Erik Kinnman

Name: Erik Kinnman

Title: CEO

Born: 1958

Holdings: 3,148,462 employee stock options 2023/2026

Education: MD, Board certified Neurologist, Ph.D., Assoc. Prof. at Karolinska Institutet, and Executive MBA from the Stockholm School of Economics.

Previous experience: Erik Kinnman has more than 27 years of experience from senior positions within Life Science, most recently from a position as CEO of Sprint Bioscience. He has previously been the CEO of Abliva AB and has held senior positions at AstraZeneca and SOBI, among others, and worked as a financial analyst at Danske Bank.

Other assignments: Board member of Stayble Therapeutics and Immune System Regulation.



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Robert Maiorana

Name: Robert Maiorana

Title: Acting Chief Financial Officer

Born: 1960

Holdings: 20,000 shares and 1,011,957 employee stock options 2023/2026

Education: Bachelor of Science in Business and Economics from Lund University

Previous experience: Robert Maiorana has worked for Vivesto since the second half of 2020 and as Finance Manager since March 2021. Robert has extensive finance experience from senior positions. He has previously worked as a Finance and Management Consultant at Nacka Municipality and Bactiguard Holding AB and CFO at International Copyright Enterprise Services AB, ParaCell Solutions AB and MFEX Mutual Funds Exchange AB. He was also Head of Finance at Ryds Bilglas AB and ABN AMRO Bank Sweden.


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Heidi B. Ramstad

Name: Heidi B. Ramstad

Title: Chief Medical Officer

Born: 1969

Holdings: –

Education: Pediatrician, Ph.D. in Medicine from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim.

Previous experience: Heidi B. Ramstad has more than 25 years’ experience as a physician and manager within big pharma, med-tech and startups. Her most recent positions include Chief Medical Officer at Nisonic AS, AlgiPharma AS and Immedica AB. In addition, she has worked with several major pharmaceutical companies, such as Roche and GSK, serving as Country Medical Director for Norway, and at Pfizer as the Nordic Medical Director for Specialty Care.

Other assignments: Advisor, The Research Council of Norway.


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Johanna Röstin

Name: Johanna Röstin

Title: Chief Regulatory Officer

Born: 1967

Holdings: 716,154 employee stock options 2023/2026

Education: M.Sc in chemical engineering / biotechnology and a Licentiate degree in biotechnology from the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm

Previous experience: Johanna Röstin has more than 25 years of experience within the Pharmaceutical and Biotech industry with expertise within development, project management and regulatory affairs. She was previously Director of CMC, Program Management and Regulatory at OxThera AB and before that she spent 10 years at Swedish Orphan Biovitrum AB (Sobi), where she was regulatory responsible for one of Sobi’s leading biological products commercialized in the EU and US as Global Senior Regulatory Affairs Manager. She was also Regulatory CMC expert for commercial- and development-stage biological products at SOBI. Other employers include Pharmacia and Biovitrum.


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Teresa Fernandez Zafra

Name: Teresa Fernandez Zafra

Title: Head of preclinical development and clinical operations

Born: 1987

Holdings: 210,824 employee stock options 2023/2026

Education: PhD in Medical Sciences from Karolinska Institutet, MSc in Biomedicine from Karolinska Institutet, BSc in Neuroscience from University College Dublin.

Previous experience: Teresa Fernandez Zafra has over nine years of experience leading and managing research and science-related projects in industry and academia. Before joining Vivesto in 2023, Teresa spent five years at the biotech company Gradientech, where she led the clinical program as Clinical Research Manager. Teresa has also acted as Governing Board Member at Euroscience, the European Association for the Advancement of Science and Technology (she was the youngest member to ever join the Governing Board of the association).

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