Swedish Chambers APAC webinar 28 April with Jacob Wallenberg, Chairman of Investor AB

SACC/YP Members were invited to Swedish Chambers APAC webinar 28 April with Special Guest Mr Jacob Wallenberg, Chairman of Investor AB.

Jacob Wallenberg reflected on experiences of the past year from the perspective of the Wallenberg sphere as well as challenges and opportunities for this year and also consider the opportunities for business in APAC, all in the context of the global challenges.  The webinar will be moderated by Peter Ling-Vannerus, Chief Representative, SEB Beijing. There will be time for Q&A at the end of the presentation.

View recording of the conversation here.

About the speakers:

Jakob Wallenberg:

Jacob Wallenberg is Chair of the Board of Investor AB since 2005, a lead shareholder of Nordic-based global companies. He is Vice Chair of ABB Ltd, Ericsson AB, FAM AB and Patricia Industries. Mr. Wallenberg also serves on the Board of Nasdaq Inc and the Board of the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation.

He is a Member of the European Round Table for Industry and Member of its Steering Committee, as well as Chair of the ERT Committee on Trade and Market Access. He is also member of the Advisory Board of Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management and member of the Trilateral Commission. Mr. Wallenberg is a member of and Honorary Chair of IBLAC, the Mayor of Shanghai’s International Business Leaders Advisory Council.

Jacob Wallenberg was the Chair of Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken (SEB) from 1998 to 2005 and Vice Chair from 2005 to 2014. Mr. Wallenberg was the CEO of the Bank in 1997 and EvP and in charge of Corporate and Investment banking 1995-1996.

Born in Stockholm 1956, Mr. Wallenberg was educated at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Economics in 1980 and an MBA in 1981. Mr. Wallenberg attended the Royal Swedish Naval Academy and is today an Officer in the Royal Swedish Naval Reserve.

Peter Ling-Vannerus:

Work experience
  • Chief Representative, SEB Beijing, September 2016
  • Gobal Head, Subsidiary Financing, SEB HQ, 2010
    Previously worked as the head of SEB Branch, France, as well as head of the SEB office in Brazil and Board member of the Brazilian Investment Bank, Banco Mercantil Finasa. Peter has long experience of working with emerging markets within all product areas and started his career in Peru working with the re-scheduling of the Peruvian debt.


  • Captain in the Reserves of the Swedish Coast Artillery, Royal Naval Academy
  • BSFS, Georgetown University, Washington, D. C.
  • Wallenberg Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
  • AMP, Insead, Fontainebleau

Big thank you to SwedCham China and SEB for arranging this webinar.