Team Members

Jan Prising

Jan Prising

Senior Adviser

Jan has been a Senior Adviser and portfolio company board member of Compass since 1998.

Since 1992 Jan has been an industrial advisor to major international corporations including Neste Corp, Finland; Bosch-Siemens, Munich; Electrolux Group, Stockholm; Perot Systems, Paris; RGI-Akers, Oslo and Seattle.

Jan was President and CEO of Whirlpool Europe, the $2.2 billion European arm of Whirlpool Corp., USA, one of the world’s top three household appliance companies, where he also served as an Executive Vice President. Previously he held a variety of international senior management positions. He was a member of the Executive Management of a Swiss, international, public investment company in Zürich, the Forbo Group, and served as President and CEO of the SABA Group, a Swedish public $4 billion company in the grocery retail and wholesale industry. Before joining Whirlpool Europe he served as a member of the Group Management of AB Ratos, one of Sweden’s leading investment companies, and as President and CEO of its biggest operational entity, Dahl Invest, Scandinavia’s largest wholesaler group in building/plumbing materials.

Jan began his career in 1963 as a Marketing Executive with AB Electrolux, one of the top three Swedish industrial corporations with sales of $16 billion. He spent 15 years with the company holding the position of Senior Vice President and Member of the Group Management in 1980-84, responsible for global floor care products operations.

In connection with foreign work assignments Jan has been based and lived in Germany, Switzerland, Italy and France - each stay for two years or more. Jan is a graduate of the Stockholm School of Economics and Business Administration (MBA) and of the Royal Naval College. He was a commander in the Royal Swedish Navy.