Team

We work towards a better infrastructure today and for future generations

Infranode consists of a team of infrastructure experts with more than 200 years of experience in investing in, owning and managing infrastructure. We also have extensive experience in creating long-term collaborations with both public and private players in the infrastructure sector.

We invite you to join us!

We are always looking for new people who share our ambitions and can contribute to developing our business. Look into our career opportunities.

Our team

Aleksi Graan

Director
Nordic Utilities Lead
aleksi.graan(at)infranode.se
+46 72 575 18 32
+358 40 511 54 73

Aleksi is Director and Nordic Utilities Lead in the Infranode team. He has eight years of experience from infrastructure investments across power & utilities, social infra, and PPPs.

Aleksi has been involved in several landmark transactions in the regulated utilities space in the Nordics with a combined transaction value exceeding EUR 10.0bn, acting both on the buy side and sell side.

At Infranode, Aleksi has been focus on transactions in Finland and Sweden. Aleksi serves as a director on the board of Loiste and Loiste holding and is the chairperson of the board of Varmalämmitys.

Prior to joining Infranode, Aleksi was Head of Strategy at Fortum Distribution in Sweden (later Ellevio), where he was responsible for M&A and strategy development working closely with the divestment of Fortum Distribution division. Before becoming Head of Strategy, Aleksi headed the team responsible for long term asset management for Fortum’s entire Distribution division covering assets in Finland, Norway, and Sweden.

Aleksi started his career at Icecapital, a Nordic investment bank, where he worked in the Helsinki office with M&A and financial advisory covering the power and utility sector, advising energy sector companies as well as international infrastructure investors. He worked within a wide spectrum of energy assets including regulated electricity and gas distribution, heat, hydro, LNG, wind and other renewable energy sources.

Aleksi holds a M.Sc. in Economics and a M.Sc. in Engineering with focus on energy technologies, both from Aalto University in Helsinki. He is a native Finnish speaker and is fluent in English and Swedish

Ann Halvarsson

Financial Controller
ann.halvarsson(at)infranode.se
+46 70 914 64 35

Ann has ten years of financial and accounting experience. Prior to joining Infranode she was Nordic Controller for Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield.

Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield is a global developer and operator of flagship real estate destinations where she had a variety of responsibilities including follow-up of capex and calculation of service charges for Unibail-Rodamco´s tenants. Prior to that she was an Accounting Consultant for KPMG Sweden.

Ann started her professional career as an Accounting Clerk at mySafety AB, a leading international company group in the field of everyday safety and insurance services.
Ann holds an M.Sc. in Business and Economics from Stockholm University. She is a native Thai speaker and is fluent in English and Swedish.

Carl Johansson

Investment Associate
carl.johansson(at)infranode.se
+46 76 945 93 63

Carl is an Investment Associate at Infranode. Prior to joining Infranode, Carl worked as an Associate Director at Newsec Infra, where he advised on a number of M&A and project finance transactions within Nordic renewable energy, primarily within large-scale onshore wind.

After his graduation in 2017, Carl started his career in the Infrastructure group at PwC Corporate Finance. During his studies, he worked part-time as an Analyst at Infranode and completed an internship at an M&A boutique in Stockholm.

Carl holds a M.Sc. in Accounting and Financial Management from Stockholm School of Economics and a B.Sc. in Business Administration and Economics from Lund University, including an exchange semester at the University of St Gallen in Switzerland. He is a native Swedish speaker and is fluent in English.

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Carl-Emil Lindholm

Deputy CIO
carl-emil.lindholm(at)infranode.se
+46 70 566 57 36

Carl-Emil is a Director and Country Lead Sweden in the Infranode team with 7 years of experience from infrastructure investments. Since joining Infranode he has participated in several transactions in the infrastructure space both in the Nordics and in the UK.

He project managed the investment into Akershus Energi Varme AS, Oslofjord Varme AS, Omsorgsbolig AS and the initial, as well as follow-on, investment into Eneo Navitas.

Together with Christian Doglia he managed the GBP 240m transaction for the Vattenfall owned offshore wind farm Ormonde on behalf of AMF, as well as advised AMF on regulatory and commercial matters in relation to their GBP 300m investment into the Green Investment Bank Offshore Wind Fund.

Carl-Emil serves as a director on the board of Akershus Energi Varme AS, Omsorgsbolig Holding AS, Eneo Navitas AB and Infranode Energi AB (the Infranode holding company for Skånska Energi)
Carl-Emil’s transaction work is mostly focused on Sweden.

