Co-founder and CEO of Embracer Group
Board member, elected 2011
Education/background: Lars Wingefors is founder and CEO of Embracer Group. Lars Wingefors started his first video games company at the age of sixteen. He has a broad and long experience in entrepreneurship and business management.
Current relevant assignments: Lars Wingefors is a board member and CEO of Lars Wingefors AB.
Holdings in Embracer Group*: Lars Wingefors holds 81.17% of the shares and 96.62% of the votes of Lars Wingefors AB which in turn holds 52,260,204 class A shares and 210,238,330 class B shares in Embracer Group AB (publ).
Position of dependency: Dependent in relation to major shareholders, dependent in relation to the company and management.
CFO and Deputy CEO, employed since 2019
Education/background: Johan Ekström holds a M.Sc in business administration from Stockholm School of Economics. He has an extensive background in accounting, reporting and financial control from previous positions at Crem International, Permobil and PwC.
Current assignments: Johan Ekström has no other current assignments.
Holdings in Embracer Group*: Johan Ekström holds 73,370 class B shares in Embracer Group AB (publ).
Chief of Staff, Legal & Governance, employed since 2021
Education/background: Ian holds a Master of Laws from Uppsala University. Ian was previously General Counsel of Embracer Group. Ian Gulam has extensive knowledge of corporate and capital markets law as well as governance topics and before joining Embracer Group he worked as a corporate and capital markets lawyer at Baker McKenzie.
Current relevant assignments: Ian Gulam has no other relevant assignments.
Holdings in Embracer Group*: Ian Gulam holds 19,036 class B shares in Embracer Group AB (publ).
Chief Strategic Partnerships Officer, employed since 2023
Education/background: Careen has more than twenty years of technology and entertainment experience, including executive business development and licensing positions at Sony Computer Entertainment, Konami Digital Entertainment and others. Before joining Embracer Group, Careen worked at Google Stadia, where she led the strategic direction and pursuit of global content partnerships for Stadia and entry point partnerships for Immersive Stream for Games. Prior to Google, Careen led business development and account management at Gaikai, a division of Sony Computer Entertainment. She has a strong record in building global business development strategies, pursuing new business opportunities and leading teams in the execution of such initiatives. Careen holds a BA, English Literature (with Honors), from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Current relevant assignments: Currently serving as chairman of the board for Women in Games International and as a board member of the Entertainment Software Association Foundation, Careen is deeply committed to the individuals who shape the future of the video game industry.
Holdings in Embracer Group*: Careen Yapp has no holding of shares in Embracer Group AB (publ).
Embracer Group is a parent company of businesses led by entrepreneurs in PC, console, mobile and board games and other related media. The Group has an extensive catalog of over 850 owned or controlled franchises.
With its head office based in Karlstad, Sweden, Embracer Group has a global presence through its twelve operative groups: THQ Nordic, PLAION, Coffee Stain, Amplifier Game Invest, Saber Interactive, DECA Games, Gearbox Entertainment, Easybrain, Asmodee, Dark Horse, Freemode and Crystal Dynamics - Eidos. The Group has 134 internal game development studios and is engaging more than 16,243 employees and contracted employees in more than 40 countries.