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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.

Please click on each name for details. The holdings information provided for each member of the Group Management is as per 2021-12-31. Details of transactions are available through the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority's insider register.

Rikard Josefson

Born 1965
Employed since 2017
B.A. in Economics from Stockholm University

2011 - 2017 Länsförsäkringar Bank, CEO
2011 SEB, Head of Global Transaction Services
2001-2010 SEB, Deputy Head the Swedish retail banking operations
2000-2004 SEB Finance, CEO
1999-2000 Latvijas Unibanka (SEB), Deputy CEO

Other significant assignments:
Board member of SwedSec Licensiering AB

Shares 22,000
Warrants  135,440
Anna Casselblad

Born 1981
Employed since 2012
MBA Stockholm School of Economics

2017 – 2020 Head of Compliance, The Avanza Group, Compliance responsible Avanza Bank AB (publ)
2016 – 2017 Group leader Compliance, Avanza Bank AB (publ)
2012 – 2017 Operational responsibility Compliance, Avanza Bank AB (publ)
2005 – 2012 Auditor in Financial Services, PwC AB, Stockholm

Other significant assignments:

Shares 1 550
Warrants  8,750


Peter Almqvist

Born 1975
M.Sc. Information Technology, Linköping Technical University
Employeed since 2011

2011 – 2022 Head of IT Operations, Avanza Bank AB (publ)
2008 – 2010 Project/Program Director, Nasdaq
2001 – 2007 Project Manager and Solutions Architect, OMX

Other significant assignments:

Shares 500
Warrants  16,170


Jesper Bonnivier
CEO Avanza Fonder

Born 1974
Employed since 2019
Business administration, at Linköping’s and Mälardalen’s Universities Certified European Financial Analyst (CEFA), Stockholm School of Economics

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

Other significant assignments:

Shares 0
Warrants  30,000
Camilla Hedenfelt
Chief Human Resource Officer

Born 1968
EMployed since 2019
BA Personnel and working life programme at Stockholm’s University
Change management, Gestaltakademin 2014-2015.

2016-2019 HR Director, Orkla Care AB (Orkla AS acquired Cederroth AB 2016)
2014-2016 HR Director, Cederroth AB
2012-2014 HR Manager, Swedish Match
2007-2012 HR Manager Orkla Brands Nordic, within Orkla ASA

Other significant assignments:

Shares 0
Warrants  24,770
Åsa Mindus Söderlund
CEO Insurance Company Avanza Pension

Born 1965
Employed since 2017
Bachelor Financial Economics, Stockholm School of Economics and Business Administration

2017-2018 CEO Avanza Fonder 2012-2017 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 Director and CEO Atos Consulting 1998-2005 Senior Manager Ernst & Young Management Consulting, Capgemini Ernst&Young 1991-1997 Head of Section, Ministry of Finance

Other significant assignments:

Shares 250
Warrants  31,760
Gunnar Olsson
COO, Deputy CEO

Born 1972
Employed 2018
MBA, Mittuniversitetet


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

Other significant assignments:
Board member in Stabelo Group AB

Shares 8,750
Warrants  54,630
Teresa Schechter
CLO (Chief Legal Officer)

Born 1970
Employed since 2006
Education: LL.M., University of Gothenburg


2006-2017 Head of Compliance/Legal/Surveillance at Avanza Bank AB 2004-2006 Compliance officer, Aktieinvest Fondkommission AB 2002-2004 Legal counsel, Sveriges Aktiesparares Riksförbund 1999-2001 Legal counsel, Aktiesparinvest AB / AB

Other significant assignments:

Shares 0
Warrants  34,410
Sofia Svavar
Chief Communications & IR Officer, Group responsible for CSR

Born 1972
Employed since 2015
DIHM Business Communication, IHM Business School, and Business administration, FEI.

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

Shares 12 500
Warrants  10 970