Johan Eklund webb 14-11-28

New Managing Director at Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum

Dr. Johan Eklund will as of January 1st supersede as Managing Director of Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum. He succeeds Pontus Braunerhjelm who has been Managing Director since 2008. Johan Eklund is Professor of Economics at Jönköping International Business School and has since 2012 been Research Director at Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum. Johan is currently also Deputy Secretary General of the Swedish Entrepreneurship Committee.

The recruitment process has been handled of Novare Executive Search and began in the spring of 2014. In total some 25 potential candidates within economics and business administration have been reviewed and interviewed.

- Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum is a much stronger organization today than a few years ago. I look forward to continue working with policy-relevant entrepreneurship issues, says Johan Eklund.

Dr. Pontus Braunerhjelm will continue as Research Director at Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum and also remain as Professor of Economics at the Royal Institute of Technology. He remains as chairman of the governmental Swedish Entrepreneurship Committee.
- Today, the interest for entrepreneurship and innovation is significantly higher in research, policy and society at large. I am proud of the Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum's contribution to this development. It is a result of a more focused organization, highly skilled employees and dedicated efforts of people in our networks, says Pontus Braunerhjelm.

For interviews and comments:

Pontus Braunerhjelm, +00 46 70 932 01 89.

Johan Eklund, +00 46 70 659 14 06.