Håkan Källåker is a senior banker in Sweden with 40 years of banking experience. Källåker is a former executive vice president of Swedbank. His previous roles were as CEO, advisor and head of reconstruction of banks and financial institutions with a focus on Latvia, Lithuania and Poland. His assignments included acting as non-executive board member/chairman of asset management companies.
In the last few years, Källåker has worked in compliance, anti-money laundering (AML), know your customer (KYC), and corporate and transaction banking with a focus on the Baltic and Central as well as Eastern European countries. He has been actively involved in Baltic client compliance, AML, KYC and governance-related issues—both strategically and practically—through banking-relationship management with Baltic banks. Källåker’s assignments include addressing country banking credibility, perceived banking system compliance and AML risks in light of tightening regulations and international de-risking. During the last years, cooperation has existed with GK Partners, one of the two founding partners.
Källåker is board chairman (independent) at Cicero Fonder AB, a private and expanding mid-sized asset management company in Stockholm, Sweden. In addition to his role as chairman, he is senior advisor in acquisition matters for the company.
Källåker has a burning interest in art and painting. The combination of painting and observations from the banking experience is pleasant and interesting yet also challenging. Källåker will be hosting a two-week exhibition in Stockholm starting October 3.
Källåker is a graduate of the Gothenburg School of Business, Economics and Law and a graduate of the executive management programs at Penn State University and the University of Southern California.