Team

Investment team

Jan Johan Kühl
Managing Partner

Jan Johan Kühl

Managing Partner

Jan Johan Kühl joined Polaris as Managing Partner in April 2007. Prior to joining Polaris, he was Group Director of Icopal, where he started in 2000. He was previously employed as Equity Analyst with Gudme Raaschou Investment Bank (1989-1993), as Project Manager with Aarsø Nielsen & Partners and as CEO of Monarflex (1995-2000).

M.Sc., Economics and Business Administration,
Aarhus School of Business.

Board member at

Molslinjen
Triax
PWT Group (Tøjeksperten/Wagner)
Det Danske Madhus

Allan Bach Pedersen
Partner

Allan Bach Pedersen

Partner

Allan Bach Pedersen has been with Polaris since 2000. He was previously employed as a consultant with Aarsø Nielsen & Partners (A. T. Kearney) from 1994-97 and worked as business development manager at Icopal from 1997-2000.

M.Sc., Engineering, DTU, and MBA, Copenhagen Business School.

Portfolio companies:

PWT Group (Tøjeksperten/Wagner)
Louis Poulsen
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Jan Dahlqvist
Partner

Jan Dahlqvist

Partner

Jan Dahlquist joined Polaris in 2006 as Partner. He was previously employed as Analyst with Alfred Berg (1990-1992), as Management Consultant / Vice President with Almi Företagspartner (1992-1997), as Investment Manager and later Executive Director with Sjätte AP-fonden (1997-2002) in Malmö and as Investment Director and later Partner / Head of Buy-Out Denmark with CapMan (2002-2006) in Copenhagen.

B.Sc.(Econ), Lund University.

Portfolio companies:

Akademikliniken

Peter Ankerst
Partner

Peter Ankerst

Partner

Peter Ankerst joined Polaris in 2006 as Partner. He has since 2004 been Senior Advisor with Polaris. He was previously employed as Management Consultant with Carta Corporate Advisors (Booz Allen Hamilton). From 1997-2003 he was employed as Investment Manager, Partner and later CEO of Industrial Development & Investment (IDI) in Stockholm.

Following this Peter co-founded the online retailer winefinder.se.

B.Sc.(Econ), Gothenburg School of Economics.

Portfolio companies:

Scandinavian Track Group
HTC Sweden

Niels Worning
Partner

Niels Worning

Partner

Niels Worning has been with Polaris since 1999. He was previously employed with Per Storhaug Børsmæglerselskab and Girobank A/S as an equity analyst and head of equity research. From 1995 to 1998, he was a Manager with Deloitte Corporate Finance, Copenhagen.

M.Sc., Economics and Business Administration, Copenhagen Business School.

Portfolio companies:

Babysam
Triax

Henrik Bonnerup
Partner, CFO

Henrik Bonnerup

Partner, CFO

Henrik Bonnerup has been with Polaris since 2003. From 1995-2003, he worked with Danske Bank and from 1989-1995 with Deloitte.

M.Sc., Business Economics and Auditing, Copenhagen Business School.

Portfolio companies:

Jetpak
Alliance+
Det Danske Madhus

Rune Lillie Gornitzka
Associate Partner

Rune Lillie Gornitzka

Associate Partner

Rune Lillie Gornitzka joined Polaris in 2005. From 2004-2005, he worked as Business Developer in TDC (Assistant to Group Management) and from 1999-2004 as investment banker in Capitellum Corporate Finance.

M.Sc., Economics and Business Administration, Copenhagen Business School and studies at Harvard University, Boston.

Portfolio companies:

Alliance+
Det Danske Madhus
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Peter Maigaard
Director

Peter Maigaard

Director

Peter Maigaard has been with Polaris since 2000. From 1996-2000, he was business development manager at Tarconord.

M.Sc., International Business Administration, Aarhus School of Business.

Portfolio companies:

BabySam
Triax

Martin Bang-Löwgren
Director

Martin Bang-Löwgren

Director

Martin Bang-Löwgren joined Polaris in 2009. Prior to Polaris, he worked in the Investment Banking Division for J.P. Morgan in London 1998-2000 and The Boston Consulting Group in Stockholm 2000-2005. Between 2005 and 2009, he held various positions in the medical technology companies Gambro in Stockholm and Coloplast in Humlebæk, Denmark.

M.Sc., Industrial Engineering & Management, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm

Portfolio companies:

Jetpak
Akademikliniken

Simon Damkjær Wille
Associate Director

Simon Damkjær Wille

Associate Director

Simon Damkjær Wille joined Polaris in 2010. Prior to joining Polaris, Simon was with A.P. Moller – Maersk from 2006-2010. As Assistant Manager at Maersk Tankers from 2008 to 2010 and from 2006 to 2008 part of the Maersk Management trainee program.

M.Sc., Applied Economics and Finance, Copenhagen Business School.
HD Finance, Copenhagen Business School.

Portfolio companies:

HTC Sweden
Louis Poulsen

Thorsten Spurr Madsen
Investment Manager

Thorsten Spurr Madsen

Investment Manager

Thorsten Spurr Madsen joined Polaris in 2015. From 2012-2015, Thorsten worked as a consultant in Implement Consulting Group, and from 2009-2012 in the valuation team in Deloitte Financial Advisory Services.

M.B.A IMD Business School (Honours)
M.Sc., Finance and Accounting, Copenhagen Business School.

Portfolio companies:

Molslinjen

Martin Lindh
Investment Manager

Martin Lindh

Investment Manager

Martin Lindh joined Polaris in 2015. From 2011-2015, Martin worked at SEB – latest as an Investment Manager at SEB’s Private Equity team and from 2006-2011 as a Management Consultant at McKinsey & Co.

