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RISE Board of directors consists of eight elected directors, three ordinary employee representatives and two alternates.


Jan Wäreby (born 1956), Chair of the Board since January 2017, Chair of the Remuneration Committee. Previously Senior Vice President and Head of Group Function Sales at Ericsson, before which he served as Senior Vice President and Head of the Multimedia Business Unit, and Executive Vice President and Head of Sales and Marketing at Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications. Degree of Master of Science form Chalmers University of Technology. Chair of the Board of Investment Spiltan AB and Board member of Exportkreditnämnden (EKN), Kebni AB and Agapi Boating AB.

Anna-Karin Stenberg (born 1956), member of the board since 2015, Chair of the Audit Committee. Vice president head of corporate control, Telia Company AB. Previously CFO Praktikertjänst AB, CFO Vattenfall Nordic, Business Controller Atlas Copco, Business controller ABB, incl. in Corporate Research. Board member of Kebni AB, member of the nomination committee for Skandia’s Council of Delegates. Master of Business Administration specialising in international economics, Linköping University.

Hanna Lagercrantz (born 1970), member of the board since April 2018, member of the Audit Committee. Investment director at the Government Offices of Sweden. Previously Corporate Finance at S.G. Warburg, UBS, Brunswick-Warburg 1994-1998. Share analyst and investor relations at SEB 1999-2008, Government Offices of Sweden since 2008. Other directorships include Swedfund International AB and Svenska Spel AB. Master of Business Administration from Stockholm School of Economics, Master of Philosophy in Economics, Cambridge University.

Klas Bendrik (born 1969), member of the board since April 2018, member of the Audit Committee. Chief Digital Development Officer in DNV. Previous vice President and Executive Partner, Gartner. Previous Senior Vice President and Group CIO Volvo Car Group AB, director of Volvo Cars, independent director of CAB AB since 2012. Previous positions include, for example, Mölnlycke Health Care, Accenture and ASSA ABLOY in the field of Innovation, IT and Digitalisation. Bachelor of Science from the Gothenburg School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg, and the Swedish Naval Academy (Reserve officer, Captain).

Torbjörn Holmström (born 1955), member of the board since 2017, member of the Remuneration Committee. Board member of Stena Recycling and MAX IV. Chair of Assar Gabrielssons and Volvo Research and Educational Foundation. Previously: CTO, Volvo Group. Chair of Chalmers University of Technology and the Chalmers Foundation. Master of Science Mechanical Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology.

Pernilla Jonsson (born 1972), member of the board since 2022. Head of Consumer & Industry Lab at Ericsson Research. Board member of WASP-HS, the Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program - Humanities and Society research program, member of Digital Future’s Societal Committee at KTH Royal Institute of Technology. Formed multiple advisory boards and innovation advisory boards.

Mikael Hannus (born 1968), member of the board since 2022, member of the Remuneration Committee. Senior Vice President Group Innovation and R&D Stora Enso, Scientific Secretary, The Marcus Wallenberg Prize, member of Svenska Teknikvetenskapsakademien in Finland. Previously Vice President Group R&D, Vice President Biorefinery & Bioenergy and Vice President Energy Stora Enso. Previous chair of board Innventia AB. Other board assignments: Swetree Technologies AB (chair) and Treesearch (chair). Diploma engineer Process Technology Åbo Akademi and eMBA Stockholm School of Economics.

Cristina Petrescu (born 1968), member of the board since 2022, member of the Audit Committee. CEO Healthcare, Seniors and Education Sodexo Sweden. Head of Digital and Innovation, Sodexo Continental Europe. Former Executive Vice President Healthcare, Welfare and Education at Tieto, before that Vice President Energy Utilities at Tieto and Vice President R&D at Tieto Sweden. Board member Softronic AB. Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Computer Engineer from Karlstad University. Has also studied Space Technology at Umeå University in Kiruna and Nuclear Physics, Bucharest University, Romania.

Employee representatives, ordinary:

Ulf Nordberg (born 1959), member of the board since 2018 (ordinary), member of the Audit Committee, previously a board member of JTI AB and SP AB (alternate) before transferring to RISE AB. Senior project manager within Closed Loop Engineering, division Bioeconomy and Health. Board member of SACO RISE. Master of Science in Civil Engineering in Built Environment from Luleå University of Technology.

Marie Sjölinder, (born 1965), Employee Representative, member of the Board since 2021. Senior Researcher and Project Manager at RISE division Digital Systems. PhD in Psychology, Stockholm University.

Mats Lidbeck, (born 1961), member of the Board of Directors since 2024, member of the Remuneration Committee. Former board member of SP AB and RISE AB. Audit Manager, Division Built Environment. Board member and vice chairman of the Unionen klubben at RISE. Forester, SLU Skinnskatteberg and Bachelor of Science in Measurement and Quality Engineering, Borås University.

Employee representatives, alternates:

Yvonne Nordin, (born 1969), member of the Board since 2022. Senior Project manager at RISE Processum since 2007. Environment Technology Engineering, Mid Sweden University. Courses within project management, biogas technology, quality development and environmental auditing. Unionen representative (APO-F) at RISE Processum.

Stacy Trey (born1979), member of the Board since 2023. Senior Researcher at RISE since 2020. PhD within Polymer Science and Technology, The University of Southern Mississippi. Post doctoral work at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Fiber and Polymer Technology.

Magnus Wikander (born 1977), member of the Board since 2024. Head of Strategic development Maritime Hydrodynamics, division Safety and Transport. Board member of Sweden China Trade Council / Chairman Sweden China Marine Group. Former board member SSPA Sweden AB (merged into RISE in 2024). Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering / M.Sc. Naval Architecture at Chalmers University of Technology.


Malin Frenning (born 1967), CEO at RISE since 2023. Previously Executive Vice President and Head of Infrastructure, AFRY, CEO County Council of Stockholm and several positions TeliaSonera Group. Board member of SJ and Polhem Infra. Mech Eng and Honorary Dr Technical University of Luleå.


YE, head auditor Jennifer Rock-Baley