Leadership Team





Erik Sandberg

Managing Director

As managing director of Optimity Europe, Erik is a driver of innovation and change. He has many years of leadership experience in the supply chain management and planning sector.

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Mark Walker

Managing Director
North America

Mark is passionate about delivering real business value. He is highly skilled at cutting through complexity to identify lasting and transformative strategies and solutions for customers that meet and exceed business goals and objectives.

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Niklas Andersson

Managing Director

Niklas has 20 years of experience of working with planning solutions throughout Europe and Asia Pacific, across a range of industries, and with a particular focus on Food & Beverage.

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Fredrik Avellen

Managing Director
Australia & New Zealand

Fred brings an in-depth understanding of supply chain planning at both the strategic and tactical level. With over 15 years’ experience across a range of industries, Fred has a comprehensive understanding of challenges and pressures faced by businesses in the region.

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Christer Liden

Co-founder & CEO

Christer was one of the founding Optimity team. His expertise in supply chain business makes him a key driver in strategic direction. He is a recognized expert in Integrated Business Planning and Supply Chain Optimization.

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Lars Gimbringer

Co-founder &
Managing Director R&D

Optimity’s chief architect, Lars continues to drive the direction of the business, ensuring that it continues to meet our vision of bringing the power of supply chain optimization to business in an easy-to-use application.

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Andreas Klahr

Co-founder & Technical Director

As one of the founders of Optimity, Andreas continues to this day to bring his strong blend of business and technical prowess to the application.

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Mattias Ahlstrom

Managing Partner

With 15 years Supply Chain experience across a range of industries within the ERP sector, Mattias was one of the first members of Optimity in Europe. He focuses on design & optimization of complex supply chain networks mainly in the food and distribution sector.

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Tomas Wennerstein

Managing Partner
Optimity Europe

Responsible for the consulting organization at Optimity, Tomas brings many years’ experience leading Supply Chain Management initiatives in global companies, across a range of B2B and B2C industries.

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Johan Ekberg

Managing Partner
Optimity Europe

Johan is one of the founders of Optimity Europe back in 2010. Prior to the Optimity adventure he worked with Supply Chain Management for 15+ years in various types of industries.

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Claes Brunger

Managing Partner
Optimity Asia

Claes brings tremendous value to customers by very quickly understanding their requirements and recommending solutions that greatly exceed expectations. Claes always works with a “everything is possible” attitude.

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Stephen Forrest

Managing Partner
Optimity Australia

Stephen is a senior contributor to the APAC team. With a strong blend of technical and business skills he is highly sought after by both clients and the Optimity R&D team.

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