Göran Lindö has been hired as the new CEO of EcoOnline. Lindö, who comes from the position of VP SMB & B2C at Dustin Group, succeeds Øyvind Robert Thorsen, whom has led the company into becoming the Nordic region’s largest software company for chemical documentation.
– After a thorough hiring process, both Summa Equity and Viking Venture are very pleased to announce that Göran Lindö has accepted the position. We are convinced that Göran, with his extensive management experience and dedication, is the right person to continue developing what EcoOnline has built with Øyvind’s excellent leadership, says Kent Zehetner, Board Leader at EcoOnline.
– EcoOnline has an attractive offer and business model, as well as extensive expertise and a strong culture, which has given the company its leading position in the Nordics. The safe management of chemicals is not only important in terms of complying with European legislation, but it also contributes to creating an attractive and safe work environment for employees. Consequently, EcoOnline has great opportunities for rapid growth in the exciting and growing field of environment, health and safety. I am therefore looking forward to continuing the development of EcoOnline and taking the company to new heights, says Göran Lindö.
– Summa Equity and Viking Venture would like to thank Øyvind for his outstanding work, and we are very pleased to announce that he will be continuing in the company as VP New Customers, and will also be a shareholder, says Christian Melby, Partner at Summa Equity.
For more information, please contact:
Kent Zehetner, Chairman, EcoOnline, +47 91813762
Göran Lindö, incoming CEO, EcoOnline, +47 45200660
Øyvind Robert Thorsen, VP New Customers, EcoOnline, +4790824055
Christian Melby, Partner, Summa Equity, +47 95813277
About Summa Equity
Summa Equity was founded in 2016 by an experienced group of people with a vision to create a leading, specialized, private equity firm in the Nordic SMB market. The company aims to find investment opportunities within megatrends expecting to yield long term growth. The company focuses on four strong megatrends: resource scarcity, energy efficiency, changing demographics, and technology-enabled businesses. Summa Equity closed its first fund at 4.5 billion SEK in February 2017.
About Viking Venture
Viking Venture is a venture capital firm focused on B2B software companies whom base their business models on recurring revenue. Viking Venture has invested in more than 40 companies and manages over 1.7 billion NOK. The company has offices in Trondheim, Norway and London, England. More information can be found at www.vikingventure.com.