Meet the Summates
Personal Assistant to Managing Partner
As the Personal Assistant to the Managing Partner at Summa Equity, my role is to provide essential administrative support, enabling him and our team to focus on their strengths and unique abilities, which contribute to the continued success of the company.
I take pride in being part of a team committed to delivering sustainable value and positive impact to society.
Head of Support
As Head of Support in Summa Equity, my responsibility is to ensure that our Support Team has an efficient, well-planned, and structured way of working to ensure that our team of Summates can continue creating value by solving global challenges.
As an HR assistant at Summa Equity, I work closely with the Head of People and HR Manager to ensure everything runs as smoothly as possible in recruiting and HR-related processes.
Office Manager | Summa Equity AB
As an Office Manager at the Stockholm office, my focus is to support my colleagues with administrative tasks and make sure everything runs smoothly at the office so my colleagues can consistently deliver their best. I also organize internal and external events.
Team Coordinator | Resource Efficiency
As Team Coordinator at Summa, my role is to support the Resource Efficiency team with daily operations and ensure that everything runs smoothly and effectively.
Team Coordinator | Tech-Enabled Transformation
As Team Coordinator at Summa Equity, I play a supportive role for the tech team. My responsibilities are to ensure that daily operations for the tech team run smoothly and efficiently.
Lene Andersen Huber
Office Manager | Summa Equity Advisory GmbH
As Office Manager at Summa Equity in Munich my job encompasses administrative and operational support to partners and colleagues in their daily operations. Therefore, I strive to ensure a safe and positive environment for colleagues to perform at their optimal level.
Team Coordinator | Changing Demographics
I assist my colleagues with administrative work and coordination as an Team Coordinator for the Changing Demographics team. My motivations and ambitions push me to pursue new opportunities; I thrive on new challenges, and at Summa Equity, I discovered the ideal environment for growth and challenge. But one of the main reasons I wanted to be a Summate is that Summa Equity is thriving to invest in companies solving global challenges.
Office Manager | Summa Equity Advisory AS
As Office Manager at Summa Equity in Oslo I provide support for my colleagues, either with organizational support, or administrative tasks in their daily work. I also organize internal and external events. For me it is important to play a role that enables all my colleagues to perform at their best when they are working in our office facilities, and contribute to a positive working environment.
I am very excited to be part of Summa’s mission as I firmly believe PE companies have significant power to influence and help solve the global challenges we face. During the recruitment process, I was highly attracted by the very competent and resourceful colleagues I met. I feel grateful to join this group of Summates that share the same values and a strong drive to contribute.
Prior to joining Summa, I worked as an Investment Professional at Credo Partners, and before that, as an Equity Research analyst at DNB Markets and Goldman Sachs. I hold a BSc in Finance from The University of Utah.
I joined Summa because I wanted to work in a purpose-driven environment where solving global challenges is on the top of the agenda. Working with companies within the energy sector, I have been exposed to the many challenges society is facing, which has made me increasingly aware of the significant need for rapid change. I am convinced that Summa’s unique investment strategy can generate superior returns in the broader context of people, planet, and profit.
Before joining Summa, I worked as an Investment Banking professional at Morgan Stanley in London, focusing on companies in the energy sector. I hold an MSc in Finance from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH).
I am very passionate about our strategy of investing in companies contributing positively to society. We believe that these enterprises will outperform and create substantial returns for society and our investors. Being part of this purpose driven organization is a great motivational factor. In addition to this, I believe our significant focus on internal principles and values help us to continuously develop a strong, warm and highly competent team of Summates.
Prior to joining Summa, I worked as a Management Consultant at The Boston Consulting Group, as well as an Investment Professional for Kverva, specializing in aquaculture investments. I graduated with an MSc in Finance from Norwegian School of Economics (NHH).
I joined Summa because I wanted to help solve the most important challenges of our time. I am convinced about the business case for social good and wanted to join a purpose-driven team convinced about the same. I strongly believe in our investment strategy and feel privileged to be working on the right things with the right people in the right way.
Before joining Summa, I spent most of my career in the nexus between private equity, sustainability, and social responsibility. I’ve worked as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company, a corporate lawyer at BAHR and DNB – and have also been selected as a World Economic Forum Global Shaper. I hold a Master of Business Administration from the University of Oxford and a Master of Laws from the University of Oslo.
I am very excited to be a part of Summa and I strongly believe in our Investment Strategy. I am convinced that solving global challenges can generate superior returns, and that making the world a better place can be combined with creating profitable businesses. It is great to be a part of the Summa team, working together with purpose driven and authentic people.