Before joining Infranode he worked within the M&A department of the Swedish state owned utility company Vattenfall. He joined Vattenfall after his graduation and held positions in the Asset Optimisation & Trading division in Stockholm and the Production Division in Berlin prior to joining the M&A department in Stockholm. At Vattenfall he worked with both acquisitions and divestments within distribution, heat, hydro, onshore wind and offshore wind.

Carl-Emil graduated from Stockholm School of Economics with an M.Sc. in Finance and a B.Sc. in Finance and Accounting & Financial Management, including an exchange semester at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. He is a native Swedish speaker, is fluent in English and has basic skills in German

Christian Doglia

Founding Partner
christian(at)infranode.se
+46 73 320 74 87

Christian is a Founding Partner of Infranode. He has over 15 years of infrastructure sector experience and a total of 18 years international experience in credit structuring, corporate finance and business development across a variety of European jurisdictions.

Christian co-leads Infranode’s activity, chairs its Board of Directors and is a member of its Investment Committee.Prior to launching Infranode, Christian was a Senior Advisor to SEK (Svenskt Export Kredit) Advisory Services, evaluating the setup of an export dedicated infrastructure fund, the Swedish Export and Infrastructure Fund and Head of Corporate Development and Legal at IBS, the Swedish international software company.

From 2001 to 2009, Christian worked in London as VP in the European Infrastructure team of monoline debt guarantor FSA where he was part of many groundbreaking infrastructure and municipal financing structures. He was subsequently a Founding Partner of Arcadium Infrastructure Debt Fund before moving to Sweden. He started his career as an Account Executive in the London office of the Global Financial Risk Practice division at Willis Ltd, where he was primarily responsible for managing the portfolio of insurance and reinsurance solutions targeted specifically at Italian banks.

He graduated from the Universitá Bocconi in Milan with a degree in Financial Markets and Institutions. He later studied at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam and the London Business School. He is a native Italian speaker, he is fluent in English and Slovene and has a good knowledge of Swedish and French.

Daniel Oxholm

Senior Investment Associate
daniel.oxholm(at)infranode.se
+45 25 60 80 45

Daniel joined Infranode in April 2022 as an Investment Associate. Prior to joining Infranode, Daniel spent six years at Nykredit Advisory, a local M&A advisor which has a clear focus on Energy and Infrastructure.

Daniel has advised both local and international investors as well as most major energy and utility companies looking at energy and infrastructure investments in Denmark.

Daniel has also worked at Catella Corporate Finance, a Pan-European Real Estate advisor, where he focused on larger transactions in Denmark.

Daniel holds a M.Sc. in Finance and Strategic Management a B.Sc. in Economics and Business Administration both from Copenhagen Business School. Daniel is a native Danish speaker and he is based in Copenhagen.

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Erik Botnevik

Director
Country Lead Norway
Sector Head Telecom
erik.botnevik(at)infranode.se
+47 915 55 058

Erik joined Infranode in January 2018 and is a Director and Country Lead Norway and sector Head of Digital infra. He has over 19 years transaction and business development experience, including management positions at Telenor Group where he was head of the Groups global investment strategy and portfolio development teams.

Erik Botnevik has over 10 years’ experience as advisor on Norwegian telecom, energy and infrastructure transactions for leading investment banks ABN AMRO, Citi and SEB. At SEB Corporate Finance in Oslo he was head of Nordic telecom advisory and covered Norwegian infrastructure.

Erik Botnevik holds a B.Sc. from London School of Economics and an M.Sc. from Cass Business School. He is a Norwegian citizen and is based in Oslo

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Erika Åslin

CFO
erika.aslin(at)infranode.se
+46 76 76 76 76 4

Erika has over 20 years’ experience within finance and accounting. She joined Infranode as CFO in 2019. Erika started her career as a Chartered Accountant in London and has since gained her experience within corporate finance, financial reporting, corporate governance, risk management, tax and legal structuring.

Prior to joining Infranode Erika worked in senior finance roles within investment banking, real estate operating companies and European credit structuring.

From 2007 to 2013 Erika was the senior financial officer at J.P. Morgan in Sweden. She joined to set up the investment banking branch in Stockholm, with responsibility for financial reporting, HR, IT, and corporate governance.

Erika previously worked as CFO at Storskogen, a Swedish investment company and as Finance Director at Pelican Selfstorage a Nordic real estate operating company ultimately owned by Washington State Investment Board. Before returning to her native Sweden she was head of finance and accounting at MV Credit, a London based European credit specialist, where she had overall responsibility for the finance department.

Erika qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant in 2002 and holds a BSc Honours in Applied Accounting from Oxford Brookes. She is a native Swedish speaker and is fluent in English.

