The SJF is supported by its two principals:

Business Sweden – The Swedish Trade & Invest Council
The Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA)

and by some 30 companies and research institutes which have important business or research relations with Japan.


The SJF Board of Directors

Prof. Harriet Wallberg, Karolinska Institutet, Chairman

Mr Leif Almö, Honorary Consul General of Japan, Malmö

Mr Göran Edman, Director, Gadelius

Ms Elin Elliot, Head of International Affairs, The Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA)

Mr David Hallgren, Vice President Asia-Pacific, Business Sweden

Prof. Lars Hultman, CEO, Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research (SSF)

Mr Göran Nyström, Senior Advisor, Ovako AB

Mr Hans Rhodiner, Consultant

Mr Mitsuru Suzuki, Senior Advisor International affairs, Linnaeus University; Chairman of the SJF Scholarship Committee

Ambassador Lars Vargö, Distinguished Fellow, Institute for Security & Development Policy

Prof. Eva Wiberg, Vice-Chancellor, University of Gothenburg


Deputy Member of the Board

Mrs Jenny Fürstenbach, Director

Mr Emil Östberg, Japan Area Manager, Swedish Quality Care AB


Secretary General

Mr Edvard Fleetwood