Our distinguished advisory board is comprised of some of the most experienced professionals in Europe who contribute within their fields of expertise in product marking, plastics, web shops and distribution strategies.
Chenghung Chen, Dubai
Focus on Technology Evaluation & Development
Expert in Global Direct/Fund Investments
Chenghung is the founder & CEO of Corniche Capital Holdings, an investment firm with over 45 portfolios. He was a Principal at Abu Dhabi Investment Council, one of the largest SWF’s, where he had a catch-all mandate to invest and manage global direct/fund investments in all sectors and asset classes across the capital structure – he was the lead for over 20 investments.
He had previously held various positions with the Carlyle Group, HBK Investments, UBS, and FedEx as well as board/board observer positions in companies such as NGM Biopharmaceuticals, Village Roadshow Entertainment Group, zSpace, ConforMIS, Allied Gold Corp., Allied Resources Limited, and Kito Corporation. He is currently a Non-Executive Director at Incipient Capital Group and an advisor to Trusted Insight, Paack, and Rishar. Chenghung is also currently an active panel member at FundersClub and mentor at TURN8, a leading startup accelerator program in Dubai. He received his B.S. in Industrial Engineering Operations Research from Columbia University, MBA from Harvard Business School, and MPA from Harvard Kennedy School.
Thomas Hedström, Sweden
Focus on Consumer Branding
Global Investor in Retail Brands and Digital Music
Thomas is an entrepreneur focusing his time as global investor and advisor in the areas of apparel retail brands and digital music. He most recently held the position as interim CEO of Polarn & Pyret, a leading children’s clothing retailer with 200+ directly operated stores and web shops in 10+ countries, responsible for their restructuring program.
Thomas is a current board member of Soundtrap AB and Monza Publishing AB; and has recently held board positions at X5 Music Group (exit 2016) and UCMS Group Emea Limited (exit 2016). He has previously held positions as CEO at Gudrun Sjodin Design AB; Chief Operating Officer at EMI Music Continental Europe; Vice President at Universal Music Group; CEO & President at Polygram Sweden; Commercial Director at Polygram Continental Europe; Associate at McKinsey & Company; and Systems Analyst at Transvik. Thomas holds an MBA from New York University and a Masters of Law degree from University of Lund, Sweden. Thomas speaks multiple languages.
Gösta Kallner, Sweden
Focus on Telecommunication & IoT
IoT Insight and International Perspective
Gösta is the Chief Technology Officer of AINMT Holdings AB, a multi-national telecom network operator with focus on the Scandinavian and SE Asian markets. AINMT Holdings AB holds significant assets in the Scandinavian telecom industry, including full operating coverage in the 450 MHz band, which provides a solid backbone to IoT. He has been involved in numerous network deployments and operations across Europe, Asia and America with various global telecom operators and equipment manufacturers, as consultant and in management positions with 3 Sweden, Orange Switzerland, Ericsson, Viag Interkom, FET AT&T Taiwan.
Thomas Kock, Denmark
Focus on CRM, Loyalty Programs & Effective Web Shops
E-tailer with a thirst for expansion
Thomas Kock is the CEO & Partner in Pet Food Nord ApS, a fast growing e-tailer with regional expansion plans. The company is a Danish-based online pet food business focusing on high-end products for quality-conscious and service-aware dog and cat owners. Thomas is also the President and Owner of Organic Growth Consulting.
Changemaker in online services
Organic Growth Consulting is a consultancy that assists small and medium-sized companies with management (interim), new business development, conceptualisation and market analysis. Thomas has proven experience within the IT and mobile industries and has had a long career in leading companies and organisations in online services, loyalty programs, IT and telecom industries across Europe and beyond.
Business, Military, and Law perspectives
Before entering his commercial career, he has also spent several years in the Danish Military, which included time stationed abroad. Thomas holds master’s degrees in Business Administration and Law from Aalborg University in Denmark. He is fluent in several languages.
Puneet Oberoi, Denmark
Focus on Digital Strategy and Online Marketing
Advertising Expertise in Nordics
Puneet is since 2003 the CEO and owner of Softworld A/S. Softworld offers a full suite of certified training programs and courses for Adobe and Apple. Based on his experience from the advertising industry, Puneet has evolved SoftWorld to be the largest provider of training programs and courses in digital media in the Nordic region. He works as mentor for his own instructors and a carefully selected group of VIP customers.
Expert in Digital Adaptation
Puneet has written and published several books on the subject digital strategy, online marketing and how organizations should adapt to the digital age and use it as a business advantage. With his own agency movingdigital.dk, Puneet and his extensive team deliver solutions to companies that want to leverage the opportunities in digital evolution and integrate it into the company’s strategies.
Branding Insight and Business Development
Puneet started his career in 1992 as a graphics designer and has a gained a deep understanding of how branding works and how to attract a brand community that matches a company’s strengths. As Puneet has been a self-employed entrepreneur since he was 19 years old, he has garnered over two decades of business experience in both still and turbulent water, including in senior management, business development and in how to grow a company from zero to hero.
Hermann Plank, US/EU
Focus on Plastics & Renewables
Leading expert in plastics manufacturing
Hermann Plank is the President and Owner at TecnoKal, a marketing and technology consulting firm in Scottsdale, AZ. He specializes in developing and marketing manufacturing technologies in plastics for medical devices, automotive, consumer products and sustainable packaging solutions from renewable resources. Mr. Plank is an expert witness for THE luxury automotive manufacturer and provides expertise on medical devises for a Big 5 Pharma Company. He is also considered one of the leading experts in plastics manufacturing.
Top-rated consulting services with focus on plastics technologies
Mr. Plank is in the top 5% of performers (GLG Leader) for 10 consecutive years in the Gerson Lehrman Group Council, providing consulting services to the investment community on Wall Street. He holds a master’s degree in Plastics Technologies from University Leoben, Austria, and is a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt in addition to speaking three languages – English, German and Italian. Currently he is busy with developing an extremely disruptive technology and enjoys the occasional cigar with a nice glass of red wine!
Jan Reinhart, Switzerland
Focus on Big Data & Scaled Software Implementation
International Technology Executive Perspective
Jan Reinhart, founder of Reinhart Capital, is an entrepreneur and investor, whose experience as an international technology executive, bank executive, venture capital and private equity investor, was developed since 1993. Jan was instrumental in launching the mySAP brand and Internet-based product range for SAP. During his tenure as Investment Officer at Swisscom, he was responsible for venture capital and private equity investments as well as M&A expansion transactions of Swisscom’s operating units.
Most recently, Jan co-founded the pioneering fintech company PayCash which he sold to Stuttgart-based Daimler AG. Prior to founding Reinhart Capital, he served as Investment Officer at Swisscom, as Vice President of Marketing and Business Development InnoPath Software in Sunnyvale, California and as a direct report for New Businesses to SAP’s Chairman, CEO and co-founder Hasso Plattner in Palo Alto, California. He graduated with an MBA from Harvard Business School and with an MS in Mechanical Engineering from ETH Zurich.