Fairford Group Management

Bengt A. Dahl

Chairman of Fairford Group

Mr. Dahl, born in 1949, has more than 30 years of experience in managing medium-sized companies within different fields of activities. Through his own company, Juvenis Merchant Partners AB, Mr. Dahl is now representing different international investors in addition to his roIe as advisor and Chairman of Fairford.

Salah N. Osseiran


Mr. Osseiran, born in 1955, graduated from Law School before he started his career as an international businessman. In addition to Fairford, Mr. Osseiran heads various operations in the Middle East through another holding company, BPC Business Project Company, established 1984.

Bengt Dahl

CEO Fairford Europe / Business Development

Mr. Dahl, born in 1980, holds a M.Sc in Business Administration and a B.Sc in Commercial Law from the University of Uppsala. Prior to joining Fairford Group in 2009 Mr. Dahl worked three years for a Corporate Finance firm based in Stockholm.

Charles Tuke

CFO UK & Business Development

Mr. Tuke, born 1967, graduated with BA (Hons) in Economics in 1990 and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1994 whilst working at KPMG. Mr Tuke subsequently worked at Diageo Plc and Compass Group Plc in various commercial and financial roles.


Business Development

Mr. Jonsrud, born in 1982, holds a M.Sc. in Industrial Engineering and Management from Linköping Institute of Technology. Prior to joining Fairford Group, Mr. Jonsrud worked within the Corporate Finance industry for five years where he gained experience from both boutique and bank organisations. In addition, Mr. Jonsrud also has experience from the Capital Markets industry.

Eva Scherl

Group Financial Controller

Mrs. Scherl, born 1962, graduated a Master of Business Administration in 1990. Mrs. Scherl has in her role as financial controller and business consultant experience from various line of businesses, such as banking, manufacturing, retailing and service industries.

Marie Lindman

Financial Controller

Ms. Lindman, born 1967, graduated a Master of Business Administration in 1992. Ms. Lindman has served various positions, as Authorized Public Accountant and Financial Manager.

Advisory Board

Fairford Europe

Mikael Jonson

Advisory Board member

Mr. Jonson has a broad experience from executive positions in several global industrial companies. He is an entrepreneur with a vast international experience. In general Mr. Jonson has been working in industrial companies mainly in a CEO role. Mr. Jonson has also had several board positions in both listed and unlisted companies and today he holds an advisor position in several Swedish companies.

Lars-Erik Kvist

Advisory Board member

Mr. Kvist has been in banking throughout the majority of his career and more specifically within Swedbank AB (publ.), where he was a Vice President from 1991 up until his retirement in 2005. Currently, Mr. Kvist holds several positions as Board Member in private companies as well as (local) banks.

Ramy Osseiran

Shareholders representative

Mr Ramy Osseiran started his career with Ernst & Young’s Transaction Advisory Services. In 2007, Ramy joined the Investment Banking team of HSBC in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and later moved to the London, UK team. Ramy then went on to pursue his MBA from INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France and in Singapore. After his MBA, Ramy joined BPC Group in Sharjah, UAE and currently spends most of his time with Greenhouse and EEI key companies in the Middle Eastern portfolio.

Rayan Osseiran

Shareholders representative

Mr Rayan Osseiran began his career as part of Ernst & Young’s audit/assurance team in Lebanon just after graduating with a finance degree from the Lebanese American University in Beirut. Rayan then joined Axel Christiernsson’s Dutch entity as part of an effort to develop his operational skills. In 2013 Rayan pursued his MBA at IE business school in Madrid and graduated in June 2014. Rayan is currently based in Saudi Arabia as part of a team which seeks to promote BPC group’s products and services in the Saudi market.

External Board Members

Lars Åke Helgesson

Board member Axel, Chairman of the Board Translink

Mr. Helgesson has for 40 years been active in Swedish industrial companies with an international direction including ten years with the Bonnier Group, ten years with Haldex and approximately ten years with Stora. He has held CEO positions during almost 25 years, of which eleven years were in public companies. During the last ten years he has acted as Chairman/Board Member in Swedish as well as international companies .

Roger Hjerth

CEO Translink, Board member AP&T

Mr Hjerth, age 54, has worked in executive positions in industrial companies the last 25 years, abroad as well as in Sweden. Although working at different manufacturing companies as EFD Induction and Bulten mixed with heavy industrial companies as OVAKO, Gränges Aluminium and Höganäs customers and markets has always been related to the Automotive industry.

