Meet our speakers

Anders Borg

Nordic Director, KKR

Anders Borg joined KKR in 2013 to lead the firm’s activities in the Nordics and currently serves on the board of directors of Ambea, Mehilainen and Valinge where he is also the Chairman. Prior to joining KKR, Mr. Borg was a partner at TDR Capital and before that, Mr. Borg held various positions at Bain & Company and Nestle. Mr. Borg is a Swedish national and holds an M.Sc in Physics from Swiss Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich) and Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden).

Anders Misund

Partner, EQT

Mr Misund joined EQT Oslo in September 2007. He has an M&A as well as an industrial background, having worked 4 years with Alfred Berg, 2 years with Aker Kvaerner and Kvaerner and the last 2.5 years as a partner in a management buy-out of Kvaerner’s activities in the UK. Anders is currently Head of Equity Oslo. Anders holds a M.Sc in business from the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration.

Are Andersen

Head of Investment Banking, ABG Sundal Collier

Andersen joined ABG Sundal Collier in 1994 and is currently Head of Investment Banking. He started working in ABG Sundal Collier right after his studies in the Norwegian School of Economics.

Hannes Sjöblad

Chief Disruption Officer, Epicenter Stockholm

Hannes Sjöblad works as Chief Disruption Officer at the innovation hub Epicenter Stockholm, where he helps companies navigate technological disruption. He is also part of the Singularity University faculty on Digital Biology. Hannes has a background in asset management and does angel investments in his favorite sector: Human Augmentation Tech.

Jan Petter Collier

Founder and Partner, ABG Sundal Collier

Jan Petter Collier was one of the two founders of Sundal Collier in 1984 and is currently a partner within Investment Banking. He has previously been the Executive Chairman from 1992 until 2004 and CEO from 2004 to 2010. Prior to founding Sundal Collier he was Chief Executive of Tennant and Deputy General Manager of Rogalandsbanken.

Jarle Kvam

Partner, Advokatfirmaet Wiersholm AS

Jarle Kvam works mainly with company law and stock exchange law, with emphasis on advising and preparing contracts in business transfers, mergers and private equity/venture capital investments and instruments. He also has long experience with international negotiations. In addition, Jarle Kvam has approximately 25 years of experience with M&A and cross-border transactions, and he frequently assists international, Nordic and local buy-out funds.

John Arbuckle

‎Director at BofA Merrill Lynch , BofA Merrill Lynch

John joined Merrill Lynch’s industrials group as a Summer Analyst in 2004. John began his career with the firm in Chicago where he remained through late 2013. In late 2013, he relocated to London to support the European investment banking effort with a focus on M&A.

Ketil Gjerstad

Partner and Managing Director, BCG

Ketil Gjerstad is a Partner and Managing Director in BCG Oslo's office, and a regional leader of BCG's Corporate Development Practice in Central & Eastern Europe and Middle East. In his work, he actively supports corporate clients and financial sponsors in merger & acquisitions, full value plans, digital improvements, and transformation programs.

Nina Olufsen

Executive VP & CFO, Norrøna

Nina Olufsen joined Norrøna in January 2013, heading finance, IT, HR and legal. Olufsen has experience from change and project management, and is involved in strategic and operational projects involving IT and tech.

Sven Törnkvist

Head of Digital Business Development at EQT, EQT Holdings AB, Stockholm

Sven Törnkvist is Head of Digital Business Development at EQT, where he focuses on digital transformation with EQT fund’s portfolio companies as well as supporting new deals.

Rikke Eckhoff Høvding


Rikke Eckhoff Høvding joined NVCA as CEO in November 2015. She has worked with the private equity and venture capital industry since 2008, when she covered the Nordic markets as editor and reporter at trade journal

Rune Opdahl

Partner, Wiersholm

Rune Opdahl works mainly with enterprises in the media, technology, e-commerce and pharmaceutical industries. He particularly advises clients on intellectual property law (such as copyright law, trademark law and patent law) data protection/privacy law, marketing law and contract law.

Richard Tynan

Managing-Director, TradeIX

Richard Tynan is a co-founder of TRADEIX. Richard has over 25 years of Investment Banking experience in both Fixed Income and Capital Markets.