Annika Falkengren

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Annika Falkengren
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Born 1962
Bangkok, Thailand[1]
Education 1987 BSc Business Administration and economics, Stockholm University
Occupation Chief Executive of Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken, AB
Years active 1987 to present

Annika Falkengren née Bolin (born 1962) is President and Group Chief Executive of the Swedish bank Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken (SEB) since November 2005.[2]

Education and career[edit]

Falkengren holds a degree in economics from Stockholm University.[3] After this, she applied for SEB’s holding trainee programme in 1987.[4] She has worked for SEB since 1987, when she started as a trainee, worked in the Trading & Capital Markets division from 1988 until 2000, and was Head of the Corporate & Institutions division from 2001 until December 2004, when she was appointed by the board to succeed Lars H. Thunell on 1 January 2006, meanwhile serving as Deputy Group Chief Executive.[5] As Thunell left for the World Bank, she eventually took office on 10 November 2005.[6]

Falkengren also serves as chairperson of Enskilda Securities AB and director of Ruter Dam. A director of the Mentor Foundation and the IMD Foundation.[7]

Falkengren was nominated to the Supervisory Board of Volkswagen in 2011.[8] The media have often focused on her gender and her good looks and the fact she had a child in 2005 just a few months before entering her top position.[9] Swedish business magazine Veckans Affärer named her the most powerful woman in Swedish business in 2005.,[10] and the Financial News Online has ranked her as No 68 among the "100 most influential people in European capital markets".[11]


On Fortune's Most powerful women in global business 2008 Falkengren was ranked as number 7, being the second most powerful businesswoman in Europe[12] and in 2010 was ranked number 8 globally.[13]


  1. ^ "Annika Falkengren: banking survivor with a trader’s gut instincts". 2014-01-12. Retrieved 2015-09-24. 
  2. ^ "Annika Falkengren B.Sc.". Businessweek. Retrieved 4 February 2013. 
  3. ^ Emilie Westholm, "Annika Falkengren" at the news site, Sept. 29, 2005 (mentions that she studied economics at Stockholm University); SEB Board of Directors (mentions her degree).
  4. ^ "Annika Falkengren". 9 October 2013. Retrieved 19 December 2013. 
  5. ^ SEB Board of Directors; "Annika Falkengren VD i SEB 1 januari 2006", press release from SEB dated 15 December 2004.
  6. ^ "SEB - Pressmeddelanden". 2005-11-10. Retrieved 2015-08-13. 
  7. ^ "Annika Falkengren". European CEO. Retrieved 15 January 2013. 
  8. ^ "Volkswagen Group Changes in Volkswagen’s Supervisory Board". 2011-02-25. Retrieved 2015-08-13. 
  9. ^ Mary Mårtensson, "Bebismamma knep toppjobbet" ("Mother of baby took the job"), Aftonbladet, December 16, 2004.
  10. ^ "Näringslivets 125 mäktigaste kvinnor" ("The 125 most powerful women in [Swedish] business").
  11. ^ "The Financial News 100 most influential people in European capital markets", Financial News Online, undated. Other Swedes on the list are Marcus Wallenberg (b. 1956), President and CEO, Investor AB, chairman of Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken (no. 43), Conni Jonsson, Managing partner, EQT Partners (78), Björn Savén, Chairman and chief executive, Industri Kapital (92), and Karin Forseke, Chief executive, Carnegie Investment Bank (98).
  12. ^ Amanda Billner (2008-09-03). "Tre svenskor bland världens mäktigaste affärskvinnor | SvD". Retrieved 2015-08-13. 
  13. ^ "50 Most Powerful Women in Business 2010: The Global 50 - FORTUNE". 2010-10-18. Retrieved 2015-08-13. 

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