LUMA - The unique management trainee

Are you the next LUMA to Kinnevik’s CEO?

LUMA is a high-potential management trainee following the CEO of Kinnevik for a year.


Kinnevik has a long history of foreseeing the next big transformation in the world and early on being able to identify possibilities that others do not see. We back the best digital companies for a reimagined everyday and to deliver significant returns and have a strong and expanding portfolio in healthtech, consumer services, foodtech and fintech with companies such as Tele2, Teladoc and Global Fashion Group.

As a long-term investor, we strongly believe that investing in sustainable business models and diverse teams will bring the greatest returns for shareholders. We back our companies at every stage of their journey and invest in Europe, with a focus on the Nordics, and in the US. During recent years we have increased our presence in the Nordics by investing in for example Pleo, Budbee and Mathem. Our biggest asset is, and has always been, our employees. We win together!

In October, we open the application for becoming LUMA #37. As LUMA at Kinnevik you will work closely with the CEO and the rest of the management team for a year, both with the daily and strategic work. You will be responsible and be part of many different projects within many different lines of business. During your time as LUMA you will get a unique insight to what it means to run an international and agile investment company, get the chance to build a broad professional network within the Kinnevik sphere and gain valuable tools and experiences for your future career.

The word LUMA is derived from the Latin word lumen, meaning light. LUMA was the name given to the position when it first was instituted in 1977 when Kinnevik was looking for its first talented trainee, whose head were to shine as bright as a lamp. For us, that means that we are looking for a person that is curios, has feeling and interest for business and quickly can get acquainted to new situations. You should be a self-driven problem-solver who enjoy challenges and have a good analytical skill. We are looking for a person with integrity, social skills and strong communicative competences.

As an applicant you should have a meriting academic background, preferably within business/economics or engineering. You are studying your last year, are newly examined or with a few years of work experience. International experience, work experience alongside studies or other interesting extracurricular engagements are meriting. While speaking Swedish is beneficial, it is not mandatory.

Kinnevik is a small but inclusive organisation with a widespread reach and strong entrepreneurial spirit. For us, great teamwork is about sharing common values, trusting each other and having fun together. Do you want to become LUMA #37 and win with us?

The recruitment of LUMA #37 is ongoing. The position as LUMA #38 will start during the summer of 2023, the application opens during October 2022. For questions, send them to Follow our CEO's Instagram for more information: @Kinnevik_CEO


LUMA Podcast

Hear more about the role from CEO Georgi Ganev and two previous LUMAs: Johan Bäckman Berg and Karin Blommegård.

Recruitment Process