Daniel Ek , Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer, and Chairman of our board of directors

Daniel Ek is our co-founder, Chief Executive Officer, and Chairman of our board of directors. As our Chief Executive Officer and Chairman, Mr. Ek is responsible for guiding the vision and strategy of the Company and leading the management team. He has been a member of our board of directors since July 21, 2008, and his term will expire on the date of the general meeting of shareholders to be held to approve the annual accounts of 2017. Prior to founding Spotify in 2006, Mr. Ek founded Advertigo, an online advertising company acquired by TradeDoubler, held various senior roles at the Nordic auction company Tradera, which was acquired by eBay, and served as Chief Technology Officer at Stardoll, a fashion and entertainment community for pre-teens.

Barry McCarthy, Chief Financial Officer

Barry McCarthy is our Chief Financial Officer. He is responsible for overseeing the Company’s financial and legal affairs. Mr. McCarthy also is responsible for managing our advertising sales business and corporate development activities. Prior to joining Spotify, Mr. McCarthy was a private investor and served as a member of the board of directors of several private companies, including for Spotify from 2014 to 2015. He also has served as a member of the board of directors of Pandora from 2011 to 2013, of Chegg from 2010 to 2015 and as the Chairman of their respective audit committees. Since 2011, Mr. McCarthy also has served as an Executive Adviser to Technology Crossover Ventures. From 1999 to 2010, Mr. McCarthy served as the Chief Financial Officer and Principal Accounting Officer of Netflix. Before joining Netflix, Mr. McCarthy served in various management positions in management consulting, investment banking, and media and entertainment. Mr. McCarthy holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from Williams College and a Master of Business Administration in Finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Katarina Berg, Chief Human Resources Officer

Katarina Berg is our Chief Human Resources Officer. She oversees all aspects of human resource management and is responsible for developing and executing the people strategy in support of our overall business plan. Ms. Berg serves as a member of the board of directors of Sqore and as member of the advisory board of directors of ToppHälsa, Bonnier Tidskrifter. Before joining our team, Ms. Berg held human resources roles in various multinational companies, such as Swedbank, 3 Scandinavia, and Kanal 5 (SBS Broadcasting). Ms. Berg holds a Master of Arts in Human Resources Management and Development in Behavioral Science from Lund University.

Alex Norström, Chief Premium Business Officer

Alex Norström is our Chief Premium Business Officer. As our Chief Premium Business Officer, Mr. Norström is responsible for overseeing strategy, marketing, global partnerships, and product offerings for our subscription business. Mr. Norström was previously our Vice President of Growth and our Vice President of Subscription. Prior to joining Spotify in 2011, Mr. Norström was Chief New Business Officer at King. He is currently a member of the board of directors of Circle. Mr. Norström holds a Master of Science in Business & Economics with a Major in Finance from the Stockholm School of Economics.

Gustav Söderström, Chief Research & Development Officer

Gustav Söderström is our Chief Research & Development Officer. He oversees the product engineering team and is responsible for our product strategies including mobile and portable solutions. Mr. Söderström also has been an advisor to Tictail since 2013 and was formerly an advisor to 13th Lab (acquired by Facebook’s Oculus). Before joining the Company in 2009, Mr. Söderström was director of product and business development for Yahoo! Mobile from 2006 to 2009. In 2003, Mr. Söderström founded Kenet Works, a company that developed community software for mobile phones and served as the company’s Chief Executive Officer until it was acquired by Yahoo! in 2006. Mr. Söderström holds a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from KTH Royal Institute of Technology.

Dawn Ostroff, Chief Content Officer

Dawn Ostroff is our Chief Content Officer. She is responsible for overseeing the Company’s global content and distribution operations, including all original content and industry and creator relationships. Prior to joining Spotify, Ms. Ostroff served as President of Condé Nast Entertainment, a studio and distribution network with entertainment content across film, television, premium digital video, social, and virtual reality. She was previously President of Entertainment for The CW broadcast network, a joint venture of CBS and Warner Bros. that she helped launch in 2006, and before that, President of the UPN broadcast network. Ms. Ostroff holds a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from Florida International University.

   

Cecilia Qvist, Global Head of Markets

Cecilia Qvist is our Global Head of Markets. She oversees the Company’s international expansion and product localization efforts and is focused on growth of users globally. Prior to joining Spotify in 2017, Ms. Qvist held business, sales, and product development positions at various companies, including Ericsson, Swedbank, and Nasdaq OMX. She also brings experience in digital strategies and multi-market growth. Since 2018, she has served as a member of the board of directors of Catena Media and a member of the advisory board of Webrock Ventures. Ms. Qvist holds a Master of Business Administration from Heriot-Watt University.

   

Daniel Ek , Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer, and Chairman of our board of directors

Daniel Ek is our co-founder, Chief Executive Officer, and Chairman of our board of directors. As our Chief Executive Officer and Chairman, Mr. Ek is responsible for guiding the vision and strategy of the Company and leading the management team. He has been a member of our board of directors since July 21, 2008, and his term will expire on the date of the general meeting of shareholders to be held to approve the annual accounts of 2017. Prior to founding Spotify in 2006, Mr. Ek founded Advertigo, an online advertising company acquired by TradeDoubler, held various senior roles at the Nordic auction company Tradera, which was acquired by eBay, and served as Chief Technology Officer at Stardoll, a fashion and entertainment community for pre-teens.

