From Lund to leaders – Meet the CEOs of Handelsbanken, SEB and Swedbank


Three heavyweights within the financial world are returning to the place where it once started – Lund. In this webinar, you will meet the CEOs of Handelsbanken, SEB and Swedbank.

At this online live event, you'll get a glimpse into the CEOs student life in Lund, the future of banking and the role of ESG (environmental, social and governance) within a financial entity. Last but not least, we will learn their best tips and advice from their long careers – what do they wish they knew when they were students?

What do you want to know? Don’t forget to send in your questions when you sign up for the webinar! A selection of questions from your suggestions will be made. Send in your questions no later than 31 March.

About the event

When? Tuesday 13 April 16:00-17:30 (CET.)

Where? Youtube. Watch the livestream here.

Free admission. This event will be held in English.

The event is organized in collaboration with Lundaekonomerna student union and Lund University Finance Society (Linc).

The speakers

Carina Åkerström is President and CEO of Handelsbanken and studied law at Lund University. Carina’s career at Handelsbanken spans over 30 years. She became executive vice-president in 2008 and CEO in 2019. In 2020, she was named the most powerful woman in business (“näringslivets mäktigaste kvinna”), by Dagens Industri.

Jens Henriksson is President and CEO of Swedbank since 2019. Jens studied business and economics at Lund University School of Economics and Management and electrical engineering at LTH. Jens has previous experience as CEO of Folksam as well as NASDAQ OMX in Stockholm. 

Johan Torgeby is President and CEO of Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken (SEB) since 2017. Johan holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Lund University School of Economics and Management. Johan has more than 20 years of banking and financial services experience and has previously worked at Morgan Stanley & Co in London.

PM Nilsson is political editor at Dagens Industri and studied law and political science at Lund University. Starting his career as editor for the renowned student magazine Lundagård, PM has continued his journalistic journey at Expressen as well as Bonnier AB. PM will be moderating the talk.

Illustration including the main University building, a wallet, a bank sign and a hand holding a pen waiting to sign a green deal.

The bank CEOs are returning to the place where it once started – Lund.

To the livestream on Youtube

13 april 2021


This is an online meeting.


Alma Bergil