PrimeKey Board of Directors

Meet the Board

Here you can find more information about those who make up the PrimeKey Board of Directors.

Jan Nygren

Chairman of the Board

Jan Nygren served as the Minister of Coordination for the Swedish Government from 1994 to 1996, after which he was VP of Saab AB. He has also served as both State Secretary of Civil Affairs and State Secretary of Ministry of Defense.

In addition to his work with the government and Saab, Jan has been chairman of the board of directors for FMV, a Swedish defense materiel administration, and a board member and chairman of several organizations, agencies and companies, including: Swedish Industry and Commerce Security Delegation, University West, the Swedish Governments IT Commission and the Supreme Commander’s liaison group. He is a member of The Royal Swedish Academy of War Sciences and the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Science. Jan holds an honorary doctoral degree in Technology from University West.

Jan Nygren

Ola Alfredsson

Board Member

Ola Alfredsson serves as Counselor for Defense Industry Cooperation at the Embassy of Sweden in Washington, D.C. He is a member of the Royal Society of Naval Science and has extensive experience from both executive positions within the Swedish defense industry and positions within international industrial corporations. Between 2009 and 2014, Ola was CEO of Kockums AB, the renowned submarine and naval ship manufacturer. Prior to that, he held senior executive positions within the defense industry in Germany and the UK for more than 8 years. From 1989 to 2001, Ola held positions within the Swedish shipbuilding industry from Project Manager to Director of Sales and Marketing.

With an earlier background as a Royal Swedish Navy officer, he is a Swedish Naval Academy graduate and has a degree in Systems Engineering. Ola has completed multiple corporate strategic management, leadership and project management programs from Ashridge Business School, the University of Cologne and the Swedish National Defense College.

Ola Alfredsson

Johan Eklund

System Architect

Johan Eklund joined PrimeKey in 2007 and is an employee representative of the board. He has an MSc in Electrical Engineering and currently works as System Architect in the Engineering and Product Development Department.

PrimeKey Johan

Tomas Gustavsson


Tomas Gustavsson has a MSc from KTH in Stockholm and has been researching and implementing PKI systems since 1994. He is the founder and developer of the open source enterprise PKI project EJBCA, a contributor to numerous open source projects, and a member of the board of Open Source Sweden. As a co-founder of PrimeKey, Tomas is passionate about helping users worldwide find the best possible PKI and digital signature solutions.

PKI is the backbone of internet security and as such it is imperative for all of us that it is available to everyone who needs it.

– Tomas Gustavsson

PrimeKey CTO Tomas

Markus Kilås

Developer and PKI Specialist

Markus Kilås is an employee representative of the board. He has a MSc in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) from the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm, Sweden. His thesis work was about digital signatures at Ericsson and he joined PrimeKey in 2018. Markus has worked with many customer projects in different areas over the years, including many ePassport projects. He has 10+ years of experience with PKI and digital signature projects.

Markus joined the board in 2018 as an employee representative. He currently leads development of the PrimeKey SignServer product.

PrimeKey Markus

Fredrik Rapp

Board Member

Fredrik Rapp is the owner of investment company Pomona-gruppen AB. He is also on the board of Borgstena Group AB, Serica Consulting, TM Web Express AB and others.

Fredrik Rapp at PrimeKey

Magnus Svenningson


Magnus Svenningson has extensive experience from leading positions in the IT, telecom and identity management industries. He has a degree in Engineering from Lund University.

PrimeKey has a global presence in the cybersecurity industry for more than 15 years and the need for our products and solutions is growing. We will continue to be a leading supplier in our technical niche as well as a great employer.

– Magnus Svenningson

PrimeKey CEO

Tomas Tedgren

Board Member

Tomas Tedgren is a board member and the investment manager of Pomona-gruppen AB. He is also a Management Consultant and Board Member of Eesti Höövelliist OÜ, Modulpac AB, e3k Gruppen AB, Rhodin & Eklund El & Tele AB among others.

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