High-Tech Entrepreneurship


Current position
Co-Founder, Executive Chairman of Paradox Interactive
Business Strategy
Business Development
Game Development



Fredrik Wester is co-founder, principal owner and Executive Chairman of Paradox Interactive. During 16 years at Paradox, of which nine as CEO, he has built the company from a small niche studio to an International publisher with over 500 employees.

While Paradox are best known for their series of Grand Strategy games like Stellaris, Europa Universalis, Hearts of Iron and Crusader Kings, their publishing portfolio also includes games like Cities Skylines, Surviving Mars and Magicka. Prior to joining Paradox Interactive, Fredrik co-founded and acted as Director of Sales at consulting company Protein Media.

Fredrik is a driver of organizational improvements and implementation of best practices across departments over the past 15 years. He’s capable of resolving multiple and complex (sales, legal, financial, operational) issues as well as leading teams of highly skilled professionals. He holds a degree in International Management from the Gothenburg School of Economics and Commercial Law.


Paradox Interactive
Executive Chairman of the Board
Aug 2018 – Present | Stockholm, Sverige

Paradox Interactive
CEO & President
Apr 2009 – Aug 2018

Paradox Interactive
Executive Vice President
Aug 2003 – Apr 2009


School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg

Almost MSc, International Business
1993 - 1998

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