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  • MARK GUSTAFSON

    Challenger, Chief Executive Officer

    CEO of Challenger Acquisitions

    Seasoned public company executive in CEO, CFO and COO roles
    Built 3 public companies 0 to > $100 M revenue
    Former public company auditor with PWC

     

  • Lars Guldstrand

    Challenger, Chairman

    Mr. Guldstrand has more than 35 years of executive and international investing experience in the energy, technology, telecom and media sector.

    During his career, Mr. Guldstrand has held executive positions in a number of private and public companies in Europe, the United States, the Middle East and Africa. Mr. Guldstrand is currently serving as the Chairman of Ellge Kapital I Stockholm AB and Bergasols Stiftelse.

    Mr. Guldstrand started his career in his family business between 1978-1992, thereafter, during 1992-1998 with Telia as CEO Din Del AB, Exec VP Marketing & Business Development for TeleMedia Group, CEO for Local Touch Co (USA), TeleMedia North America LLC (USA) and Telia InfoMedia International (Sweden & USA). Between 1998-2003 he was CEO of Eniro AB (publ) and, between 2004-2007, he was Chairman Monetar Pensionsförvaltning AB (Sweden), Paynova AB (publ) (Sweden), European Directories / Maquiere Capital Scandinavia (Denmark) and Deputy Chairman Golden Pages (Israel). Between 2007-2013 he was CEO of KMW Renewable AB (Sweden), Chairman GKL Growth Capital AB (Sweden), Director Auriant Mining AB (publ) (Sweden) & Director Amari Mining (South Africa).

    Mr. Guldstrand has a Master of Business Administration from California Coast University.

      

  • Mustaq Patel

    Challenger, Non-Executive Director

    Mr. Patel has served as the group Managing Director since the inception of Cindrigo and has been the President since January 2018. He has a background in mergers and acquisitions for clients such as Hewlett Packard, Compaq, Ford Motor Company, Hutchinson Whampoa, Rank Organization, Airbus and the Royal Bank of Scotland.

    He spent two years working for the Government of Brunei in the recovery and restructuring of assets for the Government of Brunei and the Brunei Investment Agency. Mr. Patel was previously the Head of Legal & Corporate Affairs for Jumar Holdings and Petromir, one of the world’s largest gas fields (Angaro-Lenskoye field) in the East Siberian region of Russia.

  • Jonathan Tidswell-Pretorius

    Challenger, Non-Executive Director

    Mr. Tidswell-Pretorius has significant corporate experience and is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers.  He started his career in 1998 with Halliburton before joining Pathfinder as a Field Engineer and subsequently Wintershall as a Drilling Engineer. He was a consultant for several companies before founding Angus Energy (AIM: AGNS) in 2009, where he retains the position of Business Development Director. He has also raised substantial capital for junior private and public resource companies.

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