Pär-Olof Johannesson

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Pär-Olof Johannesson

Chief Executive Officer
Technology, Automotive
Lund, Sweden

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Pär-Olof Johannesson is the CEO of Terranet, and led the IPO on Nasdaq First North in 2017.

Pär-Olof Johannesson has been a seasoned entrepreneur and tech executive for 20+ years. Pär-Olof’s previous positions include Operating Venture Partner at Mankato Investments, BA Director at Flextronics, Area Manager at ABB, Project Manager at Ericsson and Attaché Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs.

Pär-Olof has been an instructor at Stanford, MIT and Lund School of Economics and Management and an avid skier and amateur tennis player.

Previous positions include CEO at Terranet AB (Lund and Stuttgart), board member at holoride (Munich), Operating Partner, Mankato Investments (Zürich), Business Unit Director, Flextronics (San José), Area Sales Manager, ABB High Voltage Cables (China and Asia Pacific), Project Manager, Ericsson Radio Systems (Beijing), Foreign Service Officer, Swedish Government (UD, Stockholm), Law Clerk, Lund District Court, Sweden, Assistant Research Fellow, Swedish Defense Research Institute (FOI, Stockholm).

Leading the previous startup Terranet’s successful IPO at Nasdaq in 2017 is rated as one of his absolute top business achievements. In addition to leading the company’s complete turnaround from connectivity to automotive in 2019-2021. Having closed key power transmission contracts for ABB Power Cables in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Vietnam in 2000-2001, and leading the post-merger & acquisition integration of Ericsson’s factories with Flextronics in 2002-2004 rank as other major accomplishments.

Negotiated and closed mega sales deals worth 200 MUSD, venture capital and private equity transactions north of 300 MUSD. Managed a post-M&A transaction at 2 BUSD.

Pär-Olof Johannesson is co-inventor of a patent in offline positioning for hail-riding services based on trilateration, fingerprinting and ranging algorithms.

Teaching from time to time between 2005 and 2017 as an instructor at Stanford University, MIT, Lund School of Economics and Management.

Earned a law degree in Lund University (1994) after a science major (1987).

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