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Evelina Radgren

Head of Investor Relations
evelina.radgren(at)infranode.se
+46 72 236 08 01

Evelina is responsible for Investor Relations and fundraising at Infranode. She has experience from the finance industry, both as an Investment Associate at Infranode but also as a Senior Associate in the Transaction Advisory Team of Grant Thornton.

Evelina joined Infranode as an Investment Associate in 2019. In addition to Evelina’s Investor Relations engagement, Evelina works with ESG-related matters at Infranode.

Evelina holds an M.Sc. in Accounting, Valuation and Financial Management from Stockholm School of Economics, where she also completed her Bachelor studies. As part of an exchange programme she completed a semester at The University of Texas at Austin, McCombs School of Business. During her studies, Evelina started her career with internships at Investor and Carnegie Investment Bank in Stockholm. At Investor, Evelina worked with Investor’s portfolio of unlisted investments within Patricia Industries. At Carnegie, Evelina worked with both private and public companies. She is a native Swedish speaker and is fluent in English.

Farid Mountassir

Investment Analyst
farid.mountassir(at)infranode.se
+358 409 673 995

Farid is an Investment Analyst at Infranode with previous experience from the energy sector. Prior to joining Infranode in 2022, Faridworked with sales of energy and utility services and commercial development of energy projects in the industrials and district heating sector at Adven.

Farid has also gained experience in energy and infrastructure M&A and capital advisory during his internship at DNB. Farid has an M.Sc. degree in Engineering from Åbo Akademi University and is currently finishing an additional degree in Finance and Investments at Hanken School of Economics.

Farid has Swedish as his mother tongue and speaks English, Finnish and Moroccan Arabic fluently, as well as basic skills in French and Portuguese

Joel Löfroth

Director, Country Lead Sweden
joel.lofroth(at)infranode.se
+46 72 540 7175

Joel is an Investment Manager in the Infranode team with 6 years of experience from infrastructure investments. Since joining Infranode he has participated in several transactions in the Nordic infrastructure space primarily across the transport sector and regulated energy assets.

Joel’s transaction and origination work is mostly focused on the pan-Nordic transport sector and regulated utilities with interim responsibility for Infranode’s Danish activities.

He project managed the investment into Yilport Sweden and Skånska Energi AB as well as supported the investment into Loiste Oy.

Joel serves as a Director of the Board of Yilport Sweden, Infranode Energi AB (the Infranode holding company for Skånska Energi) and Varmalämmitys Oy.

Prior to joining Infranode Joel worked at Ellevio AB (formerly Fortum Distribution Sweden) in the Business Development and M&A team where he was heavily involved in the company’s refinancing process and implementing a bolt-on M&A strategy. Before Ellevio Joel spent two years in the Nordic Coverage team at the Royal Bank of Scotland

Joel holds a M.Sc. in Economics from the University of Warwick and completed his bachelor studies at Åbo Akademi University in Finland, which also included an exchange year in the US. During his studies Joel also completed internships in London for a small equity research firm and in Shanghai as a Management Consulting Analyst. He is a native Swedish speaker, fluent in English with intermediate knowledge of Finnish

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Johan Medin

Investment Manager
johan.medin(at)infranode.se
+46 73 867 30 76

Johan joined Infranode in 2017 and is an Investment Manager. He has in total more than 5 years of experience working with M&A transactions.

At Infranode, Johan is mainly working in deals relating to Social infra and was part of the deal team managing the acquisition of Omsorgsbolig.

During his time in Infranode, he was also part of the deal team acquiring Oslofjord Varme. In addition to transaction related work, he is also involved in origination efforts within the Social infra space.

Prior to joining Infranode, he worked with Investment Banking at Nordea in Stockholm for 3 years, where he participated in a number of M&A transactions and IPOs in various industries.

Johan holds a M.Sc. from the Gothenburg School of Business, Economics and Law. During his academic years, he worked part-time at the Sixth Swedish National Pension Fund and additionally has experience from internships within Investment Banking at Barclays in London and Carnegie in Stockholm. He has also studied an exchange semester at Bocconi University in Milan, Italy. He is a native Swedish speaker and is fluent in English

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Johan Tiselius

Investment and Sustainability Manager
johan.tiselius(at)infranode.se
+46 70 495 1648

Johan is an Investment Manager in the Infranode team with more than 5 years of experience from M&A transaction. Since joining Infranode he has participated in several processes and transactions in the Nordic infrastructure space.

Johan’s transaction and origination work is general across the Nordic region with responsibility for Infranode’s ESG related initiatives and he serves as a Director on the Board of Eneo Navitas AB and as Deputy on the Board of ElectriCity.

Before joining Infranode, Johan was part of Citigroups Nordic Investment Banking team where he worked with both Swedish and international cross-border acquisitions, divestments and private placements within different industries.

