OptiCept Technologies' board and management

The Board is the company’s highest administrative body nominated during the Annual General Meeting. OptiCept’s board work is governed by applicable laws and recommendations, as well as by the board’s rules of procedure, which are established annually. The rules of procedure contain, among other things, rules for the division of work between the Board and the CEO, financial reporting and auditing issues.

The instructions for the CEO regulate customary areas such as his obligations to the company and the board, including responsibility for and information regarding ongoing delivery to the board of appropriate reports that are relevant to the fulfillment of the board's assessment task regarding the company. The CEO shall ensure that ongoing planning, including business plans and budgets, is prepared and submitted to the Board for the Board's decisions.

Ulf Hagman

Chairman of the board

Ulf Hagman, born in 1963, has both an agricultural and business economics education. He has more than 30 years of experience from leading positions in the flower, fruit and vegetable industry. Between 2002–2016 he worked as finance director at Euroflorist, which is Europe's largest flower distributor. From 2016 to the present, he has worked as a management consultant and with various board assignments. Ulf has previously been CEO of OptiFreeze AB since 2019. Ulf Hagman is independent in relation to the company and major owners. Ulf Hagman owns a total of 138,900 shares in the company.

Michael Kester

Board member

Michael Kester recently retired from Syngenta Flowers. Michael had a long career within Syngenta where he started in 1979 at ICI Holland BV. He started his career in plant protection before developing towards marketing and sales. Michael Kester has been stationed at various geographical locations for Syngenta and has been active in multiple management positions to grow the business. His most recent position was as the global director of “flower seeds” and was a part of the group management. He has a B.SC. in horticulture and an MBA from NIMA. He is independent concerning the company management and to any major owners. Michael Kester is independent in relation to the company and major owners. Michael Kester owns a total of 11,000 shares in the company.

Elisabeth Yllfors

Board member

Elisabeth Yllfors has been a member of the board at OptiFreeze since 2017. Yllfors manages a consultancy firm specialized in business development and management. Yllfors has board experience from the food industry and was previously Nordic Marketing Director and CEO at Findus. She also held management positions at Unilever and within Nestlé. is independent in relation to the company and major owners. Elisabeth Yllfors owns a total of 10,000 shares in the company

Petr Dejmek

Board member

Petr Dejmek was born in 1945, and has been a board member of OptiFreeze since 2015. Dr. Dejmek is professor emeritus at Lund University and holds a degree in engineering and a doctorate in technology. He has studied mechanical engineering in the former Czechoslovakia, process engineering in Germany and food engineering in Sweden. Dr. Dejmek is the original innovator and creator of the patented technology that forms the basis of OptiFreeze. Dr. Dejmek has experience in product development at Alfa Laval in Sweden and Denmark, and has been a professor at Lund University since 1989. He has published over 100 scientific reports. Petr Dejmek is independent in relation to the company and major owners. Petr Dejmek owns a total of 315,483 shares in the company.

Anders Hättmark

Board member

Anders Hättmark, born in 1961, has many years of experience in board work in several companies, including OptiFreeze and ArcAroma. Anders also has extensive experience in business development and in improving profitability and competitiveness for companies. He is also a major owner and board member of Veg of Lund. Anders Hättmark is independent in relation to the company and major owners. Anders Hättmark currently owns 170,365 shares in OptiCept Technologies.

OptiCept Technologies ledningsgrupp

Thomas Lundqvist


Born in 1969, started working at OptiCept in April of 2022 and assumed his post as CEO in May of 2022. Thomas Lundqvist holds a master of Science in industrial engineering and management from the University of Linköping. He also holds an Executive MBA from EFL, Lund University. He has more than 20 years of experience in leading key positions in the field of technology for the food industry. Positions he has been holding are, among others, Director Group up Technical Service at Ecolean AB, Operations Director and Aftermarket Director at JBT AB, as well as different positions at FMC Technologies and Frigoscandia Equipment. Thomas has a proven track record when it comes to international growth and has during his career helped many companies to achieve increased sales and profitability. Thomas Lundqvist is independent in relation to the company and to larger shareholders. Thomas Lundqvist owns a total of 6.465 shares in the company and 50.000 warrants.

Henrik Heringslack


Henrik Heringslack, born in 1976, trained as a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering and has over the years immersed himself in education in Management, Leadership, and Organizational Development. Henrik has 20 years of international management and leadership experience in R & D, Operations, and Project organizations, he has focused on organizational development and its deliveries in accordance with the business goals of companies for companies such as Sony Ericsson, Axis Communications, and Vestas. Over the years, Henrik has applied his leadership in innovative and expansive organizations with a focus on making new technologies commercially viable and being responsible for project installations in several countries with business and P&L responsibility.

Mats Narfeldt


Mats Narfeldt, born in 1970, holds an International degree in Economics from Lund University and business studies at the University of Passau in Germany. He has experience in positions as controller and CFO in Swedish and foreign companies, both within groups and Mercedes-Benz as well as in smaller entrepreneurial companies. Mats have been CFO of ArcAroma and OptiFreeze since 2020 and since the merger of OptiCept in 2021.

Fredrik Cedmert

Fredrik Cedmert


Fredrik Cedmert, born in 1967, is trained in technology and economics. Fredrik has held leading positions in the electronics industry, where he worked with building organizations and supply chains, with leading positions including in Sourcing, IT, and Supply Chain. With extensive experience to go from concept to finished product in fast-growing organizations such as. Flextronics and Jabra, where Fredrik worked and lived in e.g. USA and Asia

Adeel Khan

Adeel Khan, född 1989, är utbildad elektroingenjör med en magisterexamen i elektroteknik med flera certifieringar inklusive lean approach, TPM samt Six Sigma, och även verktyg för processförbättringar med nästan 14 års erfarenhet. Adeel arbetade mestadels inom FMCG inklusive Nestle, i samarbete med Tetra Pak, och nyligen för Ecolean som chef för global teknisk support och tjänster. Del av ett team av specialister som arbetar för att optimera hållbara förpackningar på Ecolean. Samordnad support och service av teknisk och fältservicesupport till europeiska, amerikanska och asiatiska serviceregioner som täcker 30 länder. Adeel har en dokumenterad framgångsrik bakgrund i att arbeta med serviceavtal, och flera olika projekt inklusive kostnadsreduktion, installationer, kundnöjdhet, samarbete med FoU, uppnå hög prestanda från utrustning, ökad effektivitet med fokus på MTBF & MTTR.