New members of the National Innovation Council

New members of the National Innovation Council

The government has appointed two new members to its National Innovation Council, Sigbritt Karlsson and Martin Lundstedt. The council has an advisory role and is tasked with advancing Sweden as a country of innovation and strengthening Sweden’s competitiveness.

The National Innovation Council meets four times a year and is chaired by the Prime Minister.  The council further consists of five ministers and ten advisory members from the business and research sectors.

Sigbritt Karlsson – President of the KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Sigbritt Karlsson has been the President of KTH since 2016 and holds an MSc in Engineering.  

Martin Lundstedt – President and CEO of Volvo Group

Martin Lundstedt has served as CEO of the Volvo Group since 2015. He holds an MSc in Engineering and has previously served as CEO of Scania.

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Jessica Nilsson Williams is the CEO & Founder of Mundus International. She has a long-standing interest in international affairs, having studied and worked in the field for more than 20 years. She began her career as the political advisor at the U.S. Embassy in Stockholm, and then worked in London and Singapore before returning to Stockholm. In 2011 she took up a senior role at the New Zealand Embassy before founding Mundus International in 2012. In addition to working for foreign missions, she has worked in sectors such as NGOs and non-profit organisations (e.g. the Clinton Foundation and the International Red Cross), and television.