Board Members

Daniel Spasic

Chairman of the board Daniel Spasic is a life science entrepreneur, strategist, chair- and board member with 25 years in senior executive roles. He joined the industry in 1996 with Pharmacia & Upjohn, working with clinical drug development in Sweden and Italy in CNS and Oncology. Daniel founded the global CRO company TFS Trial Form Support International in 1996. Under his leadership it grew to 100 MUSD in revenues, located in 20 countries, employing over 800 and serving 250 customers worldwide. In 2010 Daniel received the Swedish National Award for ‘Man of The Year’ by Ernst & Young and was named ‘Entrepreneur of The Year’ by Founders Alliance and Grant Thornton. Daniel serves as Executive Chairman in Trialbee, and Non-Executive Board Director in NuvoAir. He holds a technical degree in chemical engineering and an OPM from Harvard Business School. He is based in Boston, USA.

Mårten Winge

Mårten Winge is a senior life science executive with extensive experience of commercializing innovative new technology internationally. He has occupied senior executive and board positions in numerous private and public companies, managing multiple strategic processes, including financing rounds and exits through trade sales as well as IPO. He is currently CEO of Strike Pharma AB, Stockholm (a DNA analysis technology company based on in situ sequencing) and member, advisory board member and chairman of a number of highly innovative life science companies. Mårten has a BSc in chemistry from the University of Stockholm and an MSc in molecular biology from Karolinska Institute, Sweden.

Klaus Gottwald

Klaus Gottwald, a systems analyst and economics alumnus from Stockholm University, is co-founder and CEO of Stockholms Affärsänglar (STOAF/Stockholm Business Angels), one of Sweden’s most prestigious and successful early stage investment funds, financing high technology and life science ventures. He is also CEO of Sustainable Energy Angels, an early stage investment fund focused on smart grid and renewable energy solutions. From 1995-2000 he was founder and CEO of MAS Sweden AB.  Mr. Gottwald has extensive strategic, board and executive experience. He has been instrumental in establishing, leading and developing  companies in strong and rapid growth across a range of industries.
Per Gerde

Per Gerde

Associate Professor of Inhalation Toxicology, Scientist at the Division of Physiology, Institute of Environmental Medicine at the Karolinska Institutet. Previous appointments include scientist at the Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute (1993– 1998), scientist at the Swedish National Institute of Occupational Health (1991–1996), and postdoctoral fellow at the Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute (1989–1991). Dr. Gerde has published approx. 30 peer reviewed scientific papers. He is also the main inventor of six patent families with related patent applications.

Sonja Gerde

With an MSc in Industrial Economics from Linköping University. Sonja works as an Investment Manager at Axcel. From 2014 to 2017 she worked as a consultant at the Boston Consulting Group in Stockholm.