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Corporate Governance

Board of directors

  • Jacob Jacobsson

    Jacob Jacobsson

    Born 1953 | Chairman of the Board since 2013

    Education:

    Master of Science in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm.

    Other commitments:

    Director / Chairman of Seven Sensing Software, Advanced Telesensors and Cymbet, Director of Micron, Newscale and Vidatronic.

    Independent in relation to the company and its management and independent in relation to major shareholders.

    Holdings:

    180,280 shares (as of 5 May 2021).
    40,000 warrants

  • Christina Ploom

    Christina Ploom

    Born 1973 | Board Member since 2021

    Education:

    Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Linköping University. Authorized financial analyst, Stockholm School of Economics.

    Experience:

    Christina has decades of experience from the financial industry after working with regulation, supervision and practical application. Christina has been head of Market Surveillance and COO at Spotlight Stock Market, led the Market Surveillance department at Sweden’s Financial Supervisory Authority, Finansinspektionen, and has held several leading positions within Nasdaq.

    Other commitments:

    Christina is currently CEO of Amudova AB and serves as a member of the Disciplinary Committee for Spotlight Stock Market.

    Holdings:

    0 shares (as of 5 May 2021).
    20,000 warrants

    Independent in relation to the company and its management and independent in relation to major shareholders.

  • Frank Schuil

    Frank Schuil

    Born 1984 | Board Member since 2013

    Education:

    Bachelor’s degree in International Media & Entertainment Management at the University of Breda, degree in European Marketing and Management at Landstede MBO.

    Experience:

    Frank is a serial entrepreneur and keynote speaker with over 13 years of experience. Frank is adviser to Innobridge, member of the Scandanavian Cryptocurrency Director Group and advisor to the Lifeboat Foundations New Money Systems Board. Former city leader at BitAngels, advisor to ICON, senior adviser at Centigo and Nordic Ambassador at Innovate Finance.

    Other commitments:

    No commitments outside Safello Group.

    Holdings:

    4,031,260 shares via Frank Schuil BV (as of 5 May 2021). Frank Schuil owns 100% of Frank Schuil BV.
    183,043 warrants

  • Johan Lorenzen

    Johan Lorenzen

    Born 1979 | Board Member since 2021

    Education:

    Bachelor’s degree in Science at Deakin University, Master of Business Administration at Monash University.

    Experience:

    Serial entrepreneur, fintech executive, angel investor and venture capitalist. Johan is the former CEO of the Finnish startup Holvi, which was acquired by the global banking group BBVA in 2016. Johan has over a decade’s experience of both founding and investing in high-growth internet companies. He joined Holvi from the venture capital firm Sunstone, now Heartcore. Prior to that, he also worked on both the technology and infrastructure sides of traditional banking.

    Other commitments:

    Currently, Johan is investing in fintech startups and is advising boards and organizations.

    Holdings:

    12,080 shares via Enduro Invest IVS (as of 5 May 2021). Johan Lorenzen owns 100% of Enduro Invest IVS.
    20,000 warrants

    Independent in relation to the company and its management and independent in relation to major shareholders.

  • Knut Pedersen

    Knut Pedersen

    Born 1968 | Board Member since 2021

    Education:

    Bachelors degree in Business Administration from The University of Michigan, Ross School of Business.

    Experience:

    Over 25 years of in-depth knowledge and expertise in the financial industry. He has previously served as President and CEO of Catella AB, a role in which he successfully developed the Swedish asset manager into a pan-European finance group within real estate and alternative investments. Prior to that, Knut was Managing Partner at ABG Sundal Collier AB and has previously worked at international investment banks in the United States, Germany and Sweden.

    Holdings:

    0 shares (as of 5 May 2021).
    20,000 warrants

    Independent in relation to the company and its management and independent in relation to major shareholders.

  • Sepehr Alavi

    Sepehr Alavi

    Born 1977 | Board Member since 2018

    Education:

    Bachelor’s degree in financial economics from Concordia University.

    Experience:

    Sepehr is General Partner at White Star Capital with extensive expertise in the crypto industry. White Star invests and manages a dedicated crypto fund, WSC Digital Asset. In addition to leading White Star’s Digital Asset fund, Sepehr provides extensive investment expertise in the sector as investors in more than 12 digital asset and blockchain companies. His crypto portfolio and traditional financial relationships are added value for Safello.

    Other commitments:

    General Partner at White Star Capital.

    Holdings:

    2,370,749 shares via White Star Capital and Residence Ventures LLC (as of 5 May 2021).

Management

  • Frank Schuil

    Frank Schuil

    Born 1984 | Chief Executive Officer | Joined in 2013

    Education:

    Bachelor’s degree in International Media & Entertainment Management at the University of Breda, degree in European Marketing and Management at Landstede MBO.

    Experience:

    Frank is a serial entrepreneur and keynote speaker with over 13 years of experience. Frank is adviser to Innobridge, member of the Scandanavian Cryptocurrency Director Group and advisor to the Lifeboat Foundations New Money Systems Board. Former city leader at BitAngels, advisor to ICON, senior adviser at Centigo and Nordic Ambassador at Innovate Finance.

    Other commitments:

    No commitments outside Safello Group.

