Ulf Ekberg

President, Norvik Ventures

While Ulf spent twenty years at the top of the music industry as an artist, producer, song writer, founder and front-man of pop phenomenon Ace of Base, selling over 50 million records, it was his passion and track record for helping businesses grow and operating in global markets that attracted him to focus more on executive board level operations.

A visionary leader and an eminent businessman, Ulf is currently the President at Norvik Ventures which is a leading deal creating, investment and advisory group supporting businesses from two angles: On the one hand, there are large industrial corporations that need to integrate innovations into their production processes as a clear strategy for international competitiveness. On the other hand, there is a large concentration of innovators looking to continue growing their business. Ulf was previously a Senior partner and the Executive Vice-President at Applied Transactions, providing financial advisory and execution support services covering acquisitions, mergers, leveraged buy-outs, turnarounds and divestments. With professionals in the US, Europe, and China, Applied Transactions provides a comprehensive range of strategy, finance, operations management service and coordinators of the whole transaction process. Ulf is focused on business development, deal sourcing and government relations while also possessing domain expertise in the Natural Resources, Media and Technology sectors.

Ulf is heavily involved to successfully build bridges between Sweden and India, China and The United States for many companies. Ulf help’s clients grow in their local market, regionally, or globally through his team of experienced business builders, his industry know-how and his know-who. Ulf operates as an extended, entirely practical arm of his client’s management teams, with focus on services range from well-designed expansion strategies to assuming operational responsibility for turning these strategies into successful business.