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Erik Gatenholm

CEO, Co-founder. Born 1989. CEO since 2016.

 

Education and work experience:
B.Sc. at Virginia Tech University and a M.Sc. in Innovation & Industrial Management from Gothenburg University. Erik has documented success in biotechnology entrepreneurship with more than 13 years of entrepreneurial experience. Honors include: Forbes 30 Under 30, MIT Review 35 Under 35, and Entrepreneur of the year 2020.

 

Other board assignments:
Board member of board member of BICO Group AB and chairman of BICO International AB.

 

Shareholding in BICO:
A-shares: 848,958, B-shares: 8,767,036. Ownership: 15%, Voting right: 22.24%

 

Dependent in relation to the company and group management and to the company’s major shareholders.

 

Carsten Browall

Born 1958. Chairman since 2019 and member of the board since 2018. Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and member of the Audit Committee.

 

Education and work experience:
M.Sc. in economics from the University of Gothenburg.  Professional board work. Extensive experience of the medical de-vice and healthcare sectors in fast-growing companies such as Mölnlycke, Nobel Bio-care, Capio, Vitrolife and Unfors RaySafe.

 

Other assignments and positions:
Chairman of GHP Speciality Care AB (publ), board member of Bure Equity AB, and CEO of Carbo AB.

 

Shareholding in BICO:
B-shares: 32,000, Options: 160,000

 

Independent in relation to the company and group management and to the company’s major shareholders.

 

Bengt Sjöholm

Born 1953. Board member since 2016.

 

Education and work experience:
M.Sc. in electrical engineering from Lund University of Technology. He has been CEO of several Swedish companies such as Tylö and CEO of one of the business areas within the Getinge Group.

 

Other assignments and positions:
Chairman and CEO of BSJ i Halmstad AB and board member of Avidicare Holding AB, Integrum AB, Handelstriangeln AB, Mentice Ab and Texor AB.

 

Shareholding in BICO:
B-shares: 343,283, Options: 20,000, Ownership: 0.54%, Voting right: 0.44%

 

Independent in relation to the company and group management and to the company’s major shareholders.

 

 

Helena Skåntorp

Born 1960. Board member since 2019. Chairman of the Audit Committee.

 

Education and work experience:
Long experience from leading positions as CEO and CFO, for example for Jarowskij AB and Arla, and Doctoral student at Stockholm School of Economics. She has been a member of boards of listed companies for more than 15 years.

 

Other assignments and positions:
Chairman of Nielstorp AB, Plint AB and Ljung & Sjöberg AB. Board member of ByggPartner i Dalarna AB, ByggPartner i Dalarna Holding AB (publ) and Mekonomen AB (publ).

 

Shareholding in BICO:
B-shares: 4,000, Options: 40,000

Independent in relation to the company and group management and to the company’s major shareholders.

 

Susan Tousi

Born 1969. Board member since 2021.

 

Education and work experience:
Chief Commercial Officer at Illumina, leading global sales, commercial operations, and commercial strategy and enablement. More than 25 years of R&D and business leadership at Fortune 100 technology companies and within the life sciences industry. Formerly, Corporate Vice President and General Manager for Eastman Kodak’s Consumer Inkjet Systems organization. Prior to joining Kodak,  R&D program manager for Phogenix Imaging LLC, a joint venture start-up of Hewlett-Packard and Kodak.

 

MBA degree from UCLA and an Honors BS in Engineering Science and Mechanics from Pennsylvania State University.

 

Other assignments and positions:
Executive trustee at the world renowned La Jolla Playhouse and on the UCSD Jacobs School of Engineering Dean’s Council of Advisors.

Christian Wildmoser

Born 1955. Board member since 2019. Member of the Renumeration Committee.

 

Education and work experience:
Doctor of Economics and has worked in banking for 25 years. He has been a partner of CVC Capital Partners for 16 years with responsibility for the operations in German-speaking Europe. Today, he is a private investor in growth companies.

