Jacob Wallenberg, W'80, WG'81

2013 Joseph Wharton Award for Leadership


Jacob Wallenberg, W'80, WG'81
Chairman of Investor AB 

Jacob Wallenberg is the non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Investor AB, a lead shareholder of Nordic-based international companies. He is Vice-Chairman of SEB, Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB, a universal Nordic Bank.

Mr. Wallenberg also serves on the Boards of the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, SAS AB - Scandinavian Airlines - (Vice Chairman), Ericsson AB (Vice Chairman), ABB Ltd and The Coca-Cola Company.

Mr. Wallenberg is Honorary Chairman of IBLAC, the Mayor of Shanghai’s International Business Leaders Advisory Council, Vice-Chairman of SACC-US, the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce US and a member of ERT, the European Round Table of Industrialists.

Mr. Wallenberg also serves on the Board of Stockholm School of Economics.

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.