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Ivar Tollefsen, Chairman

Ivar is the majority owner and chairman of Heimstaden AB. He is also a board member of Heimstaden Bostad AB and Fredensborg AS. Ivar is a long-term investor with a special interest in residential real estate.



Independent of Company: No
Independent of main shareholder: No

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John Giverholt, Board Member

John has extensive capital markets experience as CFO of DNB and CEO of leading Norwegian family office Ferd. He also has extensive board experience from listed companies, such as Telenor, Kongsberg Gruppen, Gjensidige and Scatec Solar as well as board positions in family-owned businesses. He also sits on the boards of Fredensborg and Heimstaden Bostad AB.



Independent of Company: Yes
Independent of main shareholder: No

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Vibeke Krag, Board Member

Vibeke previously served as CEO of Codan Forsikring A/S and has extensive board experience from companies such as Gjensidige Forsikring ASA, Nykredit A/S and the Danish Competition and Consumer Authority. The Ministry of Finance recently appointed her to the board of ATP, Denmark’s largest institutional investor.



Independent of Company: Yes
Independent of main shareholder: Yes

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Fredrik Reinfeldt, Board Member

Fredrik is an experienced politician who led the New Moderates for 12 years and served as Sweden's Prime Minister for two terms. After retiring from politics in 2015, Fredrik has had assignments as an advisor to Nordic Capital and Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Fredrik's current assignment is as Chairman of the Board of the Center for AMP and the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative.



Independent of Company: Yes
Independent of main shareholder: Yes

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Patrik Hall, Chief Executive Officer

Patrik has been CEO in Heimstaden since 2003. Patrik started out his career as an Officer in the military, followed by a position as Chief Negotiator with the Swedish National Tenants’ Association.

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Arve Regland, Chief Financial Officer

Arve has extensive experience within finance and real estate with a background as CEO and CFO at Entra ASA, Partner Corporate Finance at ABG Sundal Collier and Manager at EY.

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Helge Krogsbøl, Deputy CEO

Helge has extensive experience in executive positions as SVP in Pandox AB, GM at Benelux Thon Hotels, MP Room2Room and as CEO at First Hotels.

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Jordan Milewicz, Co-Chief Operating Officer

Jordan has many years’ experiencesfrom the residential real estate sector, and has previously held the position as both head of Operations and Head of Europe at Akelius.

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Eddo Rats, Co-Chief Operating Officer

Eddo Rats has more than 20 years of management experience, built up in both the residential real estate as well as the hotel industry.

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Karmen Mandic, Chief Brand and Marketing Communications Officer

Karmen has a substantial background in marketing with experience as Global Director of Marketing and Communication at OctoFrost Group, Head of Global Brand Licensing Partnerships and Global Marketing Activation Manager at Sony Mobile, and Head of Marketing at Western Union.

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Suzanna Malmgren, Chief People and Culture Officer

Our Chief People and Culture Officer, Suzanna, has extensive experience within Management Consulting and HR whereof 11 years in the role as executive search consultant and Partner at Alumni.

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Katarina Skalare, Chief Sustainability Officer

Katarina holds considerable experience within sustainability work, and in addition to an entrepreneurial background, has worked as Sustainability Strategist at Kraftringen, Manager of Sustainable Business Solutions at PwC, and Manager for Corporate Responsibility at E.ON Nordic.

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Christian V. Dreyer, Chief Corporate Communications Officer

Christian holds substantial experience in the real estate sector, he has previously been CEO for Real Estate Norway, CEO of Eie Eiendomsmegling, Chairman of the Board of the Norwegian Realtor Association, and Owner and CEO of In-Vest Eiendomsmegling AS.

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Christian Fladeland, Chief Investment Officer

Christian holds the position of Chief Investment Officer and has extensive experience within real estate investment management from his position as Partner at Colliers International Denmark.

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Paul Spina, Chief Asset Management and Development Officer

Paul has his real estate experience from WeWork where he held the position as Head of Project Delivery at WeWork International as well as Development Director, Tri-State at WeWork.

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Anders Thorsson, Chief Procurement Officer

Anders has vast experience in procurement and has previously held the positions Strategic Sourcing Director and Commodity Manager Traded Goods at Lindab, Manager of NCC Supply and of NCC Purchasing Group Shanghai.

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Rodin Lie, Chief Technology Officer

Rodin brings with him a strong background in technology and innovation and has previously held the positions as CDO in Selmer, CDO in Innovation Norway and CTO in NOS Clearing.

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Erik Gullestad Glæsel, Head of Business Development

Erik, previously Managing Director of Fredensborg’s Investment Team has previous experience as a Management Consultant at Arkwright and the Corporate Finance M&A Department at Arctic Securities.

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Roger Rektsten Stølsnes, Chief Risk Officer

Roger’s background consists of several leadership positions in Telenor, Equinor, Realkapital Partners and Holte Consulting.

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Maria Petersson, Sweden

Maria Petersson has a long and diversified experience of executive positions at companies such as Ragn Sells and Tetra Pak. She has been Country Manager since 2015, and before that she acted as Chief Financial Officer. Maria has been at Heimstaden since 2007.

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Marianne Frønsdal, Norway

Marianne has been with Heimstaden since 2020 and has vast previous experience from the hotel and travel industries. Marianne has spent the last 15 years working in group level operations, performance, and finance for companies such as Radisson and Scandic.

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Michael B. Hansen, Denmark

Michael has extensive experience from the real estate and property management industry from various domestic and international companies. Prior to joining Heimstaden, Michael spent 14 years with the INGKA Group, covering several positions such as Development Director in Europe, Managing Director in Spain and European Regional Asset Manager.

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Jan Rafaj, Czech Republic

Jan has extensive experience within top management roles across the industry. He was Vice President of Confederation of Industry in the Czech Republic and spent 16 years with steel company ArcelorMittal. Since 2017, Jan has led the biggest residential portfolio in the Czech Republic.

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Michiel Vrijman, Netherlands

Michiel has more than 20 years’ management experience in the residential real estate and hotel industry. He has previously worked as the Senior Director of Operations at Greystar, as well as various management roles at Golden Tulip, Eden Hotels, and Stayokay.

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Caroline Oelmann, Germany

Caroline has over 20 years of experience in the German real estate industry. Before Caroline joined Heimstaden, she held the position of Regional Director and Head of Property Management at leading German real estate companies.

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Gauti Reynisson, Iceland

Gauti has a strong background in finance and the residential real estate sector. He served as Chief Financial Officer at Heimavellir rental company before being appointed Managing Director. Before entering the real estate sector, Gauti worked for 7 years in banking, in capital markets for Islandsbanki.

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Przemek Orchowicz, Poland

Przemek has extensive experience from the Polish hotel and real estate industries. He was General manager for Novotel Poznań Malta and later on Regional Director of Wrocław's Accor Hotels. Przemek has been with Heimstaden since 2021.

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Andreas Lindqvist, Finland

Andreas has worked in different positions the Finnish hospitality industry for more than 20 years. Prior to joining Heimstaden, he was involved in the creation and launch of the hybrid concept VALO Hotel & Work.

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Amit Kumar, United Kingdom

Amit has more than 15 years’ experience managing housing and hospitality businesses in the UK. Prior to joining Heimstaden, Amit served as the General Manager of the 603-unit Allegro Living, one of the largest built to rent schemes in Birmingham.