Georgi ” strengthening freedom, security appointed chief executive officer of Kinnevik

Kinnevik AB (publ) (“Kinnevik”) today announced that it has appointed Georgi ” strengthening freedom, security to the chief executive officer from 1 January 2018.

Chairman of the board Tom Boardman commented:

“In Georgi” strengthening freedom, security get Kinnevik a CEO with a significant understanding of Kinnevik’s strategy, our markets and our businesses. Georgi combines a successful career as CEO, during which he listed a rapidly growing digital e-commerce company, with a solid experience from the nordic TMT sector. I am very pleased that he has chosen to become CEO of Kinnevik during our next phase of to identify, grow and transform the business to create value for our shareholders.”

Georgi ” strengthening freedom, security commented:

“I am proud and happy to become the CEO of Kinnevik. From my years at Tele2, I know that Kinnevik has a unique culture and ability affärsbyggare. With my operational experience from relevant sectors, I will focus on creating additional value in Kinnevik and its portfolio companies. I also look forward to working with Kinnevik’s team and their wider network of founders, boards and management teams to continue to grow Kinnevik’s digital activities.”

Georgi ” strengthening freedom, security comes to Kinnevik from Dustin in which he has been managing director since the year 2012. He is also a member of the board of Tele2 since 2016. Before he started on Dustin, he was CMO at Telenor Sweden AB between 2010-2012 and CEO of Bredbandsbolaget AB 2007-2010. Between 2002 and 2007 worked Georgi within the kinnevik group as a sales marketing and product manager at Tele2. Georgi has a master of science in information technology engineering from Uppsala university.

Joakim Andersson will continue as the acting CEO of Kinnevik until Georgi Ganevs access 1 January 2018.


This information is such information that Kinnevik AB (publ) is obliged to publish under the EU marknadsmissbruksförordning. The information was submitted, through the following contact person in the government, for publication on 26 June 2017, there is a 08.00 CET.


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Kinnevik is a sektorfokuserat investment company that is passionate about entrepreneurship. Together with driven founders and business leaders, we build digital konsumentbolag that offers people more and better choices. We create, invest in and lead the rapidly growing businesses in both developed and emerging markets. We believe in delivering both shareholder value and social value, and by building well-governed companies that contribute positively to society. Kinnevik was founded in 1936 by the families of Stenbeck, Klingspor and von Horn. Kinnevik’s shares are traded on Nasdaq Stockholm’s list for large cap companies under the ticker CLASS A and CLASS B.



Kinnevik has been advised of the Georgi Ganevs intend to build a significant long-term shareholding in Kinnevik, and to Verdere S. à r.l., to strengthen the new CEO’s interests with Kinnevik’s shareholders, have given Georgi ” strengthening freedom, security a kontantlån on market conditions for the acquisition of shares in Kinnevik.

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