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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. 

 

Shareholding in BICO:
B-shares: 40,051. Options: 300,000

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: 27,809. Options: 114,000

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:

Options: 90,000

Lotta Bus

SVP & General Counsel

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. Options: 68,750

Anders Fogelberg

Chief Commercial Officer (CCO)

Born 1975. CCO since 2024.

 

 

Education and work experience:

M. Sc. Business Administration from University of Gothenburg. Extensive experience from different leadership positions foremost as a Managing Director for the SKF Group in Malaysia and Indonesia respectively. CEO for Bellman & Symfon and Chief Marketing Officer and Head of Sales for Profundus.

 

Other board assignments:
None.

 

Shareholding in BICO:

Options: 50,000

Catharina Nordlund

Chief HR Officer

Born 1968. CHRO since 2024.

 

Education and work experience:

University certification in nursing, Örebro University and Human Resources specialist, Sensus. 25+ years’ experience of Human Resources (HR), Learning & Development as well as Sales and Marketing in global organizations. She has held various positions within the medtech and the life science industries at companies such as Cochlear Bone Anchored Solutions, Mölnlycke Health Care and Pfizer, and now latest as VP Global HR for Surgical Science.

 

Other board assignments:
None.

 

Shareholding in BICO:

B-shares: 2,000. Options: 10,000

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