Johan holds a M.Sc. in Finance and Strategic Management from Copenhagen Business School including an exchange semester at Singapore Management University. He is a native Swedish speaker and is fluent in English.

Julia Kosulko

Operations Manager
julia.kosulko(at)infranode.se
+46 70 639 8468

Prior to joining Infranode, Julia worked at Sweco and Pöyry (now AFRY). Her core expertise is district heating and energy efficiency, however she also worked with a broad spectrum of renewable energy technologies.

Within these areas, Julia conducted market and commercial analysis, built business plans and commercial models, performed qualitative assessments and data driven analysis.

During the last six years, Julia worked as a commercial consultant, and later on as a commercial lead for due diligence assessments for infrastructure M&As in Nordic and Baltic countries. Julia’s specialty has been volumes projection, pricing strategy, contracts and procurement analysis. Julia responsible for integrity of analysis and a wholistic approach in assessment of current business portfolio, as well as building evidence-based future prospects and value-add initiatives.

Julia holds a M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the Kyiv University of Construction and Architecture with specialization in heating and ventilation. Julia also has M.Sc.-equivalent education from the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) and Chalmers with focus on strategic assessments within energy field. Also, Julia took several extra curriculum courses related to finance, communication and leadership.

Julia is a native Ukrainian speaker and is fluent in English, Swedish and Russian languages.

Jussi Kärnä

Operations Manager
jussi.karna(at)infranode.se
+358 407 389 130

Jussi is an Operations Manager in the Asset Management team at Infranode with energy industry experience spanning more than ten years in different roles. Jussi joined Infranode in 2022. Prior to joining Infranode Jussi worked at Fortum where his career with the company begun in the group Investment and Portfolio Analysis team.

Jussi’s responsibility was investment analysis in the DHC and waste management Business Units, as well as working in other strategic investment projects across Fortum production technologies. Apart from working to improve the fully owned operations, Jussi also supported in management of Fortum’s co-owned district heating companies. Before leaving Fortum, his final role was within the group strategic PMO, where he worked to ensure the realization of the 100 M€/a value creation target for the transformative initiative portfolio announced at Fortum Capital Markets Day in 2020.

Further to his experience at Fortum, Jussi held positions as a desk analyst and trader within proprietary wholesale power trading, where he was trading on exchanges and bilaterally on physical products and analyzing the Western Europe power market fundamentals. Jussi also has experience as a management consultant from Pöyry where he was working for North American client engagements.

Jussi holds an MSc in Finance and Investments from the Rotterdam School of Management at Erasmus University Rotterdam, and a BSc from Helsinki School of Economics. Furthermore, Jussi holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation. He is a native Finnish speaker and is fluent in English.

Leif Andersson

Founding Partner and chairman
of the investment committee
leif(at)areim.se
+46 70 454 65 20

Leif is a Founding Partner of Infranode, chairs its Investment Committee and is a member of the Infranode Board. Leif has close to 30 years of experience from the real estate and financial sector. He spent almost 10 years at the AP funds real estate affiliate AP Fastigheter as Head of Investments and left in 2002 to start Areim, where he now serves as a working board member.

Leif’s career started at the listed company Paul Anderson Industrier in Västerås where he worked as an analyst and controller. In 1994, he joined the real estate affiliate of the Swedish AP Funds (1-3) where he shortly thereafter became Head of Investments, a position he held until 2002.

In 2003, Leif founded Areim, as the Nordic operating partner for the Blackstone Group’s real estate activities. In 2005, Areim also partnered with ING (today CBRE GI) to assist in building up their Nordic real estate business. Leif was also one of three founders of JARL AM, the developer of the Stockholm Waterfront Complex.

In 2007, Areim launched its first real estate fund with SEK 2.1 billion in commitments from ATP, APG and GIC. In 2012, its successor fund was launched, Areim II, with capital commitments totalling c. SEK 3 billion, from APG and GIC as well as AP4 and Allianz among others. Today Areim has in total four funds under management with total committed capital of c. SEK 18bn.

In 2002, Leif was one of the founding board members of INREV, the European Association for Investors in Non-Listed Real Estate Vehicles where he served on the board for 8 years. In 2004, Leif became a board member of CA Fastigheter AB, a regional real Estate Company, where he serves on the non-executive board.

Leif holds a Master of Science degree in Building and Real estate economy from KTH, the Royal Institute of Technology, and an EMBA from the Stockholm School of Economics.

Lenita Bengtsson

Office Manager
lenita.bengtsson(at)infranode.se
+46 702 01 87 42

Lenita has a strong background in the services profession and has been working as an Office Manager/Service Manager at leading advertising agencies since 2004.

