Johan von Heijne
Competence in strategy, change management, M & A and cross-functional leadership. 30 years of experience in the life science, pharmaceutical and medical technology industry with leading positions in major listed companies such as Ratos. CEO Biolin Scientific, COO Radi Medical (now St Jude), Executive and General Manager GE Healthcare, VP Strategy and Business Development Pharmacia Biotech (now Pfizer and GE) and Director Corporate Finance Enskilda Securities (SEB). Former Chairman of the Board Connect Uppsala, network for growth companies / entrepreneurs.
Ann Hammarstrand has an extensive and comprehensive background as CFO in the Life Science and financial audit sectors. She obtained her initial business degree from Uppsala University, with continued education at the same institution. Ann Hammarstrand worked as Certified Public Accountant in the firm of PwC for almost fifteen years. She thereafter served as CFO at Radi Medical Systems in Uppsala, and was named Director of Finance for St Jude Medical. Ann Hammarstrand also worked at the County Council in Uppsala for three years with management control related assignments.
Business Development Manager
Martin Shaw joined AroCell as Business Development Manager in 2016.
He has over 40 years’ experience in the development and introduction of novel biomarker assays to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and laboratory medicine industries. He has worked at EKF Diagnostics (formerly Argutus Medical) from 1994-2015, where he introduced a wide range of novel kidney and liver tests, and developed strong relationships with clinical research organisations and pharmaceutical companies. During the years of 1975-1992, Martin Shaw held many technical and marketing positions at Pharmacia Diagnostics (now Thermo-Fisher).
Kiran Kumar Jagarlamudi
Kiran Kumar Jagarlamudi, PhD, is Clinical Research Manager at AroCell. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Veterinary Sciences from the College of Veterinary Sciences, Hyderabad, India. He became Master in Animal Science at the Swedish Agricultural University in Uppsala Sweden, and obtained the degree of PhD in Veterinary Medicine (Biochemistry) in 2015 at the same institution.
Alf Malmberg (PhD) Manager QA&RA at AroCell has been working in the medical device business for 30 years. Mainly in Carmeda AB starting with product development and since 1987 QA&RA Manager. Since 2004 Alf Malmberg is Senior QA & RA Consultant, designing and implementing quality systems and technical files for small and medium sized companies.
Head of Operations
Filip Fogdestam is Head of Operations at AroCell since 2014. He runs a consultancy business, working with various life science start-ups since 2012. His experience includes Marketing Director and General Manager at MAIIA Diagnostics AB, and he has worked for MIAB AB and Phadia AB. He has also worked in the telecom sector. Filip has studied business administration at Uppsala University and the Swedish University of Agriculture and entrepreneurship and business acceleration in London, UK.
Kris Rydholm Överby
PR and Marketing Communications Manager
Kris Rydholm Överby is originally from the United States with an educational background in international marketing and business administration. She has held many global product and marketing manager positions in pharmaceutical and medical device industries, and is a well-known life science profile in Sweden and the US. Kris is also a CMPP certified medical writer and was Editor-in-Chief of Maquet Critical Care News for 6 years, where she produced peer-to-peer educational materials.