Prior to joining Summa Equity, I worked as a management consultant in McKinsey & Company – focusing on strategy and corporate finance related topics. I graduated with a MSc in Finance from the Norwegian School of Economics.
Being part of a purpose-driven organization such as Summa, truly strengthen my commitment and excitement for my day to day work. From a young age, I have been concerned with challenges such as climate change and local pollution. Being able to address both these and other challenges through investing is optimally combining my passion and skillset. Additionally, the Summa Team and the great portfolio companies we are working with, encourage, motivate, and inspire me every day.
Before Summa, I had various engagements in Arkwright Consulting, Verdane and Formuesforvaltning. My education is from Copenhagen Business School and the Norwegian Naval Officer School.
Sebastian Greve Sunde
I am very excited to be part of Summa. I am passionate about our strategy and philosophy and confident that solving global challenges will be a key contributor to superior returns over the coming decades. It is inspiring to support Summa’s purpose alongside a group of such authentic and competent colleagues, and I am grateful for the opportunity to do so.
Before joining Summa, I worked at The Boston Consulting Group in London and New York – focusing on Private Equity, TMT, and Sustainability. I hold an MSc in Finance from the London School of Economics and a BSc in Business Management from King’s College London.
Maja Zhang Olsen
I am truly excited to be a part of the Summa team and have a strong conviction in our investment strategy. Working in Summa allows me to combine my personal interests and previous experience to solve global challenges by investing with a purpose-driven approach. I am grateful to be a part of a team that actively works to have a positive impact on our planet.
Prior to joining Summa, I worked at Boston Consulting Group in Oslo mainly as a member of the Private Equity & Principle Investor team. In addition, I have previous engagements in Nordic and International PE/Investment banking firms. I graduated from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology with an MSc in Industrial Economics and Technology Management.
I firmly believe that capital can be used to create value for a wide range of stakeholders, beyond financial returns. Thus, I am very passionate about our thematic investment strategy, and I firmly believe in co-creating to solve global challenges.
Prior to joining Summa, I worked as an investment professional at Advent International in Frankfurt as well as at Castik Capital in Munich. I graduated with a BSc in International Finance from Università Bocconi in Milan.
I strongly believe that private equity funds can play a very important role in solving ESG and the related global challenges while still achieving positive financial returns. Summa, with its three thematic investment areas, plays a fundamental role in bringing this perception to the outside world. Thus, I am very excited to be part of Summa and contribute to this mission.
Prior to joining Summa, I worked at Boston Consulting Group in Munich as a member of the Private Equity & Principle Investor (PIPE) team and before, as an Investment Professional at Waterland. I graduated with a BSc in Business Administration from University St.Gallen (HSG), Switzerland and a MSc in Finance from HEC Paris, France.
I joined Summa because I strongly believe in its vision, strategy and team. I feel deeply motivated to have a positive impact by investing in and developing companies that help to solve some of the most pressing global challenges.
Before joining Summa, I worked as a consultant at McKinsey & Company focusing on growth strategies, due diligences and transformations in various sectors. I hold a BA in Business Administration and MA in Accounting & Finance from the University of St. Gallen and have studied at Stellenbosch University and Dartmouth College.
I am inspired by the endless opportunities in Summa’s core themes to make a real difference to the well-being of all stakeholders. Our investment capabilities combined with Summa’s philosophy are a powerful combination to create tangible solutions for the key healthcare challenges of limited resources, variable quality of care, and insufficient access to appropriate healthcare.
In the past I worked in private equity, most recently focusing on health care services. I started my career in investment banking at Morgan Stanley.
I am passionate about how technology can represent solutions to our global challenges and give rise to new and exciting investment opportunities. Being part of a purpose-driven organization also inspires me, and I am grateful to work with competent and resourceful Summates.
Before joining Summa, I worked at Adelis Equity Partners (2016 to 2021). I have worked in the Swedish and Danish market, predominantly with tech- and tech-enabled service businesses. Before Adelis, I worked at KIRKBI Holding (the investment company behind the LEGO Group) and Investment Banking at FIH Partners in Copenhagen.
Highly attracted by the sustainability investment thesis, I pro-actively reached out to the Summa team to join them on their journey. I am delighted to be part of a team that shares the same passion to invest in companies that actively try to solve our global challenges. My work does not only feed my limitless curiosity about new business models and technologies but also fulfills my purpose of working on something that has a positive impact on our planet and society.
Before joining Summa Equity, I worked as a management consultant at the Boston Consulting Group in Munich mainly as a core member of their Private Equity & Principle Investor task force and Green Energy & Sustainability team. I graduated with a BSc in Management from the University of Warwick.
