Niclas Kjellström-Matseke
Founding Partner, Head of Europe & Africa, 17 Asset Management
Niclas Kjellström-Matseke

Niclas Kjellström-Matseke is a Founding Partner and Head of Europe & Africa for 17 Asset Management, which structures their business around the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals.

Additionally, he is CEO of Infigo Properties and Chairman & Founder of Perennis Africa which invests in Southern African growth companies. Niclas is a recognized international business leader with a background as a CEO and international investor in Europe and Africa. He was the CEO of Novamedia Nordics which operates The Postcode Lottery and is the world’s third largest private donor, distributing US $11 billion. Under his leadership Novamedia became the industry’s most profitable company.

A dedicated philanthropist, Niclas serves on the Board of Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, is the Chairperson of the Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation, and is a Member of the Leadership Council of the UN’s Sustainable Developments Solutions Network. He has held numerous other board positions, including serving as Advisory Board Member of The Elders Foundation, which was set up by Nelson Mandela with the aim of getting global leaders to work together for peace and human rights, Board Member of SPER, the ethical council for all Swedish regulated gaming companies, was Honorary Advisory Board Member of Aung Sang Suu Kyi’s World Freedom Fund at Partnership for Change, and Board Member of Novamedia Norsk PoskodeLotteri.

Niclas graduated with an MBA from the Stockholm School of Economics and Babson School in the U.S. He also has a BA in Economics & Social Science from Uppsala University.