Prior to joining Infranode, Lenita’s role included, among other things, personnel responsibility for her group which consisted of receptionists, conference hostesses and janitors. Lenita’s overall responsibility is to make sure that the office environment is well taken care of.

Lenita is a native Swedish speaker and is fluent in English.

Mathilde Meier Mysen

Investment Analyst
mathilde.mysen(at)infranode.se
+46 709 61 76 27

Mathilde is an Investment Analyst at Infranode with previous experience within the M&A field. Prior to joining Infranode in 2021, Mathilde worked as a Senior Analyst in the Transaction Diligence team in EY’s Strategy and Transaction department in Stockholm.

During her years at EY, she provided financial support to clients on both buy-side and sell-side deals for various industries including Gaming, Mining, SaaS, Paper & Packaging and Construction.

Mathilde has an M.Sc. degree in Applied Economics & Finance from Copenhagen Business School, where she also completed a B.sc in Economics and Business Administration. During her studies, she worked part-time in the finance department of the fashion company Designers Remix. She also took an exchange semester at Singapore Management University in Singapore. Mathilde has Norwegian as her mother tongue and speaks English fluently.

Martin Ekström

Head of Asset Management
martin.ekstrom(at)infranode.se
+46 73 079 34 14

Martin has over 20 years of international industry experience. Martin started at Infranode as Head of Asset Management in the fall 2020.

Prior to joining Infranode, he was Director in the Nordic Capital operations team where he worked together with the management of the portfolio companies to drive value creation. Martin also has also held senior management positions at two Nordic Capital portfolio companies; as SVP Strategy and Business Development at the global metal producer Luvata, and, most recently, as COO of Scandinavian fashion company Gina Tricot.

However he started his industry career in the US, at strategy consultancy Applied Value where he during 10 years eventually became of the New York Office and led large client engagements in the automotive, and whitegoods industries.
Martin has a Doctorate in Engineering from Stanford University where he was a researcher at focusing on technology management in the construction industry.
He also has a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering and Management from Chalmers University of Technology including scholarship studies at Ecole Polytechnique, Paris.
He is a native Swedish speaker, he is fluent in English and has a good knowledge of French.

Max Engardt

Operations Manager
max.engardt(at)infranode.se
+46 72 206 99 07

Max is an Operations Manager in the Asset Management team at Infranode with seven years’ experience from management consulting and the telecom industry. Max joined Infranode in the spring 2021.

Prior to joining Infranode, Max worked at Telia Company, firstly, as a Management Associate where he supported and worked closely with the Group Executive Management and Board, reporting to the Group CEO and the Head of CEO Office. Secondly, Max was responsible for the fiber business towards property owners in Sweden.

Max started his career within management consulting at Accenture Strategy, working in a wide range of industries including healthcare, telecom and construction. His functional focus was digitalization and technology strategy.
Max holds a M.Sc. in Engineering Physics from the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) with a specialization in discrete mathematics and theoretical computer science.

During his studies, Max spent an exchange semester at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and did several teaching assignments as well as internships, including an internship for Atlas Copco in Hyderabad, India. He is a native Swedish speaker and is fluent in English.

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Niikka Liimatainen

Investment Manager
Country Lead Finland
niikka.liimatainen(at)infranode.se
+358 45 166 3882

Niikka is Country Lead Finland and joined Infranode in 2019 as an Investment Associate. Prior to Infranode, Niikka worked in investment banking both in London and in Finland.

He has participated in a number of M&A transactions across various industries including an unsuccessful bid for a major asset in the transport infrastructure sector.

After his graduation in 2016, Niikka joined UBS Investment Bank where he participated in a number of buyside M&A transactions involving financial sponsors. Most recently he worked at Aventum Partners and participated in several Nordic M&A transactions.

Niikka holds a M.Sc. in Financial Economics from Hanken School of Economics and a B.Comm in Finance from John Molson School of Business. His studies included an exchange semester in Shanghai at ESSCA. Niikka is a native Finnish speaker and is fluent in English with basic skills in Swedish and French.

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Philip Ajina

Founding Partner
philip(at)infranode.se
+46 70 755 99 78

Philip is a Founding Partner of Infranode and the CIO of the business. He co-heads and is involved in all aspects of Infranode’s activity, from fundraising, to deal origination and execution and asset management.

Appointed as Chairman of the Board of Infranode I Holding.

He oversees the origination and business development and is a voting member of the Investment Committee. He has 12 years of infrastructure sector experience in the Nordics and a total of 17 years of experience in investments, M&A, business development and corporate law.

Philip also sits on the boards of Eneo Navitas, Infranode Energi, Loiste holding and is a substitute board member to ElectriCity as well as Yilport Gävle Sweden.