I am grateful to be able to work with companies that look in earnest to be a part of the solution to the problems we are facing, and excited about the prospect of showing that such future-proof businesses are also better investments. Finally, I am an avid believer in Technology as a solution to humanity’s problems, both big and small.
Prior to joining Summa, I worked within Technology Investment Banking at Morgan Stanley.
I joined Summa because I strongly believe in our investment philosophy that companies who solve global challenges will be more future-proof and thus generate superior returns for our investors. Furthermore, I appreciate to work in an organization with purpose driven and professional people.
Prior to Summa, I worked in the Investment Banking Division at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. I hold a MSc in Industrial Engineering and Financial Mathematics from KTH Royal Institute of Technology and a BSc in Economics from Stockholm University.
Johan Pietilä Holmner
Being part of the Summa family and having the chance to work with some of the best people around with a true purpose, means a lot to all of us. Personally I think the passion for what we do is mainly driven by our curiosity, the people we meet and our active approach. I’m grateful to be part of our journey and having the possibility to make a positive impact on society as a whole through our investments.
I am thankful for the experience I have gathered from my background as an alpine skiier, my time at Stockholm School of Economics and Goldman Sachs as well as all other people that has been supporting me throughout the last couple of years.
I joined Summa because I strongly believe in our investment strategy and purpose – investing to solve global challenges. I am extremely proud to be part of this fantastic team of purpose driven people and very excited for Summa’s continued journey.
Prior to Summa, I worked for the investment bank at J.P. Morgan, London.
Being part of Summa, my professional endeavors are aligned with my strive to make a positive impact on our planet. I am confident in our investment strategy and believe it will create significant long-term value for our investors, portfolio companies, and the environment. I am honored to be working alongside colleagues sharing the same values, purpose, and commitment to solving global challenges.
Prior to joining Summa, I worked as an Investment Professional at Nordstjernan and in M&A at Rothschild & Co. I hold an MSc in Engineering Physics and Applied Mathematics from KTH Royal Institute of Technology.
I joined Summa because I truly believe in our purpose and strategy of investing in companies solving global challenges. Not only do I believe solving global challenges will contribute to superior returns over the coming decades, but it also inspires me to show that creating value and positive impact go hand in hand.
Prior to Summa, I worked in the Investment Banking Division at Bank of America Merrill Lynch focusing on both the Healthcare sector and Nordic transactions. I hold a BSc in Software Engineering from KTH Royal Institute of Technology.
I am very excited to be a part of Summa since I strongly believe in the purpose and fundament of Summa’s investment strategy – investing in companies that are instrumental in solving global challenges. It is inspiring to work with companies that share this mission and to be part of a team that combines creating long-term positive impact with strong results for investors.
Before joining Summa, I worked at McKinsey & Company in Stockholm – focusing on Private Equity Due Diligence and Growth Acceleration Strategy. I hold an M.Sc. in Industrial Engineering and Management from the Royal Institute of Technology.
I joined Summa because of my passion for our philosophy and my core belief in our investment strategy, that solving global challenges will be a key contributor to superior returns. Thus, I am honored to be working alongside colleagues that share the same values, purpose, and commitment to make a positive impact on our planet.
Prior to joining Summa, I worked at McKinsey & Company in Stockholm – focusing on Private Equity Due Diligence, Sustainability and Fast Growth Technology. I hold a M.Sc. in Industrial Engineering and Management from KTH Royal Institute of Technology.
Brand & Communication Associate
As a Brand and Communications Associate at Summa Equity, I assist in handling public relations, information output, press releases, and media requests. I work closely with our Investor Relations team to streamline and maintain valuable and transparent communication with our investors.
Furthermore, I am responsible for effectively communicating the Summa Equity investment strategy, purpose, and story across all outlets and assisting in developing and positioning our brand on a global scale.
As a HR Manager at Summa Equity, I work along side our Head of People to develop and implement HR strategies and initiatives. The People Team at Summa support current and future business needs through the recruitment, development, engagement, and preservation of our human capital.
Hannah Elisabeth Berget
As an Impact Associate, my role is to help address environmental, social, and governance issues within Summa’s portfolio and overall investment strategy. My work will also focus on how our portfolio companies can integrate sustainability factors that will help to enhance their competitive advantage and drive future value creation.
As a Business Developer at Summa Equity, my role is to look at new efficient ways of working through different kinds of projects, as well as being a key asset regarding IT-related matters for the company.
