About us

The Healthcare Leadership Academy

The Healthcare Leadership Academy is an initiative to strengthen leadership in healthcare and medical research.

Attracting and developing more skilled managers will be necessary to handle the challenges facing the healthcare system over the coming years. Few other parts of society present such a complex and challenging environment from a management perspective – efficiencies and economic results are increasing at the forefront and must be balanced with medical requirements and ethical priorities.

  • Our vision is that the healthcare sector in ten years shall be one of the areas of society perceived to have the best leaders.
  • We promote a climate where leaders have clear mandates, are evaluated and rewarded for success.
  • We want to increase the over all attractiveness of taking up leadership roles in healthcare.

The Healthcare Leadership Academy started up in June 2011, since 2016 we are a foundation regulated by the County Administrative Board of Stockholm. The goal of the foundation is to, on a non-profit basis, promote interest, provide the tools and influence conditions for better leadership in Swedish health care.

Our work takes several different forms:

  • We run our Leadership- and Mentoring programme each year enrolling 20-25 leaders under the age of 49.
  • We award the “Future Leader” prize every year.
  • Once a year we arrange the Healthcare Leadership Day annually bringing together senior leadership in Swedish healthcare.

The foundation was originally established by three principals, Michaël Berglund AB, Boston Consulting Group and Dagens Medicin. During 2019 Boston Consulting Group and Dagens Medicin stepped back from their involvement in the foundation and Michaël Berglund AB is now the sole principal of the foundation.

Do you want to know more about our activities, contact Marcus Jansson, details below.

The Board of Directors

Michaël Berglund, chairman

Michaël Berglund has spent most of his career working with executive search and board training at Michaël Berglund AB. Before that he worked as a doctor at Gävle Hospital and Karolinska University Hospital, as well as a owner and CEO of  Snöresor. 

He has served on boards of, among others, the Medical Assocation of Karolinska Institutet, Karolinska Institutet´s Alumni Council. Michaël has chaired the nomination committee for Stockholms Sjukhem and Sophiahemmet. He is also a member of the Unlimited Travel Group (publ). 

Michaël Berglund studied at the university of California, Berkeley and Karolinska Institutet and is a medical doctor. 

Stefan Bergh

Stefan Bergh has during his career worked as Secretary General of Cancerfonden and the IOGT-NTO. Before that he worked as a study director at Uppsala Universitet. 

Today Stefan works as secretary general of Riksidrottsförbundet, SISU Idrottsutbildarna och Bosöstiftelsen. He is also a boardmember of Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University, Cancerfonden and Arbetsgivaralliansen.

Kenth Nauclér

Kenth Nauclér has been associate diractor for Arbetsgivaralliansen for 15 years. Before that he was head in negotiating of Vårdförbundet. He has over 30 years of experience in senior positions. 

He has been the goverment´s special investigator of specialist nurse education. 

Kenth is currently boardchairman in Röda Korsets collage. Kenth is a registered nurse specializing in psychiatry. He has also studied law at Stockholms University. 

Ann-Marie Begler

Ann-Marie Begler has worked as Director General of the Försäkringskassan and the Swedish National Board of Education. 

She has served on the board of Stockholms University and Linköpings University and is currently chair of Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University.

Ann-Marie has in her career held several state board assignments, including as chair of the Medical Subjuect Council in Vetenskapsrådet. She has also led a large number of state investigations.

Birgir Jakobsson

During his career Birgir Jakobsson has worked as operation manager and division manager at Children´s Clinic, Huddinge Hospital. He has also been Hospital director at Capio St. Görans Hospital and Karolinska University. Today he works as an adviser to the minister of Health- and Hospitals in Iceland.

Birger has also worked to develop a heathcare strategy for Iceland until 2030. It was approved by the Athingi in june 2019. 

He graduated as a doctor from the University of Iceland in 1975. He is a specialist in pediatrics and dissertation at Karolinska Institutet.  And since 1998 Birgir has been an associate professor at KI. 

Ewa Olszewski

Ewa Olszewski has worked with executive search since 2001 with an emphasis on authorities, health / medical care, media and non-profit organizations. She has previous experience from the education sector and television production. 

Ewa has studied cultural scientist from Stockholm University and has a graduate diploma degree from Griffith University, Australia. Ewa is vice chair EMEA of IIC Partner Executive Search Worldwide.


Marcus Jansson, verksamhetsansvarig

Mail: marcus.jansson@vardensledarskapsakademi.se
Phone: 070-968 82 84

Nina Axelsson, administration

Mail: nina.axelsson@vardensledarskapsakademi.se

Carina Gustafson, mentorer

Mail: carina.gustafson@vardensledarskapsakademi.se