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AVA Corporate Communications is a strategic communications agency in central Stockholm and Gothenburg that helps our clients find new and creative ways to work with their communication. 


+46 20 10 30 40
9.00 - 17.00 (Monday-Saturday)
Vasagatan 10, 111 20 Stockholm
Kvarnbergsgatan 2, 411 05 Göteborg
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As a company always on the go, our office is fittingly located right next to Stockholm Central Station. With excellent public transport links, we can quickly and easily get anywhere in the city for meetings - and if you're passing by, you're more than welcome to drop in!

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Alexander Paziraei

Managing partner

+46 20 89 93 82
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Alexander Paziraei

Managing partner
Alexander is the founder of AVA Corporate Communications. With solid expertise and many years of experience, Alexander has worked with a large number of leading listed companies during his career. He has deep experience in financial communications, investor relations, sustainability and digital solutions. In leading positions as CFO and partner, Alexander has previously worked at Oxenstierna & Partners and Korp Kommunikation. Alexander has a degree from the Stockholm School of Economics and has also studied industrial engineering and management at KTH Royal Institute of Technology. In his spare time, Alexander mainly spends his time on the badminton court, tennis court and golf course as well as with family and friends.
Carl-Wilhelm Hellstedt

Analyst

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Carl-Wilhelm Hellstedt

Analyst
In his role as an analyst at Ava, Carl-Wilhelm mainly focuses on business law and stock market law. Carl-Wilhelm studies the last year of the law program at Uppsala University and has also studied business administration and management at Lund University. In his spare time, you will probably find Carl-Wilhelm on the golf course, at the rowing club or with his nose in a book on German grammar.
Christian Hall

Senior advisor

+46 20 89 93 43
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Christian Hall

Senior advisor
Christian is a Senior Advisor with a broad expertise in Investor Relations. After working for a long time as an equity analyst in the banking sector, Christian chose to switch sides and has worked as an IR advisor for a number of years. He has previously worked in IR at both Academedia and Folksam. Christian's expertise includes creating, formulating and communicating clear messages for investors and building trust with the capital market. Christian has a background in economics from the Stockholm School of Economics. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time in nature, perhaps with a golf club in hand, or spending time with family and friends.
Dan Setterwall

Senior advisor

+46 20 89 93 97
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Dan Setterwall

Senior advisor
Dan is a senior advisor and project manager and has worked with strategic communication and has over 30 years of experience. Both as a client in listed companies and as a consultant. Interested in companies and entrepreneurship and can easily familiarize himself with different businesses and disciplines. Specialized in financial communication and how companies can get an accurate description of their company. Challenged by helping companies communicate their vision, business idea, goals and strategy in different channels. A dream project could be to redesign an annual report to give management tools for contacts with investors and other stakeholders. Outside of work, Dan enjoys immersing himself in a good book. Preferably paper for the right smell and feel.
Filippa Lambert

Analyst

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Filippa Lambert

Analyst
Filippa is an analyst at Ava. Her main focus is in the areas of sustainability and financial communication, but she also works with investor relations. Filippa previously worked at Carnegie Fonder and has experience in fund management, savings and ESG analysis. She has also worked at Deloitte within Financial Advisory where she worked with financial due diligence and other financial analyzes. Filippa is currently studying at the Stockholm School of Economics where she studies Business and Economics. She is a member of the union board and responsible for their external and internal communication. Previously, she has also served as chairman and project coordinator of the School's media committee. In her spare time, she enjoys long walks with her dog and spending time with family and friends.
Greg McIvor

Senior advisor

+46 20 89 93 94
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Greg McIvor

Senior advisor
Greg is a senior writer and communications strategist. A former Stockholm correspondent for The Guardian and Financial Times, he has over 30 years' experience in media and communications. He has written for a wide range of companies and organizations across multiple sectors - from food production to pharma and mining to software. His specialist areas include external and internal communications, branded content and financial communications. Greg has a law degree from the University of Nottingham and a Westminster Press Diploma in Journalism. He enjoys playing padel and keeping fit. On weekends, you can find him with a long lens in nature following his passion for nature photography.

Gunnel Sköld

Analyst
Gunnel is an analyst at Ava with a primary focus on sustainability and investor relations. She has a background in the financial sector with several experiences in investment banking and sustainability work. Gunnel has worked as a Trading Surveillance Analyst at Nasdaq Stockholm, done internships at Swedbank and been a board member of the sustainability group at the Stockholm School of Economics. She therefore has experience of working with corporate loans, bonds and ESG analysis. Gunnel has a Bachelor's degree in Business and Economics from the Stockholm School of Economics and has also studied one year in the Business Management program at the University of Edinburgh. In her spare time, she likes to go for a run in nature, read a good book or spend time with family and friends.

Jennifer Jerand

Analyst
Jennifer is an analyst at AVA and works primarily with financial communication, sustainability and branding. Previously, she has experience of working with strategic communication and branding from Le Bureau in Stockholm, which today is part of the Gullers Group. Jennifer studies the last semester of the Economics program at Uppsala University and has also done an exchange year both in the US at Westminster School in Connecticut and City University of Hong Kong in China. In Uppsala, she is active in the marketing group for Uppsalaekonomerna. She likes to spend her free time traveling abroad, on the tennis court, or in nature with running and skiing.

