Corporate Governance

Systems and structures for effective steering and control

Systems and structures for effective steering and control

Acroud (publ) is listed on Nasdaq First North Growth Market and complies with its rules. The reason for the corporate governance of Acroud is the Articles of Association, the Companies Act, other Swedish and foreign laws and regulations as well as Acroud’s own guidelines and rules. Acroud’s own rules and guidelines consist primarily of the Board’s rules of procedure, CEO instructions, instructions for financial reporting and the financial manual. In addition, Acroud also has a number of policy documents and manuals with company-based guidelines as well as recommendations that provide clear principles and guidelines for Acroud’s operations and employees.

The Management

Robert Andersson

CEO

Number of shares in the company: 1 066 500
Number of stock options: 1 000 000
Robert Andersson is 44 years of age and has a Computer Science graduation from Stockholm University and Griffith University. He has long experience in creating shareholder value and developing growth companies in iGaming and the media industry. Before joining Acroud, Robert was CEO of Enlabs and Catena Media, which he built up and developed, turning them from small companies with a few employees into large established listed companies. Robert joined Acroud in February 2020.

Gustav Vadenbring

CFO

Number of shares in the company: 110 000
Number of stock options: 500 000
Gustav Vadenbring is 46 years of age and holds a Master of Science in Business Administration and Corporate Finance from Lund University and University of Tübingen. Gustav has 13+ years of experience within Audit and M&A from Arthur Andersen/Deloitte and joined the Company from his position as Senior Industrial and Business Analyst in SEB’s International Credit Analysis department. Prior to that, he was CFO of Actic Group for over five years. Gustav joined Acroud in August 2018.

Morten Marcussen

Managing Director As a Service Segment

Number of shares in the company: Estimated 2 846 061
Number of stock options: -
Morten has +8 years experience within the Gaming industry and has +20 years experience in Business development online. He is Master of Science in Economics and Business Administration MSc with a focus on Design and communication management. Morten has since 2018 been the CEO of Voonix, but also focus on business development in different areas of Acroud.

Ruben Gräve

COO Affiliation Segment

Number of shares in the company: 35 000
Number of stock options: 325 000
Ruben Gräve is 27 years old and has +10 years of international experience within Digital Marketing, iGaming and E-Commerce industry. Ruben who is Dutch of origin founded his first company at 12 years of age and studied computer science at Harvard Business School Online. He has successfully built and sold his businesses in the last years and has a strong entrepreneurial focus and track-record of building high performance teams. Ruben joined Acroud in September 2014 and has held various positions in the organisation. He was promoted to his current role in Acroud in February 2021.

Erik Gjerde

Chief Business Development Officer

Number of shares in the company: -
Number of stock options: 325 000
Erik Gjerde has studied marketing and communication at the Norwegian School of Management. Erik joined Acroud in 2011 and held various positions in the organisation. He has previous held positions within online marketing, online business development, software development and has been chief operating officer. Erik was appointed as Chief Business Development Officer of Acroud in February 2021.

Clinton Cutajar

CTO

Number of shares in the company: 17 700
Number of stock options: 325 000
Clinton Cutajar has been in the tech field for over 23 years building complex solutions in areas including iGaming and affiliation, telco, government agencies, financial institutions and more. He holds an M.Sc. in Information Security from the University of London and a B.Sc. in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence from the University of Malta. His most recent role was at Catena Media, where he was Head of Tech Operations, in charge of operations, integration of M&A’s and IT architecture. Clinton joined Acroud in September 2018.

Olga Tsalle

CCO

Number of shares in the company: 50 450
Number of stock options: 325 000
Olga Tsalle is 35 years old and has +15 years of experience from different senior positions within international sales organisations. She has been active in the iGaming industry +8 years most recently positioned in South Africa and Malta. Before joining Acroud, Olga was as an Affiliate and Marketing Team Manager at Aspire Global. Olga is highly skilled in affiliation marketing, is highly target driven with a strong focus on ROI. Olga joined Acroud in July 2020 and is part of the Management team.

Board of directors

Henrik Kvick

Chairman of the Board

Chairman since 2012
Number of shares in the company: 57 390 981
Born: 1977
Education: M.Sc. in Industrial Engineering from Linköping Univeristy
Main current assignment: CEO at the investment firm Trottholmen AB
Other current assignments/positions:
• Chairman, Trottholmen AB
• Chairman, Acroud AB
• Chairman, NetJobs Group AB
• Deputy board member, KFK Invest AB
• Deputy board member, PFK Invest AB
Previous assignments/positions:
• Chairman, Speqta AB (publ), 2012-2017
• Board member, Tradedoubler AB (publ), 2015-2016
• Board member, Entraction Holding AB(publ), 2010-2011
• CEO, NetJobs Group AB (publ), 2004-2006
Independent in relation to the company and the company management: Yes
Independent in relation to the company´s main owners: No
Holding: 57 390 981 number of shares
Henrik Kvick, is the founder and CEO of the investment company Trottholmen AB. As an entrepreneur and investor Henrik has more than 15 years experience from founding, developing and divesting several listed companies within iGaming and on-line media such as Entraction Holding AB, MOB Networks AB, Speqta AB, Fram Skandinavien AB, NetJobs AB and Tradedoubler AB. Henrik has an M.Sc. in Industrial Engineering from Linköping University. For additional information press picture.