Martin Lorentzon, Co-Founder and Director

Martin Lorentzon is our co-founder and a member of our board of directors. He has been a member of our board of directors since July 21, 2008, and his term will expire on the date of the general meeting of shareholders to be held to approve the annual accounts of 2017. Mr. Lorentzon previously served as Chairman of our board of directors from 2008 to 2016. In addition to his role on our board of directors, Mr. Lorentzon has served as a member of the board of directors of Telia Company since 2013. In 1999, Mr. Lorentzon founded TradeDoubler, an internet marketing company based in Stockholm, Sweden, and served as a member of its board of directors through 2005. Additionally, Mr. Lorentzon has held senior roles at Telia Company (now part of TeliaSonera), Altavista, an early web search engine, Cell Ventures, a venture capital company in Stockholm, and NetStrategy, an internet business incubator. He holds a Master of Science in Industrial Civil Engineering from the Chalmers University of Technology and a Master of Business Administration from the Gothenburg School of Economics.

Christopher (Woody) Marshall, Director

Christopher (Woody) Marshall is a member of our board of directors. He has been a member of our board of directors since June 16, 2015, and his term will expire on the date of the general meeting of shareholders to be held to approve the annual accounts of 2017. In addition to his role on our board of directors, Mr. Marshall currently serves on the boards of directors of GoFundMe, Minted, Payoneer Inc., and Varsity Tutors. He also has served as a general partner of Technology Crossover Ventures since 2008. Prior to that, Mr. Marshall spent 12 years at Trident Capital, a venture capital and private equity firm where he focused on the payments, internet, and mobile markets. Mr. Marshall holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Hamilton College and a Master of Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Shishir Mehrotra, Director

Shishir Mehrotra is a member of our board of directors. He has been a member of our board of directors since June 13, 2017, and his term will expire on the date of the general meeting of shareholders to be held to approve the annual accounts of 2017. Mr. Mehrotra previously served as our Strategic Advisor to the Chief Executive Officer, from December 2015 to May 2017. Mr. Mehrotra has previously served as a Vice President of Product and Engineering at Google and Director of Program Management at Microsoft. Mr. Mehrotra holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Heidi O’Neill, Director

Heidi O’Neill is a member of our board of directors. She has been a member of our board of directors since December 5, 2017, and her term will expire on the date of the general meeting of shareholders to be held to approve the annual accounts of 2017. In addition to her role on our board of directors, Ms. O’Neill serves as a member of the board of directors at the National Retail Federation Foundation and the Nike Foundation. She previously served as a member of the board of directors of Skullcandy, where she also was the Chair of the compensation committee, and the Nike School Innovation Fund, of which she was a founding member. Ms. O’Neill also serves as the President of Nike Direct, a division of Nike, Inc.

Ted Sarandos, Director

Ted Sarandos is a member of our board of directors. He has been a member of our board of directors since September 13, 2016, and his term will expire on the date of the general meeting of shareholders to be held to approve the annual accounts of 2017. In addition to his role on our board of directors, Mr. Sarandos serves on the Film Advisory Board of Directors for Tribeca and Los Angeles Film Festivals, a member of the board of directors of the American Cinematheque, an American Film Institute trustee, and an Executive Committee Member of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. He is a Henry Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute and serves on the board of directors of Exploring the Arts. He also serves as the Chief Content Officer of Netflix and has led content acquisition for Netflix since 2000.

Thomas Staggs, Director

Thomas Staggs is a member of our board of directors. He has been a member of our board of directors since June 13, 2017, and his term will expire on the date of the general meeting of shareholders to be held to approve the annual accounts of 2017. In addition to his role on our board of directors, Mr. Staggs serves on the board of directors of the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management and the Center for Early Education. He also serves as the Executive Chairman of Vejo, Inc. Mr. Staggs previously served in various roles at The Walt Disney Company, most recently as Senior Advisor to the Chief Executive Officer. He also was previously a member of the board of directors at Euro Disney SCA from 2002 until 2015. Mr. Staggs holds a Bachelor of Science in Business from the University of Minnesota and a Master of Business Administration from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Cristina Stenbeck , Director

Cristina Stenbeck is a member of our board of directors. She has been a member of our board of directors since June 13, 2017, and her term will expire on the date of the general meeting of shareholders to be held to approve the annual accounts of 2017. In addition to her role on our board of directors, Ms. Stenbeck serves on the board of directors of Kinnevik AB, where she also was Vice Chairman from 2003 to 2007 and Chairman from 2007 to 2016. In addition, she serves on the board of directors of Babylon Holdings Ltd, Verdere S.à.r.l., Americana AB, Americana S.à.r.l., Björkö Gård, Three Daughters S.à.r.l., CS Stiftelse för Nästa Generation, The Stenbeck Foundation, and Reach for Change. Ms. Stenbeck previously held board positions in Kinnevik’s investee companies, including Zalando SE, Millicom International Cellular S.A., and Hugo Stenbecks Stiftelse, as well as St. Andrew’s School. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business from Georgetown University.

Padmasree Warrior, Director

Padmasree Warrior is a member of our board of directors. She has been a member of our board of directors since June 13, 2017, and her term will expire on the date of the general meeting of shareholders to be held to approve the annual accounts of 2017. In addition to her role on our board of directors, Ms. Warrior serves on the boards of directors of NIO, Microsoft, and Thorn. In addition, Ms. Warrior was a member of the board of directors of Gap, Inc. from 2013 to 2016 and a member of the board of directors of Box from 2014 to 2016. She also serves as the Chief Executive Officer of NIO U.S. From 2008 to 2015 Ms. Warrior worked at Cisco, most recently as Chief Technology and Strategy Advisor. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology and a Master of Science in Chemical Engineering from Cornell University.