Mr Håkan Persson has more than 25 years of international sales and management experience from the IT industry. He started his career at IBM back in 1985 and returned to IBM in 2008 as a result of the acquisition of Telelogic AB. At IBM he was appointed Director and Business Unit Executive responsible for IBM Software Group in Sweden. During his career Mr. Persson has held managerial positions with several companies such as Telia and AU-System, been CEO of Aspiro – a listed company on the Stockholm stock exchange and President of Market Division EMEA at Telelogic. One of Mr Perssons trademarks has been to develop, build and/or restructure businesses. With Telia he was commercially responsible for the launch of mobile telephony in Denmark and also started one of the first mobile portals, “Speedy Tomato”. As CEO of Aspiro he restructured the company and acquired several companies in the Nordic market to create a consolidated entity for content provisioning. Mr Persson holds a B.Sc in International Business Administration and Management.