Staffan Håkansson

Board member Skulflex

Mr. Håkanson has held senior executive positions in leading industry groups as AGA, Esselte, FFV, Cardo and Bombardier Transportation, working in Sweden and Belgium and with extensive international experience. He has been chairman in ProfilGruppen AB and Finnveden AB. He is elected member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences, IVA.

Mikael Jonson

Chairman of the Board APT&T and PanLink

Mr. Jonson has a broad experience from executive positions in several global industrial companies. He is an entrepreneur with a vast international experience. In general Mr. Jonson has been working in industrial companies mainly in a CEO role. Mr. Jonson has also had several board positions in both listed and unlisted companies and today he holds an advisor position in several Swedish companies.

Peter Lindblad

Chairman of the Board Nordic Guarantee

Mr. Lindblad has an MBA from the Stockholm School of Economics and was CEO of Pension Guarantee Mutual Insurance Co 1989-2009. He joined the board of Nordic Guarantee 2010 and was CEO of the company 2011–2012. He is also chairman of Ackordscentralen (an organization handling bankruptcies and company reconstructions) and board member of the Ericsson Pension Fund.

Per Nielsen

Board member Nordic Guarantee

Mr. Nielsen has spent most of his career within the construction company NCC AB in various leading positions and nally as CEO of NCC International AB. He is now a consultant mainly engaged with dispute resolutions in major construction projects as well as a Board Member of Eu- ropean Int’l Contractors engaged in the ght against corruption through CoST, ISO and other organizations.
Mr. Nielsen joined Fairford in 2015.

Val Pakis

Board member Axel

Mr. Pakis has over 40 years’ experience in the specialty chemical and lubricant industry, growing businesses organi- cally and via M&A. He has experience as a president/CEO, as a business owner, as a director of companies located in Saudi Arabia, India, and Venezuela, and most recently as Vice President of Specialties for The Lubrizol Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway.

Christer Palm

Board member Translink

Mr. Palm’s career spans 40 years in manufacturing industries such as ASEA/ABB, ESAB (a world leading welding group), Volvo Cars (VP, Purchasing) and CEO of Plastal (Europe’s biggest supplier of plastic products to the Automotive industry). Mr. Palm now holds various positions in Boards related to the Automotive industry.

Eva Redhe Ridderstad

Board member Axel

Mrs. Redhe Ridderstad’s working experience includes 6 years at Investor AB, founder and CEO of Mercurius Financial Communications AB, CEO and Executive Chairman of Erik Penser Fondkommission AB and a number of board assignments in listed and non listed companies.

Bengt Rolén

Board member / Interim CEO Ergofast

As active entrepreneur and former CEO of Combisafe Group, Mr. Rolén has gained vast international experience within executive management and business development, focusing on profitable growth. Mr. Rolén today has an advisory role as chairman as well as board member in several Swedish-based international companies.

Johnny Symmonds

Board member Nordic Guarantee

Johnny Symmonds has an Honours Degree in commerce from the Univer- sity of Cape Town and is a Chartered Ac- countant. He is currently the CEO of the Lombard Insurance Group which is the leading provider of guarantees to the construction, logistics and mining indus- tries in South Africa.

Willie Valentin

Board member Nordic Guarantee

Willie Valentin is a Professional Civil En- gineer with more than twenty years civil engineering contracting experi- ence. He currently holds the position of general manager (international surety) at Lombard Insurance Company Limited and joined the board of Nordic guarantee in 2014.

Hans Vanoorbeek

Board member Skulflex

Between 1996 and 2003 Mr. Vanoorbeek was active in London in private equity as an Associate Director at Industri Kapital and a partner at BC Partners. He is manag- ing partner and co-founder of BV Capital Partners, a private equity holding which invests in small- and medium sized en- terprises in the Benelux since 2003. He is currently chairman of the board of Matco NV (chemicals) and Rodania NV (watches & jewellery). He is equally a board mem- ber of Teconex SA (electricity products) and Skulflex AB (laminates).

Per Winnberg

Board member Nordic Guarantee

Mr. Winnberg has been active as a business lawyer for more than 40 years focusing on M&A, corporate restructuring and general business law. Mr. Winnberg has special experience from the construction, energy and utility sectors and is presently involved in a number of green technology projects. Mr. Winnberg is a partner at Hellström Advokatbyrå since twelve years.