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A chat with our chairman

James Anderson was elected Chairman of the Kinnevik Board at the AGM 2021. Our CEO Georgi Ganev sat down with James in connection with the AGM 2022 for a chat about the year that has passed, the current market environment, the importance of building long-term sustainable businesses and what’s next for Kinnevik in terms of interesting new investment themes.

James became partner at Baillie Gifford in 1987 and led the firm’s European Equity Team and co-founded the Long Term Global Growth Strategy in 2003 and Chaired the International Growth Portfolio Construction Group 2003-2019, including as co-manager of the Vanguard International Growth Fund. He was also manager of Scottish Mortgage Trust during 2000-2015 and joint manager 2015-2022. James is currently trustee at Johns Hopkins University and member of the Investment Committee, Senior advisor to the Board of Antler Group and Chair of Panmure House Price Panel, and member of the investment committee of University College, Oxford. He has studied at the universities Oxford, Carleton and Johns Hopkins.