Klas TikkanenCOO at Nordic Capital
Joined in July 2011 as part of NC Advisory’s effort to professionalise the back and mid office functions, including the CFO Office. Beyond the core CFO functions, Klas has over time assumed responsibility over HR, communications, responsible investing, public affairs, IT/IS, investor relations, and liaising with Fund operations on Jersey. Klas has six years’ experience as a management consultant with McKinsey & Company, followed by 19 years in senior management functions, mostly as a CFO in private equity or bank owned portfolio companies. Having throughout his career worked almost exclusively with turnarounds and complex carve-outs, Klas brought extensive experience from building and revamping core finance and administrative functions while supporting the commercial operations. Klas holds an MSc in Business Administration and Economics from the Stockholm School of Economics, with an international exchange programme major in Finance from the Wharton Business School at the University of Pennsylvania.