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Maria Forss

Maria Forss

CEO and President

Born 1972. CEO since 2023.

 

Education and work experience:

M.Sc. in Business Administration from Gothenburg School of Economics & Concordia University, Montreal, Canada. Executive Management Program at Stanford University. Certification and advanced courses in board work. Maria has 25+ years of international experience from leading positions within executive management, business development, strategic marketing and sales in the entire value chain in the life science industry for global companies e.g., Vitrolife and AstraZeneca.

 

Other board assignments:
Chairman of the Board in BICO International AB. Board member in Mabtech AB.

 

Shareholding in BICO:
B-shares: 28,000

Jacob Thordenberg

Chief Financial Officer

Born 1985. CFO since 2023.

 

Education and work experience:

M.Sc Corporate and financial management from Lund University, Sweden. Over 10 years of financial experience, including Head of M&A at BICO, M&A Director at Telia Company, and Deloitte Transaction Services.

 

Other board assignments:

Board member in BICO International AB and CELLINK Bioprinting AB.

 

Shareholding in BICO:

B-shares: 18,409

Dr. Héctor Martinez

EVP, CTO & Co-founder

Born 1985. CTO since 2016.

 

Education and work experience:

M.Sc. and PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Chalmers University of Technology. Hector has over 10 years of experience in developing and commercializing cutting-edge converging technologies that enable our customers to create, understand and master biology.

 

Other board assignments:

None.

 

Shareholding in BICO:

A-shares: 567,709. B-shares: 5,751,284
Holding: 8.95%. Votes: 13.59%

Marius Balger

Chief Operating Officer

Born 1968. COO since 2023.

 

Education and work experience:

M.Sc. General Mechanical Engineering (Diplom-Ingenieur) Technical University Darmstadt – Hesse, Germany. 30+ years of general business management experience and 20+ Years in Life Science and IVD. Including cross-functional responsibilities ranging from operations, through building and leading sales and distribution networks, product development, lean manufacturing to after-sale service. Previous key leadership functions: General Manager and VP Asia Pacific at MAN AG, CEO of a midsize CDMO and SVP Partnering Business at Tecan AG.

 

Other board assignments:
Chairman of the Board in CELLINK Bioprinting AB.

 

Shareholding in BICO:

None.

Lotta Bus

SVP & General Counsel & HR

Born 1970. General Counsel since 2020.

Education and work experience:

LL.M. University of Lund & Maastricht. Over 20 years of experience as an attorney working for the law firms Vinge, MAQS and Magnusson including 14 years of experience of management as partner and five years as CEO.

Other board assignments:

Board member of Sincrly AB, BICO International AB and CELLINK Bioprinting AB.

Shareholding in BICO: 

B-shares: 7,000

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