Senior management

Fredrik Wester

Fredrik Wester

CEO and founder. With Paradox since 1998.
Born: 1974
Education: Studied International Business at Gothenburg University.
Other current assignments: Chairman of the Board of Sahara Silversmycken AB and Chairman and CEO of WesterInvest AB. Board member of Star Lake Holding AB, 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.
Shareholding in the company: 35,235,937 shares - Through Company.
John Hargelid

John Hargelid

Chief Information Officer, CIO since 2014.
Born: 1981
Education: M.Sc. in Media Tech, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm 2005.
Other current assignments: Partner in Percantor Handelsbolag.
Previous assignments: Chief Innovation Officer Paradox Interactive, more then 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.
Shareholding in the company: 321,337 shares – Direct ownership.
Shams Jorjani

Shams Jorjani

VP of Business Development since 2012.
Born: 1983
Education: Studied Media Technology at Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm.
Other current assignments: Deputy Board member Paula Kaplan AB. Partner in Omnigenus Scientific Services Handelsbolag.
Previous assignments: Producer, Business Developer, Vice President Products Paradox Interactive.
Shareholding in the company: 510,000 shares – Direct ownership.
Mattias Lilja

Mattias Lilja

Executive Vice President of Studios since 2015.
Born: 1972
Education: Degree in physiotherapy from Uppsala University.
Other current assignments: Chairman of the Board of Cassius Creative AB and Nya Järnringen AB.
Previous assignments: Development Secretary Child Psychiatry Uppsala, Producer Paradox Interactive, Executive Vice President of Studios Paradox Interactive.
Shareholding in the company: 93,000 shares – Direct ownership.
Susana Meza Graham

Susana Meza Graham

COO, since 2004. Deputy Board member since 2010.
Born: 1976
Education: BA in marketing, Stockholm University.
Other current assignments: Board member of Spelplan-ASGD AB, Meza-Graham AB.
Previous assignments: More than 10 years of experience of marketing and games, and was previously CMO at EVP Publishing and CMO and PR Manager at Paradox.
Shareholding in the company: 1,223,000 shares – Through Company.
Daniela Sjunnesson

Daniela Sjunnesson

Chief Marketing Officer since 2016.
Born: 1985
Education: M.Sc. in Business and Economics from Stockholm University.
Previous assignments: Vice President Marketing, Marketing Manager Paradox Interactive.
Shareholding in the company: 150,000 shares – Direct ownership.
Johan Sjöberg

Johan Sjöberg

Chief Product Officer since 2013.
Born: 1974
Education: BA in Practical Philosophy from Stockholm University.
Other current assignments: Chairman of the Board of Pixel tales AB and My Left Head Entertainment AB. Board member in Star Stable Entertainment AB.
Previous assignments: More then 20 years of experience from the gaming industry. Vice President Business Development at Digital Development Management, Inc, Studio Manager at Pixel Tales AB, and Author and Game Designer at Target Games AB.
Shareholding in the company: 120,000 shares – Direct ownership.
Andras Vajlok

Andras Vajlok

Chief Financial Officer, since 2011.
Born: 1971
Education: BA from Gothenburg University.
Other current assignments: Chairman of the Board of Silfverlok AB. Member of the Board of Struktonit AB. Deputy board member in Paradox Development Studio AB, Paradox North AB and White Wolf Publishing AB.
Previous assignments: Nasdaq OMX Stockholm AB, Manpower AB.
Shareholding in the company: 950,000 shares – Through Company.