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Board of directors


Christer Larsson


Christer Larsson is chairman of the board. He is Director of City Planning in Malmö since 2005 and chaired the review of Sweden’s government policy on architecture and design, published in October 2015. He is an architect from the faculty of engineering at Lund University and Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm. He has worked at several architectural firms: Thurfjell architects in Malmö and Stockholm, 5-Ark group in Stockholm and Contekton in Gothenburg. He is Chairman of Nordic City Network, a think tank for Nordic urban development.


Håkan Pihl

Vice chairman

Håkan Pihl is vice chairman of the board. He is vice-chancellor of Kristianstad University since March 2015. He is an associate professor of business administration and has previously written textbooks and research in areas such as international business and environmental economics. Recently he has been particularly interested in the climate change issue and have been debating the question how an effective climate policy can be formulated. Before becoming vice-chancellor he was head of the Department of Business and Management, Lund University.


Richard Hultin

Director of the board

Richard Hultin is director of the board. He is president at Skanska Rental Housing since 2014 and responsible for the strategic coordination of Skanska’s operations in the Malmö-Copenhagen region. After his M.Sc. from Lund University he has worked as president of Skanska Öresund 2006-08, with Central Europe as Business Unit President 2008-11 and Executive Vice President of Skanska Group with responsibility for residential development and commercial projects 2011-13.


Marie Persson

Director of the board

Marie Persson is director of the board. She is development strategist at Halmstad municipality. She aims for a greater focus on south-west Sweden and for research and development where sustainable development are taken into account in all dimensions. She has previously worked with sustainability issues in Borås municipality. She has a bachelor of art in public health.


Fredrik Åkesson

Director of the board

Fredrik Åkesson is director of the board. The last two years he has been working as sustainability strategist at the Ikano Group. He has a background in commercial real estate at Drott, Kungsleden, NCC and Ikano Office. His main task today is to create a strategic direction for the overall work at Ikano and to support the various activities in their business development.