Team

Team

The Enigio team includes experienced computer engineers, researchers, software developers, and senior professionals from the financial sector. The team is especially strong in document technology, archival science, cryptography, DLT, relevant legal frameworks and banking.

Management team

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Patrik Zekkar

CEO

M.Sc Business Administration & Economics. Held several senior positions in different organisations within the financial sector, with focus on developing and operating products and services towards the trade and supply chain area. Additionally, with substantial experience as board member in commercial blockchain platform initiatives and from industry interest organisations.

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Göran Almgren

Head of Sales, New Markets and Lending

M.Sc. Computer Science and Engineering. 20+ years within IT, exchange technology and banking systems. Long experience within sales, project management and executive management roles. Has managed several major implementation projects of banking systems.

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Mats Stengård

Head of Product Management and Operations

M.Sc. Computer Science and Engineering. 20+ years within IT, product development and management. Expert knowledge with regards to blockchain, qualified electronic time-stamping, e-Archives and digitalisation. Experience from multiple sectors like financial, retail and government.

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Hans Almgren

Head of Research and Development

Inventor and full stack software developer. M.Sc. Industrial Engineering/Computer Science. Extensive e-Archive experience.

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Lars Hansén

Head of Strategy

B.Sc. Business & Administration. Extensive professional experience as Chief Risk Officer and various positions as CEO in IT and finance companies.

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Gunnar Collin

Head of Sales Trade Finance

M. Sc. Business Administration and Economics. Senior operations professional with long and extensive experience from the financial sector in different organisations, geographies and cultural settings.

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Ulf Eggefors

Head of Sales Transport & Logistics

Ulf has held various leading positions at SEB in Stockholm and London, CellMark AB, Swedbank and lately part of the executive management team at Hoist Finance AB.

Market advisors

André Casterman

André Casterman

A Fintech consultant, advising clients on payments, trade finance, capital markets and digital assets. 20+ years at SWIFT, leading various innovations in the inter-bank payments, corporate treasury, and trade finance markets. During that time he established an institutional partnership between SWIFT and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and created the first digital trade settlement instrument. Chairs the Fintech Committee of the International Trade and Forfaiting Association (ITFA).

Hrvoje Stancic

Hrvoje Stancic

PhD, Full professor 20+ years of experience as a researcher in the field of digitisation and digital preservation as well as teaching information and archival science. Author of 80+ scientific publications. Editor of the book "Trust and Records in an Open Digital Environment". President of the Croatian ISO/TC 307 mirror committee on blockchain and distributed ledger technologies. CEO of Highflott d.o.o.

John Bugeja

John Bugeja

Trade, supply chain and invoice finance specialist with more than 40 years’ experience in senior leadership roles with HSBC, NatWest, RBS, Barclays and Lloyds Banking Group. Managing Director of Trade Advisory Network. Expert in origination, risk and governance, product management and development, business development, organisation design, change management, process facilitation, training and management development. A member of the drafting group of ICC rules for Digital Trade Transactions (URDTT). Co-author of the ICC Academy’s Advanced Supply Chain Finance online course.

Lionel Taylor

Lionel Taylor

Trade, supply chain and invoice finance specialist and consultant. Held senior leadership roles with RBS, Rabobank, Citibank and Lloyds Banking Group and non-bank independents. Managing Director of Trade Advisory Network Limited. Co-author of the ICC Academy’s Advanced Supply Chain Finance online course. Working with government agencies, banks, independent funders, investors and others who are looking to develop, promote and extend trade and supply chain finance in the region.

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Engin Senel

B.Sc. Engineering & MBA

Engin brings with him two decades of institutional coverage, global management and leadership roles for global leaders HSBC and Citigroup, across various geographies. Engin provides advisory and consultancy services in finance, strategy and business development space for fintech and tech companies. His global expertise, experience in C-suite client engagement and in-depth knowledge about various industries with a highly entrepreneurial and forward-thinking approach has upscaled many businesses and institutions throughout his career.

Kirsi Larkiala

Kirsi Larkiala

30+ years experience in financial Services, financial technology (Fintech) and how to build Fintech ecosystems. Ranked to Global FinTech & Regtech Top100 Influencer/ No.1 in the Nordic & Finland by Oanalytica, London. Known as a thought leader in Transaction Banking, Fintech disruption to traditional players including Tech players, digitalisation disruption, innovation & change management as well as client advisory in the financial industry. Led two leading Nordic banks and one Fintech platform to exceptional market visibility and share gains and reputation growth in Finland within Transaction Banking and in the Nordic market.

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Willem Kok

Commodity Trade, Supply Chain & Trade Finance specialist with 40+ years experience in senior leadership roles with Deutsche Bank, Lloyds Banking Group, ATB; responsible for trade sales for key accounts in the Natural Resources sector. Followed by a short career in shipping & logistics within Maersk (setting up the Trade Finance Unit in the Netherlands supported by IBM). Owner of Trade Finance Advisory boutique. Expert in sales origination, trade product management, business development, transformation and qualified mentor. An export specialist and writer for TreasuryXL in the Netherlands.

Board Members

Torgny Gunnarsson

Torgny Gunnarsson

Chairman

Holds an LL.M. (Master of Laws). General Counsel of MOOR Holding AB, one of two Swedish family offices invested in Enigio. 25+ years of hands-on experience from mergers and acquisitions, IT and labour law, negotiations, board assignments and operational leadership in international working environments both in the U.S. and Europe. Has a keen interest in company development.

Carl Knutsson

Carl Knutsson

Vice chairman

Senior Management and Finance Professional. Project management and process-oriented workflow. Genuine interest and hands-on experience in business development, strategy and M&A.

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Göran Almgren

Co-founder and board member

M.Sc. Computer Science and Engineering. 20+ years within IT, exchange technology and banking systems. Long experience within sales, project management and executive management roles. Has managed several major implementation projects of banking systems.

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Mats Stengård

Co-founder and board member

M.Sc. Computer Science and Engineering. 20+ years within IT, product development and management. Expert knowledge with regards to blockchain, qualified electronic time-stamping, e-Archives and digitalisation. Experience from multiple sectors like financial, retail and government.

André Casterman

André Casterman

Board member

A Fintech consultant, advising clients on payments, trade finance, capital markets and digital assets. 20+ years at SWIFT, leading various innovations in the inter-bank payments, corporate treasury, and trade finance markets. During that time he established an institutional partnership between SWIFT and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and created the first digital trade settlement instrument. Chairs the Fintech Committee of the International Trade and Forfaiting Association (ITFA).

Lucas de Mendoza

Lucas de Mendoza

Board member

15+ years in management positions mainly in SaaS and Fintech industries. Combines his strong financial and M&A background with a broad experience in scale-up sales and marketing strategies, culture and team transformation.

Björn Yrlid

Björn Yrlid

Board member

Holds an LL.M. (Master of Laws). General Counsel of MOOR Holding AB, one of two Swedish family offices invested in Enigio. 25+ years of hands-on experience from mergers and acquisitions, IT and labour law, negotiations, board assignments and operational leadership in international working environments both in the U.S. and Europe. Has a keen interest in company development.