Mistra’s Board is responsible for the focus of activities and makes decisions about Mistra’s research programmes.

Mistra’s board

The Board comprises ten members. Two, at least one of whom must have relevant financial expertise, are appointed by the Government.

Of the other members, two are appointed on the recommendations of the heads of the following Swedish agencies: the Swedish Research Council; the Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare (Forte); the Research Council for the Environment, Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning (Formas); and Sweden’s Innovation Agency (Vinnova). Two members are appointed on the recommendations of higher education institutions.

Three members are appointed on the recommendations of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA) and the Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry (KSLA). Lastly, the tenth member is appointed by Mistra’s Board.

The Board comprises:


Johan Söderström, chair
ABB Sweden


Anders Tunlid
Lund university


Emelie Persson Lindqvist


Sara Ilstedt, vice chair
KTH Royal Institute of Technology


Hans Folkesson
Senior automotive consultant and former CTO at Volvo Cars Corporation


Anne-Marie Tillman
Chalmers University of Technology


Ulf Landegren
Uppsala University


Thomas Aronsson
Umeå University


Anna Jakobsson
Spring Green Capital


From left to right: Emelie Persson Lindqvist, Anders Tunlid, Anna Jakobsson, Johan Söderström, Anne-Marie Tillman, Sara Ilstedt, Hans Folkesson och Ulf Landegren. Missing: Johan Kuylenstierna and Thomas Aronsson.