About the Swedish-American Life Science Summit

The Swedish-American Life Science Summit 2010 is the sixth in a series of summits, an invitation-only format where we present a program featuring some of the best known Life Science executives and investors in the world.

The intense and exclusive two-day program includes high-level panel discussions, insights from keynote speakers as well as a few selected presentations by successful and promising Swedish companies.

It is our hope and ambition that the summit will serve to increase the amount of cross-border business between the largest market in the world, the United States, and one of the most important Life Science industry centers in Europe, Sweden

Organizing committee

The people behind the Swedish-American Life Science Summit combine a long experience in the US pharmaceutical industry and Wall Street with today’s financial services within the field of Life Science in both countries.

Barbro EhnbomChairman:
Barbro Ehnbom was one of the first female executives in the US pharmaceutical industry, and a top analyst in Wall Street, followed by many years of investment banking. As a long time board member of the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce and Chairman Emeritus of the Swedish Economist Group in New York, she has 25 years experience in organizing events between the two countries.
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Frederick FrankOfficial Advisor :
Frederick Frank is Vice Chairman of Peter J. Solomon Company. Mr. Frank brings to the summit over forty-five years of experience. Before joining Peter J. Solomon Company Mr. Frank was Vice Chairman of Lehman Brothers and Barclays Capital. Prior to joining Lehman Brothers he was Director of research and a Director of Smith, Barney & Co. Inc. He serves on the Board of Directors of several public companies and has provided investment banking services to an extensive number of companies in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, healthcare service providers, medical device and nutraceutical industries, and has been involved in hundreds of financings and merger and acquisition transactions in the global health care industry.
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Magnus GinkProgram Advisor:
Mathias Uhlén is Professor of Microbiology at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden. Dr. Uhlén is member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Science (IVA), the Royal Swedish Academy of Science (KVA) and the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO). He is Vice-President of the European Proteomics Association (EuPA) and member of the Human Proteome Organization (HUPO) council. Dr Uhlén has more than 290 publications in bioscience with the focus on the development and use of affinity reagents in biotechnology and biomedicine.

Staff, organizing committee:

Markus Puusepp Chief Administrator:
Markus Puusepp holds an MSc in Business and Administration. He coordinated the Swedish-American Life Science Summit 2009. In parallel while working with the SALSS 2010 team, Markus works with business development at Elekta in Stockholm. Prior to joining Elekta Markus worked at a healthcare focused management consultant firm and at Carnegie Investment Bank.


Victoria Wang Project Manager:
Victoria Wang holds a degree in M.Sc. Biomedical Science from Karolinska Institutet and is at present a Master student in General Management at Stockholm School of Economics. She is the founder and project manager of the mentorship-program Framtidsnätet, aimed at biomedical students at Karolinska Institutet. In addition, Ms. Wang has lived in Tianjin, China and studied in the Netherlands.


Freja Langert-Gidén New York Coordinator:
Freja Langert-Gidén holds an MSc in Business and Administration and a BA in Art History from the University of Stockholm. She managed the Swedish-American Life Science Summit 2008. Prior to joining the SALSS 2010 team, Freja worked at the Swecare Foundation in Stockholm, organizing and managing health care forums at amongst others the House of Sweden in Washington D.C. and the Swedish Embassy in Tokyo, Japan.


Cecilia SchöttStockholm Coordinator:
Cecilia Schött is a Master student in Industrial Engineering and Management at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH). She is a member of the female network BBB, headed by Ms Barbro Ehnbom and has previously also worked with the Female Economist of the Year scholarship at Stockholm School of Economics.

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