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01.
Investment Managers

Investment team

Our diverse investment team consists of talent from the Nordics and East Africa, with backgrounds in Credit Suisse, BCG, KPMG, The Stockholm School of Economics, and Dar es Salaam University.

Co-founder & CEO

Pontus Engström

Co-founder

Neema Mori

COO & Investment Manager

Mai Duong

CFO & Investment Manager

Nedim Efendic

Co-founder & CEO

Pontus Engström

Born 1971. CEO since 2014.

Experience: Dr. Engström brings with him 15 years of portfolio investment and consulting experience from firms such as Credit Swiss, DnB, and Boston Consulting Group. He has research experience in financing of entrepreneurship and human resource management.

Education: Bachelor’s degree from the Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA. A master’s degree in International Business & Finance from the Stockholm School of Economics, Stockholm, Sweden, and a Ph.D. from the University of Agder in Norway.

Current Board assignments and similar: Founder and Board member of Fintech Africa AB, Chairman of Atsoko International AB, Chairman of Ecohomes Company Ltd, Chairman of Zanrec AB.

Number of shares in the company: 210 400 shares

Dependency status: Dependent in relation to the company and its management. Dependent in relation to the company’s major shareholders.

Co-founder

Neema Mori

Born 1978. Co-founder since 2014

Experience: Dr. Mori is a faculty member in the Department of Finance of the University of Dar es Salaam Business School – the leading business school in Tanzania. She has research and consultancy experience in microfinance, corporate governance, small business management and entrepreneurship.

Current Board assignments and similar: Board member of Air Tanzania (ATCL) and Deputy Chairman of CRDB.

Number of shares in the company: 0.25% local ownership and 250 options.

COO & Investment Manager

Mai Duong

Born 1990. COO & Investment Manager since 2019

Experience: Mai has lived and worked in Tanzania for a three-year period for MTI’s subsidiary Atsoko Tanzania Ltd. She has more than five years of experience in retail and business management.

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Retail Management and a master’s degree in Business & Management from the Stockholm School of Economics, Stockholm, Sweden.

Current Board assignments and similar: Board member of Atsoko International AB and Deputy board member of Visonry AB.

Number of shares in the company: 0 shares

 

 

CFO & Investment Manager

Nedim Efendic

Born 1978. CFO & Investment Manager since 2021.

Experience: Nedim has more than 15 years of experience in finance, business development and entrepreneurship. Nedim has an academic background and has done research in entrepreneurship. He has both started his own companies and worked for large companies such as UBS, KPMG and Raiffeisen Bank International AG. He has previous experience as a CFO for a fintech company.

Education: M.Sc. in Business Administration & Economics and a Ph.D. from the Stockholm School of Economics, Stockholm, Sweden.

Current Board assignments and similar: Board member of Observatory Partners AB, Deputy board member of Scaleprocess AB, Board member of ID Meetings AB, Board member of Observatory Partners Group AB, Deputy board member of Patrik Severgårdh Konsult AB, and Deputy board member of PureCom AB.

Number of shares in the company: 8000 shares

 

02.
Senior Advisers

Advisory team

MTI’s advisory team is a mix of professionals with many years of experience in finance, law, communications, technology, and entrepreneurship.

Senior Advisor

Fredrik Gottlieb

Senior Advisor

Prof. Lars Oxelheim

Senior Advisor

Eva Nielsen

Senior Advisor

Dr. Rotem Shneor

Senior Advisor

Petter Sandgren

Advisory team

Lars Lövgren

Advisory team

Bo Niveman

Advisory team

Dag Klerfelt

Senior Advisor

Fredrik Gottlieb

Experience:

Chairman of the Board of Garantum Fondkommission in Sweden.

Senior Advisor

Prof. Lars Oxelheim

Experience:

Holds a Chair in International Business and Finance at the Lund Institute of Economic Research, Lund University. He is affiliated with the Research Institute of Industrial Economics (Institutet för Näringslivsforskning), Stockholm, and an honorary professor at the Fudan University, Shanghai. Oxelheim’s experience on macro-economic policy and firm’s financial strategies is particularly relevant for MTI Investment.

Senior Advisor

Eva Nielsen

Experience:

Co-founder and CEO at Cloudberry, a leading Nordic PR and communications agency.  Eva is also co-founder of Digital Tolk AB and holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Economics and Economical History from Stockholm University.