Prior to launching Infranode, Philip was Senior Advisor to SEK (Svensk Export Kredit) Advisory Services, evaluating the setup of an export dedicated infrastructure fund, the Swedish Export and Infrastructure Fund. Philip was a founding partner of Flygplatsuveckling i Sverige AB, an effort to launch a Sweden based long term airport infrastructure investment and management company.

From 2007 to 2012, Philip was Investment and Project Development Manager in Nordic Airport Properties, one of so far few partnerships between the public sector and the private sector for purposes of development and financing of infrastructure in Sweden. Philip’s public private infrastructure experience ranges from operations and project management with deal origination and execution. He was also secretary to the board.

Prior to this Philip was Founding Partner and CEO in a small niche management consulting firm offering M&A related services. In 2002 Philip started his professional career as Associate in the M&A and Banking & Finance teams at Mannheimer Swartling (MSA), a leading law firm in Sweden.

Philip graduated with joint Law (L.LM) and Business degrees (BSc) from Stockholm University in 2002, including scholarship studies at NYU Stern School of Business, NYU School of Law and Bond University in Australia. He is a native Swedish speaker, is fluent in English and has basic skills in German

Petter Leedsaak

Investment Associate
petter.ledssaak(at)infranode.se
+47 481 064 90

Petter joined Infranode in March 2022 as an Investment Associate. Prior to joining Infranode, Petter worked at Citi for more than five years. Most recently, he worked in the Project and Infrastructure Finance team based in Londonfocusing on debt advisory, debt placements and lending to infrastructure projects in Europe and the Middle East.

He has also worked in Citi’s Nordic Corporate & Investment Banking team based in Copenhagen. Before joining Citi, Petter spent one year at Pareto Securities in Copenhagen.

Petter holds a M.Sc. in Finance and Accounting and a B.Sc. in Economics and Business Administration both from Copenhagen Business School. Petter is a native Norwegian speaker and he is based in Oslo.

Pontus Berg

Investment Analyst
pontus.berg(at)infranode.se
+46 70 604 10 56

Pontus is an Investment Analyst at Infranode. Before joining Infranode, Pontus worked at Alecta Investment Management focusing on international infrastructure investments. In his role at Alecta, Pontus gained experience from working on several large infrastructure transactions across the Nordics, primarily within district heating, digital infrastructure as well as onshore wind.

Pontus holds a M.Sc. in Finance and a B.Sc. in Business and Economics from the Stockholm School of Economics. In addition, he has also studied law at Uppsala University.

During his Studies at the Stockholm School of Economics, Pontus performed a number of internships, for instance within Real Estate Investments at Areim, within Strategy and Equity Research at Söderberg & Partners and within Transaction Services at Deloitte Financial Advisory. He is a native Swedish speaker and is fluent in English.

Pontus Ferno

Valuation Manager
pontus.ferno(at)infranode.se
+46 70 946 96 63

Pontus is responsible for valuation at Infranode. He has more than seven years of experience in financial analysis, valuation, and modelling from positions at financial institutions, rating agencies, and valuation consultants.

Prior to joining Infranode, Pontus was part of the Valuation & Modelling team at Deloitte Sweden. He has previously worked as a credit analyst at Deutsche Bank in Germany, and at Moody’s Investors Service in Sweden.

Pontus holds a Master’s Degree in Business & Economics from Linköping University in Sweden, and is a CFA Charterholder. He has worked or studied in Sweden, France, Germany, and the United States. He is a native Swedish speaker, speaks English fluently, and is proficient in French.

Rebecca Alnesjö

Investment Analyst
rebecca.alnesjo(at)infranode.se
+46 70 187 22 22

Rebecca is an Investment Analyst at Infranode and has two years of experience within transaction services.

Before joining Infranode in 2021, Rebecca was part of EY’s Valaution, Modelling and Economics team in Stockholm, where she worked with valuation and modeling primarily within the power and utilities sector. In addition, she also has experience from Financial Restructuring at EY.

Rebecca holds a M.Sc. in Business Administration with a major in Finance from Norwegian School of Economics, including an exchange semester at University of California, Berkeley. Rebecca has a B.Sc. in Business and Economics from Linköpings University, including an exchange semester at Nanyang Business School. During her studies Rebecca completed two internships at SEB, one within Corporate Finance and the other one within Infrastructure and Project Debt Financing. Rebecca also worked part-time at SEB in Linköping. She is a native Swedish speaker and is fluent in English.

Silas Harbo

Country Lead Denmark
silas.harbo(at)infranode.se
+45 23 82 07 36

Silas joined Infranode in November 2021 as a Director and responsible for Infranode’s business in Denmark.

