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Board of Directors and International Advisory Council

The Board of Directors carries the legally defined oversight responsibilities for the activities conducted by the School. The International Advisory Council advises the board on strategy development from an international perspective. Together, the Board of Directors and the International Advisory Council perform the governing and strategic advisory functions for the school, providing input on current and future expectations and requirements of society and the business community, setting goals and priorities, and providing expertise on the strategic development and international positioning of the School.

Board of Directors


Larry_LeksellLaurent Leksell

Appointed by the SSE Association in 2016.

Laurent Leksell is the Founder and Chairman of the Board and principal shareholder of Elekta AB. He is also a Board Member of the Center for Advanced Studies in Leadership at SSE. Laurent Leksell received his PhD in Business Administration in 1979 at SSE.

President of SSE

Lars Strannegård

President of SSE

Professor of Business Administration and holder of the Bo Rydin and SCA Chair in Business Administration, leadership.

About Lars Strannegård


Per-Olof Söderberg

Appointed by the SSE Association in 2001.

Per-Olof Söderberg is the Chairman and Founder of Söderberg & Partners. He is also the Chairman of Ratos and the Chairman and Founder of Inkludera. He received his Civilekonom degree at SSE in 1978 and his MBA degree at INSEAD in 1982.



Lena Gustafsson

Appointed by the Government in 2016.

Lena Gustafsson is Professor Emerita in Microbiology at Umeå University, chairperson of the Scientific council of Formas, and of the Board of Wallenberg Centre for Quantum Technology. She is the former Vice-chancellor of Umeå University.



Bertil Andersson

Appointed by the SSE Association in 2018.

Professor of Biochemistry and retired President of Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. He is a prominent plant biochemist and expert in photosynthesis research.


Johan Forssell

Appointed by the SSE Association in 2018.

President and CEO of Investor AB. Member of the Board of Atlas Copco, Epiroc, Wärtsilä, Patricia Industries and EQT.


Ulla Litzén

Appointed by the SSE Association in 2011.

Previous positions include President of W Capital Management and various executive positions at Investor AB. Currently a Board Member of Electrolux AB, Epiroc AB, Husqvarna AB, NCC AB, Ratos AB, the SSE Association and Ersta Diakoni.


Katarina Martinson

Appointed by the SSE Association in 2018.

Chairman of the Board of Directors of Indutrade AB and the Lundberg Foundations. She is also a Board Member of Lundbergföretagen AB, Fastighets AB L E Lundberg, Husqvarna and Fidelio Capital.


Sven Nyman

Appointed by the SSE Association in 2008.

Vice Chairman of SEB, Member of the board of Investor AB,  Ferd Holding A/S, Axel and Margaret Ax:son Johnson Foundation, SSE Association, and the Noble Foundation´s Investment Committee.



Helena Stjernholm

Appointed by SSE Association in 2019.

Helena Stjernholm is the President and CEO of Industrivärden. She is also the Vice Chairman of Ericsson and member of the board of Sandvik and Volvo.



Benjamin Dousa

Appointed by the City of Stockholm 2019.

He received his BSc from SSE in 2015 and is a member of the board of the Moderate Party.



RF.jpgMagnus Johannesson

Appointed by the SSE Faculty Forum 2021.



Lin Lerpold

Appointed by the SSE Faculty Forum 2020.

Lin Lerpold is an Associate Professor at the Department of Marketing and Strategy and Director of the SIR Center for Research on Sustainable Markets. She also serves as the Vice Chairperson of the AP2 board of directors and was the founding director of MISUM.



Wilma LiewendahlWilma Liewendahl

Appointed by the Student Association in 2022.

President of the Student Association at the Stockholm School of Economics.


Inger Edvardsson 

Appointed by the City of Stockholm 2019.

Swedish politician and Member of the City Council of Stockholm.


Mette Sandoff 

Appointed by the government in 2022.

Mette Sandoff is a Professor in Public Administration at the University of Gothenburg.


Tindra Hedlund

Appointed by the Student Association in 2021.

President of the Student Association at the Stockholm School of Economics.


Helena Segerdahl, Secretary of the Board of DirectorsHelena Segerdahl

Appointed by the Chairman in 2019.

Assistant Analyzer, Office of Academic Affairs.

International Advisory Council


Julian Birkinshaw

Appointed by the SSE President in 2015.

Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship; Academic Director of the Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Deputy Dean (Executive Education) at London Business School


Stefano Caselli

Bocconi University, Italy

Stefano Caselli is Vice Rector for International Affairs at Bocconi University since 2012, where is a Full Professor of Banking and Finance at Department of Finance and Algebris Chair in “Long-Term Investment and Absolute return”. 


noperson.jpgArnoud De Meyer

Singapore Management University, Singapore

A global academic leader with more than 35 years of experience in top international academic institutions in Europe and Asia. Until December 2018, he served as President of Singapore Management University (SMU).


Jikyeong Kang.jpgJikyeong Kang

Asian Institute of Management, Philippines

Jikyeong Kang has been the President and Dean of the Asian Institute of Management (AIM), and its MVP Chair in Marketing since 2015.


Ulrike Landfester

Appointed by the SSE President in 2015. 

Professor of German Language and Literature at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland. She holds the position of Vice President, External Relations at the university


Marie Laure Salles

Graduate Institute Geneva, Switzerland

Since September 1st 2020, Marie Laure Salles is Director of the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva. Before joining the Institute she was Dean of the School of Management and Innovation at Sciences Po, Paris, a school she launched in 2016. 


Edward A. Snyder

Yale School of Management, USA

Edward A. Snyder is the William S. Beinecke Professor of Economics and Management at the Yale School of Management.  He conducts research on Industrial Organization topics and on Competition Policy and Enforcement.


Sarah A. Soule

Appointed by the SSE President in 2015.

The Morgridge Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. She is also Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.


Dominique Turpin

Appointed by the SSE President in 2015.

Dean of External Relations at IMD. He served as IMD President from July 2010 to December 2016. He was also Nestlé Professor at IMD. He is Dentsu Chair Professor, PhD Sophia University (Tokyo).