Management Team

Ali joined Heliospectra as CEO in 2017. With him he brought his passion for people and technology with 20 years of international business leadership experience to his position at the helm of Heliospectra. Ali is globally recognized for his successful track record of developing new business and delivering profitable growth in a multitude of geographies. He has lived and worked in five different countries on three different continents over the course of his career. Highly skilled in integrating cultural and commercial experiences, he excels in establishing partnerships with different stakeholders and driving diverse teams to peak performance. Prior to joining Heliospectra, Ali was Vice President of Tetra Pak in Asia Pacific and served as a member of Tetra Pak’s global executive team. Ali has a MSc in Engineering. Holding: 27 199 shares and 300 000 stock options.
Ali Ahmadian
President and CEO
Hans holds a MSc in Business & Economics and 30 years of experience working as Auditor, CFO and Finance Director with global, market-leading companies, including CMA-CGM, Zimmer Biomet, Global Blue, and PWC. Prior to Heliospectra, Hans served as Finance Director at Volvo Buses. Hans Naess joined Heliospectra in 2018 and holds 30 000 shares and 100 000 stock options.
Hans Naess
CFO
Scott has more than 20+ years of B2B commercial leadership experience both in North America and internationally. Prior to joining Heliospectra, Scott worked for PBC, a private label food broker in Canada, where he served as the Vice President of Sales and Marketing. He was responsible for the company’s overall sales and broker network throughout North America. Prior to that Scott worked over 17 years with Tetra Pak, starting his career as a Business Development Manager and rising to Managing Director TP Canada and was part of the company’s Management team (2014-2018) before leaving the company in 2018. Scott graduated from Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec and has numerous Leadership Certificates from IMD in Switzerland and Ashridge in the United Kingdom. Scott joined Heliospectra in 2020 and holds 0 shares and 0 stock options.
Scott Thornton
Vice President of Sales & General Manager, North America
Hanna’s entrepreneurial approach, drive and business-oriented mindset has led her to an extensive 18 years of experience in B2B development within the international food industry. She has earned a stellar reputation in selling new technology for food production globally and driving customer projects from concept development to implementation and start up in factory. She holds a MSc in Engineering and is very performance driven with a successful strategy of leading others based on trust, courage and constant exploration. Before joining Heliospectra, she held executive leadership positions with Micvac AB. Hanna Rüdel joined Heliospectra in 2018 and holds 35 000 stock options.
Hanna Rüdel
Vice President of Technical Services
Sarah is a senior marketing executive with 12+ years of global experience across a diverse set of industry sectors. She has a successful track record developing creative solutions and multichannel marketing programs that deliver bottom line results. Prior to Heliospectra, Sarah was a Marketing Director at The Mezzanine Group, a B2B marketing agency, where she supported multi-national companies with their tactical and strategic global marketing plans. Prior to her time at the agency, she held senior leadership roles for prominent business organizations across North America. Sarah earned her Bachelor’s Degree from York University and currently resides in New York City. Sarah joined Heliospectra in 2020 and holds 0 shares and 0 stock options.
Sarah Basiri
Vice President of Marketing
Yasuhiro has over 15+ years of experience working with product development and leadership. Before joining Heliospectra, Yasuhiro worked as a consultant and coordinator of waste management projects in China. Prior to that he worked for Tetra Pak, where he held multiple leadership positions, including Senior Director Marketing and Product Management and later as a Cluster Environment Director. Responsibilities included all environment activities in China, Taiwan, and other areas in the cluster to improve company's Environment performance and increase corporate credentials among key stakeholders. Yasuhiro graduated Rikkyo University with a bachelor’s degree of Sociology and holds leadership certificates from IMD Business School and Ashridge Business School. Yasuhiro joined Heliospectra in 2019 and holds 0 share and 0 stock options.
Yasuhiro Suzuki
General Manager, Heliospectra Japan

The Board

Andreas Gunnarsson has extensive experience in starting up and operating growth companies in the technology sector. He is also chairman of the board in Air to Air Sweden AB, board member in WRAP International AB, Lamera AB, SolarWave AB, Crossborder Technologies AB, and alternate at Jensen Devices AB, PromorePharma AB, Minesto AB, Powercell Sweden AB, and Pergamum AB. Andreas has studied at Jönköping International Business School. Independent in relation to the company and management but not in relation to the company’s major shareholders.
Born:
1974
Elected:
2011
Holding:
36 748 shares
Andreas Gunnarsson
Chairman
Anders Ludvigson has significant industry experience as co-owner and vice president of Ludvig Svensson AB, the world’s largest manufacturer of curtains for the green house industry. He has previously held the position as CEO for their operations in the Netherlands. Anders holds a MSc in production management and investment analysis from the Institute of Technology at Linköping University. Independent in relation to the company and management as well as in relation to the company’s major shareholders.
Born:
1970
Elected:
2007
Holding:
0 shares
Anders Ludvigson
Boardmember
Martin Skoglund is one of the founders of Heliospectra. He is also co-founder of Chalmers Innovation and the founder of Wood & Hill Investment AB that focuses on buy-outs and real estate investments. Other assignments include chairman of the board of Stallet Fastighets Holding AB, board member in AB Blåbergsholmen, Haga Hem Holding AB, Oakridge AB, and alternate at Natstone AB. Martin holds a MSc and an MBA from the School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg. Independent in relation to the company and management as well as in relation to the company’s major shareholders.
Born:
1966
Elected:
2006
Holding:
Holdings through related legal person: 119 606 shares (Wood & Hill Investment AB)
Martin Skoglund
Staffan Hillberg was the company’s CEO between 2010 – 2017. He has led several growth companies to international expansion and listing, including Heliospectra. Under his leadership the company was also, as the first Nordic company, listed at the OTC market in the USA through an ADR solution. Staffan is currently co-owner of Wood & Hill Investment AB that focuses on buy-outs and real estate investments. Staffan holds a MSc in Engineering. Independent in relation to the company and management as well as in relation to the company’s major shareholders.
Born:
1964
Elected:
2017
Holding:
16,666 shares. Holdings through related legal person: 99,672 shares (Wood & Hill Investment AB)
Staffan Hillberg
Boardmember
Staffan Gunnarsson has extensive leadership experience of starting and operating large scale companies. He’s currently holding numerous positions within the Weland Group, including as MD and board member for Weland Stål AB and Weland Fastighetsbolag. Other assignments include MD of Floby Durk AB, Maku Stål AB and Per Wikstrand AB, as well as boardmember in Melodia Medical AB, Sandåker 5 Fastighetsförvaltning AB, Maku Fastighetsförvaltning AB, Laserstans i Ulricehamn AB, and Häfla Skogar AB. Independent in relation to the company and management but not in relation to the company’s major shareholders.
Born:
1947
Elected:
2017
Holding:
31 999 shares
Staffan Gunnarsson
Boardmember

Insiders

Ali Ahmadian
CEO
Anders Ludvigson
Boardmember
Andreas Gunnarsson
Chairman of the Board
Göran Linder
Alternate
Hanna Rüdel
VP of Technical Services
Hans Naess
CFO
Jens Helgesson
Alternate
Martin Skoglund
Boardmember
Staffan Gunnarsson
Boardmember
Staffan Hillberg
Advisor

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