He has more than 12 years of experience with transactions and economic analysis within the energy and infrastructure. He came from a position as Director at Nykredit Advisory, a local M&A advisor solely within energy and infrastructure which he was part of founding. For Nykredit, Silas has advised most major energy and utility companies, Danish pension funds and international infrastructure funds looking at infrastructure investments in Denmark. Silas also carried the general responsibility for knowledge build up and sharing within Energy and Infrastructure across Nykredit’s offering and broader organization. He was part of a business development team that established the ESG advisory unit at Nykredit supporting large corporates improving their ESG rating.

Prior to Nykredit Silas worked as chief consultant at the strategic analysis unit for Dansk Energi and has substantial experience from working with a variety of energy sectors and stakeholders.

Silas Harbo has an Energy MBA from Columbia University and a MSc Economics from University of Copenhagen through which he also studied at London School of Economics and at ISCTE Business School in Lisbon. He is a a former military officer with 13 months deployment in Georgia and Danish citizen based in Copenhagen.

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Through our expertise, we strive to make responsible investments to improve and enhance our infrastructure towards a more sustainable society

Our network of experts

Our network consists of prominent experts with extensive experience from leading positions in infrastructure operations, both public and private. They also hold considerable experience from both the political sphere and the institutional investor space. All our advisors have a comprehensive understanding of the local perspectives in the Nordic countries.

Anders Olsson

Senior Advisor and member of the investment committee

Anders is a Senior Advisor to Infranode and a voting member of its investment committee. He has close to 35 years of experience from the energy sector in the Nordics including electricity distribution and heat, with 10 years in leading positions at E.ON as well as a member of the board in the Swedish Energy Association.

Anders served as CEO for E.ON’s Swedish electricity distribution business area from 2006 to 2008. In 2008, he was appointed Senior Vice President and member of the management board of E.ON Nordic operations with responsibility for the electricity distribution, heating and gas businesses. He continued to the position as Deputy CEO and member of the global top management team of E.ON Nordic, a position he held from 2010 to 2015.

From 2003 to 2006 Anders served as CEO at ElektroSandberg AB (later renamed to ONE Nordic AB), a leading engineering and construction company delivering turnkey solutions and services to the power and manufacturing industry, where he previously had been Deputy CEO and had various leading positions.

Anders has also been a board member at the Swedish Energy Association between 2006-2015 (since 2011 as deputy chairman) and Eurelectric, the European energy industry organisation, between 2011 and 2015. During 2012-2015 he was also a board member at Global Utmaning, a Stockholm-based think tank.

Anders has an Executive MBA from Lund University.

Lars Åberg

Senior Advisor and Member of the Investment Committee

Lars is a Senior Advisor to Infranode and a voting member of its Investment Committee. He has 40 years of experience within the financial sector of which over 20 years in senior positions within the Swedish AP Funds and the Swedish pension and insurance company AMF.

Lars is deputy chairman of AP4.

Lars’ career started within the Swedish banking group PK Banken (today Nordea) where he spent 15 years in various positions both in Sweden and abroad.

From 1991 to 1997 he was Head of Fixed Income within the Swedish AP Funds (1-3) in charge of an allocation of more than SEK 600 billion. He later joined Swedish pension and insurance company AMF where he was Head of Fixed Income and FX, Head of ALM and finally Head of Asset Allocation. During the whole period at AMF he was a member of the Asset Management Executive team.

Lars held board positions with AMF Fastigheter AB and Rikshem AB and is currently a Board Member of Tryggstiftelsen/SEB Trygg Liv Gamla.

He graduated with Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from the Stockholm University.

Tapio Saarenpää

Senior Advisor

Tapio has 30 years of experience from the Finnish energy sector, of which he spent 10 as CEO at three energy companies. Under his leadership a new nuclear power company, Fennovoima, secured approvals from the Finnish government and parliament for a new nuclear power plant in Finland.

In his early career, Tapio was with Teollisuuden Voima where he held various positions with increasing responsibility. Since 2005 he has served as CEO of three Finnish energy companies. Two of them, Rauman Energia and Vakka-Suomen Voima, are medium-sized power and heat utilities owned mainly by municipalities.

As the CEO of Fennovoima, he managed the successful first five years of its nuclear power plant project. The main task of this phase was to gain political approval for the new actor and greenfield site. This called for an unusually extensive communication and stakeholder management effort.

In addition to his operative assignments, Tapio has held a number of board positions, principally in subsidiaries and associates of the companies where he has been CEO.

Tapio has a MSc in technical physics from Helsinki University of Technology, having majored in nuclear and energy engineering as well as energy management. He also has an MBA from the same university.

