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Board of directors and auditor

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, member of the Audit 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. Board member of Exportkreditnämnden (EKN). Tobii AB, Kebni AB, Defentry AB, Agapi Boating AB and Wineally 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. Master of Business Administration specialising in international economics, Linköping University. Director of SP Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut AB, member of the nomination committee for Skandia’s Council of Delegates.

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 Almi AB and Swedfund International 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. Senior Advisor (R&D) to the CEO, Volvo Group. Previously Executive Vice President Volvo Group Trucks Technology and CTO, Volvo Group. Director of a number of Volvo companies, Deutz AG, Vice Chair of Chalmers University of Technology since 2013, member of the Volvo Research and Educational Foundation since 2017, The Association of Swedish Engineering Industries Production 2030. 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, Executive Secretary, The Marcus Wallenberg Foundation, member of Svenska tekniska vetenskapsakademien in Finland. Previously Vice President Group R&D, Vice President Biorefinery & Bioenergy and Vice President Energy Stora Enso. Board member Swetree Technologies AB, chair of board for Treesearch. Previous chair of board Innventia AB. Diploma engineer Process technology Åbo Akademi and eMBA Stockholm School of Economics.

Cristina Petrescu (born 1968), member of the board since 2022. 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:

Johan Berglund (born 1978), member of the board since 2018. Board member (alternate) of Swerea AB since 2017. Research scientist and project manager in the field of manufacturing technology at the Materials and Production division. Master of Science in Production Engineering from Luleå University of Technology. PhD in Manufacturing Engineering form Chalmers University of Technology. 

Ulf Nordberg (born 1959), member of the board since 2018 (ordinary), member of the Remuneration 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.

Magnus Hillergren, (born1974), member of the Board since 2018. Research Engineer at RISE division Bioeconomy and Health since 2000. Active in the local Unionen club.

Employee representatives, alternates:

Helena Björk, (born 1976), Employee Representative, member of the Board since 2021.  Project Manager in Measurement Technology at RISE. Graduate engineer; Product and Process Design from the University of Borås. Coordinator of the Geometry and Quality production cluster. Member of the Production Council in Production2030. Work environment representative at RISE in Borås.

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.

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.


Pia Sandvik (born 1964), CEO, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden AB. Former CEO at Länsförsäkringar Jämtland, President at Luleå University of Technology. MSc in Mechanical Engineering from Linköping University, PhD and associate professor in Quality Control Technology and a member of the IVA division XI Education and Research Policy. Board Chairman of KTH Royal Institute of Technology and board member of EIT (The European Institute of Innovation and Technology), Almi AB and Prevas AB.


KPMG AB, Chartered accountant Ingrid Hornberg Román, head auditor