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

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:

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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:

Futur Pension

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

Henrik Bonnerup

Partner

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:

Alliance+
RelyOn Nutec
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Rune Lillie Gornitzka
Partner

Rune Lillie Gornitzka

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 (spring-out from McKinsey & SEB/Enskilda Securities).

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

Portfolio companies:

Det Danske Madhus
ProData
SSG

Johan Pernvi
Partner

Johan Pernvi

Partner

Johan Pernvi joined Polaris in December 2019. He was previously employed as Investment Professional with Triton Partners (2015-2019), as Director with H.I.G. Capital (2013-2015), as Senior Investment Manager with Ratos (2006-2013) and as Senior Associate Consultant with Bain & Co. (2003-2006). Furthermore, he has been Non Executive Director for various companies including Logstor, SKF Motion Technologies (now Ewellix), Ovako Group, Diab, Mobile Climate Control and Jøtul AS.

M.Sc., Stockholm School of Economics

Portfolio Companies:

Akademikliniken

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:

Akademikliniken
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Adam Lytle
Director

Adam Lytle

Director

Adam Lytle joined Polaris in 2018. Prior to Polaris, Adam spent 12 years in London focusing on Nordic and European mid-market private equity and was most recently a Senior Vice President at AEA Investors 2010-2018. Prior to AEA Investors, Adam was an Investment Manager at Argan Capital 2008-2010 and an Associate at J.P. Morgan’s European Industrials team 2006-2008. Adam started his career with Enskilda Securities Corporate Finance in 2005.

M.Sc., Business Administration, Major in Finance, The Stockholm School of Economics.

Portfolio companies:

Distriktstandvården

Simon Damkjær Wille
Director

Simon Damkjær Wille

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:

RelyOn Nutec
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Thorsten Spurr Madsen
Associate Director

Thorsten Spurr Madsen

Associate Director

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
ProData

Robert Rosensköld
Associate Director

Robert Rosensköld

Associate Director

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. Robert also previously worked at Polaris 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.

Portfolio companies:

Futur Pension
Det Danske Madhus
SSG

Joachim Satchwell
Investment Manager

Joachim Satchwell

Investment Manager

Joachim Satchwell joined Polaris in 2013. Previously, Joachim worked as an Analyst and later as an Associate at Polaris.

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

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

Portfolio companies:

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Nicolai Vennekilde
Investment Manager

Nicolai Vennekilde

Investment Manager

Nicolai Vennekilde joined Polaris in 2020. Prior to this, he worked as an Investment Manager at BWB Partners since 2017 and as a Senior Associate at Carnegie Investment Bank from 2014 – 2017.

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

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

Philip Dithmer
Associate

Philip Dithmer

Associate

Philip Dithmer joined the Polaris team in 2018. Prior to this he worked as a Management Consultant with A.T. Kearney from 2015-2018 in Copenhagen, focusing on Operations and M&A. During his studies Philip worked with A.P. Moller – Maersk from 2012-2015.

M.Sc., Engineering Management
Technical University of Denmark (DTU).

B.Sc., Mechanical Engineering,
Technical University of Denmark (DTU).

Portfolio companies:

Alliance+

Gustav Brobert
Associate

Gustav Brobert

Associate

Gustav Brobert has been with Polaris since February 2020. He was previously employed as Associate with Solix (2018-2020) and as Associate Consultant with L.E.K. Consulting (2015-2018).

M.Sc., Real Estate Investment,
Cass Business School.

M.Sc., Corporate Finance,
Lund University.

B.Sc., Business Law,
Lund University.

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
CFO, Risk and Compliance Officer

Lene Møller Rønfeldt

CFO, Risk and Compliance Officer

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 Polaris´s finance department, including internal and external reporting and complaints. Lene also serves as Risk Manager and Compliance officer at Polaris.

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

Eva Sejersdal
Financial Controller

Eva Sejersdal

Financial 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
Financial & HR Controller

Vibeke Mørch-Hansen

Financial & HR 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
Financial Controller

Lasse Kjeldsted

Financial 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.

Alex Sandahl Grooten
Financial Controller

Alex Sandahl Grooten

Financial Controller

Alex Sandahl Grooten has been with Polaris since May 2019 as a financial controller. Prior to joining Polaris Alex spent four years as a controller in Danske Bank, as well as seven years within accounting and auditing, the final year of which was at PwC.

Alex Sandahl Grooten is responsible for administrative and financial matters.

Alex holds a Graduate Diploma in Financial and Management Accounting from 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.

Martin Godsk Kristensen
Analyst

Martin Godsk Kristensen

Analyst

Martin Godsk Kristensen has been with Polaris since February 2019.

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

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

Magnus Grønbæk Jensen
Analyst

Magnus Grønbæk Jensen

Analyst

Magnus Grønbæk Jensen has been with Polaris since January 2020.

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

Johan August Ottosen
Analyst

Johan August Ottosen

Analyst

Johan August Ottosen has been with Polaris since February 2020.

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

Andrea Signe Trolle
Analyst

Andrea Signe Trolle

Analyst

Andrea Signe Trolle has been with Polaris since August 2020.

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

Oda Hartmann Bjørndalen

Oda Hartmann Bjørndalen

Oda Hartmann Bjørndalen has been with Polaris since August 2020.

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

Emilie Gøbel Moesgaard
Office Assistant

Emilie Gøbel Moesgaard

Office Assistant

Emilie Gøbel Moesgaard joined Polaris in 2017.

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 adviser to a number of Family Offices and board member at Bagger-Sørensen & Co, Bavarian Nordic, Ecco Sko and LauritzenFonden amongst others.

Bertil Villard
Board member

Bertil Villard

Board member

Bertil Villard is a former partner at Vinge and currently serves as member of the board for various companies and entities.

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.