Urban Bäckström

Former Director General at Svenskt Näringsliv

Urban Bäckström

Urban Bäckström

Former Director General at Svenskt Näringsliv

Overview
Career Highlights

The Bank for International Settlements
Sveriges Riksbank
Svenskt Näringsliv

RelSci Relationships

1091

Number of Boards

14

Birthday

05/1954

Age

64

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Chief Executive Officer & Director at International Chamber of Commerce Sweden

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President at Svenska LantChips AB

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President & Director at AstraZeneca AB

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Head of Advisoring at Lancelot Asset Management AB

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Chief Executive Officer & Director at Lancelot Holding AB

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Former President & Chief Executive Officer at Axel Johnson AB

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Former Chief Executive Officer at Alecta Pension Insurance Mutual

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Former Chief Executive Officer at Danske Bank A/S

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Head of Banking Nordic at Danske Bank A/S

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Deputy Chief Executive Officer at Svenskt Näringsliv

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Urban Bäckström
Former Director General at Svenskt Näringsliv
Education
PhD in Economics
Class of 1979

Stockholm University is a state university in Stockholm, Sweden. Stockholm University has two scientific fields: the natural sciences and the humanities/social sciences. It has over 66,000 students at four different faculties: law, humanities, the mathematical and natural sciences making it one of the largest universities in Scandinavia. The institution is also frequently regarded as one of the top 200 universities in the world.

PhD in Economics

SSE was founded in 1909 on the initiative of Swedish business leaders, and the School has maintained close ties with the business community ever since. Many companiess are eagerly waiting for the opportunity to participate in SSE's Corporate Partnership program, and SSE has no difficulty in recruiting business leaders for its Board of Directors.

Career History
President & Chairman
Prior
Managing Director
Prior - 2014
Director General
2005 - 2014

Svenskt Näringsliv provides consulting services. It focuses on protection, support, and promotion of the interests of businesses. The firm provides its members with knowledge in a number of areas including labor market and law, taxes, corporate law and intellectual property, economics and macro analysis, constitutional and legal protection, security and risk management, and trade policy. The company was founded on March 29, 2001 and is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden.

Boards & Committees
Vice Chairman
2012 - Current

Danske Bank A/S engages in the provision of services in the fields of banking, mortgage finance, insurance, pension, real-estate brokerage, asset management and trading in fixed income products, foreign exchange, and equities. It operates through the following segments: Personal Banking, Business Banking, Corporates and Institutions, Wealth Management, Northern Ireland, Non-Core, and Other Activities. The Personal Banking segment offers financial advice and solutions to private customers. The Business Banking segment serves small- and medium-sized businesses through finance and contact centers, branches, and online channels that focus on solutions within financing, investing, cash management, and risk management. The Corporate and Institution segment provides wholesale banking services for institutional and corporate customers involving cash management services, trade finance solutions, custody services, foreign exchange and derivatives products, corporate finance, and acquisition finance. The Wealth Management segment encompasses expertise from Danica Pension, Danske Capital, and Private Banking. The Northern Ireland segment serves personal and business customers through a network of branches in Northern Ireland and digital channels. The Non-core segment includes certain customer segments that are no longer considered part of the core business. The Other Activities segment encompasses group treasury, and group support functions and eliminations. The company was founded by Gottlieb Hartvig Abrahamsson Gedalia on October 5, 1871 and is headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Director
2012 - Current

Danske Bank PLC operates as a international commercial bank. The company operates through personal banking, business banking, corporate and institutions, Danske capital, and other activities segments. It offers demand deposits, savings accounts, current accounts, money market deposits and time deposits. The company was founded in 1887 and is headquartered in Helsinki, Finland.

Chairman
Current

Rederi AB Gotland provides shipping services. It primarily engages via investments in vessels in ferry, ro-ro and product tanker shipping. The firm handles administration and operation of the tankers. The company was founded in 1865 and is headquartered in Visby, Sweden.

Director
Current
President, Chief Executive Officer & Director
Prior

Svenskt Näringsliv provides consulting services. It focuses on protection, support, and promotion of the interests of businesses. The firm provides its members with knowledge in a number of areas including labor market and law, taxes, corporate law and intellectual property, economics and macro analysis, constitutional and legal protection, security and risk management, and trade policy. The company was founded on March 29, 2001 and is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden.

Chairman & Governor
1994 - 2002
Events
Attendee
Sitges, CT, Spain
2010 Bilderberg Meeting

The 58th Bilderberg Meeting will be held in Sitges, Spain 3 - 6 June 2010. The Conference will deal mainly with Financial Reform, Security, Cyber Technology, Energy, Pakistan, Afghanistan, World Food Problem, Global Cooling, Social Networking, Medical Science, EU-US relations. Approximately 130 participants will attend of whom about two-thirds come from Europe and the balance from North America. About one-third is from government and politics, and two-thirds are from finance, industry, labor, education, and communications. The meeting is private in order to encourage frank and open discussion. Bilderberg takes its name from the hotel in Holland, where the first meeting took place in May 1954. That pioneering meeting grew out of the concern expressed by leading citizens on both sides of the Atlantic that Western Europe and North America were not working together as closely as they should on common problems of critical importance. It was felt that regular, off-the-record discussions would help create a better understanding of the complex forces and major trends affecting Western nations in the difficult post-war period. The Cold War has now ended. But in practically all respects there are more, not fewer, common problems - from trade to jobs, from monetary policy to investment, from ecological challenges to the task of promoting international security. It is hard to think of any major issue in either Europe or North America whose unilateral solution would not have repercussions for the other. Thus the concept of a European-American forum has not been overtaken by time. The dialogue between these two regions is still - even increasingly - critical. What is unique about Bilderberg as a forum is the broad cross-section of leading citizens that are assembled for nearly three days of informal and off-the-record discussion about topics of current concern especially in the fields of foreign affairs and the international economy; the strong feeling among participants that in view of the differing attitudes and experiences of the Western nations, there remains a clear need to further develop an understanding in which these concerns can be accommodated; the privacy of the meetings, which has no purpose other than to allow participants to speak their minds openly and freely. In short, Bilderberg is a small, flexible, informal and off-the-record international forum in which different viewpoints can be expressed and mutual understanding enhanced. Bilderberg's only activity is its annual Conference. At the meetings, no resolutions are proposed, no votes taken, and no policy statements issued. Since 1954, fifty-seven conferences have been held. The names of the participants are made available to the press. Participants are chosen for their experience, their knowledge, and their standing; all participants attend Bilderberg in a private and not an official capacity.

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