The North Alliance Board of Directors

Lars Wollung – Chairman of the board

M.Sc. (civilingenjör) in information technology and  B.Sc. (civilekonom) in economics and business administration.

Lars has been President and Chief Executive Officer during 15 years for Intrum Justitia AB (financial services) and Acando AB (information technology). Previously he worked as management consultant during 15 years for McKinsey & Company and OMP AB.

Lars also serves as board member of Nordea Bank AB, chairman for IFS AB and MySafety Försäkringar AB.

Conny Karlsson – Board member

M.Sc. in Economics and Business.

Conny has previously held the following positions:

Chief Executive Officer, Duni AB; Marketing Director, Procter & Gamble UK; Marketing Director and Regional Director, Procter & Gamble Scandinavia; Marketing Director, Procter & Gamble E&SO.

He also serves as Chairman of Cederroth AB, Swedish Match AB and Euroflorist AB.

Thomas Thomsen – board member

Thomas Thomsen is the founder of Value Impact United, a FMCG & consumer healthcare strategy and value creation consultancy, where he is lead consumer advisor for private equity and advises CEO’s/board’s within same sectors. Thomas possesses several non-executive director/chairman across FMCG, Consumer healthcare & Digital, and has had extensive experience within growth and turnaround cases, establishing businesses, exits and significant change. Previously, he headed up Reckitt Benckiser’s Global Consumer Healthcare Division, was Global Category Head at Novartis Consumer and have had several Regional MD roles across Europe at J&J Consumer & Cadbury/Dandy. Thomas holds a BA in Business Management, BA in Anthropology and MBA Executive from a number of international business schools.

Tobias Karte – Board member

M.Sc., Stockholm University.

Tobias is Investment director at CapMan since 2012 and has previously worked in Carnegie Investment Bank with Investment Banking and as Investment manager in Segulah Advisors.

Trond Riiber Knudsen – Board member

M.Sc. in Structural Engineering ,NTH. MBA, Harvard Business School

From 1992-2015 Trond worked in McKinsey & Company, serving as a partner and Global director since 2002. In 2015 he started his own investment company, TRK group, primarly focusing on disruptive Tech, Digital Services and Emerging Africa. He is also involved in several pro-bono engagements.

Tuomi Raasio – Board member


Joined CapMan in 1988, one of the founding Partners, Head of CapMan Buyout until 2010.

Before CapMan worked as Vice President at Kansallis-Osake-Pankki (Finnish commercial bank) and as Legal Officer at Outokumpu Plc. Chairman or Member of Board of Directors in several CapMan Buyout’s portfolio companies over two decades. Currently Chairman of the Board in Design Talo. He is also serving as Chairman of the Board in the Charity Foundation of Children’s Hospital.

Sara Öhrvall – Advisor to the Board

MBA from Umeå Business School.

Sara is a senior advisor and writes columns about technology and innovation for Sweden’s leading financial daily, Dagens Industri. Sara was previously SVP, Global Research & Development at Bonnier and has previously worked at Toyota in Tokyo and Volvo Cars in Brussels.

She is also a board member of Bonnier Books, Kicks Cosmetics, Bisnode, Nobel Museum and Umeå University.