Julia Mikalsen

Analyst
Julia is an analyst at Ava and has broad expertise in the areas of investor relations, branding and public relations. She previously worked as a Social Media specialist at the company Kry, where she was responsible for developing and implementing social media strategies. Julia has also worked at SSF, where she focused on market communication, such as developing campaigns and launches. In addition to her work, Julia has a great interest in how to use communication to develop businesses and the society, and has a Bachelor´s degree in strategic communication at Lund University. Julia has lived in seven different countries and is a self-proclaimed expert in the Scandinavian languages. She enjoys traveling and spends her free time discovering new places and cultures.

Linus Werner

Associate
Linus is an analyst at AVA, specialising in financial communications, investor relations and PR. With his analytical skills and deep understanding of the stock market, Linus plays a central role in developing effective communication strategies and creating lasting relationships with the capital market. Linus has a solid background as a journalist with more than 10 years of experience, and has previously worked as a journalist in various roles at Dagens Industri and Aftonbladet. Linus has a master's degree in Accounting and Financial Management from Uppsala University, a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Stockholm University, and a journalism degree from Mid Sweden University. Outside of work, Linus is a devoted supporter of his two favourite football teams: AIK and Argentina's national team. He also enjoys spending time with friends and family, and keeping up to date with events on the world's capital markets.

Markus Nilsson

Analyst
Markus is an analyst at Ava with main focus on financial communication and investor relations. Markus has a bachelor's degree in Business and Economics from the Stockholm School of Economics. Markus has a good eye for numbers and works mainly with financial reports, IR and communication strategy and sustainability. In addition, Markus is a member of the student union board for the Stockholm School of Economics and has during the last year also served as committee president. Markus is a self-proclaimed Francophile and loves everything related to France (except for the Netflix series Emily in Paris).

Patrik Oscarsson

Senior advisor
Patrik is an experienced designer with a long background in advertising agencies. His career has included work at prominent agencies such as DDB, Volt and Lowe. He has worked on everything from large campaigns to independent projects, including digital production and annual reports. Patrik has worked with companies such as Epiroc, Telenor, Danske Bank and Telia. With a passion for design and detail, Patrik has the ability to transform creative ideas into visually appealing projects. He has previously studied advertising at IIU Stockholm and Pace University in New York, as well as taking advanced courses in Photoshop and a course in typography at Berghs. Patrik also has a great interest in sports and is involved as a leader in football and ice hockey. In his spare time he likes to spend time in nature, on the boat or on the surfboard.

Per Gustafsson

Senior advisor
Per is a senior advisor at AVA and has extensive experience in corporate governance, accounting and auditing to name a few areas. With more than 30 years as a partner at KPMG, he has a long experience of working with clients in the financial world. Since 2020, he is mainly active as an advisor to large and small companies in a variety of issues. He brings with him the knowledge and experience of three decades as an auditor and partner in one of the country's leading accounting firms. Clients over the years include both Swedish and international groups, listed and privately owned. Per holds a Master of Science from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) and Uppsala University. In his spare time, Per enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends. He also enjoys his great interest in motorcycles and sports cars.

Rebecka Berg

Analyst
Rebecka works as an analyst with a focus on investor relations, PR and branding. With a background in marketing and brand development, she has experience in conducting in-depth market analyses, interpreting data insights and developing content. Rebecka previously worked as an analyst at Bodil and did an internship at GP Bullhound. She is currently studying her third year in the Bachelor's programme at the Stockholm School of Economics. During her time at the Stockholm School of Economics, she has also contributed actively to the student union's activities and sat on the board of the Business Committee. In her spare time, Rebecka enjoys spending time with her family and friends, as well as pursuing her passion for figure skating - a sport in which she previously competed at an elite level.

Thomas Maupin

Senior advisor
Thomas is Senior Advisor and board member at Ava. Thomas has extensive experience from the credit market as a data scientist and analyst at Corpia. Thomas has an ongoing assignment as chief credit officer at Corpia and has a long and significant experience in credit risk. Thomas has an extensive education that includes a Baccalauréat Général en Série Scientifique from Lycée Francais Saint-Louis in Stockholm, as well as a Master of Science in Industrial Economics, an M.Sc. in Financial Mathematics and a B.Sc. in Applied Mathematics from KTH Royal Institute of Technology. In his spare time, he spends time on the golf course with friends, with a book or taking a run.

Walther Almquist

Analyst
Walther is a senior advisor at Ava and has more than 20 years of experience in finance, marketing and business development. His knowledge is deep and he has, among other things, worked with analysis, implementation and management of various projects. He has also been responsible for the operation and results of daily activities. Walther has also worked with brand awareness for a variety of companies in the financial industry. Among others, he has experience from working with SAAB, Handelsbanken and Carnegie Investment Bank. He has also been CEO of Öhman Capital for three years. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with friends and activities such as diving and skiing. Walther has both a skipper's license and a license to fly helicopters, which means that he spends a considerable amount of time both in the air and on the water.
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