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Jens Henriksson

Organisation:
Swedbank AB

Jens Henriksson has an extensive experience from financial markets, public finances, private companies and international economic affairs, gained during his years as an advisor and policy maker in government, international agencies and policy organs, and president and CEO in private companies.

He is the president and CEO of Swedbank. Swedbank has its roots in the Swedish savings bank movement, which dates back to 1820. Sweden’s savings banks were founded to help people achieve a higher standard of living and greater security through financial planning. Swedbank’s operations are still based on the same goal: to help the many people and businesses achieve a solid financial sustainability. Swedbank is a digital bank with physical presence in four home markets Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Sweden. Swedbank has more than 7 million private and 600.000 corporate customers.

During six years, between 2013 and 2019, he was the President and CEO of Folksam, Sweden’s largest insurance company. Folksam is a mutual insurance company active both in life and non-life. Every second Swede has an insurance policy with Folksam. Before joining Folksam he was a Senior Vice President with NASDAQ OMX and the President and the CEO of the Swedish Stock Exchange, NASDAQ OMX Stockholm.

During 1994 - 2006 Jens Henriksson worked at the Swedish Ministry of Finance. As State Secretary he was responsible for economic development, structural reforms, international financial affairs, Ecofin-related issues, public finances, public procurement, government real estate, and statistics issues. He worked closely with Sweden’s Riksbank and the financial markets and was responsible for IMF, World Bank, NIB, EIB, CEB, EBRD, and Paris Club matters.

In 2008 - 2010 he was Executive Director at IMF in Washington, DC, responsible for the Nordic and Baltic region, and worked with the Latvian and Icelandic IMF programs. He has also been a long-time member of the EU Economic and Financial Committee (EFC) and participated in WP3 in OECD, discussing economic policy with G7. He has been elected a lifelong member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences and awarded Chevalier of the National Order of Merit by the President of the French Republic. In 2022 he was appointed honorary doctor at Lund University School of Economics and Management.