Senior Advisor

Dr. Rotem Shneor

Experience:

Associate Professor at the University of Agder and project leader at the Nordic Crowdfunding Alliance. Shneor has extensive business and research experience in the area of international marketing, entrepreneurship – particularly in the knowledge-based industries.

Senior Advisor

Petter Sandgren

Experience:

20 years of experience from SEB and emerging markets in a number of senior roles.

Advisory team

Lars Lövgren

Experience:

An experienced investor, chairman and CEO. More than 13 years of experience as Head of DNB Asset Management AB.

Advisory team

Bo Niveman

Experience:

Bo Niveman has a solid background from the Swedish industry including Atlas Copco, Sandvik and as CFO of Duroc AB. Bo Niveman has also worked as a consultant for several entrepreneurial companies during his term as a senior consultant at KPMG Management Consulting.

Advisory team

Dag Klerfelt

Experience:

Advisor and investor in property, finance and IT. Dag has an MSc in Real Estate Economics. Long experience of financial institutions as Skandia and D.Carnegie, deeply involved in the bank- and property crisis in the 90s and reconstruction engaged by the Department of Finance and Bank Support Authority. Mr. Klerfelt is also active as moderator, discussion panels, and chronicler.

03.
Board Members

Board of Directors

MTI’s board members include a business professor, a board veteran with more than 40 years of experience in the financial industry, and an experienced asset manager.

Co-founder & Chairman

Trond Randøy

Board Member

Christer Käck

Board Member

Torbjörn Jacobsson

Co-founder & Chairman

Trond Randøy

Born 1962. Chairman since 2014.

Experience: Prof. Randøy has extensive research and business experience in the area of international business, entrepreneurship, and corporate governance. He has more than 10 years of exposure to East Africa through research and board membership in Strømme Foundation.

Education: MBA from Charles H. Lundquist College of Business, Oregon, USA, and a Ph.D. in International Management from the School of Business, Bergen, Norway.

Current Board assignments and similar: Deputy board member of Fintech Africa AB, Deputy board member of Sparbaken Sør, Co-founder and chairman of Agder Aviation Teach Team AS, Board member of Ecohomes Company Ltd, Board member of MTI Investment Ltd and Professor at Handelshøyskolen, Universitet in Agder.

Number of shares in the company: 873 400 shares

Dependency status: Dependent in relation to the company and its management. Dependent in relation to the company’s major shareholders.

Board Member

Christer Käck

Born 1953. Board member since 2014.

Experience: Christer Käck has over 40 years of experience in the financial industry, ranging from companies such as PK-banken, Götabanken, Skandia Asset Management and DnB.

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden, and a diploma in Financial analysts from the Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden.

Current Board assignments and similar: Board member of Fonddelegationen vid Kammarkollegiet, Board member of Garantum Fondkommision AB and Board member of Aktie-Ansvar AB.

Number of shares in the company: 78 000 shares

Dependency status: Independent in relation to the company and its management. Independent in relation to the company’s major shareholders.

Board Member

Torbjörn Jacobsson

Born 1970. Board member since 2021

Experience: Torbjörn Jacobsson has more than 25 years of experience in banking and finance. He is vice chairman of Sörmlands Sparbank and active in his own consulting company. Torbjörn helped to develop and build Marginalen Bank where he later worked as the CFO, CRO and CTO.

Education: Master’s degree in Economics in Business Administration / Executive MBA from Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden. Torbjörn has a certified controller education from the University of Business, Stockholm, Sweden, and holds a degree in Finance Management from the Institute of Business Administration, Stockholm, Sweden. Torbjörn also has a degree in professional board assignment from Michaël Berglund Board Value.

Current Board assignments and similar: Board member of Loomis Digital Solution AB, Co-founder and Board member of Fintetch AB/Mtaji Wetu Finance Tanzania Ltd, Vice-chairman of Sörmlands Sparbank, Chairman of  Andreaskyrkan, and board member of Equmeniakyrkan, founder/owner/CEO of Consulting T Jacobsson AB.

Number of shares in the company: 4000 shares

Dependency status: Dependent in relation to the company and its management. Independent in relation to the company’s major shareholders.

 

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