New Administrative Director

New Administrative Director

Katarina Jacobsson is the new Administrative Director at MAX IV Laboratory.

– I really look forward to start my work at MAX IV Laboratory, says Katarina Jacobsson. The science produced here will impact both individuals and the whole society in a positive direction and that is a highly stimulating work environment. My experience from balancing long-term strategic business development with the operative, daily issues in a high-tech environment will hopefully give stability as well as propel the organisation towards the goals set out in the Strategic Plan.

Katarina has a solid background working in high-technology companies, most recently from Tetra Pak, where she has been responsible for several strategic development areas, including Tetra Pak Services and Product Development Center. Before this she worked for almost 20 years in the mobile phone industry.

– I am happy to welcome Katarina to MAX IV Laboratory, says Director Christoph Quitmann, and I look forward to working with her as we take our next steps in becoming the world’s brightest synchrotron facility. We had many strong candidates applying for this position and it has been a difficult but pleasant job for the recruitment committee to evaluate them all to pick the very best. I am confident that Katarina, with her experience from the private sector and working in technical companies, will be a very valuable complement to the existing expertise at MAX IV.

Katarina will start 11 September.