TEAM

Together, we have the hard-working experience and hands-on attitude of over 100 years combined worth of rigorous business development…

The team has a proven track record of successfully launching FMCG brands in diverse geographies

We are entrepreneurs with sharp strategic thinking and a passion for getting results. This is confirmed by success achieved on our projects, what counts the most for you!

Henrik Svennas
CEO & Chairman of the Board

Swiss citizen. Born and graduated in Scandinavia. Founding member of Expand International in 2000. Before that 25 years of experience with Procter & Gamble on assignments

across the globe. Last position Vice President & General Manager for the global export business and the “Godfather” of the international Pringles expansion. Entrepreneur and emerging market “expert”.

Marc Buehler
Chief Finance Officer

Swiss citizen and grew up in Latin America. Graduated from the International Institute of Management Development (IMD) in Lausanne, Switzerland. Joined Expand International in 2001. Responsible for the Financial Management of the Group, its affiliated companies and investments. Prior experience include 9 years as Finance Manager at Procter & Gamble’s Food and Beverage and CEEMEA division as well as 4 years at ABN-Amro Bank in Amsterdam, Holland.

Franz Schagerl
Business Development Manager

Austrian citizen and graduate of the University of Business Administration in Vienna. With Expand since 2004. Core competence in brand building and business development in Eastern Europe and Africa. 22 years experience in Marketing and General Management with Procter & Gamble and Hershey’s.

Per Nilson
Business Development Manager

Swedish citizen, MBA graduated in Sweden. Joined Expand International in 2011. 19 years experience in sales and marketing, based in Sweden, Russia, UK and France with Scandinavian Airlines System. 6 years of FMCG experience running airport stores and launching food concepts in Northern Europe, Russia and Asia.

Luc Celerin
Operations Manager

Swiss citizen, Responsible for Ordering- Shipping- Billing and Financial Administration. Started with Expand in 2002. Before that 7 years with Procter & Gamble as Customer Service Agent taking care of various countries in Africa and the Middle East.

Antonella Romano
Business Development Manager

Swiss and Italian citizen. Joined Expand International in 2014. Prior to that, 29 years with Procter & Gamble in Sales, Marketing and Brand Operations DTC and Digital with assignments in Developed and Developing Markets.