Yesterday, the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise (Svenskt Näringsliv) held a press conference where they presented Jan Olof Jacke as their new CEO.
“Swedish Enterprise has a central role as representative of the business community, but also a unique task as voice for all the entrepreneurs, entrepreneurs and industries yet not available, but that can occur if the conditions are correct. I look forward to rolling up my sleeves and devoting myself to this important task,” says Jan-Olof Jacke in a press release. “Throughout my career I have worked in a highly competitive and knowledge-intensive part of business. I have worked for operations in Sweden to claim in that environment. Being fully devoted to the Swedish business environment feels like a natural continuation as well as a big advantage and important challenge.”
Commitment to entrepreneurship
Jan-Olof Jacke has been CEO of AstraZeneca AB since 2013 and prior to that he was the Head of the company’s global finance and purchasing organization in R&D (2008-2013) and CFO (2006-2008). Before his time at AstraZeneca he worked at various positions within the family company Forsåkers Fabriker and later he became a management consultant for several years. He is chairman of the Young Business Community and a member of the board of the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise. He is also member of boards of the Swedish Exhibition, ICC Sweden and Mentor Sweden.
Jan-Olof Jacke was born in 1965, a graduate of Economics from the Gothenburg School of Economics, he is married and has two adult daughters. He lives in Kullavik outside Gothenburg.
“Jan-Olof is a recognized skilled leader with great international experience. As a member of the Board of Directors of the Swedish Enterprise and Chairman of the Young Business Area, Jan-Olof has shown strong commitment to entrepreneurship and entrepreneurship,” said Fredrik Persson, Chairman of the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise in the press release. “In his roles in Astra Zeneca, Jan-Olof has been in close contact with politics for many years to create the best possible conditions for conducting knowledge-intensive activities in Sweden. Jan-Olof has grown up in a small business family and has a good understanding of the reality that smaller businesses experience.”
Photo of Jan-Olof Jacke: AstraZeneca