Chairman of the board
Thomas Eklund has an MBA from Stockholm School of Economics and works as an independent advisor, chairman and investor in Life Science companies. Advisor to Impilo AB and Patricia Industries AB ( Investor AB), Chairman in Sedana Medical AB and Mabtech AB and board member of Biotage AB, Boule Diagnostics AB and Swedencare AB.
Thomas has an extensive background from investments and development of Life Science companies as Head of Investor Growth Capital Europé, AAC Capital, Chairman of Swedish Orphan International, Calliditas, GHP Speciality Care and Biotage.
Simon graduated with a M.Sc. in Finance from the Stockholm School of Economics in 1999 – including a CEMS Master from the University of Cologne in 1999 – and with a M.D. from Uppsala University Medical School in 2004. Simon started his career at Goldman Sachs International in London (2001-2003), followed by Altor in 2003-2004 and then joined SEB Enskilda in Stockholm in 2004, with a focus on Nordic healthcare transactions.
In 2008, Simon joined mid-market private equity fund AAC Capital in Stockholm, where he became a Partner in 2011. At AAC, Simon served on the board of Viking, Envirotainer (chairman) and Loparex. In 2013, Simon joined Envirotainer as CEO, a role he held until late 2016.
Lisa Bright brings 30 years experience in the pharmaceutical industry both as a senior Executive and a Board Member. Currently she also serves as a non Executive Director for Ascendis Pharma (Listed on NASDAQ), DECHRA pharma (listed on FTSE) and Resolution Therapeutics Ltd.
Lisa served as President International and Chief Commercial and Corporate Affairs Officer for Intercept Pharmaceuticals, Inc where she oversaw the development of the global launch of an orphan medicine in the US and Europe, including building the commercial organization in the US and across Europe and Canada and globally through partnerships. Lisa held senior leadership positions at Gilead Sciences Ltd., including Vice President, Head Government Affairs, Europe, Asia, Middle East and Australasia, Vice President and Head of HCV Launch Planning, Vice President and Head of Northern Europe and General Manager, UK and Ireland. Ms. Bright received her B.Sc. in Pharmacology from University College London, United Kingdom.
Magnus is Impilo’s responsible partner for Immedica and has 12 years of active ownership and governance experience within private equity and healthcare. Prior to joining Impilo in 2017, Magnus worked for Altor Equity Partners between 2009 and 2017 and for the Boston Consulting Group between 2004 and 2009. Magnus currently also serves on the Board of Directors for NutraQ and has previously served on the Boards of Orchid Orthopedics and Rossignol.