I work as a Impact Manager at Summa Equity Advisory AS and was drawn to Summa through my conviction that we can make a substantial difference by showing that its possible to do well by doing good.
One of my primary focus areas is to help facilitating a unified approach for reporting on sustainability across our portfolio. In this work, I aim to ensure that we convey clearly and transparently the impact our portfolio companies are having in the areas where they operate.
Principal / Commercial Advisor
In my role as a principal at Summa Equity I work closely with the management team and leaders in our portfolio companies. My purpose is to identify bottlenecks, as well as spotting and developing untapped potential in sales & marketing set-ups. The aim is to establish scalable and transparent growth while making sure we create value through a positive impact on society.
As a member of Via Summa, I am working with our portfolio companies to create maximum impact and success with our investments. Together with my Summa colleagues and experts from different industries and functions we partner up with management from day 1: to define the right strategy, to invest in leadership and team development, to support in executing big projects and to ensure a smooth process in sharing ideas and results during our partnership.
Gisle Glück Evensen
My role at Summa Equity AS is to lead the work of the individual investment teams. I truly enjoy working with the whole investment process, from generating ideas to supporting the companies in achieving their goals. The breadth of scope allows me to leverage many aspects of the experience I have gained previously and allows me to have an extremely varied work setting.
Earlier in my career I have been fortunate enough to work in a variety of sectors and filled very different roles. The common denominators, as I see it, have been opportunities at the intersection between technology and commerce, digitalization, investment management in different ownership settings – and a clear purpose. Here at Summa I feel fortunate to be able to continue my purpose driven investment philosophy. Companies are the cornerstone of societies and by insuring that capital is directed towards companies with a positive impact, we contribute positively to the many challenges we face today. For me, Summa brings together the most interesting elements of my working life: an analytical and open-minded approach to complex challenges an innovative spirit that fosters creativity and opportunities to work with technology companies – and not least; a strong purpose which I truly believe will have a positive impact far beyond Summa.
I am very grateful for the open Summa culture that supports and values diversity and the importance of a balanced life. Looking forward to going to work every day is a privilege – a privilege that cannot be overrated.
I have a quite broad experience from McKinsey, Head of M&A in Schibsted Media Group, working with government ownership for the Norwegian Ministry of Finance and from setting up a corporate venture investment unit for AF Gruppen.
I am responsible for our work within the Resource Efficiency theme, from sourcing and investing in companies to supporting management teams to achieve their goals. Working in Summa allows me to combine my desire to generate positive externalities that are fully aligned with growth, creating both value and positive impact.
I have spent the bulk of my career following my passion for working with businesses from early-stage start-ups, growth/scale-ups to mature organizations in their development and paths to value creation. Through these experiences, I have gained skills in managing growth companies and companies in need of change and strategic review, always looking for new ways of creating value.
I am thankful to be a part of an investment firm with a strong purpose-driven strategy and hope to bring passion, entrepreneurship and positive energy. Prior to joining Summa, I worked at McKinsey, 3i Private Equity, and Sole Kapital.
Partner & CIO
My focus is to drive our overall efforts in sourcing the best possible investment opportunities within Summa´s investment mandate and make sure that we run our investment processes according to our standards, methodology and with the necessary quality and effectiveness.
I also lead sourcing efforts within our Tech Enabled Businesses investment theme, and have been responsible for several successful investment cases within this area. I am very curious and interested in how technology represents solutions to many of the challenges the world are facing, thus representing tremendous investment opportunities. I am very passionate about my work. With Summa, the passion has increased even further due to energy created from building a new firm and investing solely in companies that contributes positively to society.
Before I joined Summa, I worked several years at Reiten & Co and Norvestor.
Partner & General Counsel
My decision to join the Summa team was based on my strong belief in the team and their ability to create value through a sustainable and purpose driven approach to investments. Prior to coming onboard, I had the opportunity to work closely with the team, first in connection with the fund raising of Fund I and, thereafter, in connection with a secondment.
Before joining Summa, I worked as a lawyer in the Funds and Investment team at Mannheimer Swartling. There I primarily worked with fund raising, structuring and M&A related matters. I have a Master of Law from Lund University.
Hannah Gunvor Jacobsen
Partner, COO & Head of IR
As the Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Head of Investor Relations at Summa Equity, I am responsible for overseeing the day-to-day functions of our operational teams. I ensure that our legal, finance, investor relations, communications, and business development teams reach their maximum potential.
My responsibilities include managing our fundraising activities as well as heading up our investor relations. Furthermore, I serve on the boards of Norsk Gjenvinning and Holdbart, both of which are part of our Resource Efficiency investment theme.
