The Team


Lassi Noponen

Chairman of the Board of Directors

Co-founder and CEO (2000-2006) of clean-tech investment company Proventia Group Oy. As first investor in Winwind, Ltd., served as a board member and as the chairman, managed investors exit and 120m€ equity fund raising. In 2009 recognized by Cleantech Scandinavia Award and appointed to the “Cleantech Scandinavia Hall of Fame”. Before cleantech career acted also as M&A partner at investment bank Evli and held different management positions at Neste Corporation, at that time Finland’s largest company. M.Sc. Management, London Business School, LL.M, Law, Finland.


Tomas Axelsson

Member of the Board of Directors

Solid background from managing high-tech development and business. Worked as a project manager and director at Ericsson Mobile Systems for 15 years and has since year 2000 been the CEO for Symsoft AB during 7 years and CEO for Xelerated AB for 3 years. Both companies have cutting edge system products and have expanded their business substantially under his leadership. M.Sc. in Engineering Physics, Lund Institute of Technology, Sweden.


Johan Strömberg

Corporate Lawyer, Member of the Board of Directors

CEO of NORDIA Law, Stockholm, where he has been a co-worker since 1988 and partner since 1991. Expert on banking-, finance-, and commercial law, litigation and arbitration, damages and insurance, and sports and entertainment. LL.M, Stockholm University, Sweden, member of The Swedish Bar Association.



Mikael Sundström

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Founded Oricane 2006 after spending more than 11 years in R&D building the core technology portfolio of the company and filing the initial 6 patent applications. Received his Ph.D. in 2007 at Luleå University of Technology and published his doctoral thesis Time and space efficient algorithms for packet classification and forwarding. Former professions include CTO of Effnet Group AB (1999-2000), and CTO and CEO of Rockstorm Technology AB, a company he co-founded 2000. Awarded as Innovator of the year, 2009 at Luleå Entrepreneur and Business Gala and was one of three nominated to the Chester Carlson prize, 2009.


Torbjörn Hahn

Vice President, Business Development

Over 40 years of experience with IT in different positions in companies such as IBM, ICL, Ericsson and TeliaSonera and international experience from Europe, Asia, and Australia. Previous positions within project management and business development where he has extensive knowledge and experience of managing 3-90 employees. Other assignments are board member, chairman of board, and CEO of several companies. Two TeliaSonera Awards and one Professional Excellence Award at IBM. M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden.


Josefine Åhl

Chief Operating Officer

Master Thesis A new cutting algorithm for the packet classification problem at Oricane (2007-2008) led to one approved patent. Previous positions within the company includes Algorithm Designer (2008-2010), Director of Marcom – Core Technologies (2010-2012). In 2012 appointed to COO by the board of directors. Received following awards: The best pitching company in category Energy & Material Efficiency at Cleantech Venture Day, Malmö 2013, Best Presentation Award at Tech Media Europe, Portugal 2011, Top 20 from 100 Best Pitching Companies at SLUSH, Finland 2013. M.Sc. in Applied Mathematics, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden.


Johan Rönnberg

Chief Technology Officer

Mr. Rönnberg has been working with algorithms, data structures and software development for more than 15 years. He received his Ph.D. in 2006 at Luleå University of Technology, Sweden and published his doctoral thesis On data structures and memory models in which he optimized search algorithms for specialized memory architectures. He has also been Algorithm Architect at NetSocket Inc and Software engineer/architect at Operax AB.