Executive Management

Thomas Axelsson
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and President

Born 1959. Employed in 2011.

Other assignments

Previous assignments
Experience as CEO of the publicly traded companies Stille and Artema and several unlisted medical device companies. Extensive experience as member of the Board of listed companies such as Medivir and Medcap and also Chairman of the Board of other unlisted companies mainly within the Life Science sector. Business Unit Director at Baxter.

Studies at Industrial Engineering and Management from Linköping Institute of Technology

Shareholding in Vitrolife*: 25,000 shares.

Claus Bisgaard
Senior Vice President Technologies

Born 1977. Employed in 2017.

Previous assignments
General Manager of Sirona Dental A/S, various management positions in Vestas, Management Consultant at Bestshore Business Solutions.

M.Sc. Industrial Engineering and Management

Shareholding in Vitrolife*: 375 shares.

Ricardo Capella
Senior Vice President Genetic Services

Born 1968. Employed in 2020.

Previous assignments
Chief Commercial Officer in Igenomix. Commercial Director EMEA and Latin America at C&C Group Plc and various senior Business Development and General Management positions within Diageo Plc.

M.B.A. ESADE Business School

Shareholding in Vitrolife*: 6,000 shares.

Rickard Ericsson
Senior Vice President Global Sales & Marketing Vitrolife Group

Born 1971. Employed in 2015. 

Previous assignments
Business Development Director Europe at SCA Incontinence Care, Sales and Marketing Director UK & Ireland at SCA Incontinence Care, Management Consultant at Adera and Business Development Manager / Key Account Manager at Telia.

M.Sc., Industrial Engineering and Management from Chalmers University of Technology.

Shareholding in Vitrolife*: 2,300 shares.

Guillermo Ferrando
Vice President Strategy and Corporate development

Born 1991. Employed in 2020.

Previous assignments
Strategy Expert at Siemens Gamesa, Management Consultant at Bain & Company.

M.Sc. Industrial Engineering

Shareholding in Vitrolife*: 0 shares.

Maria Forss
Senior Vice President Consumables

Born 1972. Employed in 2012.

Other assignments
Member of the Board of LIDDS AB.

Previous assignments
Head of business development at Aqilion (former PULS), CEO of Duocort Pharma and various management positions within Astra Zeneca. Member of the board of Oncorena AB.

MScBA from Gothenburg School of Economics and Concordia University, Montreal.

Shareholding in Vitrolife*: 1,303 shares.

Karin Koritz Russberg
Senior Vice President HR & Sustainability

Born 1969. Employed in 2020. 

Previous assignments
Head of Group HR & Sustainability at Semcon. Global Talent Management Director, Volvo Group. HR Director Volvo Trucks.

BSc Psychology, Gothenburg University

Shareholding in Vitrolife*: 1,300 shares.

Patrik Tolf
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Born 1970. Employed in 2022. 

Previous assignments
Interim CFO at Karolinska University Hospital, Deputy CFO and other senior management positions at Volvo Cars. VP Group Treasury and Risk Management and other management positions at Saab AB (publ). Board member of AP7.

Degree of Master of Science (MSc) in Business Administration and Economics, Linköping University.

Shareholding in Vitrolife*: 8,500 shares.

* including holdings of spouse, children and closely related companies