Our Expertise

 

 

Meet our experts

With over a hundred years of accumulated knowledge and experience of making good use of nature’s gifts, we want to share our expertise and we hope to inspire you on our journey together towards a fossil free world.

Our experts are specialists in their respective fields, and inspirational speakers dedicated to today’s challenges.

We offer keynote speeches, guest speeches or participation in panel discussions. We have suggested some headline examples, please contact us for finding a topic that suits your needs.

Johanna Wuotila

Development engineer

 

Expertise:
  • BIORESOURCE TECHNOLOGY
  • CIRCULAR VALUE CHAINS

Johanna Wuotila holds a M.Sc.Eng. in Bioresource Technology from Umeå University, Sweden. Thrives to combine the knowledge of green chemistry with an interdisciplinary approach to commercially deploy the conversion of biogenetic carbon into sustainable advanced biofuels and valued-added products. Passionate for sustainability and the environment, enjoys the outdoors with skiing, hiking, traveling, and other wildlife activities.

Headline examples:
  • Industrial deployment of innovative lignocellulosic processes
  • Process- and technology optimization for advanced value-added products
  • CO2 utilization for circular value chains

Contact Johanna Wuotila 

Maria Kristoffersson

Head of Sustainability

Expertise:
  • SUSTAINABILITY

Maria holds a Msc in technical chemistry from Umeå University and a 15 years experinece within environmental engineering and sustainability. Passionate about sustainability topics and deep knowledge about market demands and new solutions for sustainable development within the chemical industry.

Headline examples:
  • How the chemical industry plays a role in the transition towards a sustainable society
  • How have the market demands for green chemicals changed over the years and what are the biggest challenges
  • The green transition – new solutions for sustainable development

Contact Maria Kristoffersson

Emil Källström

EVP and Head of Sales, Marketing and Outreach

 

Expertise:
  • POLITICS
  • SUSTAINABILITY

​Emil Källström is the Member of Parliament who took the unexpected turn to become Vice President of a chemical company. Before Emil started at Sekab, he served as the spokesperson for Economy and Finance representing the Center Party. Emil holds an economics degree from the Stockholm School of Economics and brews his own beer on the homestead in Sund, not far from Sekab’s green chemical factory. 

Headline examples:
  • Tech vs Politics: How can politics and industry learn from each other?
  • How the world’s greenest chemical company find the world’s most sustainable clients
  • Sweden’s green industrial revolution: What’s happening and what can we learn?

Contact Emil Källström

Mikael Fränckel

President and CEO

Expertise:
  • LEADERSHIP
  • SUSTAINABILITY

Mikael Fränckel has a long experience within industry consulting.

Based in Örnsköldsvik and with the world as a field of work, Mikael has held a number of top positions within AFRY before he was recruited as CEO of Sekab. Mikael holds an engineering degree from Mid Sweden University and also has a strong commitment to sports life.

Headline examples:​
  • Sustainable leadership: How we build the world’s greenest chemical company
  • From consulting to industry: Agile management in a traditional field
  • Holistic leadership: How to get everybody on board

Contact Mikael Fränckel

Ylwa Alwarsdotter

Strategic business development

Expertise:
  • BIOECONOMY
  • SUSTAINABILITY

Ylwa Alwarsdotter has a long and broad experience in the field of BioEconomy and is the Chair of Biochem Europe.  She has held top positions within Sales, Marketing, Research and Development both within the Forest Industry, and the Biofuel and Chemical industry.  7 years in row Il Bioeconomista has dedicated a tribute to her for making the bioeconomy happen.  She is Head of Swedish delegation for ISO TC 308 Chain of Custody and for CEN TC 411 Bio-based products.

Headline examples:
  • A credible biobased industry – instruments for a green transition
  • Policy framework for a green transition – what needs to change? 
  • Bioethanol – the sustainable platform chemical. Can biobased products and biofuels coexist?

​Contact Ylwa Alwarsdotter

Tino Lassmann

Senior Development Engineer

Expertise:
  • BIOREFINERY TECHNOLOGY
  • CelluAPP

​Tino Lassmann has a post-graduate education from the Vienna University of Technology which includes a PhD in chemical engineering, with a specialization in thermal process engineering. Originating from Austria, he has been working for Sekab since 2018, managing national and international funded projects and collaborations, as well as customer projects. He has 10 years of experience in simulation, balancing, analysis, model development, process integration and optimization of industrial processes – within scientific research as well as in the chemical and pharmaceutical industry.

Headline examples:
  • Sekab’s CelluAPP® Technology Platform, from idea to commercialization
  • Biorefinery Process Design
  • Possibilities and challenges for biorefineries in the industry

Contact Tino Lassmann

Adnan Cavka

Senior Development Engineer

Expertise:
  • BIOREFINERY TECHNOLOGY
  • CelluAPP

PhD in Technical Chemistry, MBA in Finance, MSc in Business and Economics from Umeå University, Sweden. Almost two decades of experience from scientific research, industrial R&D, process engineering, and IPR related work primarily within thermochemical biomass processing, industrial biotechnology, fermentation, finance, and business development. International experience from work across five continents and the creator of 15 patents and patents pending. for the CelluAPP® Technology Platform.

Headline examples:
  • Technology for next generation of biobased products – CelluAPP® technology platform
  • Forestry biorefineries – status and innovation
  • The grand challenge of cellulosic sugar and products –  high revenue business models, not low-cost process technology

Contact Adnan Cavka

Mathilda Johansson

Development engineer

Expertise:
  • BIOMASS
  • BIOENGINEERING

Mathilda Johansson moved to Örnsköldsvik to write her master’s thesis at Sekab about high-yield fermentation of lignocellulosic sugar, then joined the innovation team to work with process simulation and optimization.

Mathilda holds a degree in biotechnology from Chalmers University of Technology and advocates cycling and sailing as modes of transportation for vacations. 

Headline examples:
  • Efficient utilization of lignocellulosic biomass components
  • Process simulation and computational bioengineering
  • Microbial cell factories and genetic engineering

Contact Mathilda Johansson

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