Board of Directors
Mattias grew up in northern Skåne, a few kilometers outside of Örkelljunga. He went to high school in Klippan, where he studied economics. Mattias earned his master’s degree in Electric Engineering with BTH (Blekinge Tekniska Högskola).
Mattias has worked for Nolato for 13 years in various positions as Project manager, Engineering Manager, Key Account Manager. After being transferred to San Diego he’s been working as Director of Business Development.
Mattias is married to Annette Sköld, who is currently the President of the Swedish school in San Diego.Together they have two daughters, 10 and 7 years old.
Mattias is looking forward to contribute with his knowledge and network to guide and fulfil SACC - San Diego's goals and missions.
Nastaran moved to the United States to pursue a career in law, in order to help those in distress recover from unfortunate circumstances.
Currently, Nastaran is a licensed attorney admitted to practice law in the state of California, and serves as the Managing Partner of Duisters & Parvizi, LLP. Her firm primarily practices Estate Planning law, including the formation of wills and trusts, probate administration, trust administration, guardianships, and conservatorships. She also advises various start-up businesses with regards to entity formations, business transactions, and employment/licensing requirements.
Nastaran will contribute with her experiences and insights from the business life to strengthen and develop SACC- San Diego.
Gustaf was born in Uppsala, and stayed in the city to get his Master’s Degree in Biomedical Science at Uppsala University. Through his studies and work at Q-Med AB in Sweden he was given the opportunity to move to the US and help a group of San Diego scientists start the company Halozyme.
Gustaf is currently working as a Senior Scientist together with the CSO at Intrexon to explore and evaluate new technologies. He has a broad knowledge from the industrial and academic settings in biotech with extensive experience in the fields of applied research, technology analysis, product development, and customer support.
Gustaf will utilize his knowledge of the US Biotechnology Industry and his extensive network of connections to enable SACC San Diego fulfil its goals.
Gary Litwak (Treasurer)
Gary Litwak received his BS in Accounting from SDSU and began his career with
KPMG here in San Diego. After receiving his CPA, Gary moved to Uppsala, Sweden
where he worked in Biotech at Applied Biosystems (later acquired by Thermo Fisher
Scientific). He then worked for Compaq Computer (acquired by HP) in Stockholm,
Munich, and finally Texas where he held the position of VP Finance.
Gary returned to San Diego in 2005 where we was VP Finance for Kaiser Permanente
Health Plan and most recently was Director Finance for Qualcomm and the spin off of
Omnitracs. He is currently retired and spends most of his time renovating an old
craftsman house from 1912.
Gary is looking forward to contributing with his knowledge of finance, tax, and business background.
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