 

Other assignments and positions:
Chairman of Waterdrop Microdrinks GmbH, board member of 1Drop SA, and Board of the African Parks Foundation Switzerland.

 

Shareholding in BICO:
B-shares: 318,492, Options: 40,000, Ownership: 0.64%, Voting right: 0.50%

 

Independent in relation to the company and group management and to the company’s major shareholders

Ulrika Dellby

Born 1966. Board member since 2022. Member of the Audit Committee

 

Education and work experience:
MBA Stockholm School of Economics. Extensive experience from strategy, business development and M&A. Former partner BCG and partner in Private Equity and more than 15 years of experience as board member in listed and private companies.

 

Other assignments and positions:
Board member Fasadgruppen, Lifco, Linc, SJ, Kavli Holding, Werksta Nordic and of the Business Executives Council of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering (IVA).

 

Shareholding in BICO:
B-shares: 5,000

 

Independent in relation to the company and group management and to the company’s major shareholders.

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Rolf Classon

Swedish-American Healthcare Executive with 40+ years experience. Member of the Renumeration Committee.

 

Education and work experience:
Chemical Engineer and Pol.Mag., from Gothenburg University. 40+ years experience in Pharmaceuticals, Med.Tech., Diagnostics, Life Science Tools and Healthcare delivery including roles such as CEO and Chairman.

 

Other assignments and positions:
Boards: Catalent (NYSE CTLT, Fresenius Medical Care (NYSE, DAX),

 

Privately held companies:
Metenova AB,Destination Pet Inc.

 

Shareholding in BICO:
B-shares: 31,000, Ownership: 0,05%, Voting right: 0,04%

 

Independent in relation to the company and group management and to the company’s major shareholders.

Carsten Browall

Born 1958. Chairman since 2019 and member of the board since 2018. Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and member of the Audit Committee.

Born 1958. Chairman since 2019 and member of the board since 2018. Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and member of the Audit Committee.

Education and work experience:
M.Sc. in economics from the University of Gothenburg.  Professional board work. Extensive experience of the medical de-vice and healthcare sectors in fast-growing companies such as Mölnlycke, Nobel Bio-care, Capio, Vitrolife and Unfors RaySafe.

Other assignments and positions:
Chairman of GHP Speciality Care AB (publ), board member of Bure Equity AB, and CEO of Carbo AB.

Shareholding in BICO:
B-shares: 3,600, Options: 160,000

Independent in relation to the company and group management and to the company’s major shareholders.

 

Erik Gatenholm

CEO, Co-founder. Born 1989. CEO since 2016.

CEO, Co-founder. Born 1989. CEO since 2016.

Education and work experience:
B.Sc. at Virginia Tech University and a M.Sc. in Innovation & Industrial Management from Gothenburg University. Erik has documented success in biotechnology entrepreneurship with more than 13 years of entrepreneurial experience. Honors include: Forbes 30 Under 30, MIT Review 35 Under 35, and Entrepreneur of the year 2020.

Other board assignments:
Board member of board member of BICO Group AB and chairman of CELLINK Options AB.

Shareholding in BICO:
A-shares: 848,958, B-shares: 8,754,236. Ownership: 14.98%, Voting right: 22.23%

Bengt Sjöholm

Born 1953. Board member since 2016.

Born 1953. Board member since 2016.

 

Education and work experience:
M.Sc. in electrical engineering from Lund University of Technology. He has been CEO of several Swedish companies such as Tylö and CEO of one of the business areas within the Getinge Group.

 

Other assignments and positions:
Chairman and CEO of BSJ i Halmstad AB and board member of Avidicare Holding AB, Integrum AB, Handelstriangeln AB, Mentice Ab and Texor AB.

 

Shareholding in BICO:
B-shares: 268,276, Options: 20,000, Ownership: 0.43%, Voting right: 0.35%

 

Independent in relation to the company and group management and to the company’s major shareholders.

