Impact Executives, Nordics – Innovation Business Breakfast, Stockholm

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Impact Executives, Nordics – Innovation Business Breakfast, Stockholm

On Friday the 8th of November Impact Executives in the Nordics, who provide interim management solutions across the Nordic region,  hosted a business breakfast for 40 guests. Blenda Lagerkvist; Managing Director for Impact Executives, Nordics, chaired the event which was attended by our colleagues from both Finland and the UK making it truly an international event.

The speaker was Malin Persson who today is President and CEO på Chalmers University of Technology. Former CEO at Volvo Technology, Malin did a very interesting and well-known job regarding innovation and how to measure it. She is board member of Becker Industrial Coating, Ruter Dam, Universum AB, Hexpol AB, Konecranes and Indusustrial Advisor på JKL and Acanthis AB.

Malin spoke on how to effectively deliver and measure innovation in today’s ever more complicated world. She spoke on how vital it is to structure and process innovation so that it is embedded into the culture of the organisation. She used a rather compelling example of Professor Balthazar – a Croatian and Yugoslavian cartoon series about an old inventor which ran from 1967 to 1978 and was shown in most of the Nordic countries. Professor Balthazar was shown to work in solitude but Persson explained how this method wouldn’t be successful in today’s world and that innovation is best developed by working in collaboration with others as is proven by companies best at innovating. These companies are able to marry structure and creativity, they have innovation coaches to champion the new, and innovation processes to ensure innovation is captured, measured and delivered.

Our interim manager’s work across a broad range of functional areas and innovation sits at the heart of what they do. They are helping organisations create new products and deliver new ways of working and are opening up new markets and regions. They are able to upskill teams and actively challenge themselves to embed change within the organisation.

Less Professor Balthazar, more social game changer.



About Impact Executives Ltd Impact Executives is a leading interim management provider to organisations of every size in the UK and globally. Originally formed as a specialist practice within PA Consulting Group, over the past 25 years Impact Executives has helped over 2000 companies, including more than two-thirds of the FTSE 250 – find the very best executive interim management talent. Clients choose to work in partnership with Impact Executives because of our proven ability to offer clients immediate solutions to improve their organisation’s performance.

With offices covering the UK, continental Europe, Nordics, Asia Pacific and Australia, Impact Executives is part of the global services consultancy Harvey Nash Group plc, giving clients and interim managers the confidence that we have the resources, expertise and focus to deliver results – fast.

For further information on Impact Executives, please contact Steffany Young, Impact Executives, Tel: 0044 20 7314 2011 Email:


Event Details

When: November 08, 2013

Where: Strandvägen 7A, Stockholm, Sweden