Bjorn Saven

Advisory Board Member

Bjorn is the Founder of IK Investment Partners Limited. Bjorn is also Chairman of IKARE as well as deputy Chairman of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in London. He was Chief Executive of IK Investment Partners since it started in 1989 until 2010 and Chairman until 2017. Previous work experience includes 12 years with the Esselte Group (1976-1988) in Sweden, the UK and the USA as well as two years at Gulf Oil (1972-74). Mr Saven holds an MBA from Harvard Business School (1976) and a degree from Stockholm School of Economics (1972).

He has held various non-executive directorships including Nordea Bank, Orkla, Alfa-Laval (deputy Chairman), Konecranes (Chairman) and Vattenfall. He was deputy chairman of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences.

Currently he serves as a trustee at the National Portrait Gallery in London, at Tommy’s (the UK pre-natal care charity) and at the Heart/Lung Foundation of Sweden.

Bjorn Saven holds honorary doctorates from the Stockholm School of Economics and Business (2010), the Swedish School of Economics and Business in Helsinki (1999) as well as from the Institute of Technology at Lund University (2013).