 

 

Helena Skåntorp

Born 1960. Board member since 2019. Chairman of the Audit Committee.

Born 1960. Board member since 2019. Chairman of the Audit Committee.

 

Education and work experience:
Long experience from leading positions as CEO and CFO, for example for Jarowskij AB and Arla, and Doctoral student at Stockholm School of Economics. She has been a member of boards of listed companies for more than 15 years.

 

Other assignments and positions:
Chairman of Nielstorp AB, Plint AB and Ljung & Sjöberg AB. Board member of ByggPartner i Dalarna AB, ByggPartner i Dalarna Holding AB (publ) and Mekonomen AB (publ).

 

Shareholding in BICO:
B-shares: 4,000, Options: 40,000

Independent in relation to the company and group management and to the company’s major shareholders.

 

Susan Tousi

Born 1969. Board member since 2021.

Born 1969. Board member since 2021.

Education and work experience:
Susan Tousi is Chief Commercial Officer at Illumina, where she leads global sales, commercial operations, and commercial strategy and enablement. She has more than 25 years of R&D and business leadership at Fortune 100 technology companies and within the life sciences industry. Formerly, she was Corporate Vice President and General Manager for Eastman Kodak’s Consumer Inkjet Systems organization. Prior to joining Kodak, Tousi was an R&D program manager for Phogenix Imaging LLC, a joint venture start-up of Hewlett-Packard and Kodak.

She holds an MBA degree from UCLA and an Honors BS in Engineering Science and Mechanics from Pennsylvania State University.

Other assignments and positions:
In addition to her board position as BICO, Susan serves as an executive trustee at the world renowned La Jolla Playhouse and on the UCSD Jacobs School of Engineering Dean’s Council of Advisors.

Christian Wildmoser

Born 1955. Board member since 2019. Member of the Renumeration Committee.

Born 1955. Board member since 2019. Member of the Renumeration Committee.

Education and work experience:
Doctor of Economics and has worked in banking for 25 years. He has been a partner of CVC Capital Partners for 16 years with responsibility for the operations in German-speaking Europe. Today, he is a private investor in growth companies.

Other assignments and positions:
Chairman of Waterdrop Microdrinks GmbH, board member of 1Drop SA, and Board of the African Parks Foundation Switzerland.

Shareholding in BICO:
B-shares: 318,492, Options: 40,000
Ownership: 0.64%, Voting right: 0.50%

Independent in relation to the company and group management and to the company’s major shareholders

Ulrika Dellby

Born 1966. Board member since 2022. Member of the Audit Committee

Born 1966. Board member since 2022. Member of the Audit Committee

 

Education and work experience:
MBA Stockholm School of Economics. Extensive experience from strategy, business development and M&A. Former partner BCG and partner in Private Equity and more than 15 years of experience as board member in listed and private companies.

Other assignments and positions:
Board member Fasadgruppen, Lifco, Linc, SJ, Kavli Holding, Werksta Nordic and of the Business Executives Council of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering (IVA).

Shareholding in BICO:
B-shares: 5000

Independent in relation to the company and group management and to the company’s major shareholders.

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Rolf Classon

Swedish-American Healthcare Executive with 40+ years experience. Member of the Renumeration Committee.

Swedish-American Healthcare Executive with 40+ years experience. Member of the Renumeration Committee.

 

Education and work experience:
Chemical Engineer and Pol.Mag., from Gothenburg University. 40+ years experience in Pharmaceuticals, Med.Tech., Diagnostics, Life Science Tools and Healthcare delivery including roles such as CEO and Chairman.

Other assignments and positions:
Boards: Catalent (NYSE CTLT, Fresenius Medical Care (NYSE, DAX),

Privately held companies:
Metenova AB,Destination Pet Inc.

Shareholding in BICO:
B-shares: 1000

Independent in relation to the company and group management and to the company’s major shareholders.

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