Christer Trägårdh – Acting CEO
Christer Trägårdh has a long history in the banking industry and solid experience of board work in various industries. During 2014-2019, Christer was a member of Swedbank’s Group Executive Committee, initially as regional manager and from 2016 as Head of the Group’s largest business area Swedish Banking. Prior to that, Christer was the CEO of Bergslagens Sparbank, and he has also worked for 20 years at Handelsbanken in various leading positions. Furthermore, Christer has had more than 20 board assignments over the years including Chairman of Fastighetsbyrån, Vice Chairman of Svensk Handel Försäkringar (now SH Pension) and board member of UC.
Julie Silber – Interim Head of Finance
Julie brings over 20+ years of financial experience including executive financial leadership/investor relations roles with both private and publicly held companies, 4+ years of CFO level experience, which includes serving as interim CFO for other listed companies in Sweden during their recruiting process.
Jonas Johansson – Head of Research and Development
Jonas holds a MSc in Information System Sciences from Luleå University of Technology in Sweden. He has over 15 years of experience from various leading development positions, primarily in medtech, and has previously worked with corporations such as St. Jude Medical, Saab and Elekta. Jonas is leading Brighter’s R&D team, ensuring that Brighter delivers high quality products and stays in the forefront of change.
Nadezda Ershova – Head of QA/RA (interim)
Nadezda is one of Brighter’s earliest employees, joining us as an intern while studying entrepreneurship and innovation at Stockholm’s Royal Institute of Technology. Today, she leads our important quality and regulatory assurance work, getting the right frameworks in place globally and making sure our solutions meet the strictest of standards. Nadezda has an MSc in Biology from Russia’s Novosibirsk State University.
Yulianto Blom – Head of Production
Yulianto leads our product manufacturing work. Skilled in sales operations planning, lean production and supply-chain management, he has more than 15 years of experience in establishing new production facilities and building the right teams for the job. Before joining Brighter, he managed the supply-chain of a currency manufacturer. Yulianto is a European Certified Logistician and has also studied law at Sweden’s Södertörn University.
Dragan Zdravkovic – Head of Medical Affairs
Dragan, MD with MSc in endocrinology, is a highly experienced pharma professional with more than 17 years of experience in top innovative pharma companies in different roles in Medical Affairs, Clinical Research and Business. Passionate about addressing challenges and unmet needs in diabetes management, Dragan leads Medical Affairs at Brighter, providing scientific insights and medical background to support the company in reaching its mission – introducing data-driven solutions for smarter treatment of chronic conditions with positive impact on global healthcare.
Maja Roslund – Head of People and Culture
Employee-experience specialist Maja is on a mission to grow our business by bringing out the best in everyone at Brighter, and helping the company to shine as a sustainable employer brand. Maja has studied leadership, pedagogy and organizational development, specializing in organizational-behavior management. She has worked in a variety of HR leadership and cultural-transformation roles, including serving as interim CEO of an HR-consulting firm, and establishing a subsidiary company in Sweden and China for Unilever brand Blueair.
Marie-Louise Kanon – Head of Communication and Brand
Marie-Louise has more than 20 years of experience holding various leading marketing and communication positions in both the private and public sector. She acted many years in the IT & Telecom industry but most recently as Head of Communication Media & PR in the Entertainment industry. As a driven communicator she has successfully developed several companies’ brand and communications strategy and also run her own consultant company.
Bruce McGinn – Head of Legal
Bruce is a highly experienced legal project manager, with degrees from York University and Canada and University of London in the UK. Having practised as an English qualified solicitor and a Swedish attorney for over 17 years, Bruce has advised extensively on risk allocation and negotiations in the context of M&A deals, due diligence exercises and commercial contract structuring and implementation. He has worked with many leading Nordic legal businesses, with a particular focus on internationally-facing deals in tech and industrial sectors.
Åsa Svedenheim – Head of Sales & Marketing
Åsa has held various leading positions in the telecom industry with many years of experience in how a connected world enables new business models. After working for Ericsson and Siemens she held the position as BU Manager Medical Endoscopy Group at Olympus Sweden and supported high-tech companies with go-to-market strategies, market analysis and business models at KTH Innovation. She also runs her own consultant firm offering interim management, sales, leadership and business development to both high tech and start-up companies.