17 November 2023

Big Science Sweden announces new Chair

Björn Ekelund, Corporate Research Director at the Ericsson Group, will be taking over as Chair of the Big Science Sweden Steering Committee when Kjell Möller leaves the position at the end of the year.

Björn Ekelund new Chair at Big Science Sweden

In the Ericsson Group, Björn Ekelund leads an organisation comprising six research offices in international locations. He has over 30 years’ industrial and academic experience in ICT, and has a broad track record. Björn is actively engaged in a number of steering committees in both industry and academia.

Looking forward to working together

Catarina Sahlberg, Programme Director Big Science Sweden, appreciates Björn Ekelund’s broad wealth of experience.

“Big Science Sweden has benefitted greatly from Kjell Möller’s engagement throughout his time as chair, and we’re convinced that Björn Ekelund will contribute with his knowledge, his network, and his burning passion for the important issues we work with. We’re looking forward to working with Björn.”

Kjell Möller has been Chair of the Steering Committee since 2019, and has played a key role in  the build-up phase.

“This has been a fantastic journey. In quite a short period, we’ve grown the organisation into one that is now a well-respected actor in the international Big Science world. It feels reassuring to hand over the reins to Björn, whose experience and engagement will help take Big Science Sweden forward.”

A warm welcome from all of us at Big Science Sweden to Björn Ekelund!