Aug 31, 2022
SustainLab appoints new Board of Directors to further strengthen sustainability impact and growth
SustainLab, a SaaS platform for sustainability management, has established a new Board of Directors. Each board member brings to the table a wealth of niched experience and skills, but most importantly, a collective commitment towards creating change and a more sustainable world.
We are thrilled to announce that SustainLab has established a new board of directors! The Board will be chaired by Anders Harrysson, and the other Board members include Camilla Dewoon, Kamal Hakimzadeh, Maria Svantemark, and Wilma Eriksson.
The Board has been set up to ensure diverse perspectives, from people with the same passion and drive for creating real impact; people who have their heart in the right place. The competence and expertise of the Board members will specifically enhance three areas within SustainLab’s operations: Sustainability, with Camilla Dewoon’s international outlook, Growth Hacking, with Wilma Eriksson’s vast SaaS sales and partnership experience, and Company Building, which will be improved with the help from Anders Harrysson and his previous management and board experience.
The two founders Maria and Kamal made quite an impression on me together with their vision for a more sustainable world,” says Anders Harrysson, Chairman of SustainLab’s Board of Directors. “Furthermore they have the knowledge and capabilities to actually build a business with offerings that every enterprise, large and small, will need. My intent is to support the founders with rapidly growing SustainLab.
I'm very glad to have a competent and diverse Board working with us, says Maria Svantemark, the CEO and co-founder of SustainLab. They are each bringing unique expertise and experience in sustainability, growth and company building. I am grateful for every person who invests their energy, brain and heart into SustainLab.
Members of the SustainLab Board of Directors
Anders Harrysson – Chairman of SustainLab’s Board of Directors. Anders has worked for more than 25 years at the executive level in large American IT companies. In the last 12 years he has served on several Boards, like Aditro, Qmatc, Easypark, Hermes Medical and Netinsight, both as chairman and Board member. His main interest is in rapidly growing founder-led Software businesses that are trying to make a sustainability impact.
Maria Svantemark – CEO and co-founder of SustainLab, and a changemaker for sustainability and equality. Maria has previously worked as Sustainability Manager at Findus Nordic, where she was part of the Nordic Board from the age of 28. Maria has since been featured on Aktuell Hållbarhet’s ‘33 under 33 ’ list of Sweden’s top young sustainability talents, and Fairforce’s global list of Top 100 Green Data Driven Professionals, among other accolades.
Kamal Hakimzadeh – CTO and co-founder of SustainLab, and a keydriver for innovative solutions and productionizing the software. Kamal has a PhD level research background in computer science at KTH, and over two decades of experience building large scale software systems and leading product teams. He has also published over 10 scientific articles at highly ranked international conferences, such as ACM and IEEE.
Camilla Dewoon – Executive Vice President and Head of Communications and Sustainability of Scania. Since 2004, Camilla has held several management roles at Scania, including Chief Communications Officer, VP for Sales and Marketing at Scania Latin America, and also as SVP for Sales Development at Commercial Operations in Södertälje. Between 2019 and 2020, Camilla left to work outside Scania, where she was a senior consultant at Russell Reynolds Associates.
Wilma Eriksson – CRO and co-founder of vloxq, and passionate by heart to build customer-centric scalable growth functions. Wilma has over a decade’s worth of experience dedicated to sales and partnership within SaaS, at companies such as Upsales, PE Accounting and previously as the Global Partnership Manager at GetAccept. Wilma also serves on IHM Business School’s advisory Board for B2B sales.
SustainLab is a SaaS Sustainability Management platform that automates the collection, processing, analysis, and visualisation of sustainability data, and provides recommendations for improving sustainability performance. Founded in 2020 by Maria Svantemark and Kamal Hakimzadeh, SustainLab works with companies that share the vision that accelerated sustainability work leads to better business and a better planet. SustainLab was featured on BestStartup.eu’s list of top sustainability companies in Sweden, and Sting’s Startup Climate Action Map of top climate startups in Sweden.
Maria Svantemark, VD SustainLab