About Alight

Alight is a leading Nordic solar developer and Independent Power Producer, co-founded in 2013 by Dr Harald Overholm, Richard Nicolin and Wilhelm Lowenhielm to usher in a new era of solar power to industrial and commercial businesses seeking to go greener. With an entirely subsidy-free business model, Alight develops and operates solar projects, onsite and offsite, across Europe. By 2030 Alight is set to have an installed capacity of at least 5 GW backed with solar Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs).

Alight is developing more than 1 GW of PPA-based projects across Sweden, with a further 170 MW under development across the rest of Europe. We are also leading the industry on co-located battery storage, a key component of ensuring that grid stability copes with the solar roll-out.

In 2021, Alight joined the United Nations Global Compact as part of its support of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Leading roles at Alight

Harald Overholm

Founder and CEO

Dr Overholm was previously a cleantech venture capitalist and an advisor on solar markets to the WWF and the Swedish Government. He earned his PhD from the University of Cambridge with a thesis on solar diffusion and PPA. He is a member of the International Energy Agency’s PVPS workgroup on solar business models, a former associate with leading global sustainability think tank Stockholm Environment Institute, and a former board member of the Swedish Solar Energy Association.

Richard Nicolin

Founder and Chief Investment Officer

Richard co-founded Alight in 2013 and has 16 years’ experience working with finance. Prior to Alight, Richard worked at the Swedish PE firm Nordstjernan and Bain & Co.

+46 707 88 84 59

Warren Campbell

Chief Operating Officer

Warren has over 20 years experience in the energy sector, first as a Partner at McKinsey with a focus on energy, and subsequently as co-founder and CEO of his own renewable energy business, Vireo Energy, operating in Eastern Europe. As COO he leads Alight’s teams responsible for procurement, construction and asset management of all our solar assets, as well as sourcing and developing new solar sites.

+46 706 67 65 79

Leixandre Mera

Chief Financial Officer

Leixandre has 18+ years of experience in finance, with both operational and executive/strategic involvement. He was previously CFO at Opdenergy, an independent renewable energy producer with projects across Europe and the Americas, where he played an integral role in its IPO on the Spanish Stock Exchange (Ticker: OPDE; ISIN: ES0105544003). Prior to that, he worked in financial and accounting roles at Xylem Water Solutions (NYS: XYL) and CETCO (NYS: MTX).

Johanna Snickars

Chief Communications & Brand Officer

Johanna is an award-winning communications leader with 13+ years of experience in the field of communications & PR, and prior to Alight she held leading roles at Microsoft, Ericsson and Nordnet.

On parental leave

Daniel Granlycke

Daniel Granlycke

Chief Commercial Officer

Daniel has 11+ years’ experience as a management consultant with focus on new technology and business transformation. Prior to joining Alight he was part of the management team at Capgemini Invent with focus on Industry 4.0 in the automotive & manufacturing sectors. Daniel also has work experience from ABB and projects with focus on smart grid/smart metering.

+46 767 89 56 58

Nacim Ladjouze

Head of Procurement, Construction & Operation

Nacim has spent the last 14 years building out solar energy, whereas the last +8 years as Head of Asset Management for Sonnedix in France.

Ellen Ekblom

Ellen Ekblom

Head of Customer Experience

Prior to joining Alight, Ellen worked as a management consultant at Capgemini Invent and PwC, mainly within digitalization and financial services. Ellen holds a master’s degree in finance and accounting from Stockholm School of Economics.

+46 736 41 20 38

Liisa Rajala Malmgren

General Counsel

Liisa has experience from providing high-end legal advice at Mannheimer Swartling, the largest top-ranked law firm in the Nordics. She is responsible for optimizing our legal efficiency and ensuring the highest possible level of legal services to our business and our customer projects.

+46 791 00 00 41

Alexander Rudberg

Head of People Operations

Alexander joined Alight in 2016 to develop a prospecting process for new business opportunities. Since 2017 he manages Alight’s people operations function with responsibility for recruiting and team development. He holds a Master’s Degree in Accounting with a specialization in operations management from Stockholm University.

+46 762 26 00 77

Youssef Benmakhlouf

Head of Storage Deployment

Youssef has a experience from business development and sales within cleantech and storage. He holds a Master’s degree in Sustainable Energy Engineering from KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm and a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Ecole Centrale Marseille in France.

Salomé San Miguel

Head of Site Development

Salomé San Miguel has over 20 years of experience in leading roles and managing projects in the energy and clean tech industry. She holds a MSc in Mining, Energy and Materials Engineering from Universidad de Oviedo, Spain.

+46 707 86 62 42


Johan Hernström

Johan Hernström

Client Executive

Johan works with clients across several industries, but his primary focus lies within telecom, food retail and consumer goods. Johan has 11+ years’ experience as a management consultant in the intersection of technology and business, most recently at Accenture and before that within the Kinnevik Group.

+46 70 774 72 92

Joar af Ekenstam

Head of Large Corporates

Joar spearheaded Alight’s focus on large corporates and the grid connected business when he joined Alight in 2017. He has 15 years’ experience from financial services, both in leading roles within SEB and EY, as well as from management consulting. Joar also has experience from the energy industry, having previously been a board member at Norrenergi and held positions at Vattenfall and ABB.

+46 707 59 30 07

Pascal Olin

Head of Behind the Meter

Pascal works with large corporates to deploy Behind the Meter solar sites across Europe. He has 11+ years’ experience from management consultancy, mainly in the financial services industry. He also has business development experience from developing markets in southern Africa and the Middle East.

+46 76 820 52 65

Samuel Benelbas

Head of BtM product & Alight Spain

Samuel has +12 years’ experience from banking and financial structuring, as well as co-founding a fintech company and a real estate fund. Samuel holds a master’s degree in Business Administration from CUNEF and is currently doing an Executive MBA at IESE Business School.

Owners and investors

Alight is owned by our founders, employees, as well as by the investment companies DIF Capital Partners and Gullspång Invest.