As part of the work to achieve finances in balance, the Board of the Chalmers Foundation has decided to make the division of roles between the Chalmers Foundation and Chalmers University of Technology more efficient. As a consequence, the decision has been taken to reduce the overall number of employees and contribute additional competence through recruiting a new CEO.
The aim is to bring on board additional skills to the Foundation, in order to support the University and other operations in the Chalmers Group in as effective a way as possible. As part of this change, six out of nine employees have left the Foundation. The current CEO, Fredrik Sanell, has now been tasked with managing the investment operations, and contributing to Chalmers’ strategic business development work.
The new CEO for the Chalmers Foundation will be Martin Nilsson Jacobi, a Professor at the Department of Space, Earth and Environment, and, until 30 June 2020, President of the Chalmers Faculty Senate. The change will take effect on the 1 August 2020.
“Martin, together with Fredrik and the other employees at the Foundation will help create a skilled, impactful organisation to support Chalmers’ future development,” says acting President of the Chalmers Foundation, Christel Armstrong Darvik.
This change will also create the conditions for Chalmers to benefit, to an even greater extent, from the structure of being a Foundation university, especially entering a period of many major challenges, says Chalmers President and CEO Stefan Bengtsson.
“I welcome Martin to his new role and see a great value in the fact that this will strengthen the academic experience within our Foundation also,” says Stefan Bengtsson.