About us

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About us

Mission

Never stop developing EV charging

We were born out of a desire to obtain a better solution than the market could offer. We created the hardware and software that was lacking from the market. We are the challenger that more demanding charging suppliers and electric vehicle (EV) owners need. We will always be at the forefront of development and offer smart customised hardware and software for EV charging.

Vision

To create high-quality charging solutions for those who demand more

The development of electric vehicles is nothing less than a revolution. It will provide the world with more sustainable growth. Charge Amps is an ambitious part of that (r)EVolution. We are contributing to the transition from a fossil energy world to a sustainable future by creating the most user-friendly and charging supplier-friendly, intelligent and aesthetic charging solutions.

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OUR STORY

Why electric vehicle chargers need an aesthetic design, and how a leading smart technology was born on a kitchen table in a Swedish suburb.

In 2012, Charge Amps’ founder Fredrik Jonsson was one of the early purchasers of an electric car. He was not alone in recognising that a sustainable future requires a transition from a dependency on fossil fuels for transport, but he was one of the more impatient ones. His sense of frustration that a high-tech car had to be charged using chargers that were anything but intelligent, with a choice of materials that was anything but sustainable, gave birth to Charge Amps.

Jonsson was an passionate electric vehicle owner, who was a technical engineer by profession. He decided to develop a lighter weight charging cable that could be bent in extremely cold weather and had the maximum possible intelligence built into a tiny, flexible and well-designed format. Smaller, better and more aesthetic than anything else on the market. In the first year all production took place from his kitchen table in the small suburb of Sollentuna outside Stockholm in Sweden. It was under these conditions that business developer and investor Boel Rydenå met up with Jonsson. Together they then came up with an ambition and a vision for Charge Amps, based on a conviction that the EV world needed better charging equipment. That’s what we are creating today.

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From the outset Charge Amps has always operated at the forefront of technological and user-related development for EV charging. With a background in high-tech skills and taking sustainability as its starting point, the company was a perfect breeding ground for innovative thinking paired with experience from successful Swedish IT development. The Nordic region is a perfect market for EV development. A region that leads the world in terms of innovative, cloud-based service companies where a high level of state subsidy is driving EV development more than anywhere else in the world. This is the environment in which Charge Amps has taken the lead. The challenge for EV/PHEV has rapidly moved from a focus on hardware in the form of charging equipment to software for controlling, optimising and monitoring charging. Charge Amps has software that is one of the market’s leading tools for both automatic and manual charger monitoring, which from spring 2020 can also control other brands of charger. This is a natural step for a company that focuses on user-friendliness and it also applies to design. Charge Amps’ charging equipment has been designed by leading designers. This focus on design is a very conscious choice. Technology does not need to be ugly or lack aesthetic qualities, but that is often the case. Simplicity reveals shortcomings, so most people try to complicate things. Good design is intuitive. Superior technology is always elegant. The care invested in interior solutions is revealed on the outside. How it feels and how a hatch sounds when it is closed. Touch a Charge Amps product and your hand will tell you more than the product data sheet.

A beautiful exterior, superior interior, leading cloud service.

FREDRIK JONSSON, CPO AND FOUNDER

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We are continuously looking for employees with the right
expertise. Please contact us if you are looking for new
challenges, or visit our Careers page below.

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Management

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Anders Bergtoft

Anders Bergtoft has more than 20 years’ international experience of managing businesses to drive growth and profitability.

He has previously held a variety of senior management positions in both digital start-ups and large market-leading companies such as Ericsson, Microsoft, American Express and mobile operator 3.

Bergtoft has held the role of CEO at Charge Amps since August 2020.

CHIEF PRODUCT OFFICER

Fredrik Jonsson

An entrepreneur with extensive experience in systems architecture/development and electronic design.

He has founded companies in e-commerce, internet consulting, electronics design and now electric vehicle charging.

Created Charge Amps in 2012.

CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICER

Jonas Åkesson

Many years’ experience of business development in manufacturing companies such as Ericsson, ÅF, Emerson, Biosensor Applications, myFC, etc.

Åkesson has a Masters degree in engineering from KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm.

He has worked at Charge Amps since 2016.

CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER

Jenny Jerselius

Jenny Jerselius is a passionate marketing executive with more than 20 years’ experience in marketing, brand, strategy, and leadership.

She has previously held a variety of senior marketing positions in the IT Industry driving growth, market expansion and change management.

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Kristina Elfström Mackintosh

Kristina has a wide range of experience, having worked as a CFO for more than 20 years and held other senior positions in listed and unlisted groups and companies. She holds a BSc in Business and Economics from Uppsala University and studied Legal Affairs, Psychology, IT Management, E-commerce, Business English and Astronomy at a number of different Swedish universities and African Politics at the University of South Africa. Kristina was formerly a certified auditor at Arthur Andersen.

