About us

About us

Mission

Never stop developing EV charging

We were born out of a desire to obtain a better solution than the market could offer. We created the hardware and software that was lacking from the market. We are the challenger that more demanding charging suppliers and electric vehicle (EV) owners need. We will always be at the forefront of development and offer smart customised hardware and software for EV charging.

Vision

To create high-quality charging solutions for those who demand more

The development of electric vehicles is nothing less than a revolution. It will provide the world with more sustainable growth. Charge Amps is an ambitious part of that (r)EVolution. We are contributing to the transition from a fossil energy world to a sustainable future by creating the most user-friendly and charging supplier-friendly, intelligent and aesthetic charging solutions.

OUR STORY

Why electric vehicle chargers need an aesthetic design, and how a leading smart technology was born on a kitchen table in a Swedish suburb.

In 2012, Charge Amps’ founder Fredrik Jonsson was one of the early purchasers of an electric car. He was not alone in recognising that a sustainable future requires a transition from a dependency on fossil fuels for transport, but he was one of the more impatient ones. His sense of frustration that a high-tech car had to be charged using chargers that were anything but intelligent, with a choice of materials that was anything but sustainable, gave birth to Charge Amps.

Jonsson was an passionate electric vehicle owner, who was a technical engineer by profession. He decided to develop a lighter weight charging cable that could be bent in extremely cold weather and had the maximum possible intelligence built into a tiny, flexible and well-designed format. Smaller, better and more aesthetic than anything else on the market. In the first year all production took place from his kitchen table in the small suburb of Sollentuna outside Stockholm in Sweden. It was under these conditions that business developer and investor Boel Rydenå met up with Jonsson. Together they then came up with an ambition and a vision for Charge Amps, based on a conviction that the EV world needed better charging equipment. That’s what we are creating today.

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From the outset Charge Amps has always operated at the forefront of technological and user-related development for EV charging. With a background in high-tech skills and taking sustainability as its starting point, the company was a perfect breeding ground for innovative thinking paired with experience from successful Swedish IT development. The Nordic region is a perfect market for EV development. A region that leads the world in terms of innovative, cloud-based service companies where a high level of state subsidy is driving EV development more than anywhere else in the world. This is the environment in which Charge Amps has taken the lead. The challenge for EV/PHEV has rapidly moved from a focus on hardware in the form of charging equipment to software for controlling, optimising and monitoring charging. Charge Amps has software that is one of the market’s leading tools for both automatic and manual charger monitoring, which from spring 2020 can also control other brands of charger. This is a natural step for a company that focuses on user-friendliness and it also applies to design. Charge Amps’ charging equipment has been designed by leading designers. This focus on design is a very conscious choice. Technology does not need to be ugly or lack aesthetic qualities, but that is often the case. Simplicity reveals shortcomings, so most people try to complicate things. Good design is intuitive. Superior technology is always elegant. The care invested in interior solutions is revealed on the outside. How it feels and how a hatch sounds when it is closed. Touch a Charge Amps product and your hand will tell you more than the product data sheet.

A beautiful exterior, superior interior, leading cloud service.

FREDRIK JONSSON, CTIO AND FOUNDER

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We are continuously looking for employees with the right
expertise. Please contact us if you are looking for new
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Management

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Anders Bergtoft

Anders Bergtoft has more than 20 years’ international experience of managing businesses to drive growth and profitability.

He has previously held a variety of senior management positions in both digital start-ups and large market-leading companies such as Ericsson, Microsoft, American Express and mobile operator 3.

Bergtoft has held the role of CEO at Charge Amps since August 2020.

CHIEF TECHNICAL INNOVATION OFFICER

Fredrik Jonsson

An entrepreneur with extensive experience in systems architecture/development and electronic design.

He has founded companies in e-commerce, internet consulting, electronics design and now electric vehicle charging.

Created Charge Amps in 2012.

CHIEF OPERATIONAL OFFICER

Jonas Åkesson

Many years’ experience of business development in manufacturing companies such as Ericsson, ÅF, Emerson, Biosensor Applications, myFC, etc.

Åkesson has a Masters degree in engineering from KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm.

He has worked at Charge Amps since 2016.

CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER

Jenny Jerselius

Jenny Jerselius is a passionate marketing executive with more then 20 years’ experience in marketing, brand, strategy, and leadership.

She has previously held a variety of senior marketing positions in the IT Industry driving growth, market expansion and change management.

CHIEF COMMERCIAL OFFICER NORDIC

Erik Menckel

An experienced entrepreneur with a focus on strategic sales. He has been involved in and started several different businesses such as Visavi (now Falck Healthcare) and Actiway.

He holds a degree in Economics from Stockholm University as well as an MBA from the University of Sydney.

He has worked at Charge Amps since 2017.

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Karl Nielsen

A business-oriented CFO with many years’ experience of various companies in the aviation and research industries.

Nielsen has an MSc in Business and Economics from Lund University.

He has worked at Charge Amps since 2020.

CHIEF TECHNICAL OFFICER

Ingrid Nordmark

Extensive experience in R&D management, digitalisation, business development, change management, Telecommunications and much more.

Ingrid holds a master’s degree in applied physics and electronics from Linköpings University.

She has worked at Charge Amps since 2020.

CHIEF COMMERCIAL OFFICER EUROPE

Johan Rodén

Johan has more than 25 years experience from the IT industry, working with building reseller networks in the Nordics, Europe as well as the North Eastern Europe region.

He has held several management positions and has previously worked for companies such as Microsoft and Snow Software.

Head of Strategy and Business Development

Carl Johan Ihre

Carl Johan has over 20 years of international experience from IT, Telecom, Retail and Professional Services, working with sales, strategy, and business development.

A Graduate of Stockholm School of Economics, MSc., he has previously held management positions within several companies, both start-ups and large market-leading companies such as Ericsson.

Carl Johan has been with Charge Amps since October 2020.

Board of directors

CHAIR OF THE BOARD

Anders Dahl

Dahl has over 30 years’ experience of the energy industry in both Sweden and other markets in Northern Europe. He was also head of Vattenfall’s Wind Power, Distribution and Sales operations.

Besides working as a strategic advisor, Dahl is currently a member of the Board of ONE Nordic AB, Värmevärden AB, and a member of IVA (the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences).

CO-FOUNDER AND BOARD MEMBER

Boel Rydena-Swartling

Rydena-Swartling holds a Masters degree in International Business from Gothenburg School of Economics, as well as C-level studies in Psychology at Stockholm University.

She has held positions as Marketing Manager at Procter & Gamble and Microsoft Nordic and established Viacom Television (MTV, Nickelodeon) in the Nordic region as the company’s Nordic CEO.

She has served on a number of boards, including the Swedish Government’s Advisory Board for the Digital Economy, Ung Företagsamhet, IT-Builder AB, DNA and Propel Capital AB.

FOUNDER, BOARD MEMBER AND CTIO

Fredrik Jonsson

An entrepreneur with extensive experience in systems architecture/development and electronic design.

He has founded companies in e-commerce, internet consulting, electronics design and now electric vehicle charging.

BOARD MEMBER, SKELLEFTEÅ KRAFT

Patrik Grantås

Grantås is currently the Head of Marketing/Innovation at Skellefteå Kraft and has a position in Group management. Previously he spent 5½ years as Eltel Networks’ Country Manager for ABU Mobile Communication in Sweden.

He holds an MBA from Henley Business School (University of Reading, UK) as well as diplomas from courses taken at Linnaeus University. Grantås is a member of the Charge Amps Board and is Chair of the Board of Skellefteå Kraft Energiförsäljning AB.

BOARD MEMBER, OK ECONOMIC ASSOCIATION

Pia Hogman

Hogman is a corporate lawyer at OK economic association and has extensive experience both as a generalist in general corporate law and as a specialist in the areas of IP and marketing law.

She previously held roles as a corporate lawyer or advisor for the patent firms IPQ, KF/Coop and Awaparent.

She holds an LL.M from Gothenburg School of Economics at the University of Gothenburg.

BOARD MEMBER, SKELLEFTEÅ KRAFT

Anders Järvelä

Järvelä has extensive experience from leading positions in the energy industry and is currently head of Skellefteå Kraft’s group strategy and portfolio company. He is a board member and chairman of several companies in the energy area.

He has a master’s degree in engineering from Chalmers in Gothenburg.

BOARD MEMBER, OK ECONOMIC ASSOCIATION

Bernt Karlsson

Bernt is the Finance Director of OK Economic Association and has extensive experience of working in senior positions in accounting and finance.

For the past twenty years he has performed various managerial roles at OKQ8, including Head of Financial Reporting & Treasury and Chief Financial Officer. He has also worked as an accounting and payroll manager, both in the Fazer food group and in the shipping industry.

Bernt is also a member of the boards of several other companies in the energy sector and CEO of the OK-owned property company Fastighets AB Norrtull.

BOARD MEMBER

Thomas Bindzau

Thomas has an MSc in Software Engineering. He is the owner of and senior software developer at Anokha.

Thomas is also a visiting lecturer at University College Dublin, a scrum master at Sirius International and a senior software engineer at the Swedish Red Cross.