A person close to the fund confirmed that Finnish-born Björklund quit the role this month.
Media commentators have speculated that the exit is related to the political tensions and wide-ranging economic sanctions which have been imposed on Russia by the US and EU.
Björklund has been co-managing partner at global private equity firm Permira since 2008. He serves on the board and is a member of the investment committee.
Prior to joining Permira in 1996, Kurt worked for the Boston Consulting Group in Stockholm.
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