Christian Johansson takes over as CEO at Riada AB

We’re welcoming Christian Johansson as new CEO at Riada AB

We are running two different companies under the Riada brand today; Riada AB (services) and Riada Development AB (products). This announcement only concerns our service organization Riada AB. 

Riada AB continues its stellar growth for the 14th consecutive year. As the leading Atlassian Platinum Solution Partner in Scandinavia, we have helped hundreds of teams to reach their true potential with their usage of Atlassian products. Now it’s time to take the next step by expanding our business and market offering. 

Christian Johansson has acted as our head of consultants in Stockholm since early 2019. On July 4, 2019, he will replace Sofia Smedshammar as CEO at Riada AB. Sofia is moving on to other challenges and we thank her for all the dedication, hard work and expertise she brought to her role.

Christian has extensive experience in sales, business development and leadership positions at different software and consultancy companies like Easit, Servicesoft and Olingo. Christian has been active in the Nordics for more than 15 years within IT Management and Service Management, with a strong focus on tools, processes and ways of working.

”I am super excited to take the lead on this journey together with all fantastic colleagues and customers,” said Christian. ”I’m humble to the opportunity to take Riada to the next level and continue the amazing work we’re doing together.”

”We’re continuing to drive change in organizations that need to work better and smarter together. The board is happy to announce Christian will lead the continued evolvement of our company. Christian’s proven excellence in leading personnel and strategic change will fit nicely as we enter into an exciting period in our journey,” added Tommy Nordahl, founder and chairman of the board at Riada AB.

Riada AB is Scandinavia’s leading consulting firm within business development supported by Atlassian products such as Jira, Confluence and Bitbucket. Since 2005, Riada AB has delivered professional services to well-known organizations like Spotify, iZettle, Nordnet, Klarna, Lufthansa, and hundreds of others. Riada strives to help teams become more efficient in their everyday work, and to have more fun doing so.


Riada AB has around 45 employees and is present in 4 cities in Sweden, with its main headquarters in Stockholm and a turnover at 88 MSEK.

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