Nicke Svanvik appointed as new CEO of Serres Oy

Mr. Nicke Svanvik (PhD, Molecular Biotechnology) has been appointed CEO of Serres Oy. Svanvik brings 20 years combined international leadership experience in the medical device, homecare, and life sciences research equipment industries as well as experience in Hospital management working out of Sweden, US, and the UK.

During his career Svanvik has worked in both local and global leadership roles at GE Healthcare and in CEO positions at Breas Medical Group and Hollberg EEG. In his latest position as the Director of Innovation and Development for Karolinska University Hospital (Karolinska), one of the leading university hospitals in Europe, he has been heading the Karolinska’s innovation and biomedical engineering departments and, after he joined in 2017, the medical technology procurement and activation program for New Karolinska (NKS).

”I find Serres Oy to be a great and innovative company, now developing from medical consumables business into a full system provider with a strengthened offering for OR efficiency and quality. I am excited to join the Serres team who has already proven to be committed and competent to grow the business globally and I believe that I will be able to help the team and the company to reach further milestones and continuing success”, says Serres Oy’s future CEO Nicke Svanvik.

“Nicke’s extensive medical device and life sciences background both as a supplier and a customer brings great insight in leading and further developing Serres as the progressive leader in smart medical fluid management solutions benefiting our partners and customers worldwide”, says Mika Hagberg, the CEO of Paree Group, Serres Oy’s parent company.

“In addition to domain expertise, I am confident that Nicke’s non-hierarchical, communicative and engaged management style will be an excellent fit with our organizational culture and further energize our organization as well as our partners in over 50 countries to capitalize on the opportunities and tackle the challenges of the market place”, says Serres Oy’s chairman of the board Kimmo Jyllilä.

Svanvik shall start in his new position on November 1st, 2020 and until then Mika Hagberg will continue as the Interim CEO.

Additional information:

Serres Oy, Chairman of the Board Kimmo Jyllilä, +358 40 5025 105
Paree Group Oy, CEO Mika Hagberg, +358 40 7457008


Serres is the progressive leader in smart medical fluid management solutions. Serres suction systems are used worldwide in over 60,000 operations daily. Serres fluid disposal system helps revolutionize medical fluid management. Serres Oy annual revenue is € 32M and has a staff of 200. It has domestic operations in Kauhajoki, Saarijärvi and Espoo and overseas sales offices, in Paris, France, Munich, Germany. Springfield, MA, USA and Shanghai, China. Read more at:

Paree Group is a family-owned group founded in Kauhajoki in 1973, comprised of the parent company Paree Group Oy and its subsidiaries Serres Oy, Innokas Medical Oy, Vieser Oy and Cubist IT AB. In 2019, the Group’s revenue totaled € 65M, employing over 450 people. Read more at: