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She is the new Head of International Relations at Lif

Jenni Nordborg will lead the work of advancing the industry’s positions globally, starting during the Swedish chairmanship within the EU.

During the past five years Nordborg has led the Swedish government’s efforts of developing and strengthening Sweden as a life science nation as the government’s Coordinator for Life Sciences. She has played a central role in bringing forth the government’s national life science strategy.

Read more: Read NLS’s previous interview with Jenni Nordborg here.

Among other things Nordborg will bring Lif’s (the research-based pharmaceutical industry in Sweden) case and be responsible for commitments and undertakings within different international organizations with the pharma sector, for example EFPIA, IFPMA, EUCOPE and AESGP.

A different starting point

Previously Jenni Nordborg has been working at the Swedish innovation agency Vinnova, for example as head of the agency’s department for health. She has a doctorate in Chemical Engineering from Chalmers University of Technology and she has performed research in Europe, USA and in Asia. She has also worked for different companies with the field of biomedicine.

“I really look forward to continue working for strengthening the life science sector, but this time from a different starting point. I hope to contribute to continue to operate the reform agenda for health data, the implementation of precision medicine and competitiveness further in an international context,” says Jenni Nordborg.

She will start her new position in January 2023.

Photo of Jenni Nordborg: Lif