David Simonsson, New CEO at Envirotainer

Sofia Wiwen-Nilsson Head of Marketing and Communications

After two intense years, during which Envirotainer changed ownership to EQT Private Equity and Mubadala as well as diversified the business through the combination with va-Q-tec’s pharmaceutical offering, Peter Gisel-Ekdahl hands over to David Simonsson, who assumes the responsibility to develop and accelerate the company further.

Envirotainer’s Board of Directors has decided to appoint David Simonsson, 50, as the new CEO of Envirotainer. David Simonsson’s appointment is effective in September 2023. His most recent position was as Senior Vice President and Head of Business Area Nordics at ASSA ABLOY, which is listed on the Nasdaq Stockholm's Large Cap. David Simonsson succeeds Peter Gisel-Ekdahl, who has successfully led Envirotainer since 2021 through several important milestones including a successful ownership change, further diversification of the business and continued strong growth.

“During two intense years, Envirotainer has changed ownership and entered the strategically important advanced passive segment via the combination with va-Q-tec’s pharmaceutical business. In parallel, the company has continued to grow very strongly thanks to its superior solutions and service offering with best-in-class reliability and availability. At the same time, we see significant opportunities to further accelerate growth with existing and new clients through enhanced service and product offering. David Simonsson’s experience in driving growth and well-documented leadership and background in international blue-chip companies fits perfectly for this next phase in the Envirotainer journey. We look forward to David Simonsson joining us to develop and accelerate Envirotainer further, and to continue building the global leader in mission critical cold chain solutions for pharmaceuticals“, comments Jarl Dahlfors, Chairperson of Envirotainer’s Board of Directors.

Ali Farahani, Responsible Partner from EQT Private Equity adds: "Envirotainer has during Peter Gisel-Ekdahl’s leadership successfully completed major structural changes such as the acquisition by EQT Private Equity and Mubadala as well as completed the strategically important diversification into advanced passive solutions. Peter has in ​​an impressive manner maneuverered the changes and led the team in the tasks that he was set out to do. In addition, he kept professionalizing the organization and upgraded the management team with a number of important hires. I am very grateful for what Peter has done for Envirotainer and I am pleased that Peter in the future is open to finding opportunities to support EQT in developing companies”.

For more information please contact:
Jarl Dahlfors, Chairperson Envirotainer Board of Directors, +46 (0)70 607 20 51, jarl.dahlfors@anticimex.com
Ali Farahani, Partner at EQT Partners, +46 (0)72 969 49 79, ali.farahani@eqtpartners.com