Allow us to present KI Innovations board!

Annika Andersson (Chairman), born in 1958, is an economics graduate from the Stockholm School of Economics. Annika Andersson has extensive experience in the finance industry, including the Fourth AP Fund as portfolio manager and was most recently responsible for ownership issues, information and sustainability. Annika Andersson was vice chairman of Karolinska Institutet 2011-2016 and is currently working chairman of Pantor Engineering AB, board member of Invisio Communications AB, G5 Entertainment AB and Moira AB as well as advisor in corporate governance.

Daniel Forslund (Borda member) Deputy Regional Council for the Liberals in Stockholm Region and Chairman of the Regional Board’s Innovation and Development Committee and President for the Research Committee. As Sweden’s first innovation county council in 2014, he established a total political responsibility for the region’s technological development and innovation capacity. Daniel is today responsible for leading the region’s work on key future issues such as innovation, digitalisation, eHealth, medical technology, health data and Life Science. Daniel Forslund also has national assignments as chairman of SKR’s Preparation for Digitization and board member of Inera AB and the Swedish Institute of Standards (SIS). He is also a member of the national steering group for Vision eHealth 2025. He previously worked as a chief strategist at VINNOVA and as a chancellor at the Ministry of Social Affairs and holds a master’s degree in political science (MA) from Umeå University.

Lisa Sennerby Forsse (board member), born 1948, is an associate professor and former adjunct professor of plant physiology at SLU. During 2006-2015, she was the principal of SLU and before that she was Head of Research at Skogforsk (Forestry Research Institute) from 1994-2000. From 2001 to 2006 she was Principal Secretary and Head of the Research Council Formas. She is currently chair of the Council for Evidence-Based Environmental Analysis at Formas, member (vice chair) of the Consistory at KI, vice chair of the board of the Forestry Board, board member of the Skogssällskapet AB and board member of the Mistra program SeedBox at Linköping University. She has / has held a number of international assignments, including quality reviews of universities in Denmark, Norway, Finland and the Netherlands and research institutes (INRA) in France. She is a member of the Royal Swedish Forest and Agricultural Academy (KSLA) and served as president during 2016-2020. She is also a member of the Science Society of Uppsala and of the Royal Science Society of Uppsala.

Katarina Bjelke (board member), University Director at KI. Her most recent position was as University Director at Uppsala University. She holds a dental degree from 1989 and her doctorate in neuroanatomy in 1997 at Karolinska Institutet. Katarina was formerly a council minister and head of the research policy unit at the Ministry of Education.

Sofia Heidenberg (board member), born 1965, political scientist from Uppsala University and a journalist educated at Poppius journalism school. Sofia Heidenberg is a senior advisor in business development, communication and brand building with long experience from Swedish and international business. In addition to the advisory role, Sofia Heidenberg has been an entrepreneur for most of her career by starting and running companies that have been part of both privately owned groups and listed companies. Today she runs her own company Proud Communication AB. In addition to operational CEO roles, Sofia Heidenberg has extensive experience from board assignments in both commercial companies and non-profit organizations. Since May 2016, Sofia Heidenberg has been a member of the Karolinska Institutet’s Consistory. Other ongoing board assignments are Chairman of the Board of Proud Communication AB and member of the Board of JMW Kommunikation AB.

Eugen Steiner (board member), born 1954, doctor and Doctor of Medical Science (clinical pharmacology) at Karolinska Institutet. Eugen is also a board member of Apotek Produktion & Laboratorier AB, Bioarctic AB, Inbox Capital AB, the Swedish Research Foundation, Sweden, Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship and Setraco AB. Deputy board member of Doctrin AB. Eugen has over 30 years of experience as a leader in life-science companies. Prior to that, he was a physician at Karolinska Hospital (Huddinge) and a researcher at Karolinska Institutet. Venture partner to HealthCap since 1997 and CEO of several companies in which HealthCap has invested. Eugen also has extensive experience from other board positions in Sweden, Norway, England and the USA.

Hans Möller (board member), born in 1958, Hans Möller is new CEO of Karolinska Institutet Holding AB. Prior to this time he was Director of Edinburgh BioQuarter employed by Edinburgh University and former Innovation Director of North East LEP based in Newcastle upon Tyne. He worked for 12 years as CEO of leading Science Park in Sweden, Ideon Science Park in Lund. He has been Chairman of Karolinska Institutet Science Park in Stockholm for the past four years, and he also chaired SiSP, the Swedish Incubators and Science Park organization between 2006 and 2012. In 1997 Hans Primant was founded, a successful IT consultancy in Malmö and Copenhagen, and he has been chairman and non-executive director of a number of new companies. Altogether, Hans has over 30 years of leadership experience, including all areas of innovation promotion, sales and marketing.

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