About Us

About Alight

Founded in 2013, Alight (previously Eneo) is the leading solar Power Purchase Agreement provider in the Nordics. We are committed to helping large corporations save money and do good, now and in the long term, through sustainable solar technology.

The corporate world is waking up to the need to utilize solar energy to lower cost and reduce carbon footprint, as well as to hedge against market risks. We have 39 solar PPA projects under management or under construction, with a total effect of over 15 MW. Currently we are developing more than 100 MW of PPA-based onsite and offsite projects across Europe. Our 25 employees are active all over Europe, proving that a small and specialized team can have a big impact. Our goal is to reach at least 1 GW of solar PPA contracts by 2025.

We invest in cutting-edge digital abilities and storage solutions to maximize our customer’s economic value of solar energy. We continuously upgrade our PPA contracts to reflect the evolving ability of solar assets to participate in markets and provide grid services.

Alight was founded in 2013 by Swedish entrepreneurs Harald Överholm (CEO), Richard Nicolin (CFO), and Wilhelm Löwenhielm (Chairman of the Board). The idea was born during Harald’s doctoral dissertation about solar PPA at the University of Cambridge. Harald saw the potential in building a pan-European team with specialist knowledge in solar PPAs, that could accelerate large corporations’ transition to clean energy through simple and cost-efficient solutions.

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 Financial Officer

Richard co-founded Alight in 2013 and has 15 years’ experience working with finance. Prior to Alight, Richard worked at the Swedish PE firm Nordstjernan and Bain & Co.

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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 his focus is helping Alight to scale and internationalise our business.

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Wilhelm Löwenhielm

Founder and Chairman of the Board

Wilhelm co-founded Alight in 2013 and is a former Boston Consulting Group principal in Stockholm and Boston. He is the deputy chairman of the Swedish Solar Energy Trade Association.

 

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Johanna Snickars

Head of Communications & Brand

Johanna is an award-winning communications leader with 12+ years of experience in the field of communications & PR, and prior to Alight she held leading roles at Microsoft and Ericsson.

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Mattias Arrelid

Chief Product Officer

Mattias is a technology enthusiast and product leader with 12+ years of experience scaling Spotify from hundreds to millions of users.

Mikael Ronge

Head of Operations

Mikael collaborated with the founders of Alight since the foundation of the company in 2013 and then joined the company a year later. Mikael has over ten years of experience in the energy industry and before that from engineering companies. He holds a master’s degree from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm.

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Peter Rive

Senior Advisor

Peter is a founder of SolarCity (IPO Nasdaq 2012), one of the largest US solar PPA firms, today merged with Tesla and rebranded as Tesla Energy. Peter also serves as an advisor to ZOLA, a leading African renewable energy firm.

Liisa Rajala Malmgren

General Counsel

Liisa has experience from providing high-end legal advice at Mannheimer Swartling Advokatbyrå, 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.

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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.

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Sales

Joar af Ekenstam

Head of Large Corporates

Joar started Alight’s focus towards large corporates 2017. He has 15 years’ experience from financial services, both in leading roles within SEB and EY, as well as from management consulting. Joar is a board member at Norrenergi and has worked at energy companies Vattenfall and ABB. He is responsible for sectors banking and large power consumers.

+46 707 59 30 07

Pascal Olin

Head of international business

Pascal works with large corporates to deploy onsite and offsite solar sites across Europe. He has 10+ 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

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 10+ years’ experience as a management consultant in the intersection of technology and business, most recently at Accenture and before that within the Kinnevik Group.

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Daniel Granlycke

Client Executive

Daniel has 10+ years’ experience as a management consultant with focus on new technology and digital business transformation in the automotive and manufacturing industry. Daniel also has work experience from ABB and projects with focus on smart grid/smart metering. At Alight Daniel heads the manufacturing and automotive sector.

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Ellen Ekblom

Head of Customer Success

Ellen works with large corporates to enable successful solar roll-outs. Prior to joining Alight she 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.

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Owners and investors

Alight is owned by our employees, as well as by the investment companies Axel Johnson and Gullspång Invest. We also partner with Infranode, an infrastructure fund that invests in green infrastructure. Infranode’s investors include The European Investment Bank, as well as Nordic pension funds and insurance companies.