Kim Mikkelsen

Kim Mikkelsen

Board member

Board member since 2020
Number of shares in the company: 18 497 456 – 12 March 2021
Born: 1968
Education: HD Finance – CPH Business School 1991-1994
Main current assignment: Kim is the CIO and majority shareholder of Strategic Investments (listed on the Danish Stock Exchange).
Other current assignments/positions:
• CIO and majority shareholder of Strategic Investments
• Board member Nord Insuretech group – Stockholm Stock Exchange
Previous assignments/positions:
Independent in relation to the company and the company management: Yes
Independent in relation to the company´s main owners: No
Holding: Strategic Investments is ACROUD’s second-largest shareholder, with 18 497 456 I Strategic Investments per 12 March 2021
Kim Mikkelsen is the CIO and majority shareholder of Strategic Investments (listed on the Danish Stock Exchange). During his career, Kim has held various leading positions, with a focus on banking and finance. These include Bikuben Bank (1989-1994), Swiss Bank and Greenwich Capital in London (19941999), SEB (1999-2002), majority shareholder of Nordic Asset Management (2003-2009) and Strategic Capital/Investments (since 2009). Current directorships is in Storm Real Estate on the Oslo Stock Exchange.

Peter Astrom

Peter Åström

Board member, Chairman of Remuneration Committee

Board member since 2019
Number of shares in the company: -
Born: 1966
Education: Master of Science in Business Administration, Umeå University
Main current assignment: Own consulting business
Other current assignments/positions:
• Director, ENLABS AB • Director, Kama Net AB
• Deputy Director, Score 24 AB
• Director, EBC – Executive Board Consulting AB
• Director, Nordic Leisure Incentive AB
• CEO and Deputy Director, Baltic Gaming AB
• Deputy Director, Lifland Gaming AB
• Deputy Director, Mediarevolution Nu AB
Previous assignments/positions:
Independent in relation to the company and the company management: Yes
Independent in relation to the company´s main owners: Yes
Holding: -
Peter Åström has vast experience from the gaming industry in various operative roles. He has served as CEO of Enlabs AB and as CEO of Entraction AB. Other roles include CEO Scanditoy AB, Alga AB, Hierta Venture and SVD Venture, Manager, Aftonbladet Nya Medier, Assistant Publishing Manager, Bonnier DataMedia, and Country Manager, EF Språkresor.

Jonas Strömberg

Jonas Strömberg

Board member

Board member since 2021
Number of shares in the company: 1 700 000 in ES Aktiehandel AB and 58 000 private
Born: 1981
Education: Master Degree of Science in Business Administration and Economics
Bachelor Degree of Social Science with a Major in Economics, Stockholm University School of Business, 2000-2006
Main current assignment: Jonas is Investment Manager at Erik Selin Fastigheter AB.
Other current assignments/positions:
• Portfolio Manager ES Aktiehandel AB
• Board member at Carlsson & Norén Asset Management och Dignisa
Previous assignments/positions:
Independent in relation to the company and the company management: Yes
Independent in relation to the company´s main owners: Yes
Holding: 1 700 000 in ES Aktiehandel AB and 58 000 private as of 25th May 2021
During his career Jonas has held various senior positions with an emphasis in banking and finance and currently works as Investment Manager at Erik Selin Fastigheter AB and Erik Selin Aktiehandel AB. Previously Jonas has worked as Chief Sales at Nordea Markets – Equity Finance (2014-2019), Funding Manager at the Swedish Debt Office, Institutional Sales at Erik Penser Bank (2011) and as an Institutional Sales Trading at HQ Bank Investment Bank AB (2007-2010).

Maria Andersson Grimaldi

Board member

Board member since 2021
Number of shares in the company: -
Born: 1968
Education: Graduate Brand and Marketing Economist
Main current assignment: Maria is an investor and also director of new business, acquisitions and scalable technologies at Bublar Group (publ.), which is a leading listed company in visualization and XR technology.
Other current assignments/positions:
• Chairman of Fall Damage Studio AB
• Board Member M.O.B.A. Network AB (publ)
• Board Member Esportal (e-sports platform)
• Board member Insert Coin AB (gamification SaaS company)
Previous assignments/positions:
• CEO Bublar Group (2019-2020)
• CEO Dataspelsbranschen (2002 – 2012)
• Board member Interactive Software Federation Europe (2003 – 2012)
Independent in relation to the company and the company management: Yes
Independent in relation to the company´s main owners: Yes
Holding: -
Maria is an investor and also director of new business, acquisitions and scalable technologies at Bublar Group (publ.) (leading listed company in visualization and XR technology).Maria has extensive experience of running and building fast-growing entrepreneurial companies in the growth phase. She is chairman of the board of Fall Damage Studio AB and a board member of M.O.B.A. Network AB (publ), the e-sports platform Esportal and Shortcut Media Group. Maria was previously Group CEO of the Bublar Group (2019-2020) and for the Dataspelsbranschen (2002-2012) with extensive work for self-regulation, sustainability issues and market data. Maria also was a board member of the European Interactive Software Federation Europe (2003-2012). In addition Maria is a national jury member for the world's largest entrepreneurship competition - Entrepreneur of the Year.

Documents for download

Articles of association

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The bonds

Acroud AB has a bond loan (ISIN SE0010297572) maturing on 14 September 2022.

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Historical financial data

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