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#35 Johan Bäckman Berg

Our LUMA #35, Johan Bäckman Berg, shares some of his learnings from working close to Kinnevik’s CEO for a year

"For one year, I have had the chance to work as LUMA, or CEO trainee, at Kinnevik AB, Europe’s leading listed growth investor. It is almost a mythical position that Kinnevik has had for over 40 years. As LUMA you work with a great variety of projects, both the highs and the lows, getting the opportunity to lead and execute large operational projects, manage teams and be a part of making investments into growing start-ups all over Europe and the US. 

Nonetheless, what I believe is the most unique aspect from being in this role is working closely with Kinnevik’s CEO, Georgi Ganev, and Kinnevik’s management team for a year. I have been shadowing Georgi, able to join in on almost all his meetings, with Georgi generously sharing his thoughts on practically everything. I have had the possibility to participate in discussions and decisions at the highest strategic level, gaining a true helicopter view of what it means to run a listed, globally competing investment firm."

Read Johan's three key insights and learnings from his time at Kinnevik via the link below.