Attana strengthens management team with Niklas Carlsson from Nordea who joins as Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Executive Vice President starting November 2[nd]

Attana has signed an agreement with Niklas Carlsson who will join the company as Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Executive Vice President starting November 2nd. Mr. Carlsson currently holds a senior position at Nordea and has agreed to leave the bank to join Attana full-time.  

“Niklas will be a key individual for Attana, enabling the company to grow and capture the many opportunities in our pipeline. He will contribute with his excellent operational experience and strategic competence allowing me to focus on technical business development, which is what I do best.” comments Dr. Teodor Aastrup, CEO of Attana. 

About Niklas Carlsson

Niklas holds a Master of Laws (MLL) from Stockholm University and University of Vienna. Niklas started his professional career within finance by joining Nordea, Northern Europe’s largest financial services group. During his seven years with the bank, he has primarily focused on Corporate & Investment Banking, covering some of Sweden’s largest corporations. Mr. Carlsson also contributed with operational work at Nordea, most recently leading an internal initiative aimed at streamlining operations within the bank. Niklas is driven by creating value and believes in strong customer relations, which he aims to implement in his role at Attana. 

Mr. Carlsson adds, “I am already busy getting up to speed on the company’s projects and partners with the support from an excellent team of skilled co-workers at Attana. Im really looking forward to this adventure and to soon starting full-time.”


For more information, please contact:

Teodor Aastrup, CEO Attana AB
tel: + 46 8 674 57 00

The Board of directors for Attana consider that the information in this press release is not likely to have a significant effect on the share price, but is of general interest for the shareholders and hence should be communicated.

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