Elected until: 2025. First elected: 2021. Nationality: Swedish.
Professor Dr. Helene Svahn was born in Hudiksvall (Sweden) in 1974. She holds a Master of Science in Molecular Biotechnology from Uppsala University (Sweden) and a PhD in Electrical Engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden). Since 2008, she is a professor at the Royal Institute of Technology in the department of Nanobiotechnology.
Professor Dr. Helene Svahn is a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, as well as of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences, and was the first chairperson of the Young Academy of Sweden. In 2003, Professor Dr. Helene Svahn has been awarded the ‘TR100: Innovators under 35 who will create the future’ by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA). From 2005 to 2008 she was a professor at the MESA+ Institute (The Netherlands).
In 2015, Professor Dr. Helene Svahn was appointed Senior Vice President of Research & Innovation at Permobil AB. From 2019 to 2021, she was President and CEO of Haldex AB.
Professor Dr. Helene Svahn is a member of the following other legally mandatory supervisory boards and comparable supervisory bodies:
- Mercedes-Benz AG (group mandate)
- Axel Johnson International AB