Board

Lars Haikola

Chair of the Board and Chair of the investment delegation
Former University Chancellor


Ann-Marie Ekengren

Vice Chair of the Board and Chair of the research delegation
Professor of Political Science, University of Gothenburg


Åke Gustafson

Board member and member of the investment delegation
Former CEO, Insurance industry pension fund (Försäkringsbranschens pensionskassa)


Jenny Larsson

Board member and member of the research delegation
Professor of Baltic Languages, Stockholm University


Katarina Leppänen

Board member
Professor of History of Ideas and Science, University of Gothenburg


Anders Ljunggren

Board member
Ambassador


Ilkka Henrik Mäkinen

Board member
Professor of Sociology, Uppsala University


Stefan Nyström

Board member
Head of Department, Swedish Environmental Protection Agency


Helena Sandberg

Board member and Vice Chair of the research delegation
Professor of Media and Communication Studies, Halmstad University and Lund University

Appointment of the Board

The Board is appointed by the Government (two members) and by the Board itself (seven members).

The proposal for members of the Board (six members) is submitted by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (Kungl. Vetenskapsakademien), the higher education institutions and the heads of the following Swedish agencies: the Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet); the Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare (Forskningsrådet för hälsa, arbetsliv och välfärd – Forte); the Research Council for the Environment, Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning (Forskningsrådet för miljö, areella näringar och samhällsbyggande – Formas); and Sweden’s Innovation Agency (Verket för innovationssystem – Vinnova). One member is proposed by the Board itself. The mandate period is from 1st July 2019 until 30th June 2022.