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Professional summary

Years of experience working with high-level decision makers from academy, industry and public sector to establish innovative collaboration. Good at capturing and developing ideas for concepts where both results and processes are valued. I quickly get into advanced technology and complex issues and can convey this verbally and in writing.


Master of Science: Physics, 1995. Gothenburg University Gothenburg, Sweden

Positions at KTH 

Senior Research Officer: Research Support Office,, 2019 to current.
Support for Strategic Research Areas (SRA´s) and Research centres within ICT and Life science in close collaboration with the Vice President for Research.

Project Manager: Openlab, 2018-2019.
Project management of a EU-funded project whose purpose was to connect three innovation environments within the Stockholm region having a SME focus.

Director Strategic Partnerships: Business Liaison, 2015-2018.
Responsible for running KTH's Strategic Partnership programme in close collaboration with KTH's management.

  • Establishment and process management of the Digital Demo Stockholm (DDS) initiative. DDS is a collaboration between eight of Sweden's largest organizations (public sector, industrial companies and academia.
  • Establishment and process management of MedTechLabs: a centre for patient centered research for increased survival and improved quality of life. Founders are Region Stockholm, Karolinska Institute and KTH.

Project Manager: Business Liaison, 2011-2014.
Project management for establishment of KTH Strategic partnership programme, ABB, Ericsson, Bombardier, Saab, Skanska, Sandvik, Scania, Vattenfall, Stora Enso, City of Stockholm and Region Stockholm in close collaboration with KTH's management and a large number of research leaders/ professors. We also developed a model for increased mobility between KTH and society (adjunct professors, affiliated faculty, industrial doctoral students).

  • Concept development and fundraising for Openlab, The mission for Openlab is to create conditions that make the Stockholm region a global centre for societal innovations improving quality of life using design thinking methodology.

Other positions

Project Manager, 2001 -2010.
Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA)
IVA´s mission is to promote the engineering and economic sciences and the development of industry for the benefit of society. The Academy is made up of decision-makers and experts from business and industry, academia and public administration. Within the Academy is the collective knowledge and experience of close to 1,300 members divided up into 12 areas of expertise. There are also more than 200 companies represented within IVA’s Business Executives Council.

  •  Project management of more than 12 various projects within fields of ICT, Healthcare, Life science, Innovation, Research, Climate with the mission to provide the Swedish government with evidence based facts for long term impact decisions.

Product Manager: Marketing division, 1999-2001.
Datex-Ohmeda (now GE Healthcare)
Responsible for building up global launch of a new intensive care respirator unit. I worked with sales of the product internally within the Group for System Synergies. I reported to the Marketing Manager based in Madison, USA.

Marketing man, 1996-1999.
Combinova (SME)
I worked with international marketing of measuring instruments for testing consumer products against EMC standards. I wrote technical applications, establishments of agreements with distributors/end customers, and participated as sales support for larger deals.

Professional Education (a selection)

KTH Leadership programme, level 1 and level 2, 2014-2015.
KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Nordic Growth Management Program, 2008.
KTH Executive School
To lead and develop growth companies. Five modules every three days for six months.

Brand strategy and Business development, 2006.
Berghs School of Communication
5-day course

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