Team



Zarya Partners is a Stockholm-based team of partners, each with ten to fifteen years of experience from international business development for Nordic companies.

Fredrik Kannesten
Co-founder and Managing Partner since 2006

Fredrik lived for eight years in China and Eastern Europe, where he developed the presence of Nordic companies, both in a managing and a management consultant role. Fredrik also has four years experience as business developer for a global steel trader, with main focus on Eastern and Western Europe. Within Zarya, he during the last decade participated in a wide range of internationalization projects, frequently cooperating with industrial manufacturing companies. Fredrik has a M.Sc. in International Trade and speaks Mandarin, German, French and Russian.

E-mail: fredrik.kannesten@zaryapartners.com



Mattias Lindgren
Co-founder and Managing Partner since 2006

Mattias lived for ten years in Eastern Europe, assisting Nordic companies with business development. Since 2005 he has been an active IT entrepreneur with start-ups in Sweden, Poland, Russia and Ukraine. Mattias represented a Swedish IT company group as CEO for their Russian subsidiary and is a former associated at a Luxemburg based multi-market early-stage IT fund. Within Zarya, Mattias for ten years participated in numerous projects in Central & Eastern Europe and emerging markets. Mattias has a Ph.D. in Cognitive Theories and speaks Russian, Polish, German and Serbo-Croatian.

E-mail: mattias.lindgren@zaryapartners.com



Ivan Hanamov
Partner since 2015

Ivan is an IT entrepreneur with over 15 years of experience from various international projects in sectors such as telecom, banking, insurance and energy. Since 2012, he co-founded several Polish software developers, frequently cooperating with Nordic and Italian companies. During 2006-7, Ivan represented a Swedish IT Group as country manager in Poland. Ivan also worked a total nine years as project manager at a leading Polish system integrator and as system architect for a global IT group. Ivan has a M.Sc. in Informatics and speaks Polish, Bulgarian, Italian and Spanish.

E-mail: ivan.hanamov@zaryapartners.com