Christian has been investing with us since 2012. A proven professional CEO over many years, he brings important expertise to our Partner Team in the areas of general management, manufacturing, supply chain, disruptive R&D and IP management.
Christian’s management experience covers different industrial companies. Starting out in ABB Robotics, at age 34, he was appointed CEO of Dietsmann, a global Oil & Gas service company. From 2000-2008 he was CEO for Element Six. Under his leadership, Element Six grew from $165m to $500m in sales, added $100m in EBITDA and became the undisputed leader in the industrial diamond industry (2,5x nearest competitor). This was mainly achieved by severe cost cutting and investment in R&D leading to disruptive new products.
A YPO member since 2004, Christian earned a MSc in Engineering Physics at Uppsala University and an MBA from INSEAD. Christian currently serves on the board of TechMet, is the Vice Chairman of FESEI, a geostrategic think tank, and also director of leading children book publisher Cuento de Luz (a B Corp since 2015). He has worked with PE companies as an advisor, and did submarine hunting for real when Lieutenant in the Swedish Navy. Christian is fluent in five languages.
BAMCAP investments: TechMet