ABOUT ME

I am a customer-centric business technology leader with 20 years of international experience having operated at board level translating business needs into executable outcomes in diverse environments spanning from Retail Banking to Healthcare to Retail and from entrepreneurial, PE-backed, SMEs to global FTSE100s
 
My track record as a ‘strategic problem solver’ transforming IT functions to best-in-class, successfully driving business change programmes, mitigating IT risks and executing digital strategies may not be unique, however I take great pride to ALWAYS deliver and exceed my client's expectations 

Born and raised in a highly entrepreneurial family restaurant business I early on learned the value of true customer centricity, something I could develop further during some 10 years in international sales and marketing roles - I remain truly passionate about leading change towards excellence enabling business growth whilst enhancing customer and end-user experience 

In 2011 I decided to leave the 'perm' world to build a rapport and business around what I excel at - resolving strategic problems in IT 

2014, I relocated back to the UK and I reside in Monton / Worsley, just outside central Manchester, which gives me easy assess to the NW, London and flights across the globe

Personally, I am passionate about cooking and leading a healthy life style, keeping fit and working out on a regular basis and I enjoy spending time with my two teenage children, travelling, golfing and exploring food and new interesting places

Resume

2018              Global Program Director and CIO EMEA, Dometic Group (interm)
2017              Global Program Director, Dometic Group (interm)
2016              Global CIO, Pandora Group (interim)
2016-             Associate Director, CIO Plus  
2016              Advisor Assurant Solutions 
2014-15         Advisory services Banking and IT (NDA in place)
2014              Interim CTO McKesson / System C (UK)
2014-             Associate Director, The Council
2012-2013     CIO Proffice AB (interim)
2012-                Founder, Senior IT Executive (London and Stockholm)
2012                  Boardmember Proffice Life Science AB (2013), GotaTraneberg (2012- )
2011-               Mentor for new CIOs and IT Directors
2006-2011     Global Program Director, SEB (London, Frankfurt and Stockholm)
2004-2006     Global Head Business Intelligence & Data Warehousing, SEB
2003-2004     Program Director for Baltic Retial Bank Transformation, Lithuania
2001-2002     CIO and vice President, OM Group (Stockholm, London and New York)
1998-2000     IS/IT Director, AstraZeneca Sweden AB
1985-1998     International business roles, AstraZeneca (Singapore and Sweden)
1981-1985     B.Sc. International Business Administration, Uppsala University

Founder and owner

Bjorn Ovar Johansson