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Gunilla Lundmark new Managing Director of Uppsala University Holding Company

19 June 2018

On 1 September, Gunilla Lundmark will take office as Managing Director of Uppsala University Holding Company, where she succeeds Lars Jonsson. She most recently served as Managing Director of Pharmanest AB.

Gunilla Lundmark has held leading positions in the life science sector for more than 25 years. As Managing Director of Pharmanest AB she has successfully developed activities from the idea stage to commercialisation. Before her time at Pharmanest she was Deputy Managing Director at Q-Med AB. From her work in companies and company boards, Lundmark has broad experience of knowledge-intensive companies and good knowledge of Uppsala’s business sector. In 2014 she was awarded the BioTech Builder Prize by the Swedish life science sector. Lundmark replaces Lars Jonsson who has been Managing Director of Uppsala University Holding Company since its launch in 1998.

“I look forward to the task of leading Uppsala University Holding Company into the future. It is stimulating to be part of supporting the process from ideas to finished products and services,” says Gunilla Lundmark.

“We are very pleased to have recruited Gunilla Lundmark as Managing Director. Her knowledge and experience will be of great importance in further developing activities,” says Henrik Didner, chair of the Uppsala University Holding Company board.

Gunilla Lundmark is from Uppsala and will take office on 1 September.

Uppsala University Holding Company is a state-owned company which commercialises research findings at Uppsala University. Uppsala University Holding Company has a company portfolio of around 50 companies. The holding company is part of Uppsala University’s innovation activities, cooperating closely with Uppsala University Innovation, Uppsala Innovation Centre and the Foundation for Collaboration between the Universities in Uppsala, Business, and the Public Sector.