Tell us a little about your background.
I am a partner at EQT and Co-Head of EQT Public Value which invests in listed companies in northern Europe. In addition to BioGaia, I am a member of the board of BHG, a fast-growing online retailer and have previously been a member of a number of boards representing EQT. My daily job is to lead our investment team and beside that I am also a member of EQT’s Extended Executive Committee, which is the broader management group within EQT.
Before I joined EQT eleven years ago, I worked at Boston Consulting Group helping large companies with strategy initiatives and various venture capital companies with company reviews of possible acquisition candidates.

I have an M.Sc. in Economics and Business Administration from the Stockholm School of Economics and I also studied the MBA programme at Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. I have always been interested in technology so in parallel with my studies at the Stockholm School of Economics I gained an M.Sc. in Industrial Engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, including studying programming at ETH in Zurich.

Throughout my entire career I have worked with companies within healthcare, service and technology, media and telecom. What I enjoy most is to invest in and work with companies that offer a unique service or product, and which are looking for fast growth and this is really true of BioGaia.

What can you bring to BioGaia’s Board?
I believe that BioGaia can benefit from an owner like EQT, a global investor with broad experience of companies within healthcare, with a large network of advisers as well as resources within sustainability and digitalisation. I have experience of work on international boards and driving fast change programmes and growth in medium-sized companies. My role as a member of the Board, and EQT’s role as owner, is to support BioGaia’s continued development, increase the growth rate and benefit from EQT’s resources in this work.

Niklas Ringby