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Group executive management


Johannes Larcher

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) since 2022


Master of Arts from the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna and a Master of Business Administration from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He most recently served as the Head of HBO Max International at WarnerBros. Discovery. Before HBO Max International he served as the Managing Director of Digital at MBC Group Co-Founder and CEO of SubVRsive, Senior Vice President at Hulu and President and CEO of Academy123.

Holdings in the Company:
10,000 class B shares and 600,000 Restricted Stock Units (LTIP 2022/2026:2).


Peter Messner

Chief Financial Officer (CFO) since 2023


Doctorate in Social and Economic Sciences from the University of Vienna and an MSc in Economics and Computer Science from the Technical University of Vienna. Peter most recently served as Group CFO of Catena Media. Before Catena he has held positions such as CFO of MTGx and CFO & Director Corporate Development at Ongame Network, a part of Bwin.

Holdings in the Company:


130,000 Restricted Stock Units (LTIP 2023/2027).


Luis Duran

President Streaming


Bachelor of Business and Master of Business Administration from ESADE Business School in Barcelona. He most recently served as the General Manager of HBO Max for the LatAm region, after a 10-year career in Streaming (SVOD) across Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Luis has a Management Consulting background and has worked and lived across 5 continents.

Holdings in the Company:
5,000 class B shares and 200,000 Restricted Stock Units (LTIP 2023/2027).


Tobias Andersson

General Counsel since 2023


Master of Laws (LLM) from Stockholm University. He most recently served as Regional Legal Lead Europe for HBO Max. After his time as a district court law clerk, Tobias started his private sector career at the renowned law firm Linklaters and has since gained over 15 years experience from various legal leadership roles in international media companies such as Warner Bros. Discovery and the TV4 Group.

Holdings in the Company: 
60,000 Restricted Stock Units (LTIP 2023/2027).


Helena Gustafsson

Chief Content Officer (CCO) since 2020


Bachelor of Arts, Literature. Joined the company in 2013 as CEO of StorySide, after Storytel’s acquisition of the audiobook publisher. In addition to her role as Chief Content Officer, Helena is the CEO of Storyside. She has previously had several key roles at Storytel such as Head of Global Publishing.

Holdings in the Company:
18,258 class B shares, 7,066 employee stock options and 60,000 Restricted Stock Units (LTIP 2023/2027).


Linda Säresand

CEO Storytel Books




Background and education in economics and markets with extensive leadership experience, and more than 20 years of leading position in the publishing industry, including CEO, Deputy CEO, and Head of Finance and Publishing manager. Linda has also held a number of Board positions within the publishing business. Linda was appointed CEO of Storytel Books as the Group parent Storytel AB gathered its wholly owned book-related businesses under one company in 2021. She was also appointed Chair of the Board of the publishing houses Norstedts Förlagsgrupp (SWE), Gummerus (FIN) and People’s (DEN).

Holdings in the Company:
50,000 Restricted Stock Units (LTIP 2023/2027).