“To dare is to lose one’s footing momentarily. Not to dare is to lose part of oneself” – Søren Kierkegaard
“The above quote in many ways encapsulates what I believe sits at the heart of effective leadership: without the courage to seek out unfamiliar ground and take on a measure of risk, it is very hard to create and sustain a high performance culture inside any organization. This is particularly true for an organization aiming to excel in a fast-moving, high-tech environment.”
In 2017, Per-Olof was appointed the new CEO of StormGeo. With a strong background in the software, services and cognitive computing industries, Per-Olof is well placed to ensure that StormGeo remains at the forefront of technology in decision support and weather intelligence.
Per-Olof formerly led the Applications & Services Business Group in Microsoft Western Europe, with a primary responsibility for the Productivity and Business Process Segment and associated cloud computing services. Prior to Microsoft, he held several executive roles with IBM Global Services EMEA, including Managing Principal & Director with IBM UK, and Country Manager within IBM Global Services in Sweden. Before joining IBM, Per-Olof spent six years at strategy and technology consultants Arthur D. Little, working out of the firm’s offices in London, Brussels, and Riyadh.
“At StormGeo, we have quite literally found ourselves in the ‘eye of the storm’ with significant upheaval in the aftermath of the 2008 recession, most particularly with many of our customers in the Shipping and Oil & Gas industries, many of whom just recently returned to sustainable profitability. Staying the course and going the extra mile to maintain and grow market share has taken effort, determination, and grit from our team. Looking at 2018 and beyond, as our core markets gradually recover, our ambition is to remain at the vanguard of industry innovation across our traditional strengths in the MetOcean field while simultaneously capitalizing on new opportunities with modern data science.”
Business Strategy Design & Implementation; Industry Restructuring and Transformation; Cloud Computing; Digital Marketing; M&A including valuation and post-merger integration.
Schroeder, Per Olof. “Making the Data Talk: Applying Data Science to Drive Operational Excellence”, Keynote address at Global Liner Shipping Conference, Hamburg, 15–16 May 2018
A graduate of Texas A&M University (Petroleum Engineering) and the London Business School (MBA), Per-Olof also obtained a Master of Arts degree at the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy at Tufts University. He is a member of the GMAP Advisory Council at the Fletcher School, and delivered the commencement address to the July 2016 graduating class.