Management Team

      We are a skilled team of pharma and R&D professionals with extensive big pharma and biotech experience in drug discovery and development for several products launched on the global market. The experience of the senior leaders with proven track-record together with younger talents with strong scientific and entrepreneurial spirit and international collaborators form the company´s strong foundation.

      Christer Nordstedt M.D. Ph.D.

      Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

      Christer Nordstedt M.D. Ph.D. has over 25 years of experience in various executive positions in the international pharmaceutical industry.

      Christer Nordstedt has abroad and extensive international experience within the pharmaceutical industry from operational and strategic positions at management level in companies like Vivesto, Teva Pharmaceuticals, Orion Corporation, Eli Lilly, Roche, AstraZeneca among others. During his career, Christer has been responsible for large global research projects and leadership in both management, executive, and board roles.

      Christer’s latest position was interim Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Vivesto, a pharmaceutical manufacturing company, Uppsala, Sweden. Christer holds a MD and PhD degrees in Pharmacology and Biochemistry from Karolinska Institutet, Sweden. His insights include discovery and clinical development work in neurodegeneration, pain, oncology, and psychiatry.

      Prof. Owe Orwar

      Founder and Chief Scientific Officer (CSO)

      Prof. Orwar has over 20 years of experience in the pharma and biotech industry, spanning across discovery and early research phases to preclinical and clinical development. He has previously held executive positions such as Global VP for R&D at Sanofi and member of their Global Steering Committee, and was President for R&D at Piramal Healthcare as well as professor at the department of physical chemistry at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden. With a Ph.D. in Chemistry from University of Gothenburg, post-doctoral studies at Stanford University, U.S., he has been awarded numerous times for his research accomplishments.

      Carolina Trkulja, Ph.D.

      Founder and Chief Technical Officer (CTO)

      Dr. Trkulja received a Ph.D. in biochemistry from Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden. In her role, she is responsible for proteomics and pharmacology combined with her solid experience in research and development of antibodies. She has published her research in several top-tier scientific journals.

      Göran Gannedahl, M.D. Ph.D.

      Chief Medical Officer (CMO)

      Dr. Gannedahl has a long experience from the medical and pharmaceutical industry within the functions medical affairs, clinical research and business development. Combined with his expertise in oncology, translational medicine as well as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the needed requirements of drug development such as Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) certification, gives him an edge in the field. He is a medical doctor from Karolinska Institute, has a Ph.D. in Medicine from Uppsala University and has held positions as Global Head of Science Operations at Novartis, VP of R&D in Medical Affairs at Pronova Biopharma, and Executive Global Medical Affairs Leader at AstraZeneca.

      Sreesha P Srinivasa, Ph.D.

      Chief Development Officer (CDO)

      Dr. Srinivasa has more than 20 years of experience in global biopharma majors. He has broad experience in drug discovery and development with special focus on translational sciences. He has led and contributed to several discovery and development programs which have gone onto clinical development including FDA approved drugs Crizotinib and Palbociclib. During a 20+ years career in biopharma, Sreesh has held leadership positions of increasing responsibilities at Gilead, Pfizer, Jubilant, Piramal and Biocon. Prior to joining Oblique, Sreesh was Vice President & Head of Novel Biologics at Biocon Ltd. He holds a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology & Biochemistry from Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, USA and an M.Sc. in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology from Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, India.

      Mats Jonasson

      Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

      Mats Jonasson has more than 30 years of experience working with entrepreneur-driven development companies. He has served as CFO in several organizations, especially in Sweden but also abroad. Mats has also worked as a consultant within accounting, auditing and tax matters. He has been co-founder and co-owner of several companies over the years. Mats has a degree in small business economy from the Gothenburg School of Business, Economics and Law.

      Marie Scherlund, Ph.D.

      Chief Program Officer (CPO)

      Dr. Scherlund has extensive experience from the life science industry, from early development to product launch, working at both large and small size companies such as Astra Zeneca, RISE, APL, Moberg Pharma and Cadila Pharmaceuticals. Scherlund holds a Ph.D in Pharmaceutics from Uppsala University, and has wide-ranging leadership experience from different senior management positions, amongst project leadership, regulatory affairs as well as heading departments of pharmaceutical development and quality control.

      Kjell Andersson, Ph.D. Med. Chemistry

      Head of Medicinal Chemistry

      Dr. Andersson has a background in medicinal chemistry, synthetic organic chemistry, drug discovery and drug development and is particularly knowledgeable in cardiovascular-gastrointestinal diseases and central nervous system (CNS). He is currently a chemistry consultant and founder of KemiKAN. Prior to this, he has held various executive positions within drug discovery such as acting Head of Medicinal Chemistry at AstraZeneca Mölndal but is also the inventor of the drugs Tesaglitazar (GALIDA) and Clevidipine (CLEVIPREX). Dr. Andersson holds a Ph.D. in Physical Organic Chemistry from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

      Mats Lindskog Ph.D.

      Chief Business Officer (CBO)

      Mats Lindskog joins Oblique Therapeutics as CBO- Chief Business Officer in Stockholm Office. In his role, Mats will be responsible for business development initiatives to secure overall company growth and to build and strengthen business relations with current and new partners.
      Mats has extensive knowledge and experience in areas that will be pivotal in his role at Oblique: Business development, pharmaceutical sales, and antibody technology.

      He holds a Master of Science in biotechnology and a PhD within Antibody-based proteomics, both from the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm. Following his studies Mats worked at start-up biotech companies within antibody production and protein-protein interaction studies and within pharmaceutical Sales and Marketing, specifically within Oncology.
      Mats has since then held various executive positions at pharma companies within Business Unit Leadership, Strategy & Operations, Business Excellence and Commercial Operations.

      Cecilia Larsson, MBA

      Investor Relations Manager (IRM)

      “I’m an enthusiastic and performance driven person with a passion for business ideas which can provide sustainable improvements in modern society. With an inventor background I am motivated by creativity. I enjoy challenging conventional practices and continuously seek innovative solutions that can help people and society move forward.”
      Cecilia assumes the position as IRM-Investor Relation Manager at the Gothenburg office. Cecilia will be responsible for the procurement of potential new investors, as well as relationship with our current ones. Cecilia´s previous experience includes Recruitment Manager and Business Relationship and IPR Chef plus entrepreneurial innovation projects. Her multidisciplinary qualification has high compatibility with the future needs of Oblique Therapeutics. On her free time Cecilia enjoys running and spending time with her family and friends