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Johan Svanström

Partner, London

Advises portfolio companies on expanding and scaling globally, with a wealth of experience from Hotels.com and its parent, Expedia Group Inc

Johan is Partner at EQT Ventures where he advises our portfolio companies on expanding and scaling globally - areas that Johan has a wealth of experience in. He’s currently serving on the board of portfolio company Wolt and Epidemic Sound, an EQT Mid Market Europe portfolio company.

Prior to his role at EQT Ventures, Johan was President of Hotels.com and a member of the global management team of its parent, Expedia Group Inc for five years. In his role at Hotels.com, Johan led the innovation, strategic development and growth of the brand - operating in more than 70 countries. Johan was also President of Expedia Affiliate Network, the B2B partner division of Expedia Group, for more than three years. Before this, Johan spent eight years with Expedia in Asia-Pacific as a Managing Director, launching and growing several of the company’s divisions into regional leading players. He also served as a board member at Chinese OTA eLong Inc (listed on NASDAQ at the time).

Prior to joining Expedia, Johan was Head of the Digital Innovations Group at McDonald’s Corporation. Here, he led the launch of Redbox and the roll out of Wi-Fi services at the McDonald’s store network. Prior to this, Johan was CEO of Freefund, an online database company matching university students with corporations and employers across Europe. From 1997 to 1999 he served as Vice President of Business Development at Glocalnet AB, a voice-over-IP telecom company that he helped take public on the Stockholm Stock Exchange.

Johan is a private investor and advisor to start-ups and serves on the boards of Revolutionrace AB and Yepstr AB. He’s also a board member of Parques Reunidos, a public company listed on the Madrid Stock Exchange.

Johan holds a Master’s of Science in Economics from the Stockholm School of Economics and speaks four languages.

Outside of work, Johan spends his time doing a lot of sports and travel with his wife and four kids.

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