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Innovative and Sustainable Business Development

The Jacob and Marcus Wallenberg Chair

Since SSE’s inception in 1909, the Wallenberg family has been among the School’s most prominent supporters. In fact, a gift from Knut Agathon (K.A.) Wallenberg, donating SEK 100,000 on his 50th birthday in 1903 was the first of many contributions towards establishing SSE.

To honor this longstanding relationship, and in celebration of Jacob and Marcus Wallenberg’s 60th birthdays in 2016, the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation and the Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation intend to contribute SEK 32.5 million to establish a Chair for a Professor of Business Administration at the School, named the Jacob and Marcus Wallenberg Chair in Innovation and Sustainable Business Development.

Professorship, Center and Research Program

This professorship has a particular focus on long-term development of businesses, corporate governance, leadership, and how companies can develop successfully in the long-term and create sustainable growth through innovations, operational efficiency and sustainable investments.

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Outreach Program

In parallel with the Research Program, an Outreach Program will include yearly activities that will provide opportunities to educate students, engage faculty and interact with international companies.

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We seek to raise funds from leading international companies to support the Research Program, Center and Outreach Activities. We respectfully request your company’s support, both financially and as a participant in the research and outreach activities.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact:

Katarina Hägg, Vice President, External Relations


Henrik Björck, Head of Corporate Relations



We thank you for considering our request.