Former investors in Konga with a current stake in Iroko Partners, Kinnevik said it has appointed Andreas Bernstrom as the head of its investment unit.
Kinnevik said in a statement that Andreas Bernström has a proven track record of building successful digital businesses. He is the Chairman of Trustly, one of Europe’s fastest growing fintech companies, and has been an Industrial Advisor to EQT on digital and TMT issues for the past seven years.
In 2014 Andreas founded and successfully launched Sinch, a communications platform for IOS and Android developers which was subsequently sold to CLX Communications. He has also been the CEO of Rebtel and worked eight years at TradeDoubler in various managerial positions. Andreas holds an MA in Finance from Webster University.
Kinnevik CEO Georgi Ganev said: “I want to welcome Andreas to Kinnevik where he will be a great addition to the team and a testament to our ambition to increase focus on the Nordic markets.
He added that With his strong track record as an entrepreneur and a leader of fast growing digital business, Andreas will play an important role, both in identifying future opportunities as well as acting as a partner and advisor to the Kinnevik group of companies.”