KTH Alumni

Alumni volunteers who give their time and experience are critical to the continuing success of KTH.

As an alum you are part of a global network with 85 ooo alumni in more than 100 countries. Getting involved is not only the chance for you to give something back to your alma mater. It is also a way for you to reconnect with KTH, benefit your organisation, further your professional development and create valuable networking opportunities.

Alumnus of the Year, Gustav Söderström, Chief R&D Officer at Spotify

Spotify's Chief R&D Officer and KTH Alum of the Year 2019 - Gustav Söderström held a lecture on Spotify's brief history at KTH on Oct 17th. The lecture was followed by a Q&A with Lisa Ericsson, Head of KTH Innovation and CEO of KTH Holding.

Gustav Söderström graduated from KTH not long after the dot.com bubble burst in 2000 and it was “impossible to get a permanent job”. “I had no intention of becoming an entrepreneur. I wanted to be an engineer. So it was a blessing in disguise in a way,” says Söderström, Chief Product Officer at Spotify and Alumnus of the Year at KTH.

He received the award for his services as "a digital visionary who has influenced many users with his mobile platform solutions, and who has generously shared his knowledge as advisor and investor of several successful start-ups".

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