Experienced industrialist hopes to steer Mistra towards UN Sustainability Goals

In Johan Söderström, Mistra now has a Board Chair with a wide-ranging background in Swedish industry. He also has an extensive personal network – as well as heading ABB’s Swedish operations, he is chairman of the Association of Swedish Engineering Industries, a board member of the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise and a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences. These were weighty factors in his appointment by the Government, according to the Minister for the Environment, Karolina Skog, who believes that his close links with industry will be ‘extremely important in the work of the Board’. As ABB’s Country Managing Director Sweden, Johan Söderström has also worked closely with academia. He sees the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals as pointing the way for Mistra’s activities.

‘I was delighted to be asked. I have great respect for all the good work Mistra does. Its activities are important not only for Swedish research and Swedish industry, but also for our planet.’

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