Senior management

Fredrik Wester

Fredrik Wester

CEO and founder. With Paradox since 1998.
Born: 1974
Education: He has studied International Business at Gothenburg University.
Other current assignments: Fredrik is also Chairman of the Board of Sahara Silversmycken AB and Chairman and CEO of WesterInvest AB. He is also a board member of Stenberg in Slagnäs AB, Clarobet AB, Star Lake Holding AB, CLT Holding and White Wolf Publishing AB, and board member and CEO of Paradox Development Studio AB, and Paradox North AB.
Previous assignments: Fredrik is the founder of Paradox Interactive. He has been active as an entrepreneur since the age of 15.
John Hargelid

John Hargelid

CIO driving digital strategy & analytics. With Paradox since 2012.
Born: 1981
Education: M.Sc. in Media Tech, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm 2005.
Previous assignments: Previously EVP of Paradox North. 10+ years of experience from leadership and managerial roles at Accenture and EA DICE. Started his career in the industry with running the game development competition Swedish Game Awards, as a part of his involvement in Excitera, a university entrepreneurship organization.
Shams Jorjani

Shams Jorjani

VP Products. With Paradox since 2009.
Born: 1983
Education: He has studied Media Technology at Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm.
Previous assignments: Shams was formerly VP Business Development and Producer at Paradox.
Mattias Lilja

Mattias Lilja

EVP Studios. With Paradox since 2009.
Born: 1972
Education: He has a degree in physiotherapy from Uppsala University.
Other current assignments: Mattias is Chairman of the Board of Cassius Creative AB and Nya Järnringen AB.
Previous assignments: Mattias was previously EVP Production at Paradox.
Susana Meza Graham

Susana Meza Graham

COO. With Paradox since 2004.
Born: 1976
Other current assignments: Susana is a board member of Spelplan-ASGD AB and Meza-Graham AB.
Previous assignments: Susana has more than 10 years of experience of marketing and games, and was previously CMO at EVP Publishing and CMO and PR Manager at Paradox.
Daniela Sjunnesson

Daniela Sjunnesson

CMO. With Paradox since 2011.
Born: 1985
Education: She has a M.Sc. in Business and Economics from Stockholm University.
Previous assignments: Daniella was previously Marketing Manager at Paradox.
Johan Sjöberg

Johan Sjöberg

CPO. With Paradox since 2013.
Born: 1974
Education: He has a BA in Practical Philosophy from Stockholm University.
Other current assignments: Johan is Chairman of the Board of Pixel tales AB and My Left Head Entertainment AB. He is also board member in Star Stable Entertainment AB.
Previous assignments: Johan has been Vice President Business Development at Digital Development Management, Inc, Studio Manager at Pixel Tales AB, and Author and Game Designer at Target Games AB.
Andras Vajlok

Andras Vajlok

CFO. With Paradox since 2011.
Born: 1971
Education: He has a BA from Gothenburg University.
Other current assignments: Andras is Chairman of the Board of Silfverlok AB. He is also deputy board member in Paradox Development Studio AB, Paradox South AB, Paradox North AB and White Wolf Publishing AB.
Previous assignments: Andras was previously Head of Post Trade Solutions and Strategy at NASDAQ OMX and has also held several positions at Manpower AB.