2015-02-02 08:29Press release

Thomas Andersson is the new CEO of Stockholm Visitors Board


Thomas Andersson is the new CEO of Stockholm Visitors Board and takes office on February 2. He is following Peter Lindqvist who is retiring.

Thomas has a solid background working with business and political organizations at the local, regional and national level. His most recent appointment was as CEO of Stiftelsen Electrum och Kista Science City AB.

"The tourism industry is increasingly important for Stockholm. In recent years, we have had a strong influx of visitors and Thomas is the ideal candidate to work on further expanding the tourism industry. He has extensive experience and a good network of contacts both inside and outside of Stockholm, and he has excellent qualifications to continue developing Stockholm as a destination for visitors," says Karin Wanngård, Finance Department Commissioner for the Stockholm City Administration and deputy chairman of the Stockholm Business Region.

Apart from Kista Science City, Thomas has been Vice President of the Stockholm Business Region Development and a member of the board at City Samverkan som Stiftelsen Stockholms Nyföretagarcentrum (Stockholm City Foundation for Startup Stockholm).He was also head of communications for Veidekke in Sweden and assistant administrative director at the Finance Department for the City of Stockholm.

"I have recently been working on developing the Kista Science City brand and filling it with exciting and relevant content. The work was done in close partnership with stakeholders from academia, the business world, the media and entertainment and public sectors. I am very much looking forward to helping expand Stockholm's tourism industry in the same spirit," says Thomas Andersson

For more information, contact:

Ömer Oguz, press secretary for Swedish Social Democrats and for the Finance Department Commissioner for the City of Stockholm, Karin Wanngård (S). Telephone: 076-122 92 34

Ann-Charlotte Jönsson, PR Manager Stockholm Business Region, tel 08-508 28 507

Stockholm Business Region, with its subsidiaries Stockholm Business Region Development and Stockholm Visitors Board,  is the official investment and tourism promotion agency for the Stockholm region.  Stockholm is one of Europe’s most dynamic sustainable regions. Stockholm Business Region is fully owned by the City of Stockholm. Our common brand is Stockholm – The Capital of Scandinavia.


About Visit Stockholm

Visit Stockholm is the official tourism promotion agency of Stockholm. We work with the international marketing and development of Stockholm as a travel destination under the brand Stockholm – The Capital of Scandinavia. Visit Stockholm is a subsidiary of Stockholm Business Region, owned by the city of Stockholm. www.visitstockholm.com www.investstockholm.com www.stockholmbusinessregion.com


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