Johannes Lien


As part of the investment team, I drive investment and value creation in our companies that are solving some of the global challenges we face today. I am a passionate supporter of ambitious companies and their efforts to reach their next level of performance and increase their positive impact on society. I also manage the financing activities across our portfolio to ensure an optimal capital structure to finance their growth.


Thematically, I focus on Resource Efficiency. With a growing global population and increase in living standards, our shared resources are becoming scarcer. This represents a large challenge for society, but it also creates opportunities for companies that address these challenges, which is something I find a really rewarding part of my job.


I am a strong believer in Summa’s investment philosophy. Experiencing how we do this in practice and the impact we have makes me very proud to be part of the Summa team.


Before joining Summa Equity in 2016, I was a Director at Altor Equity Partners and a consultant with McKinsey & Company. I have a MSc from Norwegian School of Economics and have completed the General Management Program at Harvard Business School.