Key personnel

Hans Hassle
Hans Hassleco-Founder
Hans Hassle has more than 30 years of experience in the business sector and for 15 years served as CEO of Swedish communication agency Vision and Reality Communication AB in Stockholm. Since 1986, Hans has been a pioneer of Corporate Citizenship and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and together with his wife Karin Hassle runs his own management company evolution? AB. He developed early strategical tools for Corporate Citizenship and Brand Management analyzing values and daily practices connected to brand strategy. Hans was appointed by the Swedish Government to the Ethical Committee of Karolinska Medical Institute in Stockholm (Regionala Etikprövningsnämnden vid Karolinska Institutet). evolution? AB runs social business in Burma, invests knowledge capital in social enterprise, educates leaders in sustainable leadership as well as assists organisations in implementation of the Companization governance model. In 2012, Hans Hassle became an official member of the World Entrepreneurship Forum and joined the Forum’s Think Tank as one of 88 members. Hassle was in 2010 and 2011 nominated Sustainable Leader of the Year by the Swedish Association of Environmental Managers and In 2012, he was awarded CEO of the Year, Sweden by European CEO as well as put on the World Finance 100 list in 2012. Hassle is co-author of the Global Compact Research Report Sweden published by UN Global Compact in 2004 and Author of the book “Business as Usual is over”, published in 2012. Hans Hassle served as CEO of Plantagon International AB from January 2008 until May 2016. He served as Secretary General of Plantagon International Association until October 2018. He is currently (October 2018) moving into several board positions in the Plantagon Group. 2016 Hassle was appointed member of ADC Forum Advisory Council.
Owe Pettersson
Owe PetterssonExecutive Vice President; Corporate Governance
Owe Pettersson has 20 years experience from the insurance- and banking industry. He served as Vice President of Sampo Bank 2005 – 2007. He was Group Cash Manager at If Insurance 2000 – 2005, handling and developing international systems with an annual volume of USD 9 billion. Owe Pettersson also held positions as Relationship Manager and Sales Global Cash Manager at Danske Bank. Owe served as Chief Operating Officer at Plantagon from January 2010 until May 1st 2016 when he took the office as the present CEO of Plantagon.
Shrikant Ramakrishnan
Shrikant RamakrishnanSenior Vice President; Global Business Development
Shrikant Ramakrishnan has over 20 years of dedicated service in the airline, hospitality and real estate industries in the Middle East and Europe. Shrikant holds an MBA in International Marketing and International Law together with a M.M.S. in Marketing and Market Research. Shrikant comes from a family that since thirteen generations back holds the responsibility as heads of one of the oldest and ancient Indian temple trusts. Until June 2015 Shrikant Ramakrishnan held the title as the final signatory for that trust. Shrikant started to work for Plantagon in February 2009 and has been holding the office as Plantagon Global Business Development Director since November 2013.
Michele Di Dato
Michele Di DatoExecutive Vice President; Finance
Michele Di Dato has extensive experience from the advertising industry and is the owner of BrandEmotional Response Group (BERG) in Stockholm. BERG is one of few Swedish advertising agencies who have been rated AAA by Dun & Bradstreet. Michele Di Dato has a long background in management and leadership and has held several positions as director both within the private and public sector as well as the voluntary sector. Michele Di Dato is a former professional ice hockey player and professional manager and has served as the sports manager for Djurgården Hockey. He now devotes much of his free time promoting good sportsmanship built on moral and ethical values within the sports movement. Michele Di Dato has served as Member of the Corporate Boards since January 2008.
Sten Lundqvist
Sten LundqvistVice Chairman; Human Resource
Sten Lundqvist has 40 years of experience from the IT-, insurance- and telecom industry. Sten has worked as CFO and CEO and has a long background in management and leadership. He has also lived and worked in USA and has established a global management consultancy company focused on wireless communication. Today Sten is a senior advisor and board member of two regional insurance companies.
Torbjörn Berglund
Torbjörn Berglund Chief Technology Officer
Torbjörn was responsible for the coordination of the Stockholm Waterfront Project, Stockholm´s smartest building according to many, dues to its very impressive energy solutions. The building has sealed double glass facades which become gigantic solar collectors for producing hot water. The building also uses “phase conversion technology” by storing 250 tonnes of water which every night partly freeze to ice and then is used as cooling for the building. An effective energy system requires coordination of many parameters in order to minimize the need for energy to the building, and hence cut the CO2 emissions emitted from it.
Sepehr Mousavi
Sepehr MousaviChief Sustainability Officer
Sepehr is a sustainability professional competent within areas of multidisciplinary planning, urban ecology, standardization as well as smart cities, energy-water-food (-waste) nexus and social responsibility. Holding two Masters degrees in Agroecology and Business Administration, multinational background and working experiences; all together provide him with an overall understanding of our global sustainability challenges for framework development and implementation of innovative solutions in urban settings with a systemic and holistic approach.
Sepehr joined Plantagon’s core team of professionals as an active member and ambassador and currently serves as Board Member of Plantagon Non-Profit Association.
He chairs the national technical committee of Swedish Standards Institute (SIS) on Sustainable Urban Food Production, is the chair to SIS’s national technical committee on Sustainable and Smart Cities and Communities, works with European Committee for Standardization (CEN) on Smart and Sustainable Cities and Communities platform, ISO and IEC joint committee (JTC1) on Smart Cities and holds a chair with International Standard Organization (ISO) as technical committee member on Sustainable Development in Communities.
Joakim Rytterborn
Joakim RytterbornHead of Research and Development
Joakim Rytterborn leads Plantagon’s R&D processes, manages R&D organizations and ensures the transfer of new know-how and technology to staff, working-groups or departments.
Joakim has a degree in Project Management from Umeå School of Business and Economics and extensive experiences as supervisor and project manager in innovative development and construction projects. As Head of R&D Joakim works with research, development and implementation of methods for growing food in closed loop systems, smart energy systems and reutilization of urban resources. His expertise includes integration of connected systems within urban functions e.g. surplus energy, heat spillage, water efficient techniques and reuse of organic waste. Joakim as Plantagon’s technical-challenge-solver has a unique understanding of practical settings and solutions in the urban agriculture arena.