Gunnar Walstam

Non-Executive Director

Gunnar Walstam is a serial entrepreneur, senior advisor and global private equity investor. Gunnar Walstam has more than 30 years experience of successfully founding, growing and transforming companies all over the world. His expertise spans sectors as diverse as biotechnology, medical devices, digital and hardware technology.

A graduate of Stockholm School of Economics, Gunnar began his career with global management consultants Bain & Company and telecommunications giant Ericsson. Then he founded Swedish medical technology company Bactiguard in 1990, growing it into the world’s leading antibacterial coating company. He sold Bactiguard, which develops and provides infection prevention solutions that reduce the risk of health-related infections and reduce the use of antibiotics to private equity buyers in 2006. He was an advisor and investor in Wayfinder (a precursor to GoogleMaps, which was sold to Vodafone), SWE-DISH (satellite technologies, sold to Rockwell Collins) and Jolife (Lucas Chest Compression systems, sold to Medtronic).

He is also a philanthropist, a Stockholm School of Economics (SSE) Hermes Leadership Circle Gold Member and former Member of the Board of Trustees at the Ross School in Long Island, USA.