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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, Christer Baden Hansen, CCO, Heléne Sebrén, Head of HR, Karin Wittsell Heydl, Head of Communications, Sustainability & IT and Karl Olsson, General Counsel.

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: Board member of Triventus AB.

Class A shares: 15,925
Class B shares: 52,916

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: 776

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: 7,985

Christer Baden Hansen


Born 1979

Employed since 2023. 

Education: M.Sc. Economics and Business Administration.

Previous positions: Leading positions within Vestas, including Vice President, Head of Global Sales, Vestas Group and part of the global Extended Leadership Team.

Other roles: None

Class A shares: 0
Class B shares: 12,083

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: 1,271

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: 3,364

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: 9,541

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 above. Company shareholdings include own shares, both direct and indirect, and those of related parties. Transactions resulting in the threshold of EUR 5,000 being exceeded are published on The Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority’s website.