Summary

Highly experienced senior manager with a proven track record of successful management and business development. Motivated, proactive and strategic business leader. Outgoing yet diplomatic, friendly yet firm and able to socially interact at all levels. A consistent optimistic and positive attitude towards life, work and people.

Strong academic background in engineering, business and economics, supplemented by several executive education programmes at leading business schools (Cranfield, IMD, INSEAD and London Business School).

Fluent in English, conversational Czech, basic (passive) knowledge of German and native Swedish.

More than 20 years of international business and management experience in both large and small organisations, including living and working in several different countries.

Successful experience in working with people with different cultural and professional backgrounds, different personalities and different behaviour styles. Proven ability to create positive working environments and to produce results through others, including building, leading and motivating high-performing teams.

Extensive experience in originating, evaluating and executing large and complex projects. Managed and led investment projects and acquisitions on three continents worth hundreds of millions of euros/dollars.

Good experience in negotiating and closing agreements in an international context. Strong experience in preparing and presenting proposals to senior management teams, company boards and owners.

Global business experience includes working in Austria, Bulgaria, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Hungary, India, Laos, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malaysia, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Tanzania, Thailand, Ukraine and Vietnam.

Extensive experience in energy, power and utilities. Currently living in the Czech Republic and focusing on CEE and SEE markets. Featured speaker at many conferences, seminars and workshops. Alumnus of Cranfield School of Management, INSEAD, IMD International and London Business School.

Work History

Work History
Mar 2005 - Present

Senior Partner

M&C Energy

M&C Energy is an independent business consulting firm focusing on the energy & utility sector. Mainly active in Central, Eastern and South-eastern Europe (CEE & SEE). Business consulting to utilities, energy companies, financial institutions and large energy users. Combining market experience and energy industry knowledge to provide clients with professional business advice and independent expert analysis. Focusing on energy business development and energy investments.

Mar 2005 - Present

Managing Director

Mauritz & Company

Mauritz & Company is a strategy and management consulting firm active in most countries in Central, Eastern and South-eastern Europe (CEE & SEE) that delivers a variety of business consulting services based on deep financial, analytical and business process skills to both industry and government clients.

Providing leadership for a 32-person workforce and responsible for overseeing all areas of the business. Advising international companies with individually tailored business advice and assisting them to accomplish their goals in various markets and sectors. Helping management to make the right decisions on strategy, operations, mergers & acquisitions and organisation.

Assisting companies that want to start, improve or expand their business, including searching and identifying business and investment opportunities. Helping companies to improve their performance primarily through the analysis of existing business problems and development of plans for improvement. Organising and supervising project teams in various industries and selecting external industry experts to support the teams when required.

Jan 1999 - Feb 2005

Managing Director, Central & Eastern Europe

Vattenfall

Vattenfall is one of the largest energy companies in Europe with an annual turnover of around €20 billion and close to 40,000 employees. Core activities are generation, distribution, trading and sale of electricity and heat.

Responsible for the overall business performance, new investments, local positioning and relationship building in several countries in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). Led, managed and controlled regional operations to ensure that business strategies and market plans were prepared and executed to meet objectives. Started up new regional offices, recruited and organised local personnel. Supervised five direct reports, 16 employees and led project teams of all sizes up to 35 team members. Successfully led the acquisition of a large energy company (€300 million turnover and 1,600 employees) and then actively participated in the management and integration. Had full profit-and-loss responsibility and reported directly to the Executive Group Management.

Dec 1997 - 1998

Director, Mergers & Acquisitions

Vattenfall

Responsible for strategy, mergers & acquisitions and corporate partnering. Planned and managed business and investment projects in several different countries. New business operations were established in seven European markets. Appointed as a member of an executive group that consisted of Vattenfall’s top managers.

Apr 1996 - Nov 1997

Vice President, Business Development

Vattenfall

Originated and led international business projects as well as more traditional strategic planning and commercial assistance to global business operations. Played a key role in Vattenfall's efforts to become an international company with a strong presence in Europe and selected global markets.

Jan 1995 - Mar 1996

Country Manager Germany

Vattenfall

Responsible for developing a market entry strategy for Germany and accountable for the execution of the strategy, including starting up a local business in Hamburg. Planned, structured and led several business projects in addition to being accountable for achieving all corporate objectives.

Jan 1991 - Dec 1994

Project Finance Manager

Vattenfall

Performed investment analysis and financial modelling of various international business projects. Identified, analysed and quantified financial and economic risks. Specific expertise in estimating the value of a company or a project, including using the discounted cash flow approach and other valuation methods

Education

Education
2001 - 2001

SEP

London Business School
1999 - 1999

IEP

INSEAD
1991 - 1993

International Management

Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management
1985 - 1989

B.Sc.

Uppsala universitet