    Holdings:

    4,031,260 shares via Frank Schuil BV (as of 5 May 2021). Frank Schuil owns 100% of Frank Schuil BV.
    183,043 warrants

  • Andreas Kennemar

    Andreas Kennemar

    Born 1976 | Chief Operating Officer | Joining in 2021

    Education:

    High school economist.

    Experience:

    Senior role as Technology Evangelist at Swedbank and previously as Head of Blockchain at Handelsbanken. Before that IT manager at E-trade Nordic. Andreas also has entrepreneurial experience as founder and CEO of the cryptocurrency mining company KnCminer, including subsidiaries such as XBTProvider. Andreas has also been a speaker at Inside Bitcoin. Board member of the Lifeboat Foundation and sponsor of Bitcoin foundation.

    Other commitments:

    No commitments outside Safello Group.

    Holdings:

    0 shares (as of 5 May, 2021)
    116,482 warrants

  • Johan Edin

    Johan Edin

    Born 1978 | Chief Financial Officer | Joined in 2021

    Education:

    M.Sc. in Business and Administration, with Finance as a major, from the Stockholm School of Economics.

    Experience:

    Johan has over 12 years of experience in investment banking (DCM and ECM) from DNB Bank, Arctic Securities, Citigroup and Goldman Sachs. In addition, experience as a CFO in the energy sector, as well as entrepreneurial experience in the hospitality industry.

    Other commitments:

    No commitments outside Safello Group.

    Holdings:

    8,960 shares via endowment insurance (as of 5 May 2021)
    116,482 warrants

  • Karl Garberg

    Karl Garberg

    Born 1990 | Chief Marketing Officer | Joined 2021

    Education:

    Bachelor’s degree Marketing Communication at Vesalius College as part of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels.

    Experience:

    Various positions in marketing and communication from the fintech companies iZettle and Toborrow, consulting experience from McCann Stockholm and Head of Marketing at UNITED SPACES. Part of the management team at UNITED SPACES when Castellum AB acquired the company in 2019.

    Other commitments:

    Chairman of the Board of AVOLLOVA AB

    Holdings:

    30,037 shares (as of 5 May 2021)
    26,149 warrants

  • Michal Gromek

    Michal Gromek

    Born 1987 | Chief Compliance Officer | Joined in 2018

    Education:

    Has two degrees at advanced level in Investment Management. Graduated from Said Oxford Business School for Blockchain Strategy Program. Master’s degree in International Management, University of Economics at Bratislava & Gdansk University of Technology, Bachelor’s degree in European Economics Studies, University of Coimbra & Gdansk University of Technology. Conducted doctoral studies between Q3 2015 and Q1 2020 in business administration, entrepreneurship, innovation and technology at the Stockholm School of Economics.

    Experience:

    Michal has been an active member of the Swedish Fintech ecosystem with a focus on improved regulation and legislation regarding digital assets. Michal has previously served as Head of Compliance and Chief Operating Officer at Safello.

    Other commitments:

    Chairman of Fintech Partner International AB. Chairman of the Working Group on Digital Assets and Blockchain of the Swedish Fintech Association, Contributor at Forbes about cryptocurrencies, blockchain and fintech, Head of Insights at Sthlm Fintech Week, Guest Lecturer and Program Manager for the Stockholm School of Economics Executive Education.

    Holdings:

    42,080 shares via Fintech Partner International AB (as of 5 May 2021). Michal Gromek is a shareholder of Fintech Partner International AB.
    111,728 warrants

  • Niklas

    Niklas Lundbäck

    Born 1978 | Chief Product Officer | Joined in 2017

    Education:

    Bachelor of Technology at the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Master of Technology at California State University, East Bay.

    Experience:

    Niklas has been part of the community around cryptocurrencies since 2013 and has previously worked as CTO at Obscura Digital. Obscura Digital was acquired in 2017 by Madison Square Garden Group. Niklas has previously served as Head of Product at Safello.

    Other commitments:

    President and Chairman of Supson Holding AB and Supson Consulting AB.

    Holdings:

    207,480 shares via Supson Holding AB endowment insurance (as of 5 May 2021). Niklas Lundbäck owns 100% of Supson Holding AB.
    116,482 warrants

Certified Adviser

Corpura Fondkommission AB is Certified Adviser to Safello Group AB.

ca@corpura.se

Artillerigatan 42, 114 45 Stockholm

Incentive program

Safello Group AB has established one incentive program for management and staff and one for members of the board of directors. At the Annual General Meeting on 12 March 2021 it was decided to offer up to a total of 100,000 warrants (Sw: teckningsoptioner) to the members of the board of directors and up to a total of 950,875 warrants for management and employees. The warrants were offered to the eligible persons at an independently assessed market value of SEK 0,69 per warrant, based on the Black and Scholes model for option valuation.

In total, 100,000 warrants were subscribed for by members of the board of directors and 891,068 warrants were subscribed to by management and employees. The total number of subscribed for and paid warrants amounts to 991,068.

The program has a duration of 3 years and each warrant gives the right to acquire one share in Safello Group AB at a price of SEK 23.63 during the period 1 March to 30 April 2024.

If the acquired warrants are exercised in full, the number of shares issued by the Company will increase by 991,068, equivalent to a dilution for existing shareholders of 4.6%.

Articles of Association

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Registration certificate

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Auditor

Safello Group AB has appointed WeAudit Sweden AB as its auditing firm with Mikael Stefan Köver as principal auditor.