MSc Industrial Engineering & Technology Management, Lund Institute of Technology.

Portfolio companies:

Scandinavian Track Group

Robert Larsson
Associate

Robert Larsson

Associate

Robert joined Polaris in March 2016. Prior to joining Polaris, he worked in the investment banking division at Morgan Stanley’s London office between 2014 and 2016, focusing on private equity clients. In addition, Robert also previously worked with Polaris as an analyst between 2012 and 2014.

Robert holds a M.Sc in Applied Economics and Finance and a B.Sc. in International Business from Copenhagen Business School.

Joachim Satchwell
Associate

Joachim Satchwell

Associate

Joachim Satchwell has been with Polaris since January 2013, first as an Analyst during his Master’s studies, then as a Jr. Associate and since April 2017 as an Associate.

M.Sc., Finance and Accounting,
Copenhagen Business School.

B.Sc., International Business (GLOBE),
Copenhagen Business School.

Portfolio companies:

PWT Group

Ivan Rasmussen
Advisor

Ivan Rasmussen

Advisor

Ivan Rasmussen joined Polaris in June 2015 as an Advisor. Prior to joining Polaris, he has a long international banking career within investment banking behind him involving foreign exchange and interest rate products as well as an extensive credit, LBO financing and M&A experience in Nordea Markets Investment Banking.

Amongst his 40 years in banking, he has been working internationally in Frankfurt, New York, London and Singapore for 10 years combined. After his departure from Nordea in the spring of 2015, he has established his own advisory company.

Team

Finance and support

Lene Møller Rønfeldt
Head of Finance, Compliance Officer and Risk Manager

Lene Møller Rønfeldt

Head of Finance, Compliance Officer and Risk Manager

Lene Møller Rønfeldt has been with Polaris since 2006. From 1986-1997, Lene worked at the accounting firm P.J. Aarup and from 1998-2006 at the accounting firm Lund Thomsen & Partnere.

Lene Møller Rønfeldt is responsible for administrative and financial matters at Polaris.

M.Sc., Business Economics and Auditing, Copenhagen Business School.

Eva Sejersdal
Controller

Eva Sejersdal

Controller

Eva Sejersdal has been with Polaris since June 2008. Eva Sejersdal has six years experience within controlling from a position at TDC as well as ten years experience within accounting and auditing, the last five years at the accounting firm Lund Thomsen & Partnere.

Eva Sejersdal is responsible for administrative and financial matters at Polaris.

M.Sc., Business Economics and Auditing, Copenhagen Business School.

Vibeke Mørch-Hansen
Controller

Vibeke Mørch-Hansen

Controller

Vibeke Mørch-Hansen has been with Polaris since October 2009. She has three years experience within controlling from a position at Columbus IT Partner A/S as well as seven years experience within accounting and auditing, the last three years at Revisionsfirmaet Westergaard.

Vibeke Mørch-Hansen is responsible for administrative and financial matters at Polaris.

Bachelor degree in commerce accounting from Niels Brock.
Degree certificate in auditing from Roskilde Handelsskole
Degree certificate in personal employment law from Copenhagen Business Academy.

Lasse Kjeldsted
Controller

Lasse Kjeldsted

Controller

Lasse Kjeldsted has been with Polaris since February 2014 parallel with his Master’s studies.
Prior to joining Polaris, Lasse Kjeldsted has been responsible for financial matters in a Danish NGO from 2012 to 2013. After finishing his Master he was with Deloitte as an accountant trainee before rejoining Polaris in December 2015.

Lasse Kjeldsted is responsible for administrative and financial matters at Polaris.

M.Sc., Business Economics and Auditing, Copenhagen Business School.

Tine Rimhoff
Executive Assistant, Head of Reception

Tine Rimhoff

Executive Assistant, Head of Reception

Executive Assistant, Head of Reception. Joined Polaris in 2003.

Previously employed with PFA Pension.

Emil Naver Marcussen
Analyst

Emil Naver Marcussen

Analyst

Emil Naver Marcussen has been with Polaris since February 2016.

Student, M.Sc., Applied Economics and Finance,
Copenhagen Business School.

B.Sc., Economics and Business Administration,
Copenhagen Business School.

John Persson
Analyst

John Persson

Analyst

John Persson has been with Polaris since November 2016.

Student, M.Sc., Finance and Investments,
Copenhagen Business School.

B.Sc., Business Administration,
Stockholm Business School.

Alexander Juel Baungaard
Analyst

Alexander Juel Baungaard

Analyst

Alexander Juel Baungaard has been with Polaris since March 2017.

Student, B.Sc., Economics and Business Administration, Copenhagen Business School.

Ying Chen
Piccoline

Ying Chen

Piccoline

Sarah Stærke-Balling
Piccoline

Sarah Stærke-Balling

Piccoline

Team

Board of Directors

Erik G. Hansen
Chairman

Erik G. Hansen

Chairman

Erik G. Hansen worked a number of years at A.P.Moller – Maersk and latest as CFO. Now Erik is amongst others board member at Bavarian Nordic, Bagger-Sørensen, PFA Pension and ECCO.

Bertil Villard
Board member

Bertil Villard

Board member

Bertil Villard is senior partner focusing on M&A at Swedish law-firm Vinge. Previously Bertil was head of Corporate Finance at Alfred Berg.

Anne Holm Rannaleet
Board member

Anne Holm Rannaleet

Board member

Anne Holm Rannaleet was part of the team that built IK, since inception in 1989. Anne served as a Finance Director until 1999 and thereafter as Information Director responsible for Communication, Knowledge Management and Legal Control.