Mr Michael Palm (Swedish/Swiss), Founding Partner

Mr Palm has more than 28 years experience of international industrial and financial markets, where he was active the majority of the period as a family business entrepreneur gaining extensive Private Equity market experience and insight into the benefits of active ownership. He is the founding partner of Seven Summits Capital, a family owned investment company active in the European Private Equity market. Between 2001 and 2012 SSC acquired, developed and exited a portfolio of European SMEs. Prior to 2001, Mr Palm spent 13 years in various management positions in the paper, chemical, commodities trading and investment banking industries in Europe and North America. He has held the position as CEO of Stora Cell International with a turn over in excess of USD1 Billion and he was also a Partner in the Global commodities trading house, CellMark, where he founded and developed a new trading division. Mr Palm has also been a corporate finance and equities analysis executive at Orkla Securities and a partner in the US Private Equity fund Sun Capital Partners. Mr Palm holds an MSc from the Swedish Agricultural University, Sweden and an MBA from the University of Uppsala, Sweden.