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Executive Management

Urban Forssell


Prior to joining Neonode in 2020, Dr. Forssell has between 2013 and 2019 served as a Vice President and between 2011 and 2013 as a General Manager at Öhlins Racing AB. His positions at Öhlins Racing have included responsibility for sales and marketing of MC and Automotive suspension systems, research and development, and quality assurance. Before joining Öhlins Racing, Dr. Forssell served as Manager at Autoliv Electronics AB between 2010 and 2011 and President and Chief Executive Officer at NIRA Dynamics AB between 2001 and 2010.

Dr. Forssell has a Ph. D. in Automatic Control and a M.Sc. in Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering, both from Linköping University in Sweden.

Fredrik Nihlén


Mr. Nihlén joined Neonode in August 2021 from IFS Sverige AB (“IFS”) where he held the position of Finance Director IFS Nordics since 2019. Prior to joining IFS, Mr. Nihlén held the position of Group Chief Financial Officer at Cinnober Financial Technology AB from 2018 to 2019. Before this Mr. Nihlén was with DIBS Payment Services, where he held the position of Head of Finance from 2016 to 2018 and Business Controller from 2013 to 2016.

Mr. Nihlén has a M.Sc. in Business Studies and Economics from Växjö University, Sweden.

Ulf Mårtensson

EVP Operations

Mr. Mårtensson joined Neonode in 2012 and has over 35 years of managerial experience in Director, VP and C-roles from a wide range of industrial companies like Boliden, Ericsson, and others. The main content in these roles has been product and technology development as well as supply chain management and manufacturing, with the goal to bring new solutions and products to the market. Mr. Mårtensson also brings an extensive experience in the areas of Legal and IT.

Mr. Mårtensson has a B.Sc. degree in Chemistry from the University of Umeå, Sweden.

Johan Swartz

VP Marketing & Sales

Prior to joining Neonode in 2020, Mr. Swartz served as Director and Head of Sales for Japan and South Asia at Fingerprint Cards AB between 2017 and 2020. Before this Johan held several sales management positions at Ericsson AB, most recently as Head of Sales and Business Management, North East Asia for Business Unit Support Solutions between 2011 and 2016.

Mr. Swartz has double B.Sc. degrees in Business Administration and East Asian Studies from the University of Stockholm, Sweden.

Atsushi Ishii

VP Engineering

Prior to joining Neonode in 2020, Mr. Ishii served as VP & Head of Engineering at Excillum AB between 2019 and 2020. At Excillum Mr. Ishii oversaw the development and engineering work of cutting-edge X-ray sources.. Prior to joining Excillum, Atsushi has served as R&D Director at FLIR Systems AB from 2015 to 2019. Before this he was Manager for R&D Mechatronics at Öhlins Racing AB, a company he joined in 2003.

Mr. Ishii has an M.Sc. in Mechatronics Engineering from KTH in Stockholm, Sweden, has completed an Executive program in Industrial Management at KTH Executive in Stockholm, Sweden, and has an MBA from BTH in Karlskrona, Sweden.