The JIBS Board of Advisors consists of external members, representing both academia and business. The Board of Advisors is assigned to provide perspective and advice to the leadership team, by engaging in constructive dialogue and monitoring the school’s continuous progress with regards to long-term ambitions as well as shorter-term goals.

Folke Snickars

Chairman of the Board.
Professor, KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm.

President of the European Regional Science Association, and Editor in Chief of the Papers in Regional Science. Coordinating Editor of the book series Advances in Spatial Science. Has previously chaired different Swedish organizations, e.g. the Swedish Planning Association and Stockholm Academic Forum.

Frida Boklund

Regional Manager at Företagarna

Företagarna is the Swedish Federation of Business Owners. It is the largest business organization in Sweden representing the interests of around 60,000 business owners. It is an independent, nonpartisan organization owned by its members. Företagarna has 18 regional offices and 250 local associations and meeting places in Sweden.

Petter Björkebäck

People and Culture leader at INTER IKEA Group

Experienced purpose-driven leader and HR professional. Currently leading the people, culture and competence agenda for IKEA’s business area “Textiles, Social Entrepreneurship and Collections”, where he is devoted to driving business transformation by means of organisational, leadership, and team development.

Thierry Grange

Professor, Founding Dean and President of the Strategic Board, Grenoble School of Management, France.

Member of the EFMD/EPAS Accreditation Board. Elected twice at AACSB Board of Directors and served on the main AACSB Committees. Special Advisor to the President of AACSB for Europe and Member of the French Business Education Degrees Accreditation Board.

Lovisa Hamrin

Managing Director at Herenco Group.

The Herenco Group is a family owned holding company based in the Jönköping Region. The Group works within five areas and has a total of 61 companies and 1,624 employees. The Group’s yearly turnover is approx. 350 Million Euro. The areas within the Herenco Group are diverse: Media and News, Metal and Plastics manufacturing, Industrial Packaging, Real Estate as well as sustainable management of small and medium sized companies.

Thomas Hartwig


Co-founder and former CTO at King, the online game creator made famous by games such as Candy crush and Farm Heroes saga. Engaged in multiple start-ups, active as investor and business angel, e.g. through investment company Sweet Capital.

Ulrich Hommel

Professor, EBS Business School.

Professor of Finance, holding the Chair of Corporate Finance and Higher Education Finance at EBS Business School. Senior advisor Professional Development Services, EFMD. Co-funder of XOLAS, consultancy firm focused on strategic development of business schools and universities.

Anne Huff

Professor, Dublin City University.

PNU Professor Strategy and Innovation at Dublin City University and Academic Director of CLIC, the Center for Leading Innovation & Cooperation. Founding Director of the Advanced Institute of Management Research (AIM).

Anders Malmberg

Professor and Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Uppsala University.

Professor of Economic Geography since 1999 and Deputy Vice Chancellor of Uppsala University since 2012. His main research focus is on industrial dynamics and local and regional economic development.