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SSE Homecoming 2022: Rethinking Leadership

Welcome to our 2nd digital Homecoming event this April 7th, 2022!

Rethinking Leadership

Welcome to this year's Homecoming event that will focus on leadership and how we can apply it in our personal and professional lives. Learn about authentic leadership, responsible leadership, and how organisations can best react when faced with the unexpected turns of today's international climate.

Appreciated by our alumni based outside of Stockholm, we look forward to welcoming you to this digital event while looking forward to inviting you to Sveavägen 65 in the near future for a social dinner!

If you have any questions please reach out to the SSE Alumni Office at alumni@hhs.se



  • Opening. Friedmans Apostlar
  • Welcome and Update. Lars Strannegård, SSE President and Professor
  • Keynote:Responsible leadership and the challenges of rethinking business as usual. Laurence Romani, SSE Professor
  • Entertainment. SASSE Music Society
  • Update from SSE Business Lab. Julia Delin, CEO 
  • Startup pitches. Bantaba, Water in Sight and Circulate
  • Inner development goals. Emma Stenström, SSE Associate Professor
  • Keynote: The authenticity trap in leadership theory and practice. Katja Einola, SSE Assistant Professor
  • Entertainment. Friedmans Apostlar
  • Panel Discussion
  • Updates from Alumni Office. Anna Månsson, Head of Alumni Engagement and Stakeholder Events


Speakers will explore individual and organisational leadership, how we view leadership, and how to best apply it to a changing world.

Welcome and update

Lars Strannegård, SSE President and Professor

Lars Strannegård

Lars Strannegård is President of the Stockholm School of Economics in Sweden. He is Professor of Management Studies and holder of the Bo Rydin and SCA Chair in Business Administration, Leadership. His research interests focus on aspects of leadership, aesthetics, branding and organization. Dr. Strannegård has carried out research on organizing and management practice in multinational organizations. His work has been published in journals like Organization, Journal of Organization Change Management, European Journal of Marketing, Leadership, Annals of Tourism Research and Marketing Theory. Read more...

Jan Artem Henriksson

Jan is one of the founders of Self Leaders - Nordic leadership consultancy, Relate - a relationship app and The Inner Development Goals initiative. Jan and his team have put more than 70 000 people through different leadership development programs with scientifically proven results for the participants. He is a faculty member at SSE Executive Education and the CEO of Inner Development Goals initiative and the IDG Summit, to use the power of human development to accelerate toward the Global Goals.

Laurence Romani

Laurence Romani is Professor of Management, director of the Center for Responsible Leadership and director for UN Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) at SSE. Her work investigates how organisations deal with differences in a responsible way, creating sustainable solutions for the inclusion of all. Her most recent research addresses the labour market integration of high skilled migrants. She currently works in close collaboration with organisations for the development of a more inclusive labour market.

Katja Einola

Katja is an Assistant Professor at Stockholm School of Economics since August 2021. Her research focuses on teams, leadership, research methods, HRM and higher education. She is fluent in six languages and has twenty years of professional experience in various roles in sales, marketing, project and program management as well as consulting in both small and large multinational firms spanning three continents. Her article ‘Warning for excessive positivity: Authentic leadership and other traps in leadership studies’  (with Mats Alvesson) published in Leadership Quarterly won the article of the year award in 2019 in that journal.

SSE Business Lab

Julia Delin, CEO, SSE Business Lab

Startup pitches from SSE Business Lab Companies

  • Bantaba
  • Water in Sight
  • Circulate

Julia Delin

Julia Delin is the CEO at SSE Business Lab - the startup incubator of Stockholm School of Economics. She has a background as the CEO & co-founder of the event ticketing platform Simply Events, and has coached startups within product management, growth marketing and UX. During her 4 years at SSE Business Lab, she has coached over 150 startups in fundraising and business modelling. Julia is also an angel investor in companies such as imagiLabs and Relox Robotics, where she sits on the board of the latter.



Lamin K Darboe, Co-founder & CEO and SSE master student, Bantaba

Water in Sight

Louise Croneborg-Jones, Founder & CEO and SSE alum, Water in Sight



Ulrike Maichel, Co-founder & COO, Circulate

Inner Development Goals


Emma Stenström, SSE Associate Professor

Update from Alumni Office

Anna Månsson, Head of Alumni Engagement

Looking for some inspiration? Watch last year's digital homecoming event below: