SAP Nordic Management Team

Get to know our Nordic Management Team

  • Jan Thorell

    Managing Director Nordics

    Jan Thorell Jan is the Managing Director for SAP Nordic and responsible for SAP Nordics Customer Operations and has been with SAP since September 2010. Prior to joining SAP, Jan worked at Oracle, where he held the position as VP Middleware Nordic. Before Oracle, Jan worked at BEA Systems as Head of sales Emerging, Nordic, Benelux. Jan has a Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Business and Economics from Stockholm University.

  • Hardy Nelson

    Nordic Database & Technology Sales Director

    Hardy Nelson

    Hardy Nelson is director of SAP business Database & Technology in the Nordics. His work includes leading the sales of databases like SAP HANA and SAP Sybase IQ and technical solutions such as mobile applications, data modeling and data warehouse solutions.

    Hardy joined Sybase in 2006 and has successfully profiled Sybase as a leading real-time analysis (business intelligence) and mobile strategies (enterprise mobility). He has a solid IT background and has worked as Country Manager at Symante in Sweden, Sales Manager and Vice President at SUN Microsystems, Nordic Manager at ERP provider JD Edwards and sales manager for business applications on Oracle.

    Hardy has an education in computer science and business administration from the University of Stockholm.

  • Anneli Gustafsson

    Executive Assistant

    Anneli Gustafsson

    Anneli, Executive Assistant, mainly supports the Managing Director Jan Thorell, but is also assisting the Head of Database & Technology as well as the Head of Business Analytics. Moreover, she is responsible for all practical events for the Nordic Leadership Team. Anneli has been with SAP since August 2012.

    Before joining SAP, she worked as an executive assistant within a broad scope of industries, eg. Telco, Finance and Consumer goods.

    Anneli has an Executive Assistant Diploma from Stockholm University and has studied Marketing at Berghs School of Communication.

  • Dan Ahlstedt


    Dan Ahlstedt Bio coming soon

  • Michael Østgaard

    Nordic Head of Telco & FSI

    Michael Østgaard Michael R. Østgaard is Country Manager and overall responsible for the Norwegian organization and sales department. Michael is also a member of the Nordic management team. Michael has 20 years experience in commercial management roles in technology companies, including five years as head of SAP Norway. He has previously worked in logistics, telco and Internet industry, before joining SAP in 2008. He holds an M.Sc. in IT with a two-year MBA degree as well.

  • Anders Schyllert

    Country Manager Sweden

    Anders Schyllert Anders is responsible for sales of SAP software in Sweden and has worked at SAP since March 2007. Before SAP Anders was Managing Director of SAS Institute in Zurich and Stockholm. Anders has extensive experience in sales and IT industry and has worked at, among others, IBM and several software companies. Anders has studied Economics at Gothenburg University and Cambridge University.

  • Stephane Jouaux

    Nordic Head of Business Analytics

    Stephane Jouaux Bio coming soon

  • Jørn Jacobsen

    Nordic Head of Cloud and LoB

    Jørn Jacobsen

    Jørn Jacobsen has the overall sales responsibility for Cloud and LOB at a Nordic level.

    Jørn has extensive knowledge of the IT industry and an extensive sales and management experience from his more than 25 years in the IT industry. Jørn has previously worked as Sales Director for Oracle (3 years) and as CEO of BEA Systems Denmark (8 years). Jørn joined SAP as Country Manager for SAP Denmark in May 2011 and has since January 2014 taken on the position as Nordic Head of Cloud and LOB.

    Jørn is based in Copenhagen.

  • Jef Sølvsteen

    Nordic Head of Services

    Jef Sølvsteen

    Jef Sølvsteen is director of SAP Consulting and Services in the Nordic region and is responsible for sales and delivery of all SAP consulting and services to customers in Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Norway and the Baltic countries.

    The rapid development of SAP business solutions within analytics, cloud, mobility and in-memory has meant a transition from traditional ERP implementation and development of new value-adding services to companies that want to innovate and accelerate their existing enterprise solutions. Together with his team Jef is focusing on further improving SAP consulting and services to Nordic companies through strategic business consulting, technology innovation, system optimization, customer- and industry-specific solutions, and innovation encouraging maintenance services .

    Jef has held several executive positions at international consultancy and accounting firms in Denmark and has many years of experience in leadership and strategic consulting to and from Nordic companies. As Nordic Head of SAP Consulting Jef will drive further development and scalability of SAP's broad consulting and service portfolio to SAP’s rapidly growing customer base in the Nordic and Baltic countries.

    Jef is based in Copenhagen.

  • Maj Britt Andersen

    Vice President HR & Transformation, EMEA & HR Director, Nordic & Baltics

    Maj Britt Andersen

    Maj Britt Andersen is European HR Director at SAP. Her responsibilities include the overall management of HR activities in the UK, Ireland, France, Holland, Scandinavia & Baltics, Benelux, Italy and Iberia. Additionally she holds the position as Nordic HR Director. In this latter position Maj Britt won the prestigious title "Bedste danske personalechef i 2005", which she was awarded by the PID (Human Resource Managers in Denmark ) for her work in making HR a true "Business Partner " for the company.

    Maj Britt has been a member of the Nordic Leadership Team since 2004 and the European HR Leadership team since 2005. She is responsible for activities related to HR transformation, change management, organizational and leadership development.

    Before Maj Britt was Nordic HR Director, she served as HR manager in the Danish SAP organization. She joined SAP in 2003 after working as a business consultant for seven years at Accenture, one of SAP's global partners.

    Maj Britt Andersen has two master's degrees: One in international business management, communication and organization and a Master in Business Administration (MBA).

    Maj Britt is based in Copenhagen.

  • Marika Auramo

    Country Manager Finland

    Marika Auramo

    Marika Auramo is currently responsible for SAP Finland's fleet sales and reports  directly to the Nordic and Baltic Chief Executive Officer Jan Thorell. Marika is also a member of the local management team, as well as of the Nordic management team.

    Marika has worked with SAP has since 1998. Prior to this, Marika worked at SAP EMEA organization responsible for sale of services in Northern and Southern Europe. In addition, he has held various management positions in SAP Finland.

  • Jørgen Bo Johansen

    Chief Financial Officer, Nordic & Baltics and Acting Country Manager, Denmark

    Jørgen Bo Johansen

    Jørgen Bo Johansen joined SAP in 2001 as CFO for the Nordic countries.

    He assists local management in the modernization and development of regional infrastructure in financial services. Jørgen Bo is responsible for finance and administration, risk analysis and management, and legal issues.

    Since April 2014 Jørgen Bo is also Acting Country Manager for Denmark and is in this role overall responsible for the Danish organization.

    Before Jørgen Bo joined SAP he was with the FLS group (global engineering and construction company) for 11 years. He worked the last 6 years as CFO and Vice President of FLSmidth Fuller Engineering, which has 80 subsidiaries, a turnover of DKK 8 billion and 4,000 employees. In addition Jørgen Bo was also a member of the board of several companies owned by FLS Group.

    Jørgen Bo Johansen holds a master's degree in economics and business administration.

  • Ari Pussinen

    Nordic Head of General Business

    Ari Pussinen Bio coming soon

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