On March 26, 2020, SACCNY’s esteemed Board of Directors ratified the decision of more than ten new Board Members, many of which are representatives for SACCNY’s core membership. In recognition of their achievements and expertise within their field, the newly elected Board Directors bring both their broad experience in international business as well as their unparalleled network. SACCNY invites you to get familiar with our new Board Members below. The full list of SACCNY’s Board of Directors is available to view on our website.
Jason W. Rekate
Global Head of Corporate Banking, CitiBank Inc.
Head of Corporates and Institutions, Sweden, Nordea
President, Americas, Sanvik Coromant
General Manager, New York, Handelsbanken
Partner, Transaction Services, PwC
President & Regional Sales Director, Americas, Stora Enso North American Sales
Vice President, Atlas Copco North America
Robert “Bob” Thomas
SVP of Corporate and Governmental Affairs, Elekta
SVP Global Corporate Client Group & Head of European Listings, Nasdaq OMX
Head of Volvo Car Group Americas, President & CEO, Volvo Car USA LLC
Senior Advisor, Align17
John Nevado is an Advisor at Align 17, since January 2019. Align 17 is a private digital marketplace that seeks to systematically reduce key frictions faced by private wealth looking to deploy capital into investments addressing the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Before joining Align 17, Mr. Nevado worked for CDI Global M&A as an Advisor. Since 2000, Mr. Nevado has also been the President of Nevado Roses. He also founded I Love Roses and is still the company’s President. Mr. Nevado is on the board of multiple companies, including Madoo Conservancy, Sonanz, C/O Hotel, and Charity Star. Mr. Nevado graduated from The Johns Hopkins University, as well as Yale University and Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
General Partner, Northzone
Pär-Jörgen Pärson is the General Partner at Northzone. With more than 20 years of VC experience, Mr. Pärson has gained a strong relationship to some of the greatest entrepreneurs coming out of Europe and as of lately also in New York. In November 2018, Mr. Pärson ranked no. 2 on the Forbes European Midas List. He was also on the global Forbes Midas List for 2019. In 2013 and 2018, Pär-Jörgen was awarded “Investor of the Year” award at the InvestorAllstars gala in London. Mr. Pärson is particularly focused on early-stage consumer-oriented technology startups.
Managing Director, Global Listing Services, Nasdaq Sweden
Niclas is the Managing Director – Global Listing Services at NASDAQ in Stockholm, Sweden. Niclas is responsible for listings in Sweden on the Main List and First North. He previously served as Vice President and held several senior positions in Capital Markets, Asset Management and International within the banking sector. Niclas has studied economics at Stockholm University, University of the West Indies and Wharton University of Pennsylvania. During his time in the West Indies he served as national team coach in table tennis for Trinidad and Tobago.