Windturbines in mountain

Eolus management

The Board of Directors appointed Per Witalisson as CEO of Eolus and made him responsible for the company’s day-to-day operations, in accordance with the provisions of the Swedish Companies Act and the Board’s guidelines and directives. The other members of the Group Management are Magnus Axelsson, COO Catharina Persson, CFO, Heléne Sebrén, Head of HR, Karin Wittsell Heydl, Head of Communications, Sustainability & IT, Karl Olsson, General Counsel and Michiel Messing, Head of Delivery & Construction.

Per Witalisson


Born 1971

Employed since 2006 and CEO since August 2012.

Education: Master of Business Administration. 

Previous positions: Auditor at Ernst & Young from 1996–2006, including as an authorised public accountant from 2003–2006.

Other roles: Chair of Rockneby Vind AB and Långmarken Wind AB. Board member of Hästhalla Wind AB and Triventus AB.

Class A shares: 15,925
Class B shares: 46,869

Magnus Axelsson


Born 1973

Employed since 2022. 

Education: BSc in Energy Systems. 

Previous positions: Leading positions in the energy sector, including E.ON, Sarepta Energi and CEO of the Austri Vind.  

Other roles: None

Class A shares: 0
Class B shares: 0

Catharina Persson


Born 1975

Employed since 2013. 

Education: Degree in Economics 

Previous positions: CFO at ACAP Invest AB (publ).

Other roles: Chair of Wind Farms Götaland Svealand AB and Wind Farm Jenasen AB. Board member of SD Förvaltning i Malmö AB.

Class A shares: 0
Class B shares: 5,579

Heléne Sebrén

Head of HR

Born 1969

Employed since 2022. 

Education: BSc in Human Resources Management and Labor Law. 

Previous positions: Consultant assignment as Head of HR at Eolus, Head of HR at Tetra Pak, Sony Ericsson and Länsförsäkringar and HR consultant in own business.

Other roles: None.

Class A shares: 0
Class B shares: 0

Karin Wittsell Heydl

Head of Communications, Sustainability, IT

Born 1972

Employed since 2022. 

Education: BSc in Communication Studies.

Previous positions: Has held various positions within communications, including as Director of Corporate Communications and Marketing at Wihlborgs Fastigheter AB.

Other roles: None


Class A shares: 0
Class B shares: 2,000

Karl Olsson

General Counsel

Born 1963

Employed since 2011. 

Education: Law degree. 

Previous positions: Lawyer at Setterwalls and Linklaters law firms and corporate lawyer on Vattenfall AB’s Group staff unit. Has also worked for and been part of the management team of Awapatent AB, as well as conducted his own business inTerrier Law AB.

Other roles: Chair of Vindkraft i Dalåsen AB. Board member and CEO of Terrier Law AB. Board member of Skogskovall AB and Rockneby Vind AB. Special service recipient for Snickaregatan Holding AB.

Class A shares: 0
Class B shares: 8,231

Michiel Messing

Head of Delivery & Construction

Born 1975 

Employed since 2021. 

Education: BSc in Business Economics and Languages.

Previous positions: Leading positions within onshore and offshore wind, including at Maersk, E.ON and Uniper  as well as Head of Procurement at One Nordic.

Other roles: None.

Class A shares: 0
Class B shares: 340

Among other things, the EU Market Abuse Regulation (MAR) means that senior executives within Eolus and their related parties must report transactions in excess of EUR 5,000 in a calendar year relating to securities issued by Eolus to the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority. The transactions are reported to the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority, but this body does not keep a list of the management and Board of Directors’ holdings. Eolus provides information about these persons’ holdings in connection with their profile presentations on the website. Transactions that mean the threshold of EUR 5,000 is exceeded are published on the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority’s website.