Senior change management professional with 15+ years’ experience of successfully managing projects and people, and in particular of developing online services in the PR, Online Media and Finance/e-commerce industries. Specialized in bridging the gap between technology and business. Trusted advisor to chief executives. Appreciated for a candid and compassionate leadership style.
Highly international profile, having worked exclusively in multinational corporations, with colleagues, clients, partners and suppliers throughout Europe and North America. Thorough technical background, with a Master’s degree in Engineering, and algorithm-level understanding of compression, pattern recognition and information retrieval technologies. 5+ years as an operative member of IT/engineering management teams.
Verktygslådan AB, Stockholm, July 2014 –
Offering consulting services within project, program & portfolio management; product development and strategy; interim management.
VP Engineering & Head of PMO
Klarna, Stockholm, Sept 2012 – June 2014
Responsible for building a central program management office at a rapidly growing financial services company; introducing lightweight, effective processes for development prioritization and planning, portfolio management and project governance. Headed an international team of c. 10 employed and contracted project managers. Personally managed the final phase of a large product development project involving the Stockholm Public Transport Authority (SL). Member of the Engineering division’s management team.
Head of PMO & Online Program Manager
Eniro, Stockholm, Feb 2009 – Aug 2012
Headed a department of c. 15 project, program & portfolio managers, stationed in Stockholm, Copenhagen and Oslo. Designed and operationally managed the Eniro group’s first consolidated development portfolio. Introduced simplified processes for development planning and project governance, and acted as an agile ambassador during Eniro’s adoption of Scrum as default development methodology. Was a core member of Eniro’s major brand and strategy project 2011-12. Program manager for “Eniro 2.0” – a set of projects transforming Eniro’s online search services in the Nordics in 2010-11. Operationally acted as development liaison between the Products & Services and Group IT divisions. Member of the divisional management team.
Senior Project Manager
Eniro, Stockholm, March 2007 – Jan 2009
Successfully led and delivered product development projects for Eniro’s online map and local search services, most notably a partner integration with hemnet.se, the leading Swedish real estate listings site. Took over and managed the final phase of a large (> 24 months, 20 MSEK budget) outsourcing project for Eniro’s IT operations.
Product Manager, Northern Europe
Observer, Stockholm, Jan 2005 – Feb 2007
Responsible for the Media Monitoring segment of Observer’s (later Cision and Opoint) services in the Nordics. Developed web-based media monitoring services in close collaboration with the in-house IT department. Product Owner for one of the development teams. Evaluated and procured real-time online search software. Led a partner project with Dagens Industri for producing the online version of the printed newspaper.
Business Development Manager
Observer, Stockholm, June 2001 – Dec 2004
Responsible for exploring and exploiting new IT opportunities within media monitoring at Observer’s corporate headquarters. Acted alternately as project client and project manager. Led the IT due diligence process for Observer’s acquisitions in Canada and the United States. Represented Observer in the international, EU-funded, ALERT project, implementing speech recognition for multimedia information filtering. Managed vendors and partners. Travelled extensively to Observer’s offices in the Nordics, Germany, the UK, and Portugal.
Romeike, London, Nov 2000 – May 2001
Part of the transition team after the Observer Group’s acquisition of the UK’s leading media monitoring agency. Co-responsible for a project implementing common production processes and business support systems.
Software Engineer & Project Manager
Sifo Group Guidance, Stockholm, 1997 – 2000
System architect and later project manager for a 3 year project implementing scanning, image processing, OCR, and search technology at Observer Norway. Evaluated and procured system components. Devised and ordered substantial enhancements to the ClipWorX press clippings software suite. Sifo Group Guidance was a joint venture between Sifo Group (later Observer Group) and Guide Konsult (later Evry).
AlltOmMotor Bilweb Eniro AB, Stockholm, 2010 – 2012
Member of the Board. AlltOmMotor Bilweb was a wholly owned subsidiary of Eniro, set up to publish the Swedish classifieds site for new and used cars, bilweb.se.
Östgöta Nation, Uppsala, 1991 – 2005
Various elected offices, including President (“Curator Primus”), Chairman of the Executive Board, Member of the Board of Trustees, and Vice President of the alumni society. Founded in 1646 and with c. 2,500 active members, Östgöta Nation is one of the oldest and largest of Uppsala University’s traditional student unions.
MSc in Engineering Physics, Uppsala University, 1990 – 1997
Linguistics, Computational Linguistics, Russian Uppsala University, 1990 – 1994
Undergraduate studies corresponding to three full-time semesters. Also employed as a summer intern at the Department of Linguistics, developing a morphological word form generator within the Multra machine-translation project.
Försvarets Tolkskola, Uppsala, 1989 – 1990
Development of Groups and Leaders (UGL)
Gällöfsta Perlan, 2013 (5 days)
Nordisk Kommunikation/Eniro, 2011 (2 days)
Provins Fem/Gällöfsta, 2011 (4 days)
Education for the Board of Directors, Senior Management & Auditors
Nasdaq OMX Stockholm, 2011 (1 day)
Management by Objectives
Mercuri International/Eniro, 2010 (2 days)
PEJL Project Management
Pejl AB, 2007 (2 days)
Project Management & Leadership
Guide Konsult/Evidens, 2000 (5 days)