Security vendor Clavister has appointed Johan Öhman as its new CEO. Johan will take the role from March 6th, 2017, and will oversee the company’s continued moves towards continued growth and profitability, as well as preparing for a future listing change. Johan has extensive experience in developing companies to high growth and profitability, including as CEO of NetEnt, with extensive experience of running businesses in regulated markets.
Jim Carlsson, Clavister’s current CEO remains with the company in the role of Senior VP of Strategic Sales. He will work to develop Clavister opportunities with existing key customers and partners internationally.
"It is a very exciting task and I am proud to have been entrusted by the company’s Board to lead Clavister to its next stage. The demand for IT security solutions is growing steadily, and I see many similarities between Clavister and the journey I had on NetEnt. Clavister has a strong product offering, both within the Enterprise market and for the Telecom segment where the company is uniquely positioned. I am convinced that the efforts we are making will bear fruit in the years to come," said Johan Öhman.
"Clavister’s operations have long lead times, but the company has now positioned itself in the security field like few others. It is also a great pleasure to work with Johan and share his experiences as an experienced CEO of a listed company. I look forward to focusing more time on sales and strategic alliances with the opportunities we have – we are just at the beginning of a very exciting journey, "says Jim Carlsson.
Johan Öhman was CEO of NetEnt 2006-2011. Under his leadership, the company became the market leader in its industry segmant and grew consistently faster than the market and with high profitability. The company was listed on the NASDAQ OMX Stockholm in January 2009. Johann has also extensive experience from the telecom software company where he worked with business development, international sales and strategy execution.