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KTH student, this year’s leading top talent

Published Mar 16, 2010

For the eighth year in a row, the talent network Nova 100 has elected the person they consider to be the country’s leading top talent. This year, she is called Claudia Olsson and will receive the award of Top Talent of the Year awarded by Nova 100 together with Accenture, Ericsson, KPMG, Orkla, Procter & Gamble and Scania.

Claudia Olsson speaks five languages and studies industrial economics and energy technology at KTH. Alongside her studies, she has led several international projects, among others, SIYSS for the Nobel Foundation, the Swedish-American Life Science Summit and The Project Peru.

“We in the jury are very impressed by Claudia Olsson’s personality and achievements. We are convinced that we will be seeing a lot more of Claudia in the future and that the world, thanks to her initiative and charitable deeds, will be a better place to live in,” says Finn Wikander, Managing Director at Nova Networks, the company behind Nova 100.

Claudia herself believes that it is a combination of her educational background and management experience which has led to her receiving the award.

“It is an honour and great fun to be recognised in this way. It is also an opportunity to get to know several more people, and to expand my network,” she says.

Previously, Claudia Olsson has also striven to improve global health with the UN’s headquarters in New York as a platform and she has also contributed to the strengthening of Indian School health care on site in Hyderabad. In 2009, she was appointed the Energy Student of the Year and she was awarded for her business idea on social entrepreneurship.

“By selecting Claudia as this year’s Nova, we want to encourage and make people focus on the fantastic talents that we have in Sweden so this can provide an example for others,” says Finn Wikander.

According to Nova Networks, this year’s Nova, among other things, is a star which contributes significantly to lighting up their surroundings, and despite her younger years she has already developed projects, organisations and her role personality. This Year’s Nova must also be an active student at a university college or university, must have carried out an extra ordinary piece of work during their period of study, possess a clear personality and a well-developed emotional intelligence.

For more information, contact Claudia Olsson at

Peter Larsson

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Last changed: Mar 16, 2010