Karin Forseke, Chair

Karin Forseke is a proven leader. She has a long international career from the financial services industry and her track record includes being the only woman CEO of a listed Investment Bank. For 29 years she lived and worked in the US and UK until a CEO position in 2003 brought her back to Sweden. Now she splits her time between the UK and the Nordics. In addition to her experience as an executive she has significant board experience.

Karin is a values driven leader, a bridge builder, and a mentor to many. Her list of current and past positions include: Chief Operating Officer of the London International Financial Futures Exchange (LIFFE), Chief Executive Officer of D. Carnegie & Co AB, Chair Alliance Trust plc, Deputy Chairman of the British Financial Services Authority (FSA), Private Advisor to the Minister of Financial Markets and Local Government, Sweden, Non-Executive Director of Wallenius Lines and the Swedish Royal Opera.

In 2005 Karin Forseke was ranked among the 100 most influential people in European capital markets according to Financial News.