Niels Vallø

Niels Vallø

Senior Advisor

Niels has more than 40 years of experience from the shipping, port and logistics sector, and spend 17 years in CEO positions, recently as CEO for Port of Helsingborg from 2013 to 2018. Under his leadership the port made a turnaround and cemented its position as number 2 container port in Sweden.

More than 35 years in the A.P.Møller – Maersk group included postings abroad to Saudi Arabia, Iran, Spain and 3 years in Chile as CEO for the 5 Maersk companies active in the country.

European rail transport was actively developed in the years 1990 to 1995, as CEO of the Maersk owned company Skandi A/S, having Ikea as main customer in Europe. At the Maersk head office Niels was chief operating officer for the Maersk Line container vessel fleet from 1995 to 1998 and part of the group that initiated what is today known as APM Terminals. Green field container terminals were developed in Salalah, Tangier, Bremerhaven and joint venture facilities established in Italy and Far Eastern ports.

An opportunity in 2008 resulted in the position as CEO of Cargo Service Holding A/S operating a container terminal and stevedore operation in Århus and the logistic IT company PicIt.

Board positions have been held in Norfolk Line BV, Maersk Chile companies as well Salalah Port Services and Inport Intelligent Port Systems AB.

Niels was until recently honorary consul for Denmark in Helsingborg.

Niels has a bachelor graduation from Copenhagen Business School and attended senior management programs at Insead as well as Stanford Business School.

Allan Larsson

Senior Advisor

Allan has close to 45 years of experience within the public sector with positions such as Finance Minister, Member of Parliament and Director General of the EU Commission. Allan was involved in the Swedish Infrastructure Commission and is involved in Electricity and has for a longer period been working with sustainability on a local and global level.

Allan started his career as a journalist before his commitments to the IF Metall trade union brought him into politics as Undersecretary of Labour, Director General of the Swedish Labour Market Board, and Member of Parliament. He served as Minister for Finance in the Social Democratic government of Ingvar Carlsson and as member of the General Council of the Swedish Central Bank.

From 1995 to 2000 Allan served as Director General for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities in the European Commission. Allan has also worked as chairman of Sveriges Television and Lund University. In 2007 he was appointed as the Government’s Chief Negotiator for Sweden’s successful bid to host ESS. Finally, he has been engaged as negotiator for various projects and been a member of international commissions and advisory boards..

Allan is currently involved in the Swedish Infrastructure Commission, member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences, senior advisor to Global Utmaning, a think-tank in Stockholm, and member of Global Utmaning’s advisory board on climate and energy.

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Christian Gustavsson

Senior Advisor
christian.gustavsson(at)infranode.se
+46 70 219 05 97

Christian has 20 years of experience in the public sector and politics, with leading positions within regional and municipal politics. In the years 2011 to 2018, Christian was a board member of the group Linköpings Stadshus AB.

In 2000 to 2006, Christian worked with communication and election campaigns at the Moderate Party’s national organisation. Thereafter, he became county commissioner in Östergötland where he was responsible for the health care sector. In 2011, Christian took on the role as local government commissioner in the municipality of Linköping.

In the years 2011 to 2018, Christian was a board member of the group Linköpings Stadshus AB. Over the years, he has primarily worked with infrastructure through AB Östgötatrafiken, the advisory group for growth and regional development within Sweden’s municipalities and county councils, as well as the board for the trade association Swedish Public Transport (“Svensk kollektivtrafik”). He has also been the Chairman of Science Park Mjärdevi.

Christian is currently the Vice Chairman of AB Östgötatrafiken and commissioner of the real estate company Sankt Kors AB.

Christian is the Vice Chairman of AB Östgötatrafiken and commissioner of the real estate company Sankt Kors AB. He is also a commissioner of the Moderate Party’s board.

Since 2018, he is pursuing a Master of Science in Engineering Physics and Electrical Engineering at Linköping University.

Lauri Virkkunen

Senior Advisor

Lauri has more than 30 years of experience in the Nordic energy sector of which he spent more than 10 years as a CEO of major energy companies. Lauri has been, among other things, the CEO of Pohjolan Voima and Vattenfall Finland.

Lauri has decades of experience and know-how of managing energy companies and advises Infranode on energy investments in Finland in particular. Before the CEO appointments, he held various positions with increasing responsibility in the energy sector.

In addition to his operative assignments, Lauri has held a number of board positions in energy companies both in Finland and Sweden. Currently, Lauri serves on the board of directors of Vantaan Energia Keski-Uusimaa, a district heating company that Infranode, Vantaa Energy and Keva acquired from Fortum recently.

Lauri holds Master of Science Degrees in Engineering as well as Economics.

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