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.

  • Marika Auramo

    Nordic Database & Technology Sales Director

    Marika Auramo 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.

  • Lars Bruun Larsen

    Head of Global Support

    Lars Brunn Larsen Bio coming soon.

  • 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

    Chief Operating Officer, Nordic & Baltics

    Dan Ahlstedt

    Dan Ahlstedt joined SAP in 2003 as MD for SAP Finland, then headed Nordic SME and recent years he has been the Nordic COO. He is a Member of the Board of SAP Finland Oy, SAP Labs Finland Oy and Merlin Systems Oy.

    Dan is responsible for ensuring that the SAP Nordic and Baltic organization helps customers to become best run businesses.

    Scope of the responsibilities includes: Solution Management, Business Operations, Maintenance Sales, License Compliance, Industry Value Engineering, Marketing and Quality Management.

    With over 25 years of experience in IT industry Dan has held several executive positions in SAP, Techdata & Computer 2000 including assignments abroad in USA, Switzerland and Germany.

    Dan Ahlstedt holds a master’s degree in marketing from Helsinki School of Economics. In addition he has taken executive training at Insead and IMD.

  • Per Haakon Lomsdalen

    Country Manager Norway

    Per Haakon Lomsdalen

    Per Haakon Lomsdalen is SAP’s Country Manager in Norway and is as such responsible for the Norwegian SAP operations and sales.

    With more than 15 years comprehensive experience in the IT industry and over 10 years with IBM and large companies in various executive positions in Norway and Nordics, Per Haakon has a profound knowledge of the software business and local markets. During his career he has developed special expertise in the database, information management and analytics areas of the software business, and has a passion about building, educating and managing ecosystems.

    Per Haakon has a master in Strategic Marketing from Handelshøyskolen BI, Oslo.

  • 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.

  • Magnus Khysing

    Nordic Head of Business Analytics

    Magnus Khysing

    Magnus Khysing is the Director for SAP Business Analytics in the Nordics. Prior to joining SAP in August 2014, Magnus used to work within SAS Institute, where he held various senior positions. Prior to working at SAS Institute, Magnus worked several years at Cisco and Siemens. Magnus has a broad experience from both sales and leadership within the areas of analytics and business intelligence. Moreover, he has extensive knowledge from the FSI- and public sectors.

    Magnus has a MSc in Mechanical Engineering from KTH (the Royal Institute of Technology) in Stockholm.

  • Anders Feddersen

    Country Manager Denmark

    Anders Feddersen

    Anders Feddersen as Country Manager Denmark has the overarching responsibility for SAP’s operations in Denmark and Danish software sales across all customers and all industries. As part of the Nordic Leadership Team he supports the Nordic execution of SAP’s “Run Simple” strategy to provide customers with simple solutions to complex business challenges.

    With his more than 20 years in the IT industry, Anders has a wealth of sales and management knowledge, stretching from COO to Strategic customer roles on Nordic and Denmark level.

    Anders holds a university degree in Mechanical Engineering from Denmark’s Technical University.

  • 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.

  • Taira Tepponen

    Country Manager Finland

    Taira Tepponen

    Taira Tepponen leads SAP Finland as Country Manager. She has the full responsibility of our Finnish sales business across all innovative SAP platforms and solutions.

    With more than 20 years of comprehensive experience in the IT industry, including 13 years with SAP in various Sales positions as Account Executive within Retail, Consumer Products, Public, Financial and Services industries as well as Global Account Director for Nokia and Nokia Siemens Networks, Taira has a profound knowledge of the software business and the Finnish market.

    For the past three years Taira has successfully driven our Strategic Customer Program (SCP) on Nordic level managing customer relations with SAP’s top 16 customer accounts.

  • 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

    Director General Business and Partner Ecosystem, Nordic & Baltics

    Ari Pussinen

    Ari Pussinen heads the Nordic Ecosystem & Channels organization who works together with the whole ecosystem around SAP to drive increased customer value and revenue growth.

    Partners and Alliances of various sizes in the Nordic and Baltic countries are a key element of success for SAP, and the importance of channel business ranks very high in the SAPs strategy going forward.

    Ari, who joined SAP in 2011, has a university degree (MSc) in economics and finance and almost twenty years of experience within information technology and software, having had various management, sales and business development roles in companies like BEA Systems and Oracle.

  • Fredrik Silfwerplatz

    Nordic Head of Financial Services Sales

    Fredrik Silfwerplatz

    Fredrik has a stellar record of management, business development and sales successes from various industries on Nordic level. He comes latest from Software AG from a position as Nordic General manager, where he was responsible for the entire software sales in Nordic.

    Previous positions include Business Unit executive of solutions sales in Finance, Telecom and Retail at IBM, and business development and solution sales for different start-ups and smaller IT-companies. He has a thorough knowledge of enterprise applications and has studied at the Swedish Royal Technology Institute (Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan).

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