Team Digoshen

Digoshen International Impact & Innovation Partners

Liselotte Hägertz Engstam

Founder of Digoshen and Professional Board Director at listed companies (TietoEvry, Zalaris, Transtema) and non-listed companies (S-Group, INSEAD Directors Network and Chair at FCG Group) with global reach. Affiliated research scientist in four academic research projects on Boards and Leadership Teams contribution to Corporate Renewal. Venture Capital Partner and Startup/Scaleup Business Coach. Background from International Executive Leadership positions at HCL Technologies (India) and IBM (US). Teacher at the Swedish Academy of Board Directors Chairman Program on trends and strategy and leads international interactive webinars for board directors. Advisor to European Commission on digitalisation of corporate governance, Fellow at Institute of Coaching, McLean/Harvard Medical School and Certified International Board Director, IDP-C from INSEAD. Mentors executive leaders, CEOs and Board Members.

Liselotte is passionate about digitally influenced business strategies, innovation, global collaboration and bridging the corporate and the entrepreneurial world.

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Pia Gideon

Pia is a professional Board Director at listed, state-owned and startup companies, as well as the Founder, Advisor and Executive Coach at Gideon & Partners. She has extensive international experience from the Telecom industry including more than 10 years at Ericsson in Sweden and in the US as the VP of Communication where she also pioneered digital marketing. She is the Chairman of listed Real Estate corporation Klövern, the listed DNA sequencing analysis company Qlucore and at the NGO Action Aid. She is the Chairman of the Audit Committee at Metria and Board Director at Apoteket.

Pia is responsible for the education of Board Chairmen at the Swedish Association of Board Directors. Pia is a Fellow at Institute of Coaching and she is also a mentor to executive leaders, CEOs and Board Members.

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Peter Crow 

Dr Peter Crow is a company director and a board advisor with acknowledged expertise in corporate governance, board effectiveness and strategy, and an extensive record of service to boards, internationally. His board experience includes director, trustee and chair appointments; principally of privately-held and high-growth companies, but also family firms and social enterprises. Peter has advised thousands of boards and directors of privately-held and publicly-listed companies, government agencies, family firms and social enterprises, across four continents. He also speaks and writes on topical matters, and undertakes board research. Peter has a doctorate in corporate governance and strategy, and a first in technology and management.

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Fennemiek Gommer 

Fennemiek Gommer has a background in business creativity and serves as an independent board director in family-, PE- owned and public companies. Helping leadership teams address today’s complexity, develop innovative ways for business renewal and design new futures is the core of her work – both as an innovation consultant and non-executive director. She believes this requires creative thinking and doing, diverse and unusual networks, shared purpose and values, and constant learning through experimenting.

She is a curious neo-generalist, having worked across different disciplines, industries and countries.  The name of her consultancy, Caracta innovation partners, makes it clear that she takes your personal ambitions and the identity of your company as her starting point for helping you define where to go next. She brings more than 25 years of experience developing future scenarios, purpose-driven positioning, business innovation and Boardroom Oxygen programs for companies including AkzoNobel, SCA/Essity, Liberty Global, Red Cross, Corbion, KLM and Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.

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Leif Fågelstedt

Leif Fågelstedt offers business and marketing strategy support and acts as an Advisor & Coach both from his own company and as a Lecture & Program Director at Hanken & SSE (Stockholm School of Economics) Executive Education. He is passionate about helping companies find the means and tools to secure commercial success by building purposeful brands, differentiating themselves from the competition, and leveraging the opportunities that a digital transformation can generate.

He draws from over 30 years of experience in the IT, telecommunications, industrial and media sectors and has deep knowledge from more than 12 years of leadership experience in the advertising industry. Prior to founding his consultancy company in 2010, Leif held several global leadership positions during his 10 years at IBM, including Head of Worldwide Marketing Planning based at the IBM Headquarters in Armonk. He has also been responsible for building Nokia’s Worldwide Services Strategy, Brand & Solutions Portfolio, running Nokia Siemens Networks Business Units & Industries Global Marketing and being the COO of BLYK – the world’s first advertising-funded mobile operator for young people.

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Christina Lindstedt

Christina Lindstedt is a professional board director in listed, PE owned and start-up companies. In addition, Christina acts as an angel investor and she offers business advisory services through her own company, XploreBiz AB. As advisor, her focus is on supporting companies to grow internationally by developing their business strategies and by adding new opportunities through a structured assessment and prioritization process. It also entails developing further the customers’ product management functions and developing strategic, external partnerships. Christina also focuses particularly on China, after having worked there for four years.

She brings 20 years of experience from global business leadership roles at AB Electrolux, Sony Ericsson and Sony where she has developed various international businesses, mature and immature through phases of strong growth and of rationalization. Christina has always worked internationally and is passionate about cross cultural leadership, developing successful businesses, brands and teams as well as bridging the corporate and entrepreneurial world. At present Christina serves as an independent Board Director of the Finnish listed EMS company Scanfil Oyj, the PE owned company QleanAir Scandinavia and the early stage company Minalyze AB.

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Håkan Österberg

Håkan is a board director, as well as business advisor and leadership consultant. His focus is on business renewal and turn-arounds, establishing and developing entire new businesses, and driving strategic change within enterprises and organizations. He brings more than 25 years of hands-on operational experience from doing and leading international business within telecommunications and adjacent industries. Håkan has held several senior leadership positions within the Ericsson group, such as head of business unit, legal company president, and board member of companies, as well as having cross-group functional responsibilities on Ericsson corporate level. Håkan’s latest role within Ericsson, before leaving to pursue his own business back in 2015, was as Vice President New Business development & Innovation at Ericsson’s Group Function Strategy.

Presently Håkan is a board member of the following Swedish companies: Marginalen AB, the holding company of a group active in Sweden, Norway, Finland and the Baltics, providing financial and other related services; Marginalen Bank Bankaktiebolag, a bank for consumers as well as enterprise customers; Bergenstråhle Group AB, the holding company of a group providing services to help protect and increase the value of the intellectual capital assets of enterprises; and Toborrow AB, a fintech company facilitating marketplace lending with focus on enterprise loans.

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Anne Mieke Eggenkamp 

Anne Mieke Eggenkamp has a background in design and education, which provides a big picture perspective in her role as an experienced, independent board member. Her purpose is to inspire progress by helping ambitious leaders apply and embrace future thinking. After several years of co-leading a creative studio with her Canadian partner, and working as creative lead at Razorfish (one of the world’s largest interactive agencies) she became the executive director of the world-renowned Design Academy Eindhoven. After seven years she left to share her expertise in creative leadership and organizational learning with other industries.

She is an expert in experiential learning and brings more than 30 years of experience developing leadership innovation, education concepts, learning programs, creative strategies and purpose-driven brand strategy. She was a board member of the Dutch Creative Industries Topteam (Human Capital Development) and one of the initiators and founding fathers of CRISP: creative industry scientific research program. Anne Mieke is a much sought-after speaker at conferences on topics related to the role of future thinking in enabling leaders to address complexity and business renewal.

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Katy Caroan

Executive Coach and Digital Strategist Partner in Caroan Consulting with background in Management Consulting and International Business HR Leadership roles at IBM and Accenture.

Katy is passionate about advancing leaders, digital strategies and bringing more entrepreneurship into the corporate world.

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