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26 October 2022, Sweden | Catella Group | News

Peter Umegård and Martin Johanson join Catella to drive European digitalization

Catella strengthens its focus on digital development and have appointed Peter Umegård Chief Digitalization Officer, who joined Catella on October 17th. On October 31st Martin Johanson will join as Head of Data & Analytics.

Peter Umegård has an extensive background in implementations, change management and business development within IT from industries such as software, manufacturing, transportation, and telco. He has worked with Business Intelligence, AI, Machine Learning and ERP-projects, as well digitalization in an industrial setting, infrastructure upgrades, and IT/operation roadmap realization. Previous positions include CIO of Vizrt Group and IT Director at NOTE.

Peter’s focus will be to define and execute on the digital future of Catella. Catella will develop a digital strategy to ensure that all relevant digital initiatives are fully integrated into the strategic processes and in the way Catella generates value for its customers. Peter will also drive Digital Innovation across Catella to generate digital solutions for its business segments and products.

Martin Johanson has significant hands-on experience in creating software products, new business models and intelligent, sustainable operations on an industrial scale. Martin joins from a role in business development at the engineering firm AFRY. Previous positions include roles in AI, automation and digitalization at Ericsson and Swedish insurance company Folksam.

At Catella, Martin will be responsible for the biggest area within the digitalization of Catella - Advanced research, AI and Product development support. This area will support Catella’s growth into the future by driving new Investment Management product strategies together with clients and target Principal Investments capital allocation driven by macroeconomic research, portfolio and transaction analytics, and digitalization/AI.

Real Estate as an industry, and Catella as a company, need to make significant leaps to modernize itself. Investing, advising, and managing Real Estate is largely based on data, intelligence, research, and macroanalysis. Catella today has some of the leading Real Estate research on the market with an unparalleled access to pan-European portfolio and transaction data. To stay ahead, I am glad to welcome Peter as Chief Digitalization Officer & Martin as Head of Data & Analytics, to the Catella Family. With their experience, Catella is well positioned to make accelerated leaps in data, analytics, research, AI, and new product strategies to help our investors and clients in creating value together based on intelligence-driven future-focused strategies and investment opportunities”, says Christoffer Abramson, CEO Catella Group.