Serkland counts among its shareholders both seasoned investors and business leaders with the capacity to steward large and complex investments in Iran’s dynamic marketplace.
Founder and CEO
Omid is a highly respected investor who has held investments in Iran for over two years and is now based in Tehran. He was most recently an advisor to Procuritas Partners, Sweden’s first private equity fund. Omid was previously Portfolio Manager at Labrusca managing assets of EUR 300 million. Prior, he was Portfolio Manager at Skagen, overseeing USD 7 billion. Omid began his career as a practicing lawyer at Vinge and Faskin Martineau DuMoulin. He holds a Master in Law from Lund University and a Bachelors in Commerce from the University of British Columbia.
Andreas von der Heide
Sharholder and Chairman
Andreas von der Heide is Co-Founder and Managing Director of Consilio International. Previously he was President and CEO of the International Council of Swedish Industry (NIR). Prior to that, Andreas was a Senior Vice President and General Manager for Industrial Cooperation at Saab. Andreas is a graduate of Stockholm University.
Shareholder and Board Member
Erik Belfrage is one of Sweden’s foremost business leaders. He is Chairman of the Board of the International Council of Swedish Industry (NIR) and a longtime senior advisor to the Wallenberg Family. He is the Co-Founder and Chairman of Consilio International. Erik also serves on the board of several multinational companies. Previously, Erik was a Senior Vice President at SEB. Prior to that, Erik spent 17 years in the Swedish Foreign Ministry. He holds an MBA from the Stockholm School of Economics.
Shareholder and Board Member
Frank Belfrage has a long and distinguished career in the Swedish Foreign Service with ambassadorial posts in Brussels (EU) and Paris. As State Secretary he negotiated Sweden's accession in 1995 into the European Union. He served as Deputy Foreign Minister from 2006 to 2014.
Shareholder and Investment Committee Member
Peter Edwall has long and successful investing experience with a strong background in shipping, oil services, mining and other industries. He is the CEO of Ponderus Invest since 2007. He was previously CEO at Pecunia Hedgefond from 2001-2006. He founded Odin Förvaltning in 1989. He is additionally a board member of Hälsopoolen, Oryx Simulations, Nexus Holding, Ortivus and Wallstreet AB. Peter holds an MSc in Business Administration from the University of Gothenburg.
Shareholder and Operational Partner
Mohsen Tavakol is a Business Executive with more than 25 years of international experience within telecommunications and IT industry – from advanced to emerging markets. Mohsen has vast experience with running strategic operations in complex business environments managing up to 1,800 employees and EUR 400 million in annual sales. Mohsen has a Master Degree in Computer Science & Engineering from Lund Institute of Technology, Sweden, and a Master Degree in International Business Administration from Marshal Goldsmith School of Management, USA.