Gustav Hasselskog - CEO & Founder
Gustav has a passion for engineering, design and boating. After studies in science and business and 18 years in various management positions at start-ups and big corporations, he founded Candela in 2014.
Karl Fägersten - COO
With an academic background in Mechanical engineering, Karl has spent 20 years in the SW industry as a programmer, sales executive and CEO.
Alexander Sifvert - Chief Revenue Officer
After studies at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Alexander has spent most of his career in the software industry. Most recently as Sales & Marketing Director at one of Swedens leading IT consultancies - Valtech. Outside office, Alexander is a devoted sailor.
Olivier Philippot - Materials engineering
After an Engineering degree from Ècole Central de Nantes Olivier has gathered 25 years of experience from structural analysis and composite material design. No matter if it is a boat, military helicopter or a violin, Olivier makes sure it is strong and light.
Gustav Storck - Electrical Engineering
After an engineering degree from KTH, Stockholm, Gustav learned all about how to build redundant, safe and robust electronics at Saab. Here he was designing missile defense systems for the Swedish jet fighter JAS 39 Gripen.
Kristian Sloth Lauszus - Control system engineering
With a theoretical backing from the Technical University of Denmark and a strong passion for robotics, Kristian is a front runner in the development of drones and quadcopters. He is one of the very rare talents that can jump between binary code, to complex linear algebra and into the windings of a CPU.
Michel Kermarec - Hydrodynamics
There is probably no-one in the world that beats Michel in hydrofoil design. He has a PhD in Hydrodynamics and competed for the French sailing team in the 1988 Olympics in Korea. Since 1995 Michel has led the dynamics teams in six America's cup campaigns, the last four with Oracle Team USA (2007, 2010 and 2013) and 2016 with the Swedish team Artemis.
Simon Börjeson - Manufacturing engineering
Simon holds an MSc in Naval architecture from Stockholm and Sydney. He is devout athlete with several national gold medals in swimming. Before joining Candela he spent a few years in the Norwegian offshore industry and with the boat builder HOC Yachts.
Naveen Crasta - Control System Engineering
Ranked as one of the absolute top engineering students of India Naveen was admitted to IIT in Delhi for a MSc in Control theory. The following PhD was focused on prediction and guidance of non-linear rigid body systems. Naveen’s postdoc research covered system modeling, dynamics, algorithm development and the use of neural networks.
Claes Bonde - Mechanical engineering
With his experience from transmission development at both Scania and Volvo VCE combined with all the mechanics in the robot vacuum cleaner of Electrolux and a whole lot more, Cleas represents a talent that is hard to find.
The Board of Directors
Hans Ahlinder - Chairman
After holding senior executive positions in companies such as Volvo, Gambro and Ericsson, Hans founded IBX in 1999 and made it a dominant player in B2B eCommerce. Today, Hans leads a company pushing the limits in sailboat technology.
Aldus von der Burg
Aldus studies Automotive Engineering at Kingston University, UK. At the same time, he is leading the school's successful Formula student team, providing him with valuable insights in electric vehicles.