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LUMA - The unique management trainee

Kinnevik is Europe’s leading listed growth investor. We create long-term value by providing patient capital and operational support to founders who build sustainable, transformative companies that make people’s lives better. With a permanent pool of capital, and the ability to deploy it across the investable universe, we invest in businesses that harness the power of technology to address vital, everyday needs. 

We back our companies at every stage of their journey and invest in Europe and in the US. In the Nordics we are leading investors in Instabee, Lunar and Pleo, among others. Our biggest asset is, and has always been, our people. We win together!

Watch a video with our previous LUMAs

Are you the next LUMA to Kinnevik’s CEO?

As LUMA at Kinnevik, you will work closely with the CEO and the rest of the management team for a year. You will be involved in both the day-to-day operations of the business, and longer-term, strategic projects across a variety of functions. During your time as LUMA you will get a unique insight into the running of an international and dynamic investment company, the chance to build a broad professional network within the Kinnevik sphere and gain valuable skills 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 was first launched in 1977, and Kinnevik was looking for a talented trainee to bring bright ideas to the business. Today, it means that we are looking for a person who is curious and innovative, humble and a team player, has a keen interest in business and the ability to adapt to new scenarios. You should be a self-driven problem-solver who enjoys challenges and has strong analytical skills. We are looking for a person with integrity, sociability, and excellent communications skills.

As an applicant you should have a strong academic background, preferably within business/economics or engineering. You are currently in your final year of studies, recently graduated or with a few years of work experience. International experience, work experience alongside studies or other extracurricular engagements are desirable. You need to be fluent in written and spoken English. While Swedish proficiency is beneficial, it is not mandatory.

Kinnevik is a small but inclusive organization with a widespread reach and strong entrepreneurial spirit. For us, great teamwork is about sharing common values, trusting each other, and having fun together.

The application for LUMA #39 is now closed. For questions, send them to Follow our CEO's Instagram for more information: @Kinnevik_CEO

Meet our LUMA

LUMA Podcast

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