About us

History

GroPro is based in the Skåne region in southern Sweden and has its roots in Foodhills AB, which took over after frozen food brand Findus’ closure of the factory in Bjuv, Sweden. GroPro makes high-quality protein and starch concentrates for the food industry with a unique, environmentally friendly and climate-smart technology. The start was in 2021. The raw material is Swedish peas and other legumes. The main supplier is Foodhills, which provides short transport times.

With its geographical base in the Swedish pea-growing hub, GroPro has access to practically unlimited volumes of peas and legumes of the very highest quality.

Owners

Backahill Utveckling AB 50% | Östra Tornet Fastighetsbolag AB 26,2% | GroPRO Solution AB 18,8% | Välingetorp Invest AB 5%

Board

Lennart Mauritzon, Chairman.

Lennart Mauritzon, Chairman 1967

Current role
Managing Director and CEO, Backahill AB

Other board assignments
Board member Brinova Fastigheter AB, Wihlborgs Fastigheter AB, Fabege AB och Rögle Marknads AB

Education
Bachelor of Economics, Halmstad Högskola / Lunds Universitet and Legal Education, Lunds Universitet

Anders Nelson, Vice Chairman.

Anders Nelson, Vice Chairman. 1969

Current role
Business Development Manager Backahill AB

Previous assignments
Managing Director Backahill AB, Sales & Marketing Perstorp AB, Produkt Manager Becton & Dickinson, Diös Fastigheter AB,GRAM Group AB, Board assignments within Backahill group, External Managing Director Båstadtennis & Hotell, Managing Director Arenabolaget i Ängelholm AB

Education
BBA Management, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, USA

Bengt Persson, Managing Director

Bengt Persson, Managing Director. 1959

Current role
Managing Director GroPro, Board member, Kungliga Skogs- och Lantbruksakademin, Managing Director Välingetorps Invest AB, Board member Sveriges Lantbruksuniversitet, Chairman Livsmedelsakademin, Board member Sigill Kvalitetssystem

Previous assignments
Lantbrukarnas Riksförbund, Board member Förbundsstyrelsen, 2000-2004; 2006- 2015, Stiftelsen Lantbruksforskning 2001- 2017 Chairman 2010 -2017, JTI AB, Institutet för jordbruks- och miljöteknik, Chairman, 2009- 2014, KIWA Sverige AB, Chairman, 2008 – 2013

Education
Driftsledarutbildning Svalövs Lantbruksskola, Crop cultivation, Sveriges, Lantbruksuniversitet, Alnarp, Legal education, Lunds universitet, Economy education, Lunds universitet/ Sveriges Lantbruksuniversitet

Johan Ljungström, Board member

Johan Ljungström, Board member. 1979

Current role
Credit manager MyMoney Europe AB

Other assignments
Board member, McPaul, McTom and IT-Gården fastigheter i Landskrona AB

Education
Masters degree in economics, Linneuniversitet

Jonas Ekwall, Board member

Jonas Ekwall, Board member. 1973

Current role
Co-founder and Managing Director Librixer AB, Jan 2020 – Board member, Mapping Industries AB, Deputy board member, Hast Utveckling AB

Previous assignments
MIBA Invest AB, Co-founder and Chairman, Jan 2017 – Jan 2020, Redmind AB, Co-founder and Managing Director, May 2012 – Jan 2017

Education
Elkraft gymnasieutbildning

Sven Rosenkvist, Deputy board member

Sven Rosenkvist, Deputy board member 1958

Current role
Partner, SRQ Consulting sedan 2008.

Previous assignments
Office manager, Handelsbanken

Education
Legal education, Lunds Universitet

Jonas Sandberg, Deputy board member

Jonas Sandberg, Deputy board member, f. 1972.

Current role
Company and business development, Qamcom which he founded in 2001

Previous assignments
Ericsson, broadband business area, Head of Business Development until 2006

Education
IHM Business School