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Directors

Magnus Sparrholm (CEO & Chairman of the Board of Directors)

Born: 1968
Nationality: Swedish
Position: Founder of Talkpool in 2000 and Chairman of the board of directors of headquarters Talkpool AG since September 2004. Board member in Talkpool Deutschland AG in Germany.
Other relevant experience: Holds a Master of Science in Engineering Physics from Lund University (Sweden) with master thesis in high energy particle physics at CERN (Switzerland). Lieutenant reservist as Captain of amphibious war ships at Marinens Krigshögskola/Kustjägarskolan (Sweden).
Independent of the Company and the senior management: No. Mr. Sparrholm is employed and working full-time for the Company.
Independent of major shareholders: No. Mr. Sparrholm is registered as permanent insider due to employment, largest shareholding and director status.

Erik Strömstedt (COO)

Born: 1965
Position: CEO of TalkPool Group since 2005. Member of Management Board of Talkpool Germany, Member of the Board of Talkpool Kenya and Talkpool Tanzania.
Other current assignments: Not applicable.
Prior assignments (last five years): Member of the board of directors of Talkpool until 2016.
Other relevant experience: Mr. Strömstedt has several years of experience from different management positions in the ICT industry, in companies such as Ericsson AB and IBM. He holds a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering and Management from Linköping Institute of Technology (Sweden).
Shareholding: Holding of 266,545 shares in Talkpool.

Nico Tschanz (Board Member)

Born: 1968
Position: Member of the board of directors of Talkpool since 2021
Other current assignments: Head of the SME-Centre of the Canton of Graubünden; Lecturer at the University of Applied Science of Graubünden; Member of the Board of Directors of Mithras Technology AG, a Startup that is developing an innovative solution to transform body-heat into electricity
Prior assignments (last five years):
Other relevant experience: He has been working in the Internet, Innovation and Software-Engineering industry since 1995. He was Partner and Member of the Executive Board of Crealogix AG and ti&m AG, leading Swiss Software-Engineering Companies. Holds a PhD (Dr.) of the Unsiversity of St.Gallen, Switzerland
Independent of the Company and the senior management: Yes
Independent of major shareholders: Yes
Shareholding: Not applicable

Faisal Mahmood Hamdard (Board Member)

Born:
Position: Member of the board of directors of Talkpool since 2023
Other current assignments:
Prior assignments (last five years):
Other relevant experience:
Independent of the Company and the senior management: Yes
Independent of major shareholders: Yes
Shareholding: Not applicable

Talkpool’s vision is to be the most respected and succesful technology partner in the telecom services and IoT- industry