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Group Mangement

The CEO is responsible for the daily management of the Company in accordance with the Swedish Companies Act and the Board’s instructions. The CEO is responsible for keeping the Board informed of the Company’s operations and to ensure that the Board has the information the members need to undertake informed decisions. Through continuous dialogue, the CEO also holds the Chairman informed of the Group’s development. The Group Management consists of Avanza’s CEO, and representatives from different parts of the Group as follows.

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Gustaf Unger

Born 1973
Employed since 2024

M.Sc. in Business Administration and Economics, Stockholm University
M.Sc. in Engineering, KTH Royal Institute of Technology
PhD in Operations Research and Mathematical Finance, ETH Zürich

2022–2024 Nordnet AB, Board member

2021–2024 Intelligent Debt Financing AB, Co-founder

2017–2021 Nordea, of which 2017–2018 Head of Nordea Life & Pension; 2019–2019 Co-head Nordea Wealth Management; 2020–2021 Head of Nordea Private Banking & Solutions

2006–2017 SEB, of which 2006 SEB Private Banking, Head of Business Development & IT; 2007–2010 SEB Wealth Management, Senior Manager; 2010–2013 SEB Enskilda Corporate Finance Frankfurt & Stockholm, Managing Director; 2014–2017 SEB Investor Services, Head of Investor Services

2000–2005 McKinsey & Co. of which 2000–2003 Zürich, Associate; 2003–2005 Stockholm, Engagement Manager

1999–2000 Investor AB, Research associate

Other significant assignments:

Shares/aktier 4,499
Warrants/teckningsoptioner  0


Anna Casselblad

Born 1981
Employed since 2012

MBA Stockholm School of Economics

2012–2020 Avanza Bank AB, of which:
2012-2017 Operational responsibility Compliance; 2016–2017 Group leader Compliance; 2017–2020 Head of Compliance for the Avanza Group

2005–2012 PwC AB, Auditor in Financial Services

Other significant assignments:

Shares/aktier 2,750
Warrants/teckningsoptioner  31,005


Gunnar Olsson
Deputy CEO, Chief Operations Officer (COO)

Born 1972
Employed since 2018

MBA, Mittuniversitetet


2012–2018 Länsförsäkringar Bank AB, Head of business development and products
2000–2012 SEB, Head of third party sales and Business developer
1998–2000 PAR AB (Now Bisnode), Account Manager

Other significant assignments:
Board member of StockRepublic AB

Shares/aktier 10,750
Warrants/teckningsoptioner  48,000
Jesper Bonnivier
CEO Avanza Fonder

Born 1974
Employed since 2019

Business administration, at Linköping's and and Mälardalen's Universities

2011–2018 Länsförsäkringar Fondförvaltning AB, Deputy CEO and Head of Asset Management
2009–2010 Länsförsäkringar AB, Head of Securities Administration
2007–2008 Länsförsäkringar Fondförvaltning AB, Deputy CEO and Head of Fund Analysis and Valuation

Other significant assignments:
Board member Swedish Investment Fund Association

Shares/aktier 500
Warrants/teckningsoptioner  21,026
Åsa Mindus Söderlund
CEO Insurance Company Avanza Pension

Born 1965
Employed since 2017

B. Sc. Financial Economics, Stockholm School of Economics

2017-2018 Avanza Fonder, CEO
2012–2017 SPP, CEO SPP Consultant and member of Group Management SPP Pension & Insurance
2010–2012 mindUS Consulting, Project leader with focus on international outsourcing within the fund and asset management industry
2005–2010 Atos Consulting, Director and CEO
1998–2005 Capgemini Ernst & Young, Senior Manager Ernst & Young Management Consulting
1991–1997 Ministry of Finance, Head of Section

Other significant assignments:

Shares/aktier 334
Warrants/teckningsoptioner  21,446
Teresa Schechter
Chief Legal Officer (CLO)

Born 1970
Employed since 2006

Education: LL.M., University of Gothenburg


2006–2017 Avanza Bank AB, Head of Compliance, Legal and Surveillance
2004–2006 Aktieinvest FK AB, Compliance Officer and Corporate counsel
2002–2004 Swedish Shareholders’ Association, Legal Councel
1999–2001 Aktiesparinvest / AB,
Corporate Councel

Other significant assignments:

Shares/aktier 500
Warrants/teckningsoptioner  26,156
Sofia Svavar
Chief Communications & IR Officer (CCIRO), Group responsible for CSR

Born 1972
Employed since 2015

DIHM Business Communication, IHM Business School, and Business administration, FEI

2015–2022 Avanza Bank AB, Head of Investor Relations
2009–2015 Swedbank AB, Investor Relations Manager
2000–2009 Carnegie Investment Bank, Corporate Communications and Investor Relations with responsibility for the Group’s internal communication, branding as well as external and internal websites

Shares/aktier 15,999
Warrants/teckningsoptioner  17,356
Karin Åge
Chief Human Resource Officer (CHRO)

Born 1974
Employed since 2024

M.Sc. in Business Administration and Economics, Stockholm School of Economics
Advanced Management Program, Columbia Business School

2019–2024 Navigio, Partner and Head of Executive Search
2015–2018 Egon Zehnder, Consultant
2007–2015 SEB, of which 2007–2010 Manager Operational Excellence; 2010–2011 Head Business Development Commodities; 2011–2012 Global Head of Sales and Relations, Asset servicing and Cash Management towards institutions; 2013–2015 Head of Strategy and Business Development for SEB Norway
2000–2007 Accenture, Manager
1999–2000 Arla, Management Trainee

Other significant assignments:
Board member of Svevik Industri AB

Shares/aktier 0
Warrants/teckningsoptioner  0