The SNS Nomination Committee proposes Patrik Tigerschiöld, Chair of the Board of Directors of Bure, as the new Chair of the SNS Board of Directors. The Nomination Committee also proposes that Magnus Hall, former president and CEO of Vattenfall, and John Hassler, professor of economics at the Institute for International Economics (IIES) at Stockholm University, be elected to join the SNS Board of Directors.
Patrik Tigerschiöld serves as chair of the Board of Directors of Bure, a listed investment company, where he has also been the CEO. He has been active in some of Bure’s largest holdings for over 20 years, including Mycronic and Vitrolife. Patrik is also the chair of the Swedish Association for Good Practices in the Securities Market, which operates through the Swedish Securities Council, the Swedish Corporate Governance Board, the Swedish Auditing Supervision Board and the Swedish Financial Reporting Board. He has previously served on the Board of Directors of Stockholm University and as chair of the Board of Directors of educational corporation Academedia. He has been a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences since 2017. Patrik was elected to the SNS Board of Directors in 2020.
“During my first year on the SNS Board of Directors, I have become even more convinced of the significance of SNS in terms of building bridges between business, public administration and academia. It is now more important than ever that we protect and develop SNS as a venue where it is possible to engage in real conversations that are inoculated against biased rhetoric and baseless reasoning,” says Patrik Tigerschiöld.
Magnus Hall has previously been the president and CEO of Vattenfall, which he left after six years in 2020 to sit on several boards of directors and to focus on his personal direct investments in smaller companies. He holds the chair of the media group NTM, sits on the Board of Directors of Södra Skogsägarna and has been proposed to serve as the new chair of Höganäs AB. Magnus Hall was the CEO of Holmen for ten years, sat on the Board of Directors of AMF and served as vice-chair of the Board of Directors of Linköping University. He has been a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences since 2012.
“SNS is one of the most important platforms in Sweden when it comes to informed public debate involving a large number of different perspectives. I have always been interested in such debates and I am very pleased that I will be able to contribute to the future of SNS through my many years of business experience,” says Magnus Hall.
John Hassler did his PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1994 with Olivier Blanchard as his supervisor. He has been a professor at the Institute of International Economics, Stockholm University, since 2005 and is its deputy director. His research focuses on growth and social mobility, the long-term survival of the welfare state and climate economics from a global perspective. He served as chair of the Swedish Fiscal Policy Council in 2013–2016 and is a member of the prize committee for the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel. He is a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences. Hassler held the chair for the SNS Economic Policy Council 2020, which wrote the report Swedish Policy for Global Climate. He regularly participates in media contexts as an op-ed writer and commentator.
“SNS is a unique arena for an open exchange of knowledge and ideas between researchers and individuals working in business, politics and public administration. The organization is run by a highly competent, professional and enthusiastic team of employees. When SNS asks you if you want to join, you obviously accept,” says John Hassler.
“Patrik Tigerschiöld, Magnus Hall and John Hassler are all prominent individuals in Swedish society with a great interest in societal issues. With their different experiences, they will offer valuable perspectives to the SNS Board of Directors and continue the successful work carried out by Sarah McPhee and Per Krusell during their time on the SNS Board of Directors,” says Stefan Ränk, chair of the SNS Nomination Committee.
The election will take place at the annual general meeting of the SNS Board of Trustees on June 3. The following members are proposed for re-election: Ann Carlsson, Erik Engellau-Nilsson, Monica Lindstedt, Eva Lindström, Eva Mörk and Sara Öhrvall. Mia Horn af Rantzien, CEO of SNS, is an ex-officio member of the board.
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