Nils Granath, Chairman of the Board and Co-Founder

Nils is an entrepreneurial executive with 20+ years track record in the software and wireless industries, who brings his expertise in business development, product management and corporate finance to NearShore.

He is working as Investment Director ICT at Swisscanto Invest. Previous experiences include managing technology investment portfolios for Telia Company as well as Swisscom, advising Netbreeze on its sale to Microsoft, leading the entry of SICAP into mobile device management and selling Ericsson’s first mobile system in Ukraine.

Nils is a Swedish national and holds an MBA from INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France as well as an MSc from Linköping Institute of Technology, Sweden and ENSAM, Paris, France. He is married and has three daughters.

Günther Koopmann, CEO

Günther has over 30 years experience in managing and building businesses and operations in different global telecommunications and semiconductor industries.

Prior to heading NearShore he held several management positions at Siemens Switzerland, building their carrier internet and mobile services business. Before that he integrated the acquired Timeplex Inc. into Ascom Germany, merged Ascom's global carrier broadband access business with Ericsson and built their Swiss carrier internet business. End of the eighties Günther turned around sales & marketing of ABB Switzerland's high power semiconductors division. Before that, out of Silicon Valley California, he built the North American compound semiconductor business for Wacker Siltronic in Germany.

Günther holds an MBA from Insead in Fontainebleau, France and an MSc in Physics from the technical university of Darmstadt, Germany. He is married and father of two sons.