- Per-Olof Schroeder appointed new CEO of StormGeo
After eight years, during which StormGeo has grown and transformed into a global company with 340 employees in 22 offices across 16 countries, CEO Kent Zehetner hands over to Per-Olof Schroeder who will assume responsibility for StormGeo’s continued development. The Board of Directors of StormGeo has appointed Per-Olof Schroeder as new CEO of StormGeo. Per-Olof Schroeder takes up his new position on 7 June 2017. His most recent position was COO&CMO of the Applications and Services Business Group within Microsoft Western Europe, managing marketing and business operations across twelve national subsidiaries.
“Ever since inception, StormGeo has relentlessly serviced its customers with timely and accurate weather information to improve their business decisions. By creating products that combine weather forecasts and customer specific data, StormGeo has led the industry into a new era for advanced analytics and weather-based decision support. On the horizon, new technologies and progress within machine learning will significantly reshape our industry. Per-Olof Schroeder’s experience from software, services, and cognitive computing players such as Microsoft and IBM will ensure that StormGeo remains a technology pioneer with uncompromised focus on serving its customers’ needs,” comments Jonas Persson, Chairman of StormGeo’s Board of Directors, and continues “With Per-Olof’s international leadership profile we will be even better positioned to expand our global footprint and accelerate growth further.”
Per-Olof Schroeder succeeds Kent Zehetner, who joined StormGeo in 2000 in the R&D department and later became Sales and Marketing Director. In 2009, he took on the role as CEO. “I am so proud to have been a part of this incredible journey together with my 340 weather and technology loving colleagues. The last eight years we have grown from four offices to a global company with 22 offices from Tokyo in the east to Silicon Valley in the west. StormGeo has established itself as the leading provider of advanced analytics for weather sensitive operations. I know in my heart that the best colleagues in the world will bring StormGeo to the next level, amongst the stars,” said Kent Zehetner, who will continue to be a shareholder in StormGeo.
“The Board of Directors wants to sincerely thank Kent Zehetner for his impressive leadership of StormGeo during the last eight years. Kent has in an outstanding manner led StormGeo into new segments and geographies, integrated and acquired businesses and handled a very challenging storm in the offshore O&G market. His dedication to StormGeo and work to create a cohesive winning culture with shared values across continents has been impeccable,” comments Rikke Kjær Nielsen, Partner at EQT Partners.
Jonas Persson, Chairman StormGeo Board of Directors, +46 7 331 00 564
Rikke Kjær Nielsen, Partner, EQT Partners, +45 4021 1216
Per-Olof Schroeder, incoming CEO StormGeo, +46 73 434 6346
Kent Zehetner, outgoing CEO StormGeo, +47 91 81 37 62
StormGeo is a global provider of advanced analytics and meteorological services delivering decision support for weather sensitive operations. Since its inception StormGeo has analysed petabytes of data, transforming it into actionable decision guidance to help customers manage risk and operations, control costs and increase revenue. The company has a leading position in solutions for shipping, offshore oil and gas, renewable energy and corporate enterprise. StormGeo has 22 worldwide offices of which six are 24/7/365 operation centers.