, he has held the position of development manager. The last years he has had a more independent role as a consultant, mainly to support the development team at Cordel Norge AS.

He holds an Engineer of cybernetics and automation degree. In addition, he has an Engineer of Microprocessor technology degree.

Maria Danell

Board member

Maria is COO at Peltarion, a Swedish AI company.

She started out as a developer and then moved on to Microsoft where she spent more than 15 years working for Microsoft in Asia, Western Europe and Sweden. The vast majority of those years were spent working on Microsoft’s cloud services in various leadership roles in sales, technical delivery and business development.

Maria has almost 20 years of experience from the software industry and holds a Master of Science in Computer Science from Stockholm University.


Carl Ivarsson

Board member

Carl is a Partner at Valedo. Before joining Valedo Carl worked in mergers & acquisitions at Merrill Lynch in London. Carl holds a Master of Science in Finance from Stockholm School of Economics and a CEMS Master in International Management from the University of St. Gallen and Stockholm School of Economics.

Current and previous board experience include: Pincho Nation, Rapunzel of Sweden, Aditro Logistics, Best Transport, Bindomatic and Broadcast Text.

Marianne Bergmann Røren

Board member

Marianne is CEO of Mesta AS, an infrastructure company providing services within areas of operations and maintenance of road networks, Electro, and Specialised Construction Work.

Marianne started her career as a lawyer and has amongst others worked at Wiersholm and Thommessen.

She has many years of experience within the finance industry, where she has held several international managing positions. 

Current and previous board positions include Storebrand ASA, Eksportfinans ASA, EBA and Optimum. Marianne is also a member of the Corporate Assembly of Telenor ASA.


Allan Engström

Board member

Allan is a partner at Valedo. Before joining Valedo Allan worked in mergers & acquisitions at Merrill Lynch in London. Allan holds a Master of Science in Finance from Stockholm School of Economics.

Current and previous board positions include: Norva24, Sefbo, Evidensia, Oscar Jacobson, INOM and Solhagagruppen.


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