Board of directors

Lugn&Ro Akademin AB owns the project Diabetio. The board of directors are also the management team of Diabetio.

Roger Svensson

Founder and CEO

Roger is the founder and President of BraineHealth, the creator of Diabetio, an artificial intelligence application suite for diabetes care.

As father of two children with Type 1 diabetes, he is committed to improve the treatment and everyday life for 422 million people in the world living with diabetes.

Roger is serial entrepreneur and former research leader at Karolinska Institutet, where he successfully spun off several healthcare companies from seed to IPO. The latest one to IPO is CRAD AB, a company providing advanced radiation therapy for cancer treatment worldwide with current market capital of MSEK 1 087.

Roger is also the founder and CEO of Lugn&Ro Sverige AB, a healthcare provider company with 70 employees, where Diabetio is being tested by its doctors and patients.

Roger has PhD from Stockholm University / Karolinska Institutet, and MBA from Stockholm School of Economics.

Marco Protano

International marketing&branding strategy

Marco Protano is a 33 year veteran of the training, consulting, consumer goods and banking sectors. Marco is a passionate and proven educator and has trained thousands of executives, managers and students at universities and business schools worldwide. Voted by veterans of his classroom to be “PROFESSOR OF THE YEAR” 10 times in 8 years on 4 continents.

Marco´s areas of expertise include Market-based Planning & Management,  Brand Equity Building,  New Product Design, Launch & Hyper-growth, Selling & Sales Management. 

As a lifelong coach and mentor to students and executives, Marco is frequently called upon to advise their existing or new ventures to initiate market-based planning & management, to solve complex branding challenges, to conceive/test/position and launch new products and businesses as well as to integrate and organize all customer-facing functions.

As a well seasoned brand marketing manager Marco was responsible for global brands at RJR Nabisco and Bristol Meyers Squibb where he conceived and launched new innovative products and brands, achieved hyper growth of priority brands and products, managed mature and declining portfolios to preserve profitability, reposition or harvest.

Marco holds an MBA from Virginia University and BS from Northeastern University.

Isabella Svensson Rissanen

Co-founder, AI Programmer and Program Manager

Isabella is co-founder of Lugn&Ro Akademin, where she manages Diabetio’s AI solutions and content development.

She is also co-founder and board member of Lugn&Ro Sverige AB, where she co-developed the Lugn&Ro Doktorn, a telemedicine solution with virtual doctor appointments.

Isabella is an experienced project and IT-system manager, and Quality Management System developer for healthcare solutions within diabetes, asthma, and hypertoni.

She is responsible for implementation of multiple public digital healthcare services, 1177 Vårdguiden, in Stockholm County.

She holds studies in science theory, culture, and media from Stockholm University.

Tove Svensson Rissanen

Co-founder and Content Manager

Tove is co-founder of Lugn&Ro Akademin, where she works as content manager for Diabetio.

Tove was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at age 18.

Tove is also co-founder of board member of Lugn&Ro Sverige AB, where she is the head of HR, responsible for recruiting, employer branding and development.

She is also co-founder and CEO of Lugn&Ro Bemanning, a headhunting service for healthcare professionals.

Tove has a Bachelor of Science in Management & Entrepreneurship from Northeastern University, NEU, Boston, USA (2014).

During her studies in Boston, she worked as part-time sales team intern at EF Education, with HR research and as teaching assistant at NEU, and as HR communications officer at State Street Corporation.