Annie Lööf joins JU's board ahead of its 30th anniversary

“Sustainability, internationalization, and entrepreneurship are fundamental values for the university, anchoring the institution deeply within the local business community while also fostering international academic excellence.”

"I'm impressed by the progress the university has made over the last twenty years, the modern leadership, the large student body, and the partnerships with businesses and municipalities that make the foundation university both unique and successful. So, I'm excited to join the board in the same year that JU celebrates 30 years as a foundation university," says Annie Lööf.

Also former member of the Foundation Governing Board

"I'm excited to return to the university and work alongside the rest of the board to further develop Jönköping University into an internationally recognized institution at the forefront of both education and research," Annie continues.

Extensive expertise


For over sixteen years, Annie Lööf represented Jönköping County in the Riksdag (Swedish Parliament) and as Minister for Enterprise she was responsible for matters such as business policy, entrepreneurship, innovation, regional growth, industrial policy, and financing, which will be a significant asset in her board work. Annie previously served as a board member of the Foundation Governing Board from 2010 to 2011 but had to resign from the position when she became Minister for Enterprise.


Annie Lööf has been the leader of the Center Party and chairperson from 2011 to 2023, Sweden's Minister for Enterprise and head of department from 2011 to 2014, and a Member of Parliament for Jönköping County from 2006 to 2023. Today, she works as a self-employed consultant, primarily focusing on advisory services and lectures, and serves on the boards of GreenIron AB, byWit AB, and Astrid Lindgren's Vimmerby AB. Annie holds a Master of Laws degree from Lund University, with a specialized focus on criminal and procedural law.