Kristina’s most recent role was as Group CFO for Lagercrantz Group, a technology group that offers value-creating technical solutions, until she joined Charge Amps at the end of 2021.

CHIEF TECHNICAL OFFICER

Ingrid Nordmark

Extensive experience in R&D management, digitalisation, business development, change management, Telecommunications and much more.

Ingrid holds a master’s degree in applied physics and electronics from Linköpings University.

She has worked at Charge Amps since 2020.

CHIEF HR OFFICER

Sandra Nistell

Sandra has many years’ experience in both the human resources and education sectors. Her most recent role was that of HR Director of a global matrix organisation involved in digital security.

She holds a BSc in Business and Economics from Stockholm University.

She joined Charge Amps in 2021.

CHIEF SERVICE OFFICER

Henrik Nordström

Henrik Nordström has more than 20 years’ experience of managing and developing organisations, mainly in the EMEA region, focusing on sales, the aftermarket and business development. He has held a number of senior positions in companies such as IBM, FLIR Systems and Qmatic as well as start-ups such as the mobile operator Three.

Henrik’s most recent position was as CEO of data analysis company Valueguard AB, and he joined Charge Amps in 2021.

Chief Corporate Officer

Olle Tholander

Chief Sales Officer

Joke van der Eerden

More than 20 years of experience in heading up commercial and development teams, both nationally and internationally in car leasing and at OEMs in the car industry. Companies were f.e. LeasePlan, ALD Automotive, Hyundai Nederland, Arval etc.

Joke has almost 4 years of experience in the industry of charging infrastructure and cleantech at EVBox, most recent position before joining CA.

Board of directors

CHAIR OF THE BOARD

Anders Dahl

Anders has over 30 years’ experience of the energy industry in both Sweden and other markets in Northern Europe. He was also head of Wind Power, Distribution and Sales operations at Vattenfall. In addition to working as a strategic advisor, Anders has seat on the Boards of Adven Oy and Värmevärden AB, and is a member of IVA (the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences). Anders is also a member of the Board of Klimatet Invest AB.

CO-FOUNDER AND BOARD MEMBER

Boel Rydena-Swartling

Boel holds a Master’s degree in International Business from Gothenburg School of Economics and studied Psychology at Stockholm University. She has held the roles of Product Manager at Procter & Gamble and Marketing Manager at Microsoft Nordic. Moreover, she was previously CEO of Viacom Television, where she was responsible for building up the company’s operations in the Nordic region (MTV, Nickelodeon). Boel initiated and built up the Swedish capital market day, Sweden Sustaintech Venture Day, and has served on a number of boards including the Swedish Government’s advisory group for the digital economy, the Global Utmaning (Global Challenge) think tank, IT Builder AB and Propel Capital AB. In addition to this, she has been a member of the boards of several companies in the green technology sector.

BOARD MEMBER, SKELLEFTEÅ KRAFT

Anders Järvelä

Anders has extensive experience from senior positions in the energy industry and is currently the manager of Skellefteå Kraft’s group strategy and portfolio company. He is a member and/or chairman of the boards of several companies in the energy sector.

Anders holds an MSc from Chalmers University in Gothenburg and has also completed an executive MBA course.

BOARD MEMBER, OK EKONOMISK FÖRENING

Britt Hansson

Britt Hansson is CEO and Group President of OK ekonomisk förening, which is a co-owner of Charge Amps. Britt has years of board experience from companies such as OKQ8, Bra Bil, Folksam and Sekab. Britt holds an MSc from Örebro University and has also completed a number of executive courses at prestigious institutions including Harvard University in the United States.

BOARD MEMBER, POLESTAR

Mona Abbasi

Mona Abbasi is Customer Experience Officer for the electric vehicle manufacturer Polestar. Mona is a member of the charity committee for the Jonas & Christina af Jochnick Foundation, which supports sustainable initiatives, and she possesses experience in board work from the years she devoted to the Board of Oriflame. Mona has a solid base of executive experience from positions with companies including Husqvarna, Electrolux and Sony Ericsson. Mona studied cultural geography at Stockholm University, management at Stockholm School of Economics, and digital strategy at Harvard University in the United States.

BOARD MEMBER. BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANT AND GOVERNANCE EXPERT

Håkan Valberg

Håkan Valberg has extensive experience in business development and international expansion. He is a member of the Boards of the technology companies Qmatic and Extenda Retail, which supply technology solutions for managing customer flows and retail solutions, respectively. His CV includes the title of CEO of FranklinCovey North, and he holds an MSc from Linköping University.

Nomination Committee

  • Tomas Norderheim, Chairman and appointed by owner OK
  • Anders Dahl – SO and independent
  • Erik Jonsson – Appointed by Skellefteå Kraft AB
  • Boel Rydena Swartling – CO-founder and board member
  • Caroline Sjösten – Swedbank Robur – Owner