In a push to accelerate growth, Safer Society Group appoints Carl Kistenmacher as Board Chair and Pelle Garå as CEO
Gothenburg, Sweden (September 22, 2020): Safer Society Group today announced the appointment of Carl Kistenmacher as Chairman of its Board of Directors and Pelle Garå as CEO. Before assuming their new roles, Mr. Kistenmacher was Managing Director at the global private equity firm EQT Partners, and Mr. Garå was Deputy CEO of Griffeye. Together, these appointments signify an intense focus on accelerated growth for Safer Society Group and its three subsidiary companies, NetClean, Griffeye and Paliscope.
During his +11-year tenure at EQT, Mr. Kistenmacher used his sharp business acumen and extensive knowledge of corporate governance to help promising companies become sustainable and successful on a global scale. As Chairman of the Safer Society Group Board of Directors, he will apply his competence to help create and implement aggressive, individualised growth strategies for NetClean, Griffeye and Paliscope, with the goal of enabling each company to rapidly achieve its full potential.
“I am deeply honoured to have been appointed as the Chairman of the Safer Society Group Board of Directors,” said Kistenmacher. “How often do you find one company, let alone three, that is both doing good for society and also a fantastic commercial opportunity? It truly is a match made in heaven. I can be proud of being associated with this company every day of the week.”
As his first order of business as Chairman, Mr. Kistenmacher appointed Pelle Garå as CEO of Safer Society Group, an action that was met with universal approval within the company.
“Appointing Pelle as CEO was my best decision so far,” said Kistenmacher. “I’ve already heard from lots of people how much they appreciate his energy, passion and drive for the Group’s mission. He’s not only going to help us grow but also ensure that as we do, we stay true to who we are.”
A founding member of the Group with a wealth of expertise in business development, sales and marketing, Mr. Garå will work closely with Mr. Kistenmacher and the CEOs of the Group’s subsidiary companies to implement the board’s growth plan.
“We’re very proud of our subsidiaries,” said Garå. “They are young, vibrant, meaningful tech companies, and it’s our job to ensure that they can make the biggest possible impact on the world we live in. That’s really what Safer Society Group is all about: Helping people, ideas and companies reach their full potential and achieve maximum impact.”
For more on Safer Society Group’s plan for accelerated growth, read the full interviews with Carl Kistenmacher and Pelle Garå below.