Sven is a Partner at GP Bullhound. Most recently he was Head of Business Development at Microsoft’s Phone Division, driving transformation and change through acquisitions, divestitures, software sourcing, technology licensing and strategic partnering initiatives.

Prior to Microsoft, he headed up business development and strategic partnering for Nokia’s Devices and Services Group, similarly responsible for a global portfolio of initiatives to scale, transform and re-position products and business.

Before his corporate career, Sven worked at several technology start-ups including First Hop in Finland and MobiComp in Portugal. Originally from Belgium, he has lived and worked abroad since 2003, Sven has a global dealmaking role, focusing primarily, but not exclusively, on further strengthening GP Bullhound’s position in the Nordics and the Benelux.