Christopher B. Beselin
Sweden & France
Stockholm & Beijing
Cevian Capital (Sweden & Switzerland), Lazada (Vietnam & Malaysia), Endurance Capital (Vietnam)
Ho Chi Minh City & Stockholm
Mr. Beselin co-founded Endurance Capital in 2014. He is also a Board Director of the US-Vietnamese furniture company, Stanley Furniture (part of Endurance Capital's portfolio). From 2008 to 2011, he was on the investment team of Europe's largest active ownership fund, Cevian Capital (ca 15 bnUSD of AUM).
Since 2012, Mr. Beselin resides in Vietnam where he has co-founded and as CEO built the country's largest e-commerce company from scratch to over 500 employees (invested by Tesco plc, Rocket Internet, Kinnevik, et. al.). The Lazada Group was sold to Ali Baba Group (BABA.US), valued at 3.2bnUSD, rendering a 20x return on investment for early stage investors. Mr. Beselin is Chairman of Fram Skandinavien, the first Vietnamese company to ever list on Nasdaq (IPO in 2017 with ca +300% return 2 years post-IPO).
Mr. Beselin has also held the role as CEO of a baby products retailer in Scandinavia and has been on the board of the private Scandinavian textile company, Back on Track (with operations in over 20 countries) for over a decade. Mr. Beselin is on the boards of the private companies Pangara, Intrepid and Pricerunner
Mr. Beselin holds a Master's degree in Finance from the Stockholm School of Economics, including MBA courses at the Tsinghua University, Beijing China.
Mr. Beselin is a devoted long distance runner and has completed full Marathons in Beijing, Munich and Oslo.