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Viktor Drvota promoted Deputy CEO of Karolinska Development


Karolinska Development announces the promotion of its Chief Investment Officer Viktor Drvota to Deputy Chief Executive Officer.

Drvota joined Karolinska Development as Chief Investment Officer in December 2015 from SEB Venture Capital, where he was Head of Life Science since 2002 and a senior investment manager. Prior to this he was a practising cardiologist at Huddinge University Hospital in Stockholm and since 2002, Associate Professor in Cardiology at Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm.

“I am thrilled to take on the role of Deputy CEO in addition to my current post as CIO. We have worked hard for well over a year now to complete the reorganization of the company and to ensure our portfolio companies are fully financed to their next value inflection point; and we are now well-placed to look forward and identify new opportunities from innovative Nordic science,” says Drvota.


“I am extremely pleased to announce Viktor’s promotion to the role of Deputy CEO. When he joined the Company in 2015 Viktor already brought with him an impressive track record and extensive venture capital experience. I have no doubt that it is this combination of track record, talent and hard work which has been key to the Company’s continued progress as we continue on our journey to become a leading Nordic venture capital company,” says Chief Executive Officer Jim Van heusden.