Cecilia Schelin Seidegård

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Cecilia Schelin Seidegård
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Schelin Seidegård opens Årets kultur during the Almedalen Week in 2014
36th Governor of Gotland
Assumed office
1 January 2010
Appointed byCabinet of Fredrik Reinfeldt
Prime MinisterFredrik Reinfeldt
Preceded byMarianne Samuelsson
Personal details
Irene Cecilia Schelin

(1954-05-18) May 18, 1954 (age 65)
Stockholm, Sweden
Spouse(s)Janeric Seidegård

Cecilia Schelin Seidegård (born 18 May 1954, in Stockholm as Irene Cecilia Schelin), is a Swedish biochemist and since 1 January 2010, Governor of Gotland County.[1]

Seidegård grew up in Visby. In her youth she was active in the Free Students, a political party of a student's union. For 1981–82, she was vice-chairman of the Swedish National Union of Students.

She obtained a Ph.D. in biochemistry, and then worked in the pharmaceutical industry, particularly in the Astra Group, where she was director of research at AstraZeneca.[2] In 2003–2004, she was CEO of Huddinge University Hospital AB, and in 2004–2007 she was Director of the merged Karolinska University Hospital.[3][4] Since 2004 she has been Chairman of the Board of the Royal Institute of Technology. Since 2008, she has also been chairman of the Systembolaget. She was elected in 2007 as a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences.


  1. ^ "Cecilia Schelin Seidegård ny landshövding på Gotland" (in Swedish). Ministry of Finance. November 26, 2009. Archived from the original on January 8, 2015.
  2. ^ TT (2008-03-13). "Optimistisk ny Systemet-ordförande". Dagens Nyheter (in Swedish). Retrieved 1 March 2016.
  3. ^ Keller, Awiwa (2006-09-12). "Krismöte om infektionsvården". Dagens Nyheter (in Swedish). Retrieved 1 March 2016.
  4. ^ "Karolinska to cut 280 million kronor next year". The Local. 30 September 2005. Retrieved 1 March 2016.

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Preceded by
Marianne Samuelsson
Governor of Gotland
Succeeded by