Industrifonden strengthens the team with four new recruits – including Karolina Bjurehed from Volvo Cars Technology Fund and Mala Valroy from Ericsson ONE



We’re happy to kick off the fall by welcoming four new members to the team! Karolina Bjurehed, who has been recruited from the Volvo Technology Fund, joins as Investment Director and Mala Valroy from Ericsson ONE joins as Investment Manager. The talents Clara Norgren and Sara Jawad joins Industrifonden as analysts.

Karolina Bjurehed joins as Investment Director at Industrifonden and will focus on Transformative Tech. She’s been recruited from Volvo Cars Technology Fund and brings more than 10 years of experience from the automotive industry. She previously held roles spanning from innovation and partnerships to business development and venture investments. Karolina holds a M.Sc. in Information and Computer Science from the University of Borås.

” We are proud to welcome Karolina as Investment Director at Industrifonden. She brings extensive corporate venture experience and adds important know-how in mobility and digitalization to our Transformative Tech practice,” says Peter Wolpert, CEO at Industrifonden. He continues:” Karolina lives in the Gothenburg-Borås area, a perfect location to facilitate contacts with tech companies in the western part of Sweden.”

Mala Valroy joins Industrifonden as Investment Manager with a focus on Deep Tech and was previously the Head of Ericsson ONE for Europe and EMEA, scaling and commercializing deep tech innovations with ICT application, and VP of Corporate Responsibility at Atlas Copco. Mala has served in different roles at several tech start-ups, as founder as well as board director. Mala holds a M.Sc. in General Management from the Stockholm School of Economics, and a M.Sc. in Biochemistry from Dartmouth College, an ivy league institution in the United States.

” We are excited that Mala has chosen to join Industrifonden’s Deep Tech practice. Mala brings important corporate venture and industry experience from leading Swedish multinationals, including digital communications as well as sustainable industry solutions,” says Peter Wolpert, CEO at Industrifonden. He continues: “We are so excited to kick off this fall with so many new stars in the team, not least the talents Clara and Sara joining as analysts.”

Industrifonden also strengthens the team with two analysts, Clara Norgren and Sara Jawad. Clara will focus on Transformative Tech and holds a B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering, with focus on Computer Science and Communications from KTH as well as a B.Sc. in Business Administration and Economics from Lund University. Sara Jawad will work in the Life Science Team and holds a B.Sc. and M.Sc in Chemical Engineering from KTH and brings pharmaceutical development experience from positions at AstraZeneca.

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