I work primarily with the tech-enabled business thesis and focus on our growth investment strategy. My role includes all aspects of developing new investment ideas, assessing and executing new investments, but more importantly further developing the Summa platform, and working with our founders and CEOs to support them in value creation and building the companies for the next stage of their journey.
I am drawn to Summa for three simple reasons: 1) great people whom I am truly humbled and inspired by, 2) our shared values on doing good while making great returns, and 3) a belief that technology can do great things and enable us to overcome some of the greatest challenges facing our future.
My career has been a mix of finance, entrepreneurship, and investments, with tenures at Kinnevik, Northzone, Groupon, Merrill Lynch, and the Danish Central Bank. I hold an MBA from Harvard Business School, MFE from Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, and a BSc in Economics from the University of Copenhagen.
Partner, Head of Portfolio & Via Summa
As Head of Portfolio and Head of Via Summa I am leading our collaboration with portfolio companies to create maximum impact and success with our investments. Together with my Summa colleagues and experts from different industries and functions we partner up with management from day 1: to define the right strategy, to invest in leadership and team development, to support in executing big projects and to ensure a smooth process in sharing ideas and results during our partnership.
We at Summa are convinced that innovation and entrepreneurship will solve global challenges. And my role enables me to work closely with founders and CEOs who dedicate their professional lives to building great businesses on that foundation. This is highly inspiring. And creating strategic clarity and building high performing organizations is what I like to do and what I do best.
Before I joined Summa in 2023, I was an Executive Board Member at Axel Springer, I was founder and CEO of eCom company mirapodo, I was part of the leadership team at eBay in Germany and I worked for McKinsey & Company.
My role as a Partner is primarily to contribute to the assessment of investment targets in industry sectors where I have previous experience after more than 25 years in senior management positions; in particular within the Seafood sector. In addition, I contribute in the Board of Directors of portfolio companies of relevance.
I am convinced that PE companies in general has significant potential in improving the value creation processes within its portfolio companies, and I appreciate and support the active approach taken by Summa Equity in this respect.
I was attracted to Summa also due to its clear investment thesis and “reason d’être”, as well as the ambition to make a difference in the society at large. Besides, working with the very talented young members of the Summa Team gives me a lot of inspiration and good learning.
Nicolas H. Roelofs, Ph.D. has more than 30 years of experience in the Life Sciences and Diagnostics industry. He served as an operating manager in roles across R&D, business development, sales, and business management. He has been directly involved in four start-up companies and several multi-national corporations including Baxter Healthcare, Applied Biosystems, Stratagene, Bio-Rad and Agilent Technologies Inc.. At Agilent Nick served as the President of the Life Sciences Group.
In the five years since leaving Agilent, Nick has served as an Industrial Advisor for Nordic Capital, a Swedish Private Equity firm. He has also serves on eight company Boards for a range of venture capital backed start-ups and larger private equity backed multinational companies. Nick also has served as an advisor to a range of governments and public, private equity and venture capital investors.
As a Thematic Partner with Summa Equity, I work closely with the Changing Demographics team. Drawing on decades of executive leadership, commercial, and operational experience, I’m excited to contribute to Summa’s vision and passion for creating value in companies that can improve healthcare and life science research.
I serve as the Chair on G-Con Manufacturing and Axion Biosystems. In addition, I sit on the Sengenics Board and serve as Chair of the Renumeration Committee on Olink Proteomics Board. I’m excited to work with the talented teams at all these portfolio companies, who have great potential to solve critical global challenges within the life science and healthcare industry.
Before joining Summa Equity as a Partner, my career included roles as a senior executive in leading life science tools and diagnostics companies with a strong track record of successfully bringing new technologies to market and creating highly motivated teams poised to win.
Beyond Summa, I Chair the Board of Directors at Liderança Group, Inc, a SaaS company emphasizing tools to monitor a company’s journey through Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. I remain active in the life sciences through engagements as a Board Member at SISCAPA Assay Technologies, Inc. and IROA Technologies, LLC. and the Advisory Board of Mobilion Systems, Inc.
In my role as a Partner at Summa Equity, I collaborate closely with the investment team and together we develop investment strategies, identify and assess investment opportunities, and support our portfolio companies in helping them to develop their full potential. My primary focus is on both healthcare and technology, with the crossroads of both arguably being one of the most exciting domains.
I consider working as a Partner for Summa Equity as a unique opportunity to create tangible impact in terms of sustainable economic development, contribute to a long-term defendable and successful investment philosophy, work with the impressive Summa team and leverage my entrepreneurial experience. That’s not just fun, it’s also highly satisfying to tackle global challenges.
All of my career has been in technology with initially a strong focus on financial technology, including trading, cash management, and payments. The last 10 years before joining Summa have been in life sciences, more specifically genomics and multi-omics data analytics with BlueBee (acquired by Illumina). I have been the co-founder and CEO for several successful start-ups and alternated between these entrepreneurial initiatives and senior executive rules in global corporations, including Alcatel Lucent, Sungard FIS, SWIFT, and most recently as the VP of Software for Illumina.
As a member of the investment team at Summa, I will be focusing on investments within the Changing Demographics theme, generating and sourcing new opportunities and serving as a committed partner for the portfolio companies and their people alongside the ever-exciting growth trajectories.
Being part of Summa is both humbling and exhilarating. It is rare to come across such a group of extremely talented and engaged individuals working towards a common purpose, to which I am grateful to contribute.
I have always been a firm believer of the power of innovation in biological sciences and technology to impact some of today’s and tomorrow’s societal challenges within and beyond the healthcare domain. We therefore need to support those innovative companies contributing to that mission. Before joining Summa, I managed the life science activities for a leading European family office investing with a people-planet-profit bottom-line, including the foundation of the OMX Venture fund franchise. After stints in investment banking and biotech, I complemented my initial studies in Economics with a Bioengineering degree.
As a Partner at Summa Equity, I work with the investment team to pursue investments that solve global challenges. My primary focus is with our Technology-enabled Transformation team, where I drive deal sourcing efforts and portfolio company oversight and value creation.
My current portfolio company engagements are as Board Chair at Pagero, where we are building an open, global and data-centric network to radically improve how transactions flow between the world’s 150 million companies, and Myneva, which is building a pan-European SaaS-based care technology platform with the aim of improving the quality and availability of elderly, social, disabled and youth care as our societies deal with accelerating demographic change.
I am passionate about Summa and our portfolio companies’ opportunity to create superior returns in both financial and social terms. I am particularly optimistic about how more intelligent use of existing technology in companies across virtually all sectors can help make positive and negative externalities visible and allow investors, consumers, and regulators to value truly good businesses appropriately.
Before joining Summa Equity in September 2019, I spent 25+ years in leadership roles in TMT companies across Europe and the US. In addition to my work at Summa, I serve on the boards of Nordic Semiconductor ASA (chair), Nordea Bank Abp (chair of Board Operations and Sustainability Committee), and PragmatIC Semiconductor. I studied computer science at the Norwegian Institute of Technology, Russian language at the Defense School of Intelligence and Security, and finance at INSEAD.
I am responsible for our work in DACH (Germany, Switzerland, and Austria), spanning sourcing, value creation, and portfolio management across our investment themes with a focus on Resource Efficiency and Tech-Enabled Transformation.
Being an investor comes with a big responsibility, and Summa Equity’s way to approach it is simple yet powerful: we invest in companies that aim to solve global challenges. By helping these companies become bigger and better, we not only deliver strong results for our investors, but also ensure the capital we deploy has a positive impact on our environment and society. I am grateful to partner with companies that share this mission.
Before joining Summa Equity, I was a Partner at The Riverside Company and before that a consultant at Boston Consulting Group. I hold a Master of Science in International Business Administration from WU Vienna and an MBA from the University of Cambridge.
I am responsible for our work within the Changing Demographics theme. I have spent almost all of my career as a healthcare investor, and at Summa I work with companies across the theme, to support them in their development and paths to value creation. Within the Changing Demographics theme and in particular in the healthcare space, there is a large number of companies that fit our investment strategy, that have strong growth prospects and that are well positioned to bring value to our societies.
I am a strong supporter of the philosophy and strategy behind Summa. The world needs better solutions and a commitment by the business community, if we are to solve the challenges our societies face. Within the Changing Demographics theme, it is criticial for a business to be aligned with the interest of its stakeholders, and ensure that value accrues to the community it serves. Such a business is likely to be inherently more sustainable and successful also financially in the long term than other businesses.
In the past I have worked with healthcare investments at Nordic Capital, and for Morgan Stanley.
As a thematic partner at Summa Equity, I work closely with the Resource Efficiency team to identify investment opportunities, develop strategies, and support portfolio companies. I focus primarily on the Circularity, Waste, and Water sectors, having previously held senior management positions in these fields.
At a time when climate change increasingly impacts populations around the globe, and with resources rapidly depleting and biodiversity loss accelerating, I found at Summa Equity a talented team that truly wants businesses to develop and innovate while addressing these critical challenges.
Before joining Summa Equity, I was the CEO of Suez Group, a global leader in environmental services. After spending nearly 30 years at Suez Group in various leadership positions internationally, I feel very privileged to continue serving my passion for the environment with a team that wants to make a difference. I hold a Master of Science in Civil Engineering degree from the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées in Paris.
Founder & Managing Partner
While my role as Managing Partner is varied, I enjoy everything from being part of the deal teams to driving performance and innovation in our portfolio. Additionally, telling the Summa story to our investors and others, about how Summa is creating value through our strategy of investing to solve global challenges.
The world is facing significant challenges and my choice was to be part of the solution. While establishing the Summa Fund together with the Summa Foundation in 2016 is my main commitment to this, I also find inspiration in the projects we have in Africa as well as closer to home, helping to improve the lives of the disadvantaged.
George Serafeim is the Charles M. Williams Professor of Business Administration and the Chair of the Impact-Weighted Accounts Project at Harvard Business School. He has taught courses in the MBA, executive education, and doctoral programs, and is currently teaching the elective course “Reimagining Capitalism: Business and Big Problems ” in the MBA curriculum, which received the Ideas Worth Teaching Award from the Aspen Institute and the Grand Page Prize.
Serafeim has presented his research in over 60 countries around the world, including to world leaders in government and business at events such as the World Economic Forum at Davos and the Aspen Ideas Festival. He ranks among the top 10 most popular authors out of over 12,000 business authors on the Social Science Research Network.
I have worked on issues related to sustainability and finance in many contexts. As responsible for overseeing the Norwegian Government Pension Fund in the Ministry of Finance, I was engaged in developing its guidelines for responsible investing.
I am a board member in a wide range of different companies. As a board member in Storebrand, a large asset manager and pension provider, I participate in discussions on how to implement an ambitious sustainability program. In Norfund, I work on promoting investments that contribute to development in the poorest countries in the world. As Chair of UN PRI (Principles of Responsible Investment), I promote and expand responsible practices globally.
I am excited to use my background and knowledge, addressing these issues in a new context: Building a leading Private Equity business with sustainable development as a core investment framework.
Board of Directors
I am passionate about active ownership and creating sustainable value for a multitude of stake holders. In my long-standing role as a private equity fund investor it is important to be a constructive partner enabling private equity teams to continue to improve in a highly capital competitive and lower growth environment in Europe.
In particular the value creation part has evolved and to create best in class sustainable returns only works, in my view, if you invest in building better businesses that can drive sustainable growth. Summa does not only try to this but will in addition only invest in areas where there is a clear link to the UN SDG’s which will make it even more future proof.
As a previous investor in Summa, I have come to know and value the team highly and the opportunity to take an even more active role in the team’s journey as part of the advisory board in Summa’s development is extremely exciting.
The landscape of global markets is in the process of a profound change in the coming few years, driven by mega-trends linked to ESG and technology. I believe that Summa is uniquely positioned, has a key role, and possesses the expertise in this major transition process. Summa will prove that ESG-considerations and performance are not incompatible – on the contrary – but key drivers in this transition.
I am excited, proud, and enthusiastic to be part of this challenging journey, and hope to contribute to Summa’s governance and growth as a board member. I believe that Summa can and will contribute to making a better and sustainable world for future generations, meeting the needs of my children as well as my grandchildren.
I am a lawyer, having more than 25 years of experience in various legal roles in the Swedish financial industry. In addition, I have gained international experience working within the financial industry and its operations in Luxembourg.
Camilla Melander Gustafsson
As a board member, I contribute to Summa’s governance and ability to comply with different rules and goals. Some of these relate to authorization as an Alternative Investment Fund and the 17 UN Global Goals For Sustainable Developments. Compliance with these rules and goals is crucial for institutional investors allocating their capital to companies that aim to solve global challenges and build a more sustainable world.
I truly believe in Summa’s philosophy and strategy, and I am grateful to take part in Summa’s journey. My experience as a General Counsel and Compliance Officer in different financial institutions, regulated by financial authorities, will contribute to my support to keep Summa as a trustworthy partner to invest in.
Investor Relations Associate
I am very honored to be working as part of the purpose-driven team at Summa. Having been passionate about sustainability in business since I was first introduced to it in my university studies, it is genuinely inspiring and personally fulfilling to be part of an organization where the foundation is built around futureproofing the world for coming generations. Being a mother makes it very top of mind to contemplate what the world will look like for my daughter growing up. Knowing now that I go to work every day with the ambition to make it a better, more sustainable, and creative place is beyond motivating and I hope something that will make my daughter very proud.
Prior to joining Summa, I was working at EQT Partners as part of the Client Relations & Capital Raising team and went on to join a Nordic Venture Capital fund, J12 Ventures. I hold a B.A. in Global Business Management and Administration from Regent’s University in London.
Investor Relations Associate
I am honored and inspired to be part of Summa Equity’s work to co-create a future-proof investment framework for our investors, our companies, and society. I am passionate about unifying new market shifts and entrepreneurship to significantly impact and build a better world.
Prior to joining Summa Equity, I worked as a Senior Investor Relations Associate at a VC firm in San Francisco, CA (pre-seed to Series C+). I hold a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Corporate Finance from the University of Stockholm.
Investor Relations Associate
I feel privileged to have been part of the Summa’s journey since the beginning. I come every morning to Summa motivated to contribute, but also to learn from my work with people from a diverse range of backgrounds, all aiming to add value to society. These values are backed by their stance on global social and environmental challenges through embracing the philosophy of ethically responsible investing, which is what makes Summa the type of organization I appreciate working for.
I received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a master’s degree in International Business Strategy. Prior to joining Summa, I worked as a project coordinator in the context of international development as well as the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development within the NGOs sector.
Summa’s ability to create value through impact-driven investments was the main driver behind my decision to join Summa. Before joining, I had the opportunity to work with Summa in relation to structuring the funds and various investments, where the competent Summa team truly inspired me.
Before joining Summa, I worked as a tax lawyer at PwC, focusing on fund structuring and M&A. I have a Master of Law from Lund University.
My decision to join the Summa team was based on my strong belief in Summa’s investment strategy, to invest to solve global challenges, and I am grateful to be part of a fantastic team.
Before joining Summa, I worked as a lawyer in the M&A team at Advokatfirman Cederquist and had the opportunity to work together with the Summa team in portfolio transactions and in connection with a secondment. I have a Master of Law from Stockholm University.
I am proud to be a part of the Summa purpose-driven team and support its continued journey to solve some of our global challenges. I also find it motivating to work together with such talented people with whom we all share the same values.
Before joining Summa, I worked at SiriusPoint International as a Business Controller. Before SiriusPoint, I worked as an Authorized Public Accountant at PwC Financial Services. I hold a BSc in Business and Economics from Lund University.
Working for a company that aims to solve global challenges and make the world a better place makes me proud. It is exciting to share this journey with the inspiring people at Summa who all share the same values.
Before joining Summa, I have had different accounting roles within tech and eCommerce. I hold a BSc in Business and Economics from Lund University.
Working for a company that aims to solve global challenges, and making the world a better place, makes me proud. It is inspiring to work with Summates who all share the same passion for sustainability and future-proof organizations.
Before joining Summa, I worked for Ekonomi Klara Papper AB. I started as an accounting consultant and after a while became a consultant at their advisory department. I hold a one-year master’s in Business and Economics from Umeå School of Business and Economics.
Mohamad Ali Zahed
As the CFO of Summa, I make sure that all financial matters are handled accurately, efficiently and timely.
I find it motivating and rewarding to work alongside such professional colleagues who share the same values, and I am grateful for the opportunity to contribute to Summa’s mission for a better future.
Prior to joining Summa I worked for PwC, CBRE and The Swedish Cancer Society.
I’m proud to be a part of Summa and I strongly believe in our purpose and investment strategy. I believe in the importance of addressing the environmental issues and investing in companies that can contribute to solve our environmental and global challenges. It’s exciting to share this journey together with the inspiring and driven people at Summa.
Prior to Summa, I worked for Deloitte and Nobia. I hold a MSc in Business and Economics from Stockholm university.
I joined Summa for the opportunity to work alongside inspiring and driven people working towards a common goal. I also have a strong optimism for Summa’s purpose-driven investment strategy, and I am proud to be a part of incorporating it.
Prior to Summa, I worked at Deloitte and Qliro. I hold an MSc in Accounting and Finance from Lund University.
CFO to Via Summa
I am truly convinced that everyone should contribute to making this world a better place. Being part of the Summa Team gives me a unique opportunity working on solutions for global challenges. It motivates me to work with exceptional leaders within our portfolio and my great Summa colleagues.
At Via Summa I will focus on topics related to Finance and Operations within our portfolio. I will strive in cooperation with the management of our portfolio companies for great solutions to financial and operational challenges.
Before joining Summa, I worked for more than 15 years at Axel Springer